9 wonderful wedding veil

Bridal trends are not exempt from the cyclicality of fashion—whether it was Meghan Markle’s cathedral length wedding veil in 2018 that whetted our appetites for the accessory’s imminent return, or the fact that many current trends are derived from yesteryear, like Edwardian silhouettes. And this fashion month, veils proved they’re ready for a comeback, in traditional iterations and modern interpretations just the same.
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A range of veils were spotted on the runways this season. Old world veils showed at Commes De Garçons and at Simone Rocha in heavy, near-opaque, lace iterations. Rodarte also flitted back in time with 1940s dress silhouettes and netted veils to boot. Brock Collection featured delicate, near-gossamer veils that covered the entirety of each model’s face, and tied off at the neck. Veiled crystal and metal headpieces paired with non-bridal looks were seen at Giambattista Valli and Paco Rabanne respectively, attesting to the fact that veils aren’t just for getting married anymore. The amalgam of veils in a range of materials, spanning from times of yore all the way into the future, clearly sent the message that veils, in all their forms, are ready for the here and now, wedding or not.
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That being said, if you are getting married, it’s bridal accessories like veils that transform a white dress into the white dress. Allison Miller, creative director of Monvieve (maker of exquisite bridal veils), told Vogue in 2017 that when it comes to wearing veils, “this is your fashion moment; don't worry about the veil wearing you.” If you’ve been considering a veil for your upcoming nuptials, or to wear with no wedding in sight, the runways prove now is as good a time as ever—no matter your wedding style, there’s an à la mode veil to match. It’s time to seriously consider the veil with the 9 choices below.