Post # 1
I love the look of a mantilla veil. However, my dress is all over alencon lace. Would wearing a mantilla veil be too much lace? I had the idea of using the left over lace from when I have my dress altered (I’m sure there will be a good amount since I am only 5’1) and adding it to a veil so the lace matches. I’m still not sure how it will look or if it will just be lace overkill. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
First of all, post a dress pic!
I am wearing all-over lace and I’ve been asking myself this same question. I love the look of mantilla veils but I am afraid it is overkill too. I think what I might do is go for something that doesn’t have any lace around the face – maybe have the lace trim start around the shoulder area. Also, I think I might go for a lace trim that isn’t as wide and pronounced as the lace on mantilla veils. I love the idea of having a lace trim on a veil with my lace dress but I don’t want it to be too much and I think a mantilla veil, for me at least, is too much.
Post # 4
I’m in the minority I guess. I think you can absolutely wear a lace mantilla with a lace dress.
Have you tried on your dress with a mantilla? The key is to match the laces. Or you can do a cathedral veil with lace just around the bottom edge…..
Post # 5
I’m planning on doing the same, with the hem-lace scraps. I think it would be fine, but if you think it would be overwhelming, you can always just put the lace on he bottom of the veil, so id doesn’t frame your face…..
Post # 6
Usually, there are two schools of thoughts: the ones who claim that a “rich” gown calls for a simple veil and the ones who claim that a “rich” gown needs something as rich.
I’m somewhat in between. What is really important is where the “breaking points” (waist, neckline, sleeves) are with respect to the gown. For example, a dropped waist gown calls for either a knee length (waltz) or a waist length veil, the fingertip needs to be avoided. Similarly, you can wear a shoulder length veil with a strapless gown but with a bateau neckline it looks very weird.
I also like to reprise some minor details from the gown on the veil. For example, it the hem is slightly scalloped get a scalloped edge. If the gown has some vertical lines (or flowers) get vertical lines (or flowers) on the veil. If the gown has some rouches, get a “puffy” veil.