Birdcage Veils - Unique Elegance and Style
veils are also commonly known as a bird cage veil, cage veil, face
veil, cage blusher, or pouf veil. These veils are popular
both vintage inspired wedding styles, as well as for modern looks.
A vintage inspired veil can be the perfect touch for
your unique bridal style.
A fabulous net
veil can be worn as a wedding
veil, bridesmaids veil, or just as a decorative headpiece for everyday
glamour! Pair your birdcage veil with a hair flower clip or
feather fascinator hair piece for even more style and impact.
Cage veils are a ton of fun
to wear, and go with so many different styles of dresses and gowns.
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- Real Bride Wearing
Vintage Birdcage Veils
- Styles and Materials
Vintage birdcage veils
come in several different styles and lengths. They may be
worn on the front of the face, or cover the entire head.
As far as the length goes, the netting may come down to cover one or
both eyes, down to the nose or chin, or even cover the entire face--it
is entirely a matter of
choice and what looks good to you. Typical lengths of cage
veils use 9 inch netting (to come partially down the face), or 12 and
18 inch netting for a full face veil. The cage veils
may also be worn as part of a headpiece in the form of a flirty net
pouf as an eye-catching accent.
birdcage veils are made from several different netting choices, from Russian
net (Russian veiling), French net (French
veiling, which is
softer in texture than Russian),
vintage silk veiling, fishnet, tulle, or
veiling materials, in addition
to English net and merry widow veiling. Most cage
veils feature a classic
diamond-shaped netting (Russian or French net), with or without
adornments such as chenille dots or crystal accents.
Depending on the style of netting
used to make your net veil, the impact can be quite understated and
elegant, or very
bold. Net veiling is available in all colors, from classic
white, ivory, and black, to every color of the rainbow. The
fabric can also be dyed to
match just about any dress color, as needed. We can source
veiling at your request, or you can purchase from our shop of veils
beautiful Russian netting. We are also happy to make a tulle
face veil or
a traditional veil at your request. In addition to the cage
we carry traditional veils such as mantilla and monogrammed wedding
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for couture vintage birdcage veils
and your own special design requests. We can make the perfect
vintage birdcage veils for your wedding, and can
even make matching hair accessories for your
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Imagine having a custom
set of bridal hair accessories that are perfectly
matched to your wedding theme and colors.
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read letters we have received from
satisfied customer who have purchased our birdcage veils and
including custom bridal headbands, prom hair clips, and designer veil
Depending on the style
desired, the vintage birdcage veils may feature two side combs for
attaching the veil to each side of the head, or they may also be
attached to a
single comb for placement in the center or top of the head, or on just
one side. They may also be attached to a hat or hair ornament
such as a
feather fascinator or hair flower. The veil may be worn
straight, or at a jaunty angle, allowing just one eye to peek
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feather fascinators, one of a kind bridal designs, and vintage birdcage
veils. We can handcraft your veil and hair clip using genuine
vintage veiling, vintage bridal brooches, antique lace, and other
Undoubtedly, with all
this versatility, a bird cage
veil can be a welcome departure
from a full length traditional wedding veil, with
that sassy and fresh attitude that is somehow both vintage and modern
all at the same time. But don't limit yourself to wearing a
cage veil only on
special occasions. Colored vintage birdcage veils make a
great adornment for any special occasion and are loads of fun to
wear. If you're looking for
bridesmaids veils that don't detract too much attention away from the
bride, a small cage veil or blusher
veil is a great
choice. When worn with a hair flower or feather fascinator,
you can achieve one of a kind style and set yourself apart from
ordinary brides wearing a common veil.
Crystal Birdcage Veil Set with Handmade Silk Flower and Bridal Brooch
A Brief History of
Vintage Birdcage Veils
While the birdcage veil
has a definite retro or vintage
flair, the truth is that the
practice of wearing veils and headpieces has been around for
Veils have been worn to represent both virginity, as well as to
evoke a sense of mystery and sensuality. And the birdcage
veil is one of
the most versatile of all, because it can be worn for many different
Here is a brief history
of vintage birdcage veils, courtesy of
first recorded instance of veiling for
women is recorded in an Assyrian
legal text from the 13th century BCE, which restricted its use to noble
women and forbade prostitutes and common women from adopting it. Greek
texts have also spoken of veiling and seclusion of women being
practiced among the Persian elite. Statues from depict women both
veiled and unveiled, and it seems to be regarded as an attribute of
Greek and Hellenistic statues
sometimes depict Greek women
with both their head and face covered by a veil. Caroline Galt and
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones have both argued from such representations and
literary references that it was commonplace for women (at least those
of higher status) in ancient Greece to cover their hair and face in
many centuries, until around 1175,
Anglo-Saxon and then Anglo-Norman
women, with the exception of young unmarried girls, wore veils that
entirely covered their hair, and often their necks up to their chins
(see wimple). Only in the Tudor period (1485), when hoods became
increasingly popular, did veils of this type become less common.
centuries, women have worn sheer veils, but
only under certain
circumstances. Sometimes a veil of this type was draped over and pinned
to the bonnet or hat of a woman in, especially at the funeral and
during the subsequent period of "high mourning". They would also have
been used, as an alternative to a mask,
as a simple method of hiding the identity of a woman who was traveling
to meet a lover, or doing anything she didn't want other people to find
out about. More pragmatically, veils were also sometimes worn to
protect the complexion from sun and wind damage (when un-tanned skin
was fashionable), or to keep dust out of a woman's face, much as the
keffiyeh is used today.
veils are often part of the
stereotypical image of the
courtesan and harem woman. Here, rather than the virginity of the
modesty of the Muslim scarf or the piety of the nun's headdress, the
veil hints at sensuality and the unknown. (Source: Wikipedia)
How to Wear a Birdcage
attitude! Obviously, in the modern day, veils are worn
primarily as an
accessory, for expressing a sense of drama and fashion to spice up an
outfit. You can wear a veil any day, if your personality and
style permits it, but commonly, veils are worn for formal events when
extraordinary adornment is desirable such as weddings, horse races and
society events, and so on. If you have occasion to wear a
veil, then by
all means, take advantage of the opportunity and have fun with it.
