How to Wear a Cage Veil

One common styling question I get from brides is about how to style a cage veil. A cage veil is not a standard size or shape, so you should find out which design is best for achieving your look. A well-informed decision when purchasing a cage veil will make your look effortless.

Well Formed A well formed cage veil should fit the shape of your face without having to pull or manipulate the fabric much at all. The way the veil is stitched will change the shape dramatically so it is important that it is created by a trained milliner or seamstress. The last thing a bride would want on her wedding day is having to tug at her cage veil, or worry about unflattering photos with a poorly shaped veil.

Perfect Placement Place the veil behind the crown of the head and off to the side. The veil looks the best when it falls above the lip and diagonally across the face. I get requests at times for the cage veil to be chin length. We can certainly accommodate this request and we do create this style in our collection, but we often suggest to the bride that in the moment of “you can kiss the bride” that a nose length cage veil will make it all about the kiss and not about what to do with the cage veil.

Finishing Touches Another tip we give the bride is to look for the finished edge of a cage veil. The finished edge should not be cut, unless you are looking for a more deconstructed look. It should extend around the perimeter of the veil. This is a tip that will also help the shape of the veil to fit the bride’s face correctly. Often when the finished edge is cut it can cause the netting to stick out away from the face. And most of all, the finished edge looks best in pictures.

Pouf! Cage veils also vary in the amount of “pouf,” so this should be considered when selecting a veil as well. Many times when a bride tries on a cage veil in the store the netting can seem very light and limp from being handled and worn over time. When the bride’s order arrives it is often very bright and the fabric is stiff. A cage veil can be made to feel more light weight and with less volume by placing it between two towels and steaming the nettings for a few minutes. Make sure that you do not touch the iron directly to the netting or it can leave a mark or burn through the netting if it is not cotton or silk.

Bonus Options We offer a detachable cage veil netting option so that after your wedding you can remove the netting and leave the decorate flower or comb in your hair for the reception.

Image Credits: "Bella" cage veil by LIV HART @enchantedatelierbylivhart ; Photo LAURA GORDON @lauragordon ; MUA CARL RAY @carlraymakeupartist ; Hair DALEESA WEARY @daleesaweary; Location GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL @gramercyparkhotel ; Model KRISTINA BORDYUGOVA; Dress JLM COUTURE LAZARO @lazarobridal

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