Bridal Veils were once used only in Christian weddings as they go very well with the gowns. The purpose is to hide the face while entering the wedding venue. But now its a big trend with the Hindu, Sikh and other weddings too, where brides wear traditional clothes like Anarkalis, Sarees or lehngas. It has to be light and in a transparent material like net so that it could easily stay on head without disturbing the hairstyle. Therefore nowadays brides go in for a double dupatta style, one heavy embroidered one for the shoulder and the second one, light in weight to cover the head. Here are few styles.
Bridal Veils attached with Velcro– This particular type is a piece of net extension, given at the front to cover the face of the bride. It is generally fastened with a a Velcro, as is detachable. Its a small piece made in tulle or net, and is see through and is a perfect version of the full length veil.
Bridal Veil with Saree– This goes well with sarees too. Not just the lehngas and long kurtas, but it can be perfectly worn with sarees also. Get one for yourself on net in a a matching or a contrast color. Add a thin border in gold all over for finishing. You can also get it embroidered all over with gold sprinkles of sequence or all over small bootas in handwork. Nowadays embroidered net is available in the market, you can get it dyed too for your veil.
Double veil– Its basically a plain dupatta on net with just a border all over. Its worn over the dupatta which comes with the lehnga. Its lightweight and therefore can be easily taken over your head to cover the face, which is not possible with the lehnga dupatta, as they are generally heavy since they are matched with the embroidery of the lehnga. The bride generally wears it during entry and jaimala takes it off afterwards.
Contrast Veil– Its a big trend nowadays to get the bridal lehnga done in pastel shades and in single color. Many Bollywood celebrity wedding has witness this trend. In this case one can easily take a veil in contrast color like in the picture, preferably in some bright shade.
Half embroidered in one length– If you do not want a full plain veil, then it can also be embroidered upto few inches, in one full length at the side which will cover your face, the other side can remain without embroidery.
Plain Veil– Veil in one of its simplest forms, its left plain without any embroidery or border, just a plain dyed net in the same color as the lehnga.
Small Botties and thin border– One of the all time classic pattern with small flower shape botties all over and a very thin border highlighting the corners. A bride can never go wrong with this pattern.
Organza Veil– A veil in Organza fabric looks nice too if you want a little stiff look for the veil. Borders all over with a beading finishing looks simple and classic.
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