I actually like the dress and I'm not usually a fan of Vera Wang. The pockets you can have sewn shut if your a little hippy. And you would need to have strong shoulders and a narrow waist to carry it off properly.
Every time I see a dress with pockets I can hear my grandmother, dead over ten years, in my head. She was very into fashion and as she got older felt fine telling people when they looked lousy. So when I see someone on the red carpet or see pictures like these, I can hear her say "Will you LOOK at THAT, how HORRIBLE and LAZY and NOT FASHIONABLE."
I love older lines of Vera Wang - I almost bought a wedding dress by her and an evening gown, because she fits me well. But I wish she would stop encouraging women to be so slouchy and lazy.