Posted on: March 14, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

Work dresses with pockets are vastly preferred by many readers here — and yet it can be tricky to find good options for work. We haven’t gone on a hunt in a while, so I thought we’d round some up… whether you’ve got a corporate look or prefer business casual attire, there’s something here for everyone!

Our Favorite Work Dresses with Pockets and Sleeves

As of 2024, some of the best work dresses with pockets include M.M.LaFleur, J.Crew, Lands’ End, and Boden… some of our latest favorites are below! If you’re on a budget, this business casual Amazon dress has pockets, and Amazon seller VFShow has a number of dresses with pockets! Both Amazon and Etsy make it pretty easy to find dresses with pockets, as well.


Lands’ End (exact)

M.M.LaFleur (exact)


Great Sleeved Dresses with Pockets in 2024


MM LaFleur has a number of dresses with pockets — and many are machine washable, as well. This Etsuko dress is one of their long-running best sellers. It’s available in five colors, sizes 0P-16, for $195. You can filter all of their dresses for those with pockets — try this link.


J.Crew’s dresses have pockets much more often than they used to — in fact, one of the all-time favorites, the Resume dress, has on-seam pockets. It’s available in regular, tall, petite, and plus sizes.

Of Mercer

Of Mercer is another great brand to check for work dresses with pockets — this Riverside dress has been one of their best-sellers for years now. It’s available in 3 colors, sizes XXS-2X.

Lands’ End

Lands’ End’s inventory of work-appropriate dresses waxes and wanes (their ponte work dresses used to be amazing!) but the one thing they always keep in stock are washable wool sheaths, available in regular, plus sizes, and petites. Not only are they washable — but they often have on-seam pockets as well, such as the pictured dress. The pictured dress is available in black and navy in sizes 4-18, 2P-16P, and 18W-26W.


Boden’s Ottoman dresses have been reader favorites for years — they’re machine washable, stomach friendly, and come in a bunch of bright, happy colors (and some striped options!), as well as more sedate black and navy.

The pictured dress comes in 8 colors, sizes 0-22 and 4L-22L… it may also come in petites, but I can’t find a color with petites in stock at the moment.

Also in the Ottoman rib knit — and also with pockets — they have a pretty fit and flare dress.


Talbots does not make it terribly easy to find dresses with pockets on their site — in fact, I was originally going to leave them out of the review entirely. I happened to be updating another post (on where to find suits with dresses instead of skirts) and noticed that this one DOES have pockets, though.

Their luxe Italian knit is a reader favorite, and it’s hard to imagine a more classic sheath dress than this one. It’s great to see that it’s available in misses, petite, plus AND plus-size petite sizes (huzzah!). There are several matching blazers, as well as pants and a skirt — so this is fabulous if you’re looking for a full collection of suit separates.


Wool&‘s dresses tend to be on the more casual side, but there’s a lot to love about them — they’re 100% merino, available in sizes XS-2X in a bunch of colors, and they offer longer lengths as well.

This particular dress, the Rowena, was the subject of a sustainability challenge: wear the same dress for 100 days straight.

(There’s an amazing Ask a Manager post about this; like Alison we don’t really recommend doing this in a business environment.)

Amazon Seller Merokeety

Amazon has a number of dresses with pockets — and they’re pretty easy to find by the search.

This business casual dress with pockets was a recent reader favorite — it comes in 20+ colors and is often under $40. Nice! Amazon Seller PRETTYGARDEN has a very similar dress, also with pockets, and slightly different color options.

(Amazon seller VFShow has a number of dresses with pockets, as well, and more of a vintage vibe.)

Etsy Seller SistersBrand

Etsy makes it easy to find work dresses with pockets in search — and you can always ask a seller who specializes in made-to-measure clothes if you can add pockets. That said, it looks like Etsy seller SistersBrand has a BUNCH of nice work dresses with pockets.

The pictured dress is under $100, comes in 8 different colors, and has a bunch of great reviews. The size range doesn’t look that wide, but the seller(s?) seem open to being contacted with questions about sizing. (They also accept returns and exchanges.)

Readers, which are your favorite work dresses with pockets? Have you bought any lately that are big favorites?

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