Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Birdcage veils

One of the wedding trends that I think will be hot this year is the use of the birdcage veil. As opposed to the usual wedding veils with long trains, the birdcage veil is just long enough to frame the face or cover until at eye-length. Birdcage veils are made with a netting, probably a large-mesh Russian netting or French netting, a fine English netting, or a soft illusion tulle.

Birdcage veils look good when worn with a wedding dress with simple design -- it becomes your crown, the highlight of your look. It also looks good with any hairstyle or hair length for that matter. You can use it with pins or combs, or pair it with jeweled fascinators or clips to put it in place.

If your wedding style is vintage classic, birdcage veils are the perfect accessories for you. Here are some birdcage veil styles you might want to look into:
Top row, from left: Basic Birdcage Veil with Double Ostrich Feathers and Pearl Broche Accent from Artikal.com; Emma Russian Net with Rhinestones from BirdcageVeils.com; Birdcage Veil with Raw Silk Headband from CastleBride.com.

Bottom row, from left: Svana Veil made of illusion tulle from TigerlilyJewelry.com; Bandeau with French netting from UnveiledBridalDesigns.com; Style H-5017 with Pillbox Hat in satin from EricaKoesler.com.


  1. love the second look.. makes me feel like getting married again.. hehe!

  2. yeah, i love that look as well.