Post # 1
Hello ladies, I need help! I had my heart set on a birdcage fasinator style headpiece. When I went to my second dress fitting my seamstress said a big N-O.
My dress is a fit and flare. She said that the birdcage would make me look wider and would not compliment my dress shape (funny I thought the fit and flare/ slim A line would be a work nicely with a birdcage- thinking vintage glamour).
She recommended a medium veil (at least a fingertip she says). I am at a loss. I didnt buy a headpiece yet but I was not even looking at this style.
What do you think? longer veil for bigger girls?
Post # 3
Wear what you want. That’s absurd.
Post # 4
Wtf kind of nonsense is that? Wear whatever you want!
Post # 5
I personally prefer medium length to birdcage with a fit n flare but frankly, who the heck cares. If you want a birdcage veil then damnit, you should have a birdcage veil 🙂
Post # 6
@missE2mrsG: LOL what?! That’s hilarious. I’d look at the prices on the veils in her shop. I’d guess that’s more the motivation for her “helpful suggestions”
Post # 7
Good lord. Some of these people who work in bridal salons are really ridiculous.
A birdcage veil is not going to make you look wider, I promise you. For crying out loud, it’s a headpiece, how would that make you look wider. That is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard.
Post # 8
My seamstress made my veil, its simple. What I wanted was a two tier elbow length veil. But oh wells…i also like to wear it high on my head and she moves it down.
I think we just have different visions of how it’s supposed to be. I’m happy with the veil but I will be wearing it high…bam!
I’d choose whatever veil style you want and chalk it up to having different style tastes.
Post # 9
Im wearing a birdcage, and I’m a size 24……if it makes me look “wider” then oh well, I like it….that’s stupid that she even had an opinion, it’s your life, your day and YOUR veil. Screw her. Lol
Post # 10
@missE2mrsG: You must also consider your hair style as that will impact on the veil you choose. Or thinking the other way, your veil will impact on the hair style. Where are you going to place the comb.
In the end this is the one special occasion that you can wear a veil, so pick what you want, then show the hairdresser and get her/him to show you how you can wear the veil.
Love veils, the longer the better.
Post # 11
OP, that women is insane and rude. Wear what you want. I love birdcage veils 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
ugh, ya dont listen to the lady. she’s off her rocker obviously. i think if its your personality you can get away with anything. go with what you want and think looks right. dont change your mind because one random lady wanted to sell you something different 🙂 oh and PS id love to see your dress 🙂
Post # 13
@missE2mrsG: Dumb and NO. Just remind your rude cow of a seamstress of Nanny Fine’s wise words: “the bigger the hair, the smaller the hips.” I think this can apply to veils, as well. 😛
Post # 14
@MlleFabuleux: So, small veil, big hips?
Post # 15
@notestasiskis: Haha no, I was thinking more along the lines of “the shorter the veil, the smaller the hips.” But that still wasn’t a very well-thought out connection. It was meant more as a cheeky comment in response to how ridiculous OP’s seamstress sounds.
Post # 16
How does a veil make you look wider? That’s ridiculous. Choosing a less flattering dress shape might do that–but NOT a veil. Wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and special on your day!
I LOVE birdcage veils. That’s what I’ll be wearing–no matter what anyone else says about it.