When Cambridge, UK resident Eve Paterson got married, she insisted that her dress and those of her bridesmaids would include pockets and belts; her friend Nell Gordon's tweets about it raced around the world as women everywhere celebrated the virtues of pockets and condemned the fashion industry for its deplorable, longstanding practice of denying women pockets.
The fashion industry's unwillingness to supply women with adequate pockets is self parodying in its shittiness, and it remains one of the sterling examples of markets' real-world indifference to customer demands.
Paterson's dress pockets were made from the fabric of her mother's wedding dress, fulfilling the "something old" part of the traditional wedding tackle ("something [old,new,borrowed,blue]").
Paterson sung the praises of pockets after the event: "Thinking about adding pockets ahead of time means there’s ample space for snacks for your new husband, notes for speeches, tissues for mum, and all the other things we know will help the day run smoothly."
Bride added pockets into her wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses [Laura Abernethy/Metro]
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