The charm of the veil

Once the dress has been chosen, almost all the brides have a doubt; whether or not to wear a veil. Very often it happens that when they wear it, they fall in love with it and cannot do without it!

Let’s see how this has changed over the centuries..

In the ancient Rome the veil’s colour reminded the colours of fire, as a matter of fact it was red or yellow and it was of good wish for the spouse; in the Middle Ages instead it became made of several layers and its purpose was to protect the bride from negativity. During the Renaissance the veil was used in combined marriages, in order to hide the bride’s appearance so that the husbands couldn’t change their mind, even if the future wife was not so beautiful; nowadays it still happens in some oriental countries.

Starting from the beginning of the 20th century the veil becomes the completion of a perfect wedding apparel. 
The recognized typologies of veil are actually seven. There’s the birdcage veil, perfect for vintage and retro dresses, then the shoulder length veil which is fun and playful and the elbow length veil perfect for brides with a mermaid dress. 
Then there is the fingertip veil, which is ideal for a royal-style gown, the waltz veil, also known as ballet veil, will fall somewhere between the knees and the ankles and it is the perfect accessory for an imperial bridal gown. 
The last two veil’s typologies are the chapel veil typically a little longer than the bride’s height and the cathedral one which is the longest and usually the more detailed, with a circular embroider shape, suitable forbrides who don’t want to be unnoticed.