Vintage Fashion: Birdcage Veil

Birdcage veils were highly popular back in the 1930’s and were worn for a number of occasions but their popularity fizzled. Celebrities like Katherine Heigel and Drew Barrymore brought them back with style. Birdcage veils can help pump up any wedding adding a vintage feel and bringing attention to the brides face and hair.


The best part of a birdcage veil is that it can be matched with any hairstyle or hair accessory.  This type of veil works well with short hair. Even a simple curl looks gorgeous underneath a birdcage veil.

But it also gives a great opportunity to highlight you up do. Since the veil stays at the front, there is an opening at the back to show off unique hairstyles.

Another great things about birdcage veils is that you can use fascinators to add some flair and color to your hairstyle. They can give a vintage look or bring some Gothic touches

Another great aspect of birdcage veils is that they are easy to construct. If you are looking to save some money on your outfit, a birdcage veil is made easily and looks beautiful!

If you don’t feel like you will be able to make one on your own, Etsy, is always a great place to purchase handmade items. There are some fabulous birdcage veils available online.

OH! And if you are looking for that extra punch of color, birdcage veils can be found in a wide range of colors.


Image One: LoveMyDressImage Two: One Love PhotