To Veil or Not to Veil
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To Veil or Not to Veil

I get asked all the time whether a bride should use a veil or not.

It really depends on the style of the gown and the bride.Veils traditionally “hide” the bride from her groom until the “ta da” moment in the ceremony, when the blusher is flipped back and the new wife is revealed.

Very few brides use blushers anymore, the layer that covers the face. But a veil can make you feel more like a bride. And there are so many beautiful styles to choose from. The right one can really finish off the look.

For a more contemporary look, no veil is popular or the “birds nest” works for some styles. If you decide not to use a veil, make sure your hair and makeup is flawless because your face and hair become the focus. A gorgeous up-do works well, especially for a formal gown. For a more casual look, the long curls work well.

Ask your wedding professional whether a veil will work for you or not but ultimately, it’s up to you…there is no wrong answer!

Barbara Stone Designs has been a full service Alterations and Custom Clothing business since 1981. Barbara started her training at UC Santa Barbara, where she majored in Art. Wanting to work with her hands, she then earned her Dressmaking and Alterations Certificate at Shasta College in Redding, CA. After that she honed her craft by taking workshops and classes all over the United States, studying with teachers from all over the world. Some of the classes included advanced tailoring, pattern making, image consulting, design and color, moulage, proper fit, and many classes on specific construction techniques such as lace applique, working with sheers and satins, interfacings, and dye techniques. Barbara continues to advance her skills. Her most recent workshop was on teaching an on-line class which she hopes to offer very soon.

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