We all love pockets so lets learn a little about the different types of pockets out there. Personally my favourite pocket is a clean hidden in-seam pocket.
Literally a flap, the exterior of the pocket only exposes a flap. There could be a real pocket under or maybe its just created for decorative purposes.
Miu Miu 2013 retrieved from NY Mag
Single Welt Pocket
Great way to bring attention to a pocket by framing it with a welt.
Mostly seen on jackets and outerwear.
Unknown designer retrieved from NY Mag
Double Welt Pocket
Common on dress pants and blazers. Two slim horizontal rectangles (welts) made of the same fabric as the garment line up to create a pocket opening.
Can also be called a bound pocket, similar look to a bound buttonhole.
Victoria Secret 2013
Side Seam/ In-Seam Pocket
This is a very inconspicuous pocket. Normally you can not tell a pocket even exists until a wearer places their hand in pocket.
Typically placed along the side-seam or any other common seam in a garment easily accessible to a hand.
Akris 2013 retreived from NY Mag
Most common couture pocket is a patch style pocket.
It is a patch sewn onto the exterior of a garment. This Kenzo 2013 example is out of leather to match the sleeves.
Kenzo 2013 retreived from NY Mag
Outdoor and safari inspired. Key to make this a bellows pocket is the box pleat down the center.
Oscar de la Renta 2013 retreived from NY Mag
Similar to the bellows pocket, but now the box pleat has been flipped to create an inverted box pleat.
Victoria Beckham 2013 retreived from NY Mag
Pockets can be designed to be functional or for pure aesthetic reasons. Regardless, they make for a chic design detail on any garment.
Written by Sheila Wong Studios