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    18 Things That Are Stylish, Under $20, *And* Have Pockets

    Petition to make 2021 the year we cancel fake pockets.

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    1. High-waisted leggings with waist *and* side pockets that'll let you keep your phone securely in reach, no matter how many lunges you do. No need to worry about your precious phone flying onto the floor — reviewers say theirs stay in place during their entire workout.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "WOW. What an incredible company. The leggings are hands-down the best leggings I’ve ever owned. I want to throw out all of my other pairs, and buy every color of these. I would love to see these in some cool patterns and prints. The quality of this product is 10/10, not to mention the price. The fit was spot on. I am very active and these leggings have been good for lifting, running, yoga, barre, and ballet so far. These are SO soft and make your butt look awesome. I will never buy VS or Fabletics leggings again." —Bobbi K

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in sizes XS–3XL, two lengths, and 19 colors).

    2. An extra roomy, lightweight sweatshirt that'll become your new best friend FAST when you realize you'll get the best of both worlds: comfort and snack storage.

    Reviewer wearing the sweatshirt with two side pockets in leopard print
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was a great purchase! I bought a large and am typically a size 12. It's the right amount of slouchy and doesn't cling. It feels true to size, but if you want it super slouchy, go up a size. It's casual enough to wear with jeans, and long enough to wear with leggings. You can dress it up with a scarf. The pockets are so convenient!" —ShadyGrove4H

    Get it from Amazon for $19.79+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 27 colors and patterns).

    3. Breathable stretch knit shorts so you have somewhere to put your phone, glasses, whatever when walking around the house, instead of putting them on a random surface and then spending the next 15 minutes frantically searching.

    Old Navy

    I lose my glasses so often, my partner now makes mental notes of where I place them. So...I should probably get these.

    Promising review: "Wow, these shorts are awesome! I got the army camouflage, and love them. Very comfortable." —Cc

    Get them from Old Navy for $12.49+ (originally $24.99; available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors and patterns).

    4. An A-line midi skirt, because this'll make your wardrobe feel more upscale than if you were Amal Clooney herself. I bet she prefers to have pockets, too.

    Reviewer wearing the skirt in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "For so very long (years!), I have been looking for a simple A-line skirt like this. Modest length, well-lined, and pockets that are REALLY POCKETS! My hand actually fits into them! And as an added bonus with this skirt, the material is of a nice quality. I am so very pleased and have bought two of these skirts, one tan, one navy blue. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this skirt. If I could, I would give it 10 stars." —v-kat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in sizes 2–18 and 15 colors and patterns).

    5. A sweatshirt dress that'll become your new go-to. Between the unbeatable comfort and extra-roomy pockets, you will absolutely wear this Monday through Friday. Which is more than fine.

    Reviewer wearing the midi sweatshirt dress in cream
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the pocket in front and the scoop neck. I wear this as a top with leggings and boots, and long cardigan over. Very soft material and true to size. This will definitely be a go-to piece for casual wear and travel." —Josephine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 13 colors and patterns).

    6. A pleated midi skirt so you can dress up all your old T-shirts without giving up an ounce of comfort. Jeans were only good for their pockets, anyway. Now they officially can't compete.

    Reviewer wearing the skirt in yellow
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered this skirt because I wanted to try something different. Never in my mind did I imagine that I would fall in love with this skirt!!! It has a high waist and it has pockets!!! One on each side and the fit for me was perfect. I was never really into high-waisted skirts, however this one has changed my mind! I ordered a 2X and it fit just right, it fell where it was supposed to and I have worn it out already and have gotten many compliments on it. Most skirts like this don't have pockets...the pockets are a plus! You can pair this with so many things and so many colors." —Crystal Sampler

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 23 colors and patterns)

    7. A button-down dress, because this'll make looking put-together require one simple step: place over head. Next: throw purse in garbage. You're all set!

    Reviewer wearing the midi short-sleeve dress in leopard print
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I rarely take chances with Amazon clothing, but this dress is awesome. The fabric is thick and comfortable, and it fits me so well. I ordered the medium and it fit well in the bust, around the waist, and in the arms. I got the dark red color and it was very true to the picture. Highly recommend!" —PA-S

    Get it from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in sizes S–XXL, 42 colors and patterns, two lengths, and in short and long sleeve)

    8. Baggy cotton overalls one reviewer dubbed ~art teacher chic~ for instantly upgrading your lounge collection — not only is this a trendy one-and-done outfit, but you can layer it over sweaters to wear all year. That's right: We're talking pockets 365 days a year.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purposely bought this item a size up because I’m 20 weeks pregnant and wanted to have these baggy to grow into and just for comfort. They fit amazing and I get compliments on them everywhere I go. Friends keep asking me to send them the link so they can get a pair, too. They are great quality for the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and four colors).

    9. A fleece sweatshirt that'll bring you allll the teddy bear feels without making you overheat. Could your childhood teddy carry your snacks for you? No? Then I am sorry, but this is your new best friend.

