Mitzvah Style: What Are We Wearing?


We all want each and every member of our immediate family to look appropriate for the Bar Bat Mitzvah service and celebration. Whether you are celebrating with a casual luncheon or a black tie party, we all need to go shopping for something to wear!

The experts featured below are ready to help you find the perfect look for you and your child on this milestone occasion.










Lubins of Westchester

Lubins of Westchester: Bar Mitzvahs, confirmations, graduations or any occasion where smart dress is desired are the life events that Lubins helps to make perfect. Experienced staff coordinates appropriate accessories from shirts to ties to shoes. Complimentary tailoring makes us specialists in fitting boys of any size. Lubins, now located at Rothman’s in Scarsdale has been serving the tri-state area for more than 58 years.

Our Bar Mitzvah boy above is wearing an all wool, charcoal pinstriped suit, in a two button model with fashionable side vents. The coat features a slightly narrower lapel with pick stitched edges (often an indicator of very fine Italian suits). The pants have a flat front with a trim leg silhouette. This look is paired with a dressy sneaker so you can add a touch of your personality while still dressing appropriately for your event




Lawrence David Custom Apparel


At Lawrence David Custom Apparel, we specialize in custom suits, shirts, ties & accessories for men and boys. For the same cost as purchasing fine men’s Ready-to-Wear collections, you can custom design your own wardrobe at Lawrence David Custom Apparel. Butch visits you in your home or office, saving you time and unnecessary shopping trips. You can have just a few shirts custom made, or an entire wardrobe: a full range of suits, sport jackets, vests, slacks, chinos, corduroys, topcoats, and formal wear, including ties and accessories. Garments are manufactured domestically and delivered within 3 to 4 weeks. Call Butch today at 212-987-7866 or 917-584-6076. 

This is a custom tailored pinstriped suit. Its traditional high gorge lines and button stances detail its trim fitting, conventionally tapered style. Woven exclusively with superfine yarns in a variety of subtle colors. In two or three button models 



Hip Chic

Hip Chic is the trendy “tweens” and juniors boutique in Montclair, New Jersey. It is the best kept secret for all of your casual and special occasion shopping needs. We carry many of your favorite clothing lines such as Vintage Havana, Sally Miller and Eliza B. For those special occasions we have Jessica McClintock, Scala and Young Teen to name only a few. No need to go elsewhere for accessories to finish your outfit as Hip Chic has a full complement of jewelry, shoes, hair accessories and fun gifts to complete your shopping list. Call us: 973-233-0306

 Jessica McClintock Dresses: Sophistication and fun all rolled into one beautiful event




Designing Dreams


Full of elegant custom dresses, Designing Dreams will offer you an experience like no other store. Since 1988, Designing Dreams has built a reputation for the most beautiful, hand-made, elegant and unique designs. With a wide selection of gowns, beginning with newborns and ranging up through prom age, there is an amazing selection for every occasion.


 The whimsical blue gown is a part of the new custom line for 2013


Runway Couture


Runway Couture specializes in extraordinary and unique evening wear, cocktail, suiting and great statement pieces. One-of-a-kind custom designs as well as an array of ready-to-wear dresses and gowns handpicked by our design team to flatter any figure. Runway is also proud to announce that their very own Kimberly Towers Couture Collection Fashion Show for charity was featured on the show, The Real Housewives of NYC. Real Housewives star Ramona Singer wore many of the Kimberly Towers Collection all season long including during the finale.


L-R: For a Cinco de Mayo themed Bar Mitzvah, we put a true lace up corset in the back of this dress for Mitzvah Mom Cindy and made a train of hand sewn silk roses in shades of red. In the center, layers of purple iridescent rouched silk chiffon and shredded layers of chiffon and iridescent organza make a dramatic style statement and on the right, Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of NYC is wearing a Kimberly Towers original. The dress is an all beaded and crystal cocktail dress, the neckline and strap are adorned with turquoise crystals



Bobbi’s Golden Hanger


Bobbi’s Golden Hanger is a boutique located in Closter, New Jersey that specializes in party clothes for all ages, from Bat Mitzvah to Sweet 16 and prom dresses, to mother-of-the bride and bridesmaid gowns. We offer a wide variety of ready to wear and custom suits, dresses and gowns. We are known for our warm and friendly shopping atmosphere, our unique selection of special occasion clothes and wide range of prices that can accommodate everyone’s budget. We have also come to be known as a convenient, one stop shopping boutique as we also carry bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Custom throws are offered as a creative party favor in which you can customize a throw with your own party logo. When our customers leave, they thank us for making what they thought would be a stressful and tiring experience – fast, pleasant and enjoyable. Reach us at 201-768-7770.

 A fuchsia and silver sequined short dress with a removable sparkly tulle skirt so you can enjoy two different looks at your Bar Mitzvah



All Dressed Up

So, your seventh grader has yet another Bat Mitzvah to attend? Don’t despair. Head to All Dressed Up in Rye Brook, where you will find a fantastic selection of suits, party dresses and evening gowns for girls and teens! Off the rack, Stella M’Lia, Zoe, UDT, Hollyworld, Parker, BCBG, Naven, Boulee,Julie Brown and lots more to choose from. Customize a suit, dress or gown of your dreams! We offer special sizing and have sizes for all body types! Prom!!! Prom!!! Prom!!!! Largest selection of Sherri Hill dresses and gowns in Westchester, Fairfield and New York City.

Bat Mitzvah girl in custom gown designed by Elena do vale. Older sister in a halter gown by Theia, both carried at All Dressed Up!

Party Girl

Party Girl was founded in 1997 by Ellen Mekles, a suburban Mom looking to dress her young daughter and fill a void in the community. Year after year Party Girl continues to evolve. Party Girl loves to “dress” all preteen and junior girls and caters to all sizes. We can also design and make the custom dress or suit of your dreams, come in and meet with our designer, Aviva, in person. We are having a trunk show on January 20th where you can design your own dress or choose from Elena’s extensive new collections. Visit us in Tenafly, New Jersey or call 201-568-8804.


 Pictured L-R: Olivia in her custom high-low Elena DoVale dress and Melissa in her custom (Aviva) Chanel like Temple dress


En-Toto-Couture caters to the woman who wants to wear something very important for their special occasion, from very dressy to a more subtle look. We feature only the finest fabrics and our price range will accommodate most budgets. We have a huge selection of ready to wear gowns, cocktails and suits along with an equally large selection of made to order. Our specialty is couture clothing, where we offer our own exclusive designs or a woman may choose to design her own creation. Size is not an issue, we will make any size imaginable and we do not shy away from rush deliveries. We are a family run business and have been for over forty years.

Beautiful gowns from well known designers in an assortment of fabrics and colors



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