Post # 1
You guys are the best!
Since you were so helpful with my earring post, I need help with another area of indecisiveness.
Mantilla or no mantilla….
I have post a pic of my dress with this as well.
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Post # 4
I think mantilla veils are so feminine and beautiful.
Post # 5
I think it would only work if the lace matched well with the lace on your dress. Getting lace to match can be a tricky thing.
IMO I think your dress already has enough beautiful lace and I think it would work better with a simple veil.
Post # 6
im biased – i love mantilla
and i think its just fine to do different laces – i have an ALL lace dress and i am having a chapel length mantilla – the laces dont match but they are the same “weight” easy to do.
Post # 7
Look, different laces are fine IF they get along visually. It’s a myth that you can’t use a different lace for the veil. As a matter of fact, think about the beginning of the past century… every gown under then sun had at least a couple of different laces in it.
Personally, my gown has Alencon and I decided to get a mantilla made of Princess lace. This is because both are floral but Princess is more stylized and “clear” in the sense that it doesn’t come in patches the way Alencon (and Chantilly) do, so it won’t overcome the Alencon. Also, the mantilla I’m using is more of a scarf veil (it is indeed a scarf veil) and it worn like traditional Spanish mantilla, that is, on a tall comb, vertically.
It will look similar to Mary of Denmark’s…
view from the front:
view from the side:
View from the side (close up):
Close up on how it’s worn
Post # 8
Good point, gionnetto. The main thing is that the laces look good together. Claire Pettibone is a good example – most of her gowns have at least two kinds of lace on them. So you should take your dress along while trying on mantillas, to see what works best together.