There’s no denying that the right veil is the perfect finishing touch to any wedding dress. Especially a birdcage veil. The ultimate accessory for the vintage-inspired bride, a birdcage veil pays homage to the fabulous 40s and 50s with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour.
Just picture Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in vintage classic Gentlemen prefer Blondes, and you get the idea… All of our birdcage veils are handmade in the UK by the Queen of birdcage veil couture, Lily Bella, with our pearl-trim and diamanté-trim veils designed exclusively for Vintage Styler.
They may have originated in the post-war 1940s but, when worn well, a birdcage veil can transport a bride back to many of our favourite eras in vintage fashion history. Here’s some of our favourite vintage-inspired birdcage veil looks:
The 40s bride
Need we say anymore? A long, figure-skimming slinky dress, an Old Hollywood Glamour up do and a Pearl-Trim Birdcage Veil, pinned into place with our Enchanting Vintage Bridal Hair Comb in Antique Gold. Move over, Katherine Hepburn.
The 50s bride
There are few more flawless combinations than a 50s-inspired wedding dress and a birdcage veil. Fact. You need to let the silhouette do the talking here, so team an elegant tea-length dress with our exclusive Diamanté-Trim Birdcage Veil and a bright red lip. Oh, and net petticoats. LOTS of net petticoats.
The 60s bride
60s bridal fashion was full of fun –flirty mini dresses, feather trims and more daisies than an English meadow on a midsummer’s day. Picking a favourite 60s bridal look is like picking a favourite child, but we think we’ve got it: a long-sleeved white shift dress that falls just above the knee, a pair of patent leather mary-janes and a birdcage veil; resting atop an impeccable beehive and pinned in place with a daisy-embellished hair comb. 60s-inspired perfection. Just do us one favour, please - don’t forget our invite…
Here’s a bit of trivia for you – did you know that wedding veils were used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans as a way of protecting the bride from evil spirits? Or that in medieval times, a veil was worn as a symbol of purity and chastity? Whatever your reasons for wearing a veil on your wedding day, just add one of our diamanté and pearl-encrusted hairpieces to complete your vintage-inspired bridal look (and ward off those evil mother-in laws - ahem, demons).