Thinly veiled desire

I’ve been dubious about wearing a veil at the English wedding, because I was worried about the fact that my vintage dress is already a trifle costumey, and I didn’t want to make it too fussy with the addition of too many accessories. Silk flowers in my hair, I thought, or maybe a feather hairband.

But these glorious pictures at Lillian and Leonard have me swayed. The bride is wearing what looks like a silk tulle chapel veil with a decidedly vintage dress, and she looks beautiful.

long veil 1

long veil 2

The full-length silhouette is just so sweet and old-fashioned and lovely. And it’s encouraging that the dress and veil seem to be different shades — the dress is more of an aged cream, the veil is white — but they still look great together. One of my concerns was that if I got a white or even an ivory veil (not that I’m physically capable of telling the difference, but I’m told there is one!), it would make the dress look dirty as it is vintage and it is not a pure white colour.

But sigh! Her outfit is lovely. Maybe I will try a chapel veil, though I will really need to try any veils on with the dress to see what it looks like. I ought to be careful, though; probably a big part of the reason why it looks good is because the bride is gorgeous.

(Pictures from Lillian and Leonard, link to source post above.)

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3 thoughts on “Thinly veiled desire

  1. I am all for the veils, yo!! I think a long white one like yr chapel veil would go super with ze dress. A short one would be too fussy. Long one sort of complements- more formal looking. Also, when will you ever get to wear a veil again?? Couldn’t even cosplay it. Even Elves dun wear dem you know. So sad.

    • Sure or not Elves don’t wear?? I seem to recall Arwen wearing a tudung kind of thing in one scene. I’ll see lah how. My mom made some mention of going to a tailor/seamstress in M’sia to get them to make a veil, which might be a good way of doing it. Can get the kain from Kamdar! 😄

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