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one hand in my pocket

10 reasons why women deserve better damn pockets on their clothes

Not fake pockets, not baby-sized pockets, REAL pockets.

WELL, CLOTHES MANUFACTURERS. It’s time to right a wrong that has been frustrating women for a very long time.

Pockets. Or, more precisely, the disgusting lack of pockets.

1. It’s shocking that in the year of our Lord 2016 women still have to hunt for clothing with pockets

Even things you’d expect to have pockets, like jeans. It’s a struggle.

2. And get unreasonably excited when they find something that has them

Lady One: “I love your skirt.”
Lady Two: “Thanks, it has POCKETS.” *puts hands in pockets, as if to prove this impossible dream could come true*
Lady One: “Oh AMAZING!”

3. It’s not like women don’t need pockets

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Easy access to your phone and lipstick without endless rummaging is but a fantasy.

4. And carrying a handbag isn’t for everyone

Think about the recent resurgence of bum bags.

Think about the last time you went out without a bag hanging off your arm. Didn’t you feel so free? Some people have that all the time.

5. The only things worse than no pockets are fake pockets

Why. WHY. Such a betrayal.

These would be a dealbreaker even on trousers that fit perfectly (and we know these are rare enough as it is).

6. And the only things worse than fake pockets are these

Pockets so small they can barely fit a tightly-folded fiver, let alone a 2016-sized phone.

7. We’re not just talking about casual clothes here either

Look at Lucy Liu at the Golden Globes, for example.

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She’s definitely got her phone and her lip gloss in there and she’s DELIGHTED at not having to carry a small useless bag. Imagine how much easier going to a wedding would be!

8. Some women have come up with workarounds

But not everyone has the time or the skills to actually sew in bigger pockets.

9. This is why we end up sticking things in our bras

And no one likes us doing that, either.

10. So c’mon brands, DO SOMETHING about it.

Give the people what they’ve wanted for so long: POCKETS.

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