Wednesday, August 17, 2011


So what is it about shorter veils brides love so much? Designers can't keep up with the demand which is just swell since we do love the act of creation. The shorter ‘fashionista' veil has not only gained in popularity, it's a bridal fashion fixture. My client put it succinctly: "I'm sure glad I chose a birdcage. Now, I won't have to worry about rearranging or when to take it off. I can really enjoy my day. " There's something chic, even edgy about a bride sporting one one of these small veils. As early as the 1990s, Vera Wang was matching up short fly aways with very formal silhouettes. Whether she wanted to show off the extraordinary back details of her gowns or usher in a new look, I don’t know; I do know the juxtaposition this duo created worked. Like my client, most brides say the number one thing about wearing a shorter veil is, they don’t have to do any adjusting in that switch from the ceremony to reception. Shorter veils are easy to maneuver around in and stay put whether you’re exchanging vows, cutting cake or dancing. Typically they are made out of either tulle, or netting—netting being wider and crisper, offering a more structured look. Since small veils are here to stay awhile, it will be interesting to see what designers come up with the next few seasons with all the new fabrics out there to play with. Above and below is my own take . . .

All veils by AmyJo Tatum Bride 

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