It's amazing how just a
tiny piece of Russian netting or
French veiling can
completely transform your appearance and boost your confidence at the
same time. Vintage birdcage veils are definitely fun to wear.
You may select a style
with one comb and attach it at the top center of your head, or off to
one side. Or you may get one that has one comb on either side
of your head, or even request a detachable veil style attached to a
bridal headband or hair clip. We also design beautiful
elegant bridal hats with veils.
Is a Cage Veil the Right
Birdcage veils are a
little less formal, than say, a
length or cathedral veil for weddings. They are a fabulous
option for the
modern woman who is willing to express her individuality and
There is something so dramatic and alluring about a tiny swatch of
draped over the eye!
Commonly called a cage
blusher, it adds a little
something to complete your
ensemble and draw attention to your eyes and face, without being too
the top". They can be worn with all styles of gown, from
length, and informal gowns, to full length bridal gowns. And
choose a colored veil, even for your wedding. It really is so
that it is up to you!
And, if you're looking
for discount birdcage veils, or
cheap wedding veils,
this might be a great option over a fancy designer one for sale at the
salon, particularly if you are a bit crafty and willing to make it
yourself. We offer vintage birdcage veils at some of the best
prices you will find for handcrafted, high quality designer products.
The net veil is commonly
attached to a hat, thus known
as a visor veil.
Hat veils can be the perfect touch for an informal wedding, as
surely you have seen these worn with hair flowers and feathers for a
modern, yet totally classy look that never goes out of style.
Plus, for an informal
wedding or a less formal wedding
gown, the bird cage
veil is a perfect match that won't overwhelm a simple gown or elegant
understated style. This is also a perfect choice for
Best of all, this is the
perfect style whether you have
short hair or long
hair, and whether you are young or old, tall or short.
Old is New Again - Vintage Birdcage Veils
The bottom line is that birdcage pouf veils are fabulous, flirty, and
Enjoy this return of a vintage classic, and enjoy feeling thoroughly
stylish. Enjoy browsing the pages of this website where you
can learn how
to make your own birdcage veil, or purchase a couture one-of-a-kind
and veil from our shop.
Contact us at
EllenMariePDX[at]gmail.com for custom design requests. We
are happy to make vintage birdcage veils to your
Marie Design features custom designer vintage birdcage veils, bridal
accessories, and jewelry. The online shop is located at www.EllenMarieDesign.com.
Just for a bit of trivia,
some common misspellings of vintage birdcage veils include: wedding
vail, wedding vale, and birdcage vale.
Additional searches for
blusher veil, French netting veil, Russian veil, madonna veil, face
veil, and mantilla veil are common.
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Photography. Modeled by Nicole.
Birdcage Veils - Styles
Vintage Birdcage Veil
for a full head version of a vintage birdcage veil with a fascinator
flower? Our lovely
birdcage veil is just perfect.
here to browse our shop.
We can customize the accent to use pearls, crystals, beads, or whatever
like. The feathers come in white, ivory, black, champagne, or
for custom colors. The net veil is also available in colors.
of the Silver Surfer - Vintage Birdcage Veil
with Cathedral Veil Style
have increased the popularity of these veils. This vintage
birdcage veil style combines a birdcage veil in the front, and a long
plain edge cathedral veil in back. This gives you the best of
for classic and vintage style for your wedding. You probably
veil from the Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, where
as Sue Storm stunned audiences with this beautiful and dramatic
combination wedding veil
style. This is a beautiful set! You can remove the
back veil and
wear the birdcage veil as a pouf during your reception.
Contact us for
can do your cage veil in any length or color that you need, and with
any veil trim or
edge (plain, lace, beaded, crystals).
and handcrafted designer bridal jewelry by Ellen
movies with this glamorous style include Reese
Witherspoon's birdcage veil in Sweet Home Alabama. Katherine
Grey's Anatomy) wore a beautiful birdcage veil.
lovely elegant style of birdcage that attaches with two
This is our most popular veil design. This net veil
is available in white, ivory,
black, or custom colors.
here to visit our veil shop and buy the Bettie birdcage veil.
a black birdcage veil in the bandeau style birdcage
veil with two combs: one on either side.
love to customize bridal headband veils to match your wedding gown and
Garbo Headband Veil features a sparkling rhinestone
silky ostrich feathers and a detachable birdcage veil. Purchase
this bridal headband veil, or
contact us for a custom design request.
Looking for more birdcage
veils for sale or feather fascinators?
We specialize in quality custom bridal design at affordable
prices. Visit EllenMarieDesign.com.
us at EllenMariePDX[at]gmail.com for custom design
birdcage wedding veils and bridal fascinators are our
Let us make your cage veil truly unique.
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you are looking for a bird cage veil, vintage French veil, Russian
birdcage veil, or large birdcage veil, we can help design the perfect
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Also, if you are looking for
birdcage veil, contact us and we
can complete your custom design for you at
very reasonable prices. That way you can still say you
designed your own
veil and headpiece--but without the hassle of trying to find all the
and make it yourself!
Our vintage birdcage veils,
veils, and other bridal veils are made with both genuine vintage
veiling as well
as more modern materials: pearls, crystals, velvet, silk, lace, satin,
whatever else we can find to complete the design. If you have
special in mind let us know.
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