Like my mothers apron, the vest is the catch all for things through out the day. With 4 pockets (2 in one) I can keep my reading glasses separate from my lip gloss, and my phone. The gathered waist keep my shape and hides the bulk of my full pockets. The dropped back hides my tush on days when I’m feeling modest and the high collar frames the face and adds an element of fashion. It’s reversible so if I spill coffee, I’m saved!