Birdcage Veils

The joyful post-war years of the 1940s saw thousands of young men returning home from the war. After spending years away, men were thrilled to be reunited with their girlfriends. Marriage rates soared. And small, stylish bridal accessories known as “birdcage veils” became popular. Birdcage Veils made from French or Russian netting have been making a comeback to the bridal world in the last few years. These timeless veils are reinterpreted in glamorous ways for the modern bride and work well with vintage-inspired weddings.

Our stylist Heather briefly discusses birdcage veils here:

Birdcage veils are a perfect choice for any fashion-forward bride looking to add some throwback charm into her wedding day. Especially flattering on short hair, and easily matched with other hair accessories such as jeweled combs or feather clips, these veils compliment many wedding styles, from Retro, Hipster, Old Hollywood, Vintage, Steampunk, Rockabilly, 1950s, English Royalty, or Celebrity.

Worn to the front, side or on the crown, the birdcage veil beautifully emphasizes a bride’s eyes. Super versatile, these veils look equally ravishing with a chic up-do, a messy bun or a pixie cut. And they are easy to wear without the weight of a traditional longer tulle veil.

A testament to their glamorous history, many celebrities such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore and KATE have rocked the birdcage.

If you plan on wearing a birdcage veil for your wedding day, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown. We have a huge selection of vintage-inspired selections by Mariell and Ansonia in our huge accessories department. Located downstairs, near Sears, in Knoxville Center Mall, The Gilded Gown is open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays from noon to 6. Come see why we are proud to be East Tennessee’s largest independent bridal retailer.

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