Mitzvah Style: What Are We Wearing?

Mitzvah Style: What Are We Wearing?


As the guest or as the host, we all want to look and feel beautiful when celebrating a Bar Bat Mitzvah!

With so many parties to attend, including your own child’s, it’s important to have the right dress (and accessories!) for the right occasion.

Whether you’re looking for an elegant suit for your family members for the service or a sparkly cocktail dress for a nightclub party, our experts below will help you find your perfect party look.


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Best Dressed NY
Contact: Erica Serotta and Cortney Cohen, 212-600-4607,



Best Dressed New York is the premier destination for couture and ready-to-wear Bat Mitzvah dresses. Located within a beautiful townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, our by-appointment-only services ensure that each client receives an individualized, one-on-one shopping experience. In addition to carrying the most coveted lines like Sherri Hill and Jovani, we also carry a curated selection of dresses from Europe, Australia, and emerging Manhattan designers. Whether you want long or short, sparkles or lace, we have a Black Book of the most talented custom dressmakers to help you create the dress of your dreams. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Upcoming Trunk Show:
Elena DoVale, Sunday, October 6, 2013

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Photo Left: Custom dress for Best Dressed NY
Lindsey May for classic kids photography, shot at Curious Candy

Photo Right: Dress by Terani


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It’s Simply For You
Contact: Rachel, 516-921-2863,

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It’s Simply For You is rated the number one Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen and Prom store on Long Island. Their head-turning designer dresses and wide selection of gowns, ball gowns and short cocktail/guest dresses will keep people talking for years to come. They will be holding a Trunk show for Moms, Bat Mitzvah and Sweet Sixteen girls from Thursday, October 24, 2013 to Sunday, November 3, 2013. Please call 516-921-2863 to schedule an appointment.

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At It’s Simply For You, they can find the perfect dress for the Bat Mitzvah girl, mom, grandmother, and sisters! They can also create one-of-a-kind, custom gowns

Left Photo: Soft pink gown with a sweet heart neckline. Bedazzled with Swarovski trim with an elegant hand beaded belt

Right Photo: Hand made sparkling red jeweled bodice gown 


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580 South Men & Boys
Contact: Danny and Stephen Steiner, 973-758-0580,

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580 SOUTH is the only way to shop for all your men’s and boys Bar/Bat Mitzvah needs.
We are pleased to finally offer you a stress free, one-stop shopping environment where men of all ages will find everything under one roof. No more running to the mall, going from store to store. One stop at 580 South gets it all done. We start it all off with the most extensive boys 8-20 department, anywhere! We will easily fit your little guy from sneakers to a Bar Mitzvah service, Saturday night chic and everything in between. Picky and hard to fit shoppers are our specialty! We know what it takes to keep our customers satisfied and coming back time and time again. Amazing selection, the absolute friendliest sales staff, and most importantly, impeccable customer service. We have always been known for our customer service and strive to make it the best around. Shop with us once and we guarantee you will never want to shop anywhere else again. Free shipping on orders over $50.

We carry all the major brands from Levis to Seven for all mankind. We can outfit anyone, from the basketball court to a Bar Mitzvah – one stop gets it all done. No more schlepping your men from mall to mall and store to store. It’s stress free shopping made easy!


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Party Girl
Contact: Ellen Mekles, 201-568-8804, partygirl8804@aolcom

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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 dream. Come in and meet with our designer Aviva in person. We are having a trunk show on September 22, 2013 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.


Danielle Nadrich in a baby pink custom Elena DoVale high-low dress, the hottest style of the season


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Contact: Jacqueline DiPietro, 973-992-3535,

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Jacqueline in Livingston, New Jersey is PARTY DRESS CENTRAL. We specialize in outfitting the Bat Mitzvah girl as well as her Mom. We carry a huge selection for Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 and Prom, from top designers including Sherri Hill, LaFemme and Jovani. For Mothers we offer chic and contemporary designs. We have a beautiful selection of ready to wear gowns and cocktail dresses. We also offer custom Couture. Our customer service is the best! Call us at 973-992-3535.

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We are Sherri Hill specialists! Party dresses and gowns for all ages!


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Seng Couture
Contact: Seng Truong, 908-322-8700,


What makes Seng Couture so unique and special is our ability to fulfill each of our clients’ vision.

With over 30 years of experience in high-end fashion and design, Seng Couture always makes sure all of our clients walks out of our store with the best dress of their dreams, the finest service and we are always exceeding our clients’ expectations. That is our pledge.

“Seng Couture, palatable passion for design, individual care for the women she makes beautiful.”

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 Top Left Photo: Gowns by Illiana Collection

Top Right Photo: Dress by Terani Couture

Bottom Left Photo: Dresses by Sherri Hill

Bottom Right Photo: Gowns by Illiana Collection

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