Shining Stars

By May 31, 2017Features-Leeds

Choosing the right outfit is just one of the many final preparations for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. JLife offers some fashion inspiration to help ease the sartorial stresses before the big day.



Marvellous Mitzvah
Choosing the right outfit for synagogue is another rite of passage for the Bar Mitzvah boy in the run up to the big day. Luckily, Leeds tailors Skopes has a whole range of occasion wear, perfect for taking your first steps as a young man.

The occasion demands smart and respectful attire and this Joseph two-button single-breasted ice blue tailored suit jacket which includes a contrast pattern lining, is a tasteful choice for a young man’s first suit. A stylish addition to your formal outfit is the waistcoat, which features lower waist pockets, a tonal lining and adjustable back strap. The matching trousers complete the outfit and a choice of either tailored fit or slim fit options are available.
Suit jacket: £75
Waistcoat: £39
Trousers: £34


It’s Your Time
It’s your big day, and what better way to finish off your outfit than with a watch to help you memorialise this momentous occasion? This Emporio Armani watch is made from black ion-plated steel and is fitted with a chronograph quartz movement. It fastens a black metal bracelet and has a black dial and a handy date function too.

Name the Day
This unique necklace from World of Judaica is engraved in both English and Hebrew script alphabets, making it the ideal choice for those who want to wear their name in both languages. A perfect personalised Bar Mitzvah gift or final accessory for the day, and is available in silver, white gold and yellow gold. Simply enter in your name on the website, and Israeli-based World of Judaica do the rest.
From £68



Mon Cheri BM dress
Magic Mitzvah
As a major event in a young Jewish girl’s life, getting the perfect outfit is essential to making a lifetime of happy memories. With this in mind, age-appropriate party and occasion wear outfitters Silhouette has been catering for Bat Mitzvah celebrations since its inception in 2012 and offers free delivery across the UK.

This dress is from the ‘Lexie’ range by Mon Cheri and is available in sizes suitable for ages seven to 16. JLife’s party choice is this sleeveless lace and tulle over charmeuse A-line dress with illusion front and back bateau necklines. The bodice features lace overlay and cascades onto full, gathered tulle circle skirt finished with wire edge.

One to Watch
The perfect accessories always complete an outfit, and this attractive ‘Orb Pop’ watch from Vivienne Westwood is an elegant yet fun piece of jewellery that will bring designer glamour to the occasion. This timepiece has a PVD rose gold-plated case powered by a quartz movement, fastens a blue leather strap and has a silver dial.

Close at Hand
Featuring a beautiful hand stamped hamsa design, this delicate sterling silver bracelet from Tanya Garfield Jewellery is a classic piece that adds glamour to any young lady’s wrist. Used as a sign of protection, the hamsa is said to bring its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune, this piece makes a lovely gift for a young girl celebrating her Bat Mitzvah.