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Your Complete Guide to Dressing for Religious Ceremonies

Dressing for a religious event—be it a bar or bat mitzvah, communion, christening or otherwise—can be a pretty tricky affair. Daunting as it may seem to dress appropriately in an environment you may not be entirely familiar with, it's really all about keeping your look tasteful and respectful while still reflecting your personal style. Read on for some of our go-to tips for putting together the perfect ensemble for a religious event. Bonus: we've even dug out some of our own bat mitzvah snapshots to share. Oh, the borderline-humiliating lengths we go to for you, dear readers.

Go Long

As far as hemlines are concerned, it's safest to stick to a skirt or dress that hits either at the knee or just slightly above. When in doubt, slip into some opaque tights—nothing too boldly patterned, please.

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