- How to choose a veil
- Veil Width
- Veil color and bride color
- Fabrics for veils
- How many layers
- Pearls, rhinestones, lace
- How to attach a veil to a hairstyle
- DIY veil
- Signs and history
A veil is one of the most important attributes of a wedding, the wearing of which has a sacred meaning. The girl choosing this accessory emphasizes her innocence, integrity. Some refuse it, according to fashion trends, but most follow the old tradition.
How to choose a veil
Unlike the ancient models of this decoration, the modern veil comes in various shapes and sizes. The bride should choose her, based on the decoration, style and length of the dress. Growth also matters - short lush veil «lands», and the long one makes it taller, slimmer. The model should be in harmony with the whole wedding image..
For the usual wedding procedure, any options are suitable, but for weddings in the church, a veil needs to be selected with a long, covering shoulders and face. Each bride can find decoration that emphasizes her tenderness and beauty..
The Catholic European style is a long or medium length veil trimmed with lace covering the head (examples in the photo below). She looks elegant, rich. To such veil loose hair or braided fit.
Dreaming of marriage, girls often imagine the classic version - a long two-tier veil fixed in the hairstyle (as in the photo below). She looks great, laid back, and in front of the altar she will hide the face of the bride.
A short veil is comfortable, looks lovely. This headdress is best suited for girls with short hair - veil veil or ordinary voluminous veil. Brides with small stature should think about a single-tier thin veil, so as not to visually become lower.
A luxurious long veil, falling to the floor, will adorn tall brides in luxurious outfits. Hollywood styling with waves or hair gathered in a neat bundle goes well with it. One of the varieties of this jewelry is a veil train extending behind the back of a girl. As in the photo:
The width of the accessory varies depending on its desired splendor and density. A low-cut veil is suitable for catchy dresses decorated in front, and a voluminous model will hide the bride's hands during the wedding. Options on the photo:
Veil color and bride color
Virgin white color remains popular, but designers also produce other collections of wedding decorations so that each bride can find a shade suitable for her face. «Autumn» ladies will look great in warm, peachy colors, «winter» cool shades will do, «Spring» can pay attention to pale pink, lemon gamut, and «summer» will look great in a cool light blue palette.
Fabrics for veils
Materials for veils are used different - it can be the finest tulle, tulle, organza (as in the photo below). Thin, flying materials look best.
How many layers
The opulence of the veil varies depending on the number of layers. A single-layer narrow veil is light, simple - it will look good with elaborately decorated outfits. Two-layer or three-layer - a great option for dresses of romantic, classic styles. The front tier that will cover the bride’s face during the wedding should not be too long so as not to catch the bouquet.
The lush veil looks solemn and festive (see the photo below). She will suit slender tall brides, and the length will depend on the size of the dress. Medium-length furniture goes well with tight-fitting dresses. A long veil train will look great with a narrow outfit, voluminous dress. Her beauty is favorably emphasized by tender curls or hairstyle with collected hair.
Pearls, rhinestones, lace
If there are not many decorative elements on your dress, the elegant decoration of the veil will help to complete the festive look. Minimalistic pearls and rhinestones, «scattered» by the space of the fabric, delicate lace around the edges in a European style or a fully lace veil will help you express yourself. Remember that the details of the decor should be combined with the dress and other jewelry - necklace, bracelet, earrings.
How to attach a veil to a hairstyle
The jewelry should be firmly held on the bride’s head, not slip off, not fall off during the holiday. This is more true for a long train veil, which inadvertently can step on. The veil is fastened with ridges and invisibility. To hide her mount in her hair and adorn the bride’s head, use a diadem, a wreath of fresh flowers, a beautiful hairpin-crown.
If you do not trust such an important accessory for fashion brands in 2016 and know how to sew, a video with veil patterns will help you make it yourself
Signs and history
The history of wedding decoration is rooted in the past. Many centuries ago, a girl married, completely covered with veil fabrics, the groom was not supposed to see her lover before the wedding. In those days, the bride, getting married, was considered «deceased», until the souls of man and woman are united before God. Until that moment it was impossible to look at her.
It was a bad omen to let someone else wear a veil on the bride. It was believed that this could «break up» new family. The veil was used as protection against the evil eye, from dark forces.
The worldview of people has changed a lot, but the veil, along with wedding rings, is one of the most important elements of the wedding ceremony now. The image of a bride with a veil still symbolizes purity, tenderness and innocence.
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