(Closed) What to wear to a Bat Mitzvah?

posted 6 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I personally always like to error on the conservitive side, especially when I know there are going to be grandparents around. Just my opinion. to your knees should be okay, but I would worry about the slit depending on how high it is

Post # 4
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That sounds fine, as long as you keep your shoulders covered during the service.  I think a dress with a jacket is great because then you can ditch the jacket at the reception.

For a Reform congregation, I think you’re fine with a knee-length dress/skirt.  I wouldn’t go further up the thigh though.

Post # 5
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can’t comment specifically on the reform Jewish requirements, but I suppose you should look at this as entering a house of worship and dress accordingly. 

For most places of worship, that means that your shoulders should be covered and your hemline shouldn’t be too high. Knee-length seems fine to me. I don’t know about the slit, only that I’ve seen some rather skimpier outfits in temples for bar/bat mitzvahs myself, so anecdotally it doesn’t seem that bad. I guess in a pinch you could hold your purse on your lap to cover it!

Post # 7
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The outfit you described sounds great and appropriate, and the bridesmaid dress plus jacket also would work well.

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