There are a variety of birdcage veil styles to choose from and it doesn't end there; you also have options when it comes to how you're going to wear it. Decisions, decisions! In this post I'd like discuss the two main ways to wear a bandeau birdcage veil. These veils are (fittingly) bands of birdcage veiling with combs, clips, or bobby pins on both sides. The two points of attachments (my bandeau birdcage veils come with 3-prong combs on both sides) offer lots of flexibility for placement.
There are two basic ways to wear your bandeau birdcage veil: Straight or Angled. Please note that however you choose to wear your bandeau birdcage veil, it is important to have bobby pins on hand to (1) secure your combs in place and/or (2) customize your fit (e.g. use bobby pins to raise or lower the height of the veil so that it's farther or closer to your face).
The mannequin is modeling Fascinate Me's 13" bandeau birdcage veil, available for $18 + shipping.
- In the pictures above, the mannequin is wearing the veil straight. Although I placed it so that it covers her nose, your basic 9" tall bandeau veil can also cover your entire face, just your eyes, or even just your forehead. It's all up to you! You may choose to also accent your birdcage veil with either a round or fan shape feather or fabric fascinator. The symmetry of this style gives you lots of flexibility in choosing a fascinator shape (Read HERE for a discussion of fascinator options). I would suggest placement of a fascinator (in this case) on your less flattering side because, let's face it, the other side is your "good side" for a reason, right? ;)
- In the pictures above, the mannequin is wearing the veil at an angle. As previously discussed, you also have the option here to cover down to your nose, just your eyes, or just your forehead--either way this style looks fabulous! If you have side-swept bangs you may find it easier to wear your bandeau birdcage veil angled in the same direction of your hair, so that one comb is at or near the point where you part your hair (as shown). If you choose to wear a fascinator with your angled veil, I would suggest placing the fascinator on the higher side, either on or very near to the higher comb. The fascinator shape that I prefer in this case is a large/oversized and/or round fascinator because the asymmetry of this style coordinates well with a statement pieces.
I hope this little bit of information helps! Happy planning and early congrats!