Fab Five: Fun & Flirty Bat Mitzvah Dresses
Mazal tov – It’s your Bat Mitzvah! Naturally, you want to make the most of this important life moment. Choosing what you’ll wear for the celebration is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable parts of your preparation for this special day.
Bat Mitzvah Basics
A Bat Mitzvah celebrates your transition into adulthood, as well as the responsibilities that come with it in the Jewish faith. Traditionally taking place when you turn 12, you become a Bat Mitzvah and are seen as a Jewish adult following this event. It’s a major milestone in your life that should be cherished, and it means you’re becoming more mature and responsible. In preparation for the ceremony, you may need to study, memorize portions of the Torah, and put together a speech and get ready for the day. Aside from the serious, studious responsibilities, you’ll also have to choose an outfit. You’ll be participating in a Shabbat service and you’ll also likely be joining your friends and family for a big celebration party following the service itself. Everyone will be dressed formally and you’ll be the guest of honor – so you’ll want to look and feel confident and beautiful in whatever you choose.
Choosing a Bat Mitzvah Dress
This is an important occasion that you’ll look back on throughout your life, so picking the perfect dress is essential. For this week’s Fab Five, we’ve put together a list of fun dresses that will make you feel gorgeous and are also appropriate for your Bat Mitzvah. Short and sweet, these 5 dresses suit a range of different tastes but all have one thing in common: they’ll all look super cute.
Dress #1: Blush Embellished Fit and Flare Short Dress – JVN41497
This blush short dress is perfect for a Bat Mitzvah. The bodice of this piece features crystal embellishment and a pretty, sheer layer. The spaghetti straps make it easy to wear, while the flared short skirt of this dress gives it a fun princess look.
If you want to feel pretty in pink, this dress is girly perfection. You can also have fun with your accessories – silver would coordinate nicely with the embellishment on the dress. Why not add a pair of shiny metallic silver sandals and a pair of earrings? Keep your hair simple with loose beachy waves and you’ll create a balanced look that is cute and formal enough for the special celebration.
The blush color of this piece makes it extra special and on trend – blush/nude colors are everywhere at the moment, and this flattering shade will suit almost every skin tone too.
Dress #2: Navy Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress JVN37597
Want to add a little sparkle to your day? This shimmering navy dress will do just that. The sleeveless design has a glittering sequin top and pleated layered satin skirt. The thick waistband creates a flattering silhouette that is super glam. The design is playful and original – while the darker shade is perfect for the girl who isn’t drawn to all things pink.
Wondering how to style it? This sleeveless dress has a high neckline, so instead of a necklace, opt for a few coordinating bangles on your wrist instead. Gold or bronze pieces would look especially great with the rich navy blue color.
For hair, why not channel a ballerina with a messy top knot hairstyle? A simple bun is the perfect way to finish off this look, and also lets your dress stand out in the best way too.
Dress #3: Red Embellished Chiffon Short Dress –JVN41689
This romantic and regal chiffon dress is such a beautiful red color. This design makes our Fab Five list because of the striking sheer beaded bodice. The detailing sweeps around the neckline and covers the top to create a beautiful effect. The skirt of this design is subtle but has great flow, too.
You’ll be able to play queen as you enjoy the day in this comfortable, easy-to-wear dress that’s bright and bold. You can complete your outfit with a braided hair crown, a small shoulder bag or little clutch and simple flats. If you’re feeling daring, you could even add some red velvet accessories to complete the dress, such as a pair of shoes or even a hairband.
The great part about this red dress is that it’s quite versatile – you’ll be able to re-wear this if any other occasions come up in the future. It’s one of those dresses that’ll stand out at any party or event.
Dress #4: Multi Color Flower Embroidery Fit and Flare Short Dress –JVN42887
Feeling fun? This multi color dress is a festive attention-grabber with vibrant hues that land it a spot on our fab five list. If you want to go full-on princess mode, this one is your best bet.
Featuring flower embroidery on the sheer fitted bodice, there’s no way to take your eyes off the stunning detail that is adorned all over the top half of this dress. The skirt of this piece is just as dramatic – it’s created from layers of different colored fabric, so you can play with flipping your skirt and showing off just a peek of the different colors beneath on the dance floor.
This dress is all about making a big statement and is perfect for the girl who likes to be an individual. You can choose to style this with more subtle accessories if you want to let the dress do the talking, or make your look even bolder with quirky accessories. Go big by pairing it with a rainbow colored bag and multi color shoes – be as daring as you want with your styling choices.
Dress #5: Multi Strapless Short Dress – JVN32224
If you’re looking to go strapless, this printed design has a cute sweetheart neckline that flatters most body types. As with the previous dress, the abstract colorful print is stylish and fun. The waistline is cinched with a waistband, and the skirt of this dress is flared dramatically with multiple layers. The fabric is sheer, so the print looks even more amazing when you move around in this design. Try wearing this piece with accessories that match a color from the print. You can also add a necklace and wear your hair in a classic chignon to complete your ensemble.
Your Bat Mitzvah
This special day is life enriching, celebratory and most definitely fun. Choose a dress that reflects your own personality and taste. Since you are celebrating growing a little older, it’s the perfect chance to express who you are right now. Embrace your own moment in the spotlight and go for the dress you love. It may seem overwhelming, but remember to enjoy this experience and don’t forget to share your Bat Mitzvah photos with us via twitter @jvnbyjovani too.