Trends - Birdcage Veil?
One of the latest trends in wedding accessories for 2009 and into 2010 is the birdcage veil. I've heard so many mixed opinions on this trend. It seems that either you love it or you hate it. Personally I love it. Adding feathers, bows etc are even more fun. I'm really loving feathers lately which is also a popular trend, but that's a whole different blog.
"Although the “birdcage” name refers to the shaping of the veil to “float” over the face, head (or part of the face and head) and to extend no longer than the chin, it’s a common misconception that “birdcage” means anything made with large-gauge millinery netting. But “birdcage” is the style (slightly bouffant and “enclosing” the face like a cage), not the fabric. A birdcage-style short bridal veil can be made from the usual fine tulle of traditional veils–but the stiffness of the larger-gauge netting is more conducive to “floating” over the face without rubbing against the ends of the eyelashes." - factoidz.com