Why don’t women’s pants have pockets?

Melina Flabiano
4 min readAug 5, 2019

Throughout history, women’s pockets have been associated with periods of progress in women’s rights and with greater gender equality.

There are few things more frustrating than putting on a pair of pants and finding that they have unusable, tiny pockets.

Some brands even sew pants pockets shut or just put in fake pockets (why?!?). A survey of 80 pairs of men’s and women’s pants found that on average, the pockets in women’s jeans are 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower…

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Melina Flabiano

Consumer and retail strategist. Weekly insights on the future of shopping: melina.substack.com