Just a few years ago women were ditching the veils to go with a simple ribbon headband adorned with crystals of some sort. Although beautiful and perfectly acceptable, there is nothing (including your gown) that will make you feel more like a bride than the perfect veil. Not the big, poofy veils you may remember ( or have seen in photos from the 1920′s, 1950′s or last seen in the 1980′s, but a more toned down version featuring details from the gown that frame the face to make your wedding ensemble picture perfect.
Yes, ladies – veils are back and they are modern, sophisticated and you should definitely have one.
Instead of buying two gowns, purchase a long veil that has detail on the train – maybe even longer than the gown itself. Then, after the ceremony when you remove the veil, it will be an entirely different look.
Try layers of shorter veiling for a flirty, retro look.
Fingertip veiling with exquisite detailing makes a very elegant statement.
The style of veil is up to you. Keep in mind the style of the wedding, your gown and your headpiece. Whether you are going for Art Deco, Old Hollywood, Retro Chic, Vintage or Ultra Modern, the right veil will not only help complete the overall look but, also transform the woman in a white dress into a bride.
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago