(Closed) Bolero AND veil?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had this exact same problem! I’m a massive fan of the bolero and wanted one to go with my dress but I really wanted a veil too! I ended up ditching the bolero idea cos my dress has a bit of a high neckline and I thought it’d be too busy. So I’m sticking with the veil – I know when my bestie got married, once she had the veil on to me it was real and I got all emotional cos she was a bride and it was lovely! LOL. But I was a bit concerned about a veil AND a bolero being a bit too much. It probably depends on the bolero though. If it’s plain and has short sleeves you might be able to get away with it. It’s probably one of those things you have to try on to be able to decide.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

wh would that be too much? A bolero is not very different from adress with sleeves. Look back at some wedding photos from the 70s and 80s, sleeves were very popular and so were veils. I don’t htink it will be too much at all and if you like them together then go for it. Alternatively, you could remove the veil after the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m doing both also. It’s your wedding day, you can be over the top if you want to.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m wearing an etsy bolero- if you’re thinking of the same one I got, by Rohm, it’s gorgeous and absolutely worth it, although mine was too big (but I lost weight)

ANYWAY. I am wearing it with my hair up and a birdcage veil!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Some examples:

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Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I dont have any pictures yet, but I am planning on wearing a bolero and veil

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m doing this too. Short-sleeve, satin bolero and mantilla veil. I haven’t tried everything together, but I think it will work and not look too busy.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was just at a wedding yesterday where the bride wore both a veil and a bolero (because it was 50 degrees and raining outside).  It didn’t look too busy at all.  The bolero was a very simple style, and the veil was fingertip length and only hung down the back, so they didn’t compete with each other at all.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think definitely if you wear a birdcage veil!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wore a lace bolero and a birdcage veil. I skipped the necklace and it worked out well!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

im wearing both! i went to my last fitting the other day and i tried everything on and it looked just amazing! really sophisticated, vintage and classy.. i have a lace beaded gown and 3/4 sleeved lace bolero e fingetip very basic veil….im planning to take off the veil right after the ceremony…

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

A bird cage veil would look great with that bolero.  IMO boleros look best when paired with a complimentary veil.  A nice flat lace bolero could be paired with the most basic veil,  but the more 3D boleros require a veil with more volume, otherwise the veil could look flat.

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