When bride-to-be Eve Paterson chose her dress for the big day, she could hardly have imagined a photograph of it would be shared thousands of time online.
Bridesmaid Nell Goddard posted a photograph of the big day, noting that the bride – and all her bridesmaids – had their hands comfortably tucked into pockets. She also revealed the pockets were put to very good use on the day, being used mostly for storing snacks.
My friend got married last month and her dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses ALL HAD POCKETS.
And yes, we did use them for storing snacks, thank you for asking. pic.twitter.com/3fRWtmJS2F— Nell Goddard (@alianoree) January 23, 2019
Apart from the, frankly brilliant, power pose bride Eve and her bridesmaids pulled for the photograph, it was the pockets that caused a thousand re-tweets. And prompted hundreds of women to rise up on Twitter and demand a place to keep snacks, and their phones, and perhaps a lip balm or two, whether walking up the aisle or going to work.
The photograph also inspired many heartfelt pocket-filled tales, with other brides even sharing photographs of their wedding days, full of handy pockets in which to put things.
The thread was shared almost 3,000 times, turning Eve into a bit of a star - and, clearly, revealing a massive gap in the market. As the bride herself said, the time for pockets is now:
Listen up, clothes designers: WE WANT POCKETS!
(We would riot, but we’ve just got nowhere convenient to store our essentials while we hold the banners.) https://t.co/F8CmSCBwQL— Eve Paterson (@evelyn_frances) January 24, 2019