Summer Outfits: Short Sleeve Dresses With Pockets

One of the frustrating parts of clothes shopping, is not being able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

I can remember many shopping experiences where I would go to the shops to find a specific style of dress, top, pants or jeans, and come back home disappointed because I couldn’t find what I wanted.

When I went to Africa 14 years ago, all the ladies going on the trip had to wear maxi skirts. I kid you not, I couldn’t find any maxi skirts. The skirts were either short, mini or shin length. But nothing would graze the ankles. My mum ended up finding me 3 skirts from a factory outlet to take over.

That’s why I believe in having a stocked wardrobe to avoid going to the shops to find a specific style of outfit. It can lead to buyer’s regret. It’s better to shop in your own wardrobe instead.

Recently, I saw a great post from New Mumma Kim, sharing her frustrations at not being able to find dresses with short sleeves and pockets. I hear ya lovely. I was looking for similar dresses like this recently and then I found these.

Doing a bit of research online, I found there really isn’t a lot of choice when it comes to short sleeve dresses with pockets. So when you find them, you need to buy them and have a few stocked in your wardrobe – as I have done with the Megan Dress from Little Party Dress. I have it in 3 different patterns.

short sleeve dresses with pockets

Wearing Megan dress in Watermelon Print from Little Party Dress

Here are some dresses I found online to fit the brief, some may be limited in sizes.

1. Freez Pocket Dress $49

freez pocket dress short sleeve

2. Stylefast Portia Cap Sleeve Dress $59 (plus 20% off until 15th Jan)

short sleeve dress style fast

3. Little Party Dress Megan Dress in Watermelon Print $59.95

watermelon print dress

4. Little Party Dress Frankie Avocado Print Dress $69.95

short sleeve dress with sleeves

5. Evans Pocket Dress $59.95

short sleeve black dress with pockets

6. Adrift Lucy Dress in Purple Garden $89.99

adrift short sleeve dress with pockets

Are you a fan of short sleeve dresses with pockets? What places are your favourite go-tos for this style of dress? What is something fashion related that you’ve found hard to find?

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