Vintage Wedding Veils

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Vintage Wedding Veils

Vintage wedding veils come in a variety of styles. The most popular style that has made a huge comeback in the last
couple of years are birdcage veils and fascinators.

Birdcage Veils

vintage style birdcage veilA Birdcage Veil is a piece of Russian netting (veiling) that is cut to contour the face. The Russian netting is very open in its weave so you can see through it very easily. It can be longer and fall at chin level or shorter, stopping just below the eyes or nose.

It is held in place by combs or pins that “disappear” within the hairstyle. Birdcage veils are stylish and sophisticated while giving a sense of innocence to the bride.

Fascinatorsvintage fascinator veil

Fascinators usually incorporate the birdcage veil along with a fancy comb or head band. Jewels, feathers, brooches or silk flowers often decorate these headpieces that are a part of the millinery industry.

The Vintage Look

Depending upon the vintage look you want, a birdcage veil or fascinator may be a perfect compliment to your dress — vintage or not — since they also work with modern day designs as well.

A vintage Hollywood theme is a prime candidate for either type veil. The sophistication and glamor associated with a vintage Hollywood theme lends itself well to these styles of vintage veils.

Any vintage theme including 1920’s to 1960’s, rustic, outdoor or the Retro Rat Pack era work well with these veils. Movie stars in the 1920’s first made the birdcage and fascinators popular. The veils were even added to hats — pill box, cocktail hats and more — during the 1940’s. Their popularity lasted until the 1970’s when that style had almost completely died out in favor of flowers in the hair or long, sweeping veils.

Since the turn of the new century, old things are new again — as are these styles of vintage veils. Give them a try with your dress. You might be surprised how glamorous, gorgeous and appropriate they are to your wedding. From formal to casual — birdcage veils and fascinators fit the bill.

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