    Reviewer wearing the fuzzy pullover in white, brown, and pink pattern
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! Soft, cozy, and runs true to size. Perfect for fall/winter. It’s actually extremely warm." —fit Mommy In Heels

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 20 colors and styles).

    10. A cold shoulder T-shirt dress so you can put comfort first, but still feel inspired to post an OOTD. Don't forget to include "POCKETS" in all caps.

    Reviewer wearing the dress in red
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am so excited! I ordered this dress at a whim, but this dress is perfection! This dress is SO comfortable! The length is PERFECTION for my height. The dress is more of a cottony feel than I expected, but that makes it even more comfortable. The pockets hit just right. I am so so happy with my purchase. I will absolutely order again." —Alecia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and 30 colors and patterns, in short and long sleeve)

    11. An oversized tunic top for beating the system and wearing leggings no matter the occasion thanks to this staple's ~fancy appeal~. And you better believe you're going to forget you even own a purse.

    Reviewer wearing the tunic top in gray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "No cons. All pros! Fit is awesome! So comfy too! My adult daughter saw me wearing this new top and immediately wants one for herself as well. She usually is not impressed with my wardrobe choices with the exception of this top! Cute, cozy and material is of nice quality as well. Would definitely recommend to others! Money well spent!" —Marilyn F Gilmore

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 34 colors).

    12. A long-sleeve maxi dress versatile enough for any season that'll let you shrug off any concerns of *toting* around bulky accessories. You two are all you'll ever need.

    Reviewer wearing the long-sleeve maxi dress in green
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these. I own two. It's a very lightweight material, which is great for Texas winters and cooler days, or would be great for a cooler climate year round. LOVE the pockets. My whole smartphone fits in them. They fit perfectly. The length is great for shorter people like me. I'm 5'5" and it comes to my ankles." —AmazonShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 36 colors and patterns)

    13. A lace-trim T-shirt dress, because this'll help you show off your unique style, while feeling smarter than all the NASA scientists combined. Did THEY ever think to carry all their belongings in this? I think not.

    Reviewer wearing the lace-trim long-sleeve dress in purple
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the fit of this dress!! The material is soft. It feels light and airy and has a lot of flow and movement. The pockets are fun and the little trim of lace adds just enough flair. I wore it to a wedding reception with white wedge shoes. I got a ton of compliments. I feel like the dress is very versatile. It can be dressed up or down. I am going to order it in a few more colors." —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 colors).

    14. High-waisted bike shorts with not one, not two, but THREE pockets for hopping on this unstoppable trend without a) sacrificing comfort (reviewers say these don't pinch thighs), or b) losing your wallet and phone the minute you step out of the house.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these! I was highly skeptical at first because these types of shorts are always a hit or miss for my body type. I pulled them out of the package and my first thought was 'crap these are not going to fit' but to my surprise they had a lot of stretch in the right places! I have thick thighs and they didn't cling and make my thighs bulge. They are long enough for me by being a few inches above the knee. Not see-through and very comfy. Plus POCKETS! I would buy again. I got a large." —Alyssa

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 colors and patterns).

    15. An asymmetrical tunic, because this'll keep your hands warm when your roommate just HAS to turn down the heat. WE ARE NOT SAVING THAT MUCH MONEY.

    Model wearing the long sleeve top in blue with black and white striped details on hem and sleeves
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great tunic! I typically wear a 1X / 2X in tops and I purchased this in a 2X. I was pleasantly surprised that it ran a bit larger than I had expected — but after a cool wash cycle and hang dry, I am really diggin' my new shirt. Great to wear with jeans, but not too long that it feels like a dress. Just discovered today after wearing it twice that it has pockets built into the side seams. Bonus!! VERY HAPPY with this purchase!" —Flower0813

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and four colors)

    16. Super soft drawstring joggers that'll truly give you something to ~smile~ about when you realize you can finally keep your phone safely by your side, as opposed to leaving it on the couch. Or was it the bathroom? You know what, let's check the kitchen. I think I saw it near the fridge...

    Model wearing the mint green sweatpants with a purple smiley face on the side
    HM

    Get them from H&M for $13.49 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    17. A crew neck sweater, because we still plan on living in loungewear in 2021, but we *would* like one simple upgrade. You guessed it. Bring on the pockets.

    Reviewer wearing the sweater in grey with pockets on both sides
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love a sweater with pockets since most of my leggings don't have pockets. This fits really well. I have a hard time purchasing plus-size clothes online, but this one fit as expected." —Ashalee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 14–28 and in 32 colors)

    18. A cinched midi dress for becoming your comfy number two the minute you put it on. I always knew finding your soulmate had something to do with pockets.

    Reviewer wearing the dress in gray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this dress specifically for a trip to Asia and I love it! It fits as expected (I ordered a medium as I wear a medium in other clothes). And I love that it has pockets! I've already worn it a few times in Asia, and I love how flowy and light it is. Definitely a great purchase." —MaryN.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 38 colors and patterns).

    To clothing stores everywhere: STOP MAKING FAKE POCKETS. THEY HAVE NO PURPOSE. THEY ARE A LIE.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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