You know, it is surprisingly difficult to find a basic summer cotton dress with pockets. By basic, I mean: sleeveless or short sleeve, but with enough fabric on the shoulders to cover bra straps. And basically no other detailing -- I don't need or want a horizontal seam at the waist, for example; a straight piece of fabric from shoulder to just above the knee is fine, with maybe a few darts at the bust. It seems like a really classic cut, but it's amazing how many places take that cut and then mess with it in ways that I suppose they think are interesting, but in practice, make the clothes less attractive and harder to wear.
I'm sort of amazed that there isn't a store that specializes in dresses like this, because I would LIVE in them in summer. I have a few (and they all have pockets). But I could use more. (And yes, I know how to sew, and I will probably make myself a few at some point. But seriously, this should be like $20 to buy off the rack; it's not complicated.)