Teri Agins recently gave advice in the Wall Street Journal about removing the inners in back pockets from pants that bunch up, leaving a more clean and tailored look. It’s a common practice to have the pocket linings snipped, shortened, and the pockets sewn up. Teri strongly encourages women to never actually make use of back pockets, or you will face incessant bunching and bulging in all the wrong places.
This article led to me to think more about back pockets altogether. Nearly all Women’s pants (at least in my Salemail) have back pockets, and most women I talk to (myself included!) find the presence of pockets more flattering on their rears. But some insist that pocket-less pants do their booty good.
Where do you stand — are back pockets stylistically a must-have or a never?