Outfits

Pink Petal Uncertainty

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For the first time in my life, I was invited to a Bar Mitzvah, and, to be honest, I have no idea what to wear to this event. I read opinions online that an evening dress is too much for this sort of celebration. Since it is a religious event, a short dress is also not appropriate. At the same time many bloggers state that your dress should not be too conservative as it is a celebration… 

In other words, I became completely lost with all these contradictory suggestions and couldn’t figure out what to wear. Finally, after studying of my wardrobe, I decided to choose this pink petal cocktail dress by J.Crew that I bought a long time ago and never had a chance to wear. It is feminine but does not look like a prom dress. The dress has an interesting neckline and is made from a great quality silk. I haven’t decided yet whether I will be wearing the headpiece that you see on the photo or not but I will definitely wear those silk shoes and the matching satin clutch.

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I have many more dress options for this event but I would like to hear your opinion about this first look. Do you think it will be appropriate attire?

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Dress: J. Crew Sinclair Dress in Silk Chiffon (sold out; similar here) | Shoes: Bebe Satin Pump (similar here) | Headpiece: BCBG Max Azria (similar here) | Bracelet: (similar here) | Lips: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Raspberry Rush | Nails: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Rapid Red | Photos by Vital Agibalow

  • Morgan

    Love that headpiece!!

    Morgan
    http://www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

  • Lena Katsnelson

    I think it really depends on where the bat mitzvah is. At a synagogue? A party venue? A restuarant? If its a party venue or restuarant I think that dress is perfect. If its at a synagogue it might be a bit revealing but again depends on the type of synagogue. At a reform temple, I think it would be fine but at an orthodox one, it would be considered too revealing because of the top. I would try gauge by how observant the family is as well. Would they be scandalized by the sight of your bare shoulders or would they think you went full burka if you ended up with a more conservative dress?? Hope that helps!

    • Thank you, Lena, for a very helpful explanation!

      There will be two locations: first, the synagogue (conservative), and then, a restaurant. Based on your advice, I decided to wear a shawl while I am at the synagogue. Also, since the weather may be overcast, I might really need my shawl at the restaurant too. It is better to be safe than sorry!

      Again, thanks again for the advice!

  • That dress is gorgeous! Love the color and I think it would be perfect for your event! I sure hope you decided to wear that head piece!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

    • Thank you, Rebecca! It is always nice to hear an opinion by the industry’s expert. I’ve checked your website, and now I am obsessed with some of the hair pieces that you are wearing!

      http://stylesprinter.com/

  • Thank you, Rebecca! It is always nice to hear an opinion by the industry’s expert. I’ve checked your website, and now I am obsessed with some of the hair pieces that you are wearing.

    http://stylesprinter.com/