We're two weeks away from ushering in the Lunar New Year, and before you know it, it's time to welcome an endless bout of yee sang tossing and family gatherings. One of the ubiquitous customs performed during Chinese New Year is the exchanging of red packets—for those on the receiving end, it's likely that you'll need to come with pockets to stuff away your new year tokens. If you're armed with a clutch and refuse to squeeze thick wads of packets in, what better way to dress up to the festive occasion than with frocks fitted with pockets?

 

It's difficult to resist dresses that have side slip/front/any sort of pockets to casually stuff your hands in—let's be real, the excitement upon discovering pockets on that dress you're trying on in a fitting room is akin to scoring a good deal on your dream shoes. We can wax lyrical all day long, but the gist of today's shopping guide is: A dress with pockets is what you need for the upcoming festive period—and to complete your OOTD, of course. Below, shop 10 of our favourite picks to prep you for CNY:

1. Peter Pilotto off-the-shoulder embroidered cotton-poplin mini dress

2. Gucci twill dress

3. Self-Portrait ruffled georgette-trimmed guipure lace dress

4. CLU silk-blend and cotton-jersey mini dress

5. Delpozo pagoda-embroidered organdie dress

6. Isabel Marant, Étoile Aba printed cotton dress

7. Rosie Assoulin Tutti Frutti striped linen and cotton dress

8. Sacai pleated striped cotton-poplin shirt dress

9. Versace pleated colour block dress

10. Vita Kin birds embroidered linen midi dress

 

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