Why do women have such small pockets? We have things to put in them.
When it comes to women's fashion, we are getting screwed when it comes to pants, all of the women's jeans have pockets that are only 5.5 inches deep, and some pants are made with the front pockets sewn shut. There is no room to fit anything in there. All of the men's pants have so much room they can fit everything they carry in them.
Women can't even fit their phone properly in their pocket, the pockets on the average woman pant are 5.6 inches deep, that is 48% shorter and 6.5 % narrower than men's pockets. Men can carry so much that they don't have to carry a bag unless it's for work or school. Women have so little room to put even their phone, let alone their wallet even it is small it's not going to fit because there is no room.
Women's pockets are not functional. The most I could ever fit in my pocket is my phone barley and maybe a chapstick if I have a front pocket, but that's about it, and then I have to carry a bag with everything else. Women get excited over extra or deeper pockets because that means they don't have to carry a large bag around all day.
We are busy just as much as men are and we need room too, it's 2018 the fashion industry should have moved forward in making women's clothes more functional just like a mans. Giving women bigger and better pockets is not hard nor expensive for the fashion industry if you can do it for men you can do it for us as well.
This goes for women's suits as well, the pockets are more for decoration than anything else, But men's suits have built-in pockets in the jackets where they can put a cigar, a wallet or even a flask if they wanted to. But women don't even have that, we are still forced to carry a bag everywhere we go.
It has been said over the years that the reason why the fashion industry refuses to put bigger pockets on women's clothes is that it will take away from her body, so they put the women's body over functionality. Christian Dior said in 1954 "Men have pockets to keep things in, and women's for decoration". Basically saying that women prefer to look attractive then have functional clothing, that may have been true back in 1954, but it's 2018 most women don't think that way anymore.
I get excited when I find a jacket with extra pockets because that means I can carry more things without a bag, that includes my wallet, phone and even snacks for my kids. not all women carry a bag or want to. The fashion world may like to see the streamline of the female body, we as women would like to have nice clothes that fit and have bigger and deeper pockets. there is no reason why we don't have this in 2018.
I know so many women that love pockets, and dream of pockets big enough to carry our phone, keys, lipstick and maybe even a snack, and not have to search through a purse to find what we need. And the fashion industry needs to stop sewing women's front pockets shut, these are jeans, not leggings.
It's not just how we look in clothes, it's how we use them.