The Jewish High Holidays: Style Tips for Women

Fashion-Forward Tips on Dressing for the Jewish High Holidays

Three of the most sacred Jewish High Holidays of the year are here: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. These important holidays are observed worldwide and filled with days of celebration, repentance, and self-reflection.

Now you may be wondering to yourself, “What am I going to wear for each High Holiday event?” Thankfully, Hana Moda has you covered. We have a beautiful selection of designer pieces that’ll leave you feeling special and beautiful. And if you’re looking for fashion-forward tips on how to look your best on the Jewish High Holidays, keep reading.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on the first of Tishrei in the Hebrew calendar. When attending synagogue, wear a stylish daytime dress or skirt and blouse combo that covers your shoulders and has a skirt hemline that falls below the knee. To accessorize your outfit, add tasteful jewelry and a comfortable flat or low heel. Also, no clothing item should be tight and see-through.

Yom Kippur

The holiest day of the year—Yom Kippur—marks a day of atonement where individuals can think about their past sins through reflection and prayer. Women should wear a modest and elegant dress that covers their shoulders and has a skirt hemline that falls below the knees. It’s also customary to wear white on the holiday to symbolize purity. Don’t forget leather is a no-go as it’s among the five prohibitions of the High Holiday. Instead, wear non-leather shoes and accessories that tastefully elevate your look. Also, no clothing item should be tight and see-through.


Sukkot is a Jewish High Holiday that commemorates the protection G-d gave the Jews after their exodus from Egypt and celebrates the harvest gathering. 

During the week-long holiday, it’s customary to wear modest outfits for daytime celebrations. Women should wear dresses and skirts that fall below the knee and shirts or tunics that reach their hands when their arms are extended. Also, no clothing item should be tight and see-through.

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