I love the idea of lower pockets because I am top heavy. I feel like a little interest and bulk below the waist kind of balances me out.
Here are two picks from Modcloth. I've only bought accessories from them so I can't comment on their sizing, but I do like their general aesthetic.
And something with a very special pocket for Alexia!
1970s beautiful dress with parasol pocket.
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