Historically, veils concealed the bride from the groom on the wedding day but have since transitioned into more of a fashion statement designed to attract attention rather than offset it. Veils add a sense of mystery and romance to the wedding day, taking any form the bride chooses to reflect her personal style. In keeping with this year’s tendency towards vintage, 2011 bridal veils will cater to traditional sensibilities with flowing silhouettes and lacy embellishments.
Long veils such as ballerina, chapel or cathedral styles are all the rage for 2011 weddings! These sweeping styles add a sense of pomp and formality to the overall look and create a traditional silhouette. The ballerina veil reaches to the ankles while the chapel veil reaches to the floor and the cathedral veil extends into a graceful train.
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Birdcage veils are also trendy. Reminiscent of 1920′s starlets, these dainty veils range from full facial coverage to small pancake-styles.
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Mantilla veils are regaining popularity due to their ultra-feminine look and traditional appeal. This style is usually made from lace, or features a lace edge, and drapes over the head like a scarf.
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Many brides are choosing to make their own veils to ensure a cohesive ensemble and achieve a one-of-a-kind look. An elegant bridal veil is surprisingly simply to construct. Simply decorate your desired fabric with brilliant SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal rhinestones or pearl cabochons for a beautiful result. To see step-by-step instructions for a DIY bridal veil, check out our bridal veil idea in the Learning Center.