Post # 1
So I bought a stunning veil off poshmark, cathedral length for $66, which was definitely a steal! I love it, but I’m wondering if it takes away from my dress/accessories. Overall I want a more Old Hollywood look, not due to a theme or anything, it’s just my preference. Im not sure if this veil compliments that feel and goes along with my accessories. Below are pictures without the veil, with the veil, and how I picture my hair to be.
I should also note that one of my biggest insecurities is my arms, so I intentionally chose this veil because it does cover my arms quite a bit.
Please vote and help a sister out! Lol and if you have any other ideas, I am open to it all!
*I havent had any alterations done yet
Post # 2
I think the veil is goergous but it doesnt fit your hollywood theme
Post # 3
Try a finger length veil, plain white with a pencil edge.
Post # 4
I think the veil is stunning but doesn’t seem to fit the aesthetic you are going for. Beautiful dress and hair inspo by the way.
Post # 5
natasha0b : I agree. I’m having such a hard time because I love it separately and I love the way it looks in the back, but it definitely gives a different look
bibliophilacticbee : The one they put on me when I first tried on the dress was very similar to that- finger length with little crystals on the edge. I wasn’t a huge fan, but I plan on definitely trying on different veils in person. The pencil edge is a good idea!
MsBeer : Yeah, I definitely agree. Blah, i’m so torn. Thank you! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
Honestly, if you love this veil, go with this veil. Presumably you won’t be wearing the veil the whole night, and I don’t think it takes away from the overall effect of your hair/accessories.
Tbh I think a true old hollywood style veil would either detract from your hair (lots of voluminous tulle, little caps, blushers etc.), or just not quite look right overall (a birdcage would be very underwhelming with that lovely dress).
Post # 7
I really like the veil, and I also don’t see how it wouldn’t fit an Old Hollywood look or the rest of the accessories.
My questions are regarding the arm coverage. Have you tried walking while wearing it? It probably won’t lay on your arms when you walk. Also, do you plan on wearing it all night? If yes, you’ll have to worry about people stepping on it. If you don’t plan on wearing it all night, did you plan on having something else to cover your arms? I don’t think a veil is the best item for arm coverage.
Post # 8
chelbell23 : Thank you! It’s so helpful to have outside opinions. I’ve been staring at these photos so long, i’m just getting nowhere with a decision.
Lavender28 : No, I haven’t tried walking while wearing it- that’s a very good point. I’m a little stuck though because I don’t like the look of most boleros/wraps/toppers. I’m not a fan of lace ones, which many are. I would love to have one that is illusion and full of beading, but those are waaaay out of my price range. I’ve thought about purchasing a fur, but feel this would look odd walking down the aisle with it on.
I plan on wearing it for the ceremony only, since you’re right, it’s very unrealistic (and would annoy me to no end) to think I could wear it for the reception. Honestly, i’ve been to many weddings and no matter what time of year the wedding is, I always end up sweating my butt off during the reception due to dancing and just having so many bodies in a small area. Therefore, I guess i’ve somewhat made peace with the thought of having my arms bare for the reception.
Post # 9
I get the whole wanting a lace veil and then it not working with your dress I’m in the same predicament. I feel like beaded sparkley one in lace pattern would go better then the lace one. If you want that old Hollywood vibe you may want something on the shorter side.
Post # 10
I like it, I don’t think it’s overhwelming, and I think it can fit in with an Old Hollywood theme if you’re confident. More Rita Hayworth in a movie than any of her real life veils, but hey. Speaking of confidence, obviously everyone has their insecurities, no guilt about working around them, you deserve comfort your wedding day, but your arms are lovely.
Any interest in a cape/capelet? I probably wouldn’t mix it with a veil, except perhaps just the right little fascinator (and OH! would that hairstyle and dress look pretty with a fascinator), if you’re committed to veils. Obviously capes are very trendy right now and thus might make people think modern rather than retro, but they were huge on the red carpet for years. The fabric of that veil would make a stunning cape.
Post # 11
Personally, I love the veil and think it compliments your dress. If you like it, wear it. Like you said, it will only be for the ceremony. You will still get the look you want for the reception and you will get plenty of pictures in and out of the veil. So you kind of get the best of both worlds!
I am wearing a really pretty hairpiece that my veil is going over. At first I was disappointed because you couldn’t really see it, but now I’m excited that I get 2 looks for the day!
Post # 12
I’m considering a Hollywood waves hairstyle as well, with side part and some sort of silver comb accessory.
My veil is fingertip length with a narrow lace trim. The plan is to wear it draped over my shoulders for the ceremony and take it off for the reception.
I think your veil is beautiful and you should wear it if you love it rather than trying to exactly match a style. Especially if you plan take it off after the ceremony and showcase the hairstyle at the reception.
Post # 13
Love your dress. And the veil in its own right , but I agree with a pp that it doesn’t really fit your aesthetic . I would go for one with a narrow horsehair edge. Or even tiny crystal edge.
Post # 14
A birdcage or fascinator would rock. I saw a lovely large crystal side piece today that was super glam. Also you don’t “need” a veil… to look bride y:)