P-P-P-P-Pockets!

Lisa (at Miss Helene's) sent me the link to this little number:


Woman's Day 3227

I kinda love it. Doesn't it feel weirdly postmodern, though? I mean, imagine it a foot shorter, made up in black nylon taffeta, by a designer whose name ends with a vowel, and worn with a rat's-nest hairstyle, ripped tights, and platform witch boots. See what I mean?

(And yes, I realize that it's terrible that she has those two pockets on the side where she's MISSING an ARM. So inconvenient!)

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  1. Maybe she has a prosthetic and keeps it in the bigger pocket when it’s not in use. She has two pockets so she can keep other stuff in the little one. Very practical garment.

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  2. I absolutely love the three button front of this dress.That’s a pretty big pocket, there. Two pockets! At first I tought it was one pocket with the flap in the upright position.Also, I love the stitching detail down the front all the way to the hem!

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  3. Thats a GREAT pocket pattern! Lisa I were just recently talking about how the older Womens Day patterns were underrated.. or just so hard to come across that they dont get remembered for their unique styles?

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  4. I think this dress, done in a rough grey cotton, was featured in either Prisoner Cell Block H or Women Behind Bars. Having the pockets on the same side makes it quicker and easier for the matrons to check for contraband and concealed nail files…which happens several times daily.

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  5. My first thought was ‘Surely the designer didn’t put the pocket(s)there… it looks like an afterthought!I’d put pockets in the seams and leave the line of the skirt alone!

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  6. This is a stenographer’s dress. The large pocket holds her steno pad and pen, while her one hand is busy fetching coffee for the boss! Or whatever! Like Mad Men!

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  7. Another example of the what-goes-around-comes-around theory of fashion design! Thanks, as always, for sharing and prodding our imaginations.

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  8. OK, there’s a lack of pointy shoulder, but I still call Airship Hostess on this one.I cite:Sharp, pointy V-neckAsymmetrical closure with snazzy buttonsMartian pockets (I couldn’t think of a better adjective)Helmet hairNot only can she keep a safety manual and a hot towel in her pockets; they double as a brochure rack for the airship company.(Awesome hovertext, by the way.)

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  9. Pockets! Oh we love our pockets! Every dress or skirt I have has pockets (real deep pockets). Plus all my blazer jackets pants. There is always something to put in pockets. I always have my hands in them all the time. Like that song on Sesame Street said What would we do without pockets?

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