Behold, three of the most perfect words in the English language: “It has pockets.”
A dress can be beautiful, comfortable, elegant, finely made, and unique, and yet it might never elicit the joyful response that a less stunning dress might on the discovery that it has pockets.
“I got it at Target” and “I got it on sale” pale in comparison to “it has pockets.” “It twirls” is good, but it’s no “it has pockets.”
Come to think of it, “it has pockets and it twirls” makes for a pretty decent upgrade, but Gemma Chan of Crazy Rich Asians has a better one: “It has pockets, and they’re filled with snacks.”
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The Academy Awards, always a long ceremony, don’t include a dinner portion (unlike the Golden Globes, where celebrities eat a whole lot of alcohol). That’s why food is a go-to bit for Oscars hosts. So Chan wisely lined the pockets(!) of her voluminous, Killing Eve-esque pink Valentino gown with snacks. It’s not her first dress-with-pockets experience, but it is perhaps her most well-stocked. In one pocket: rice crackers. In the other: big cookies.
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Danai Gurira, Sarah Paulson, and Best Actress winner and walking delight Olivia Colman all also wore dresses with pockets. No word on their snack situations.
If you weren’t aware, “it has pockets” is such a lovely thing to say that it’s a bit of a meme: