Bandeau Birdcage Veil - Elegant Style

The bandeau birdcage veil is a comfortable and versatile veil choice, especially if you also want to wear a hair flower or fascinator clip with your veil. 

An bandeau birdcage veil attaches with two combs: one comb on either side of your head.  They are worn horizontally and the edge of the veiling falls at or below the nose.  A shorter bandeau style of veil can also be made, just long enough to cover the forehead or just below your eyes.  And, some people choose to wear the bandeau birdcage veil over the top of the hair as a headband.  The bandeau veil is gathered and fitted to the shape of your face.  The edge line is adjustable depending on where you place the comb, but it usually falls below the eyes, or may be worn a little higher up, such as on this model:

Bandeau Birdcage Veil

Bandeau Birdcage Veil with Fabric Hair Flower

Bandeau Birdcage Veil

Classic Bandeau Birdcage Veil with Crystal Clips

Bandeau veils are usually attached with combs, but a variety of hair clips and combs can be used, including crystal combs, pearl combs, butterfly combs, feather combs, and other accents.  Just contact us with your request at EllenMariePDX [at]

When to Choose a Bandeau Birdcage Veil?

This is the perfect choice if you want to wear another hair accessory.  If you plan to wear a large feather fascinator, hair flower clip, or bridal mini hat, the bandeau veil is easy to wear with these because it doesn't have a bunch of gathering or big "poufs" of material to get in the way.  

Bandeau Bird Cage Veil

Black Birdcage Veil - Black Bandeau Birdcage Veil

A bandeau veil is a classic and sophisticated choice for birdcage veils.  After the wedding, you can place the combs next to each other and pin the veiling into a pouf, or even arrange it around your bun in back.  Or, simply remove the veil and wear your hair flower or fascinator to your reception.

Tulle Bandeau Veil

Bandeau Birdcage Veil - Tulle Birdcage Bandeau Veil

Select the Right Bandeau Birdcage Veil for You

You can have your birdcage veil made in just about any shape and size you like, and they can be made from different netting materials, including tulle.  Most bandeau birdcage veils feature a classic diamond-shaped netting (Russian or French net), usually employing accents such as chenille dots or crystal accents.  Veiling is available in all colors though common colors are classic white, ivory, and black. Custom cage veil makers will normally offer color choices and will customize to meet your specific needs.  The angle veil can be just a triangle made from a swatch of veiling, or it can be a small birdcage veil gathered into a cap shape to go around your head, or even a larger angle veil can be made to cover your head but still be worn offset on one side.

Birdcage Veil - Bettie Bandeau Veil from


How to Wear a Bandeau Birdcage Veil

Decide how long you want your veil to be from side to side, considering how far back on the sides or back of the head you will want to place your combs.  For example, if you want your combs placed far back on the head towards the back, the veiling material will need to be longer to stretch around your face.  Let your veil designer know how you want to wear your hair or where you intend to place your combs, or simply measure from comb to comb around the front of the face and send her your measurements.  Most bandeau birdcage veils range in width (side to side) from about 16 to 18 inches, but they can be customized.  They are traditionally 9 inches (top to bottom), but your veil maker can make the edge fall where you want it.

Once you get your veil, slide the combs into your hair on either side of your face.  Additional bobby pins can be used to gather and shape the veil on the sides or on top to hold it closer down and shape it around your head.


Bandeau Birdcage Veil Hairstyles

When choosing a bandeau birdcage veil, consider how you want to wear your hair.  Birdcage veil hairstyles do offer some flexibility, but you will be placing the combs or clips on each side of the head, so keep this in mind. Look at wedding blogs for some ideas on birdcage veil hairstyles.  Also do a search for "vintage wedding" on google and you are sure to come up with some inspiration from brides wearing these fun veils.

A low bun, Gibson roll, or even wearing your hair loose can be flattering hair styles worn with birdcage veils.  If you plan to do your hair in an up-do, just make sure it doesn't interfere with placement of your veil.  If the bun, braid, or other design is too high and tight, it might not work with your cage veil.  

Birdcage veils are elegant and stylish.  Enjoy this return of a vintage classic, and enjoy feeling thoroughly modern and stylish.  


Let us custom design your bandeau bird cage veil, just contact us and we will help you select the right size, color, and style of veil, with or without hair flowers and fascinators or feathers.  We can add special embellishments to match your unique sense of wedding style.

CLICK TO SHOP - ELLEN MARIE - Vintage inspired veils and accessories.

Visit our online bandeau birdcage veil shop when you are ready to select your perfect veil.

Custom veils, hair flowers, and bridal headpieces are our specialty.  Contact us at EllenMariePDX [at] with your gown photos and inspiration ideas!

Bettie Birdcage Veil

A lovely elegant style of birdcage that attaches with two combs.  This is our most popular veil design.  This net veil is available in white, ivory, black, or custom colors.

Click here to visit our veil shop and buy the Bettie birdcage veil.

Black Birdcage Veil - Bettie Birdcage Veil - Bandeau Veil

Above, a black birdcage veil in the bandeau style birdcage veil with two combs: one on either side.

Ellen Marie handcrafts any style of birdcage veil you can possibly want, including the bandeau birdcage veil in any size or shape, and even custom colors.

Visit the Ellen Marie Shop, and feel free to contact Ellen Marie directly with your ideas and she will help you bring your wedding vision to life.  

Matching hair flower clips and feather fascinators

Vintage inspired, modern couture at affordable prices.


Rise of the Silver Surfer  - Vintage Birdcage Veil with Cathedral Veil Style

Veil Style from Rise of the Silver Surfer

Movies have increased the popularity of these veils.  This vintage birdcage veil style combines a bandeau birdcage veil in the front, and a long plain edge cathedral veil in back.  This gives you the best of both worlds for classic and vintage style for your wedding.  You probably recall this veil from the Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, where Jessica Alba 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 customizations:  we can do your cage veil in any length or color that you need, and with any veil trim or edge (plain, lace, beaded, crystals).

Rise of the Silver Surfer Veil Style - After the Movie Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer

Above, veils and handcrafted designer bridal jewelry by Ellen Marie Design.




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