Post # 1
I’ve been sort of fixated on wearing a fingertip length mantilla lace veil, like one of these:
I haven’t bought one yet, but like them so much I think I want to base what type of dress I buy around the veil. I want to wear the veil close to the top of my head, like the pictures. So, I have two questions:
1. What type of dress goes best with a fingertip mantilla lace veil? Does the dress have to be lace or can it be a plain chiffon-like material?
I know the best bet is to try on dresses with the veil, but not all of the stores I’ve been to carry mantillas. A lot just have lace-edged veils that can;t be worn at the top of the head.
2. Can I wear my hair in an updo with a veil like this? All of the pics seem to show girls with their hair down. My hair is baby fine and always looks 100% better in an updo.
I’d appreciate any suggestions, thanks!
Post # 3
You can do whatever you like!
Personally, I like lace veils with lace gowns (that’s what I’m doing, and I love it!), but I also think they look beautiful with plain satin or taffeta gowns.
For a fingertip-length veil, I think a mermaid/trumpet gown is nicest, or at least a dropped waist, IMHO. I think a very full skirt going out from the waist might fight. A narrow one would be fine.
I’ve usually seen mantilla veils with hair up in some kind of bun, so I’m having the opposite dilemma – can i wear my hair down with it?!
I think this bride looks particularly beautiful with her fingertip mantilla and lace dress
Some shops will have them, so keep asking – about 1 in 3 shops I went to carried them, and it really makes a difference to see it on.
Post # 4
Thanks! Ugh, for some reason I can’t see the pictures at work, but I’ll check them when I get home.
I think you can definitely wear it with your hair down. I think I’ve seen a few pics on here. I also went to a wedding where the bride wore her hair half-up and half-down with a mantilla and she looked great!
Post # 5
My veil is from Marisol and I HIGHLY recommend her! I have a lace gown, but anything without too much beading would work as well (you want the veil to compliment your dress, not compete with it). You can have your hair either up or down (I’m having it half-up half-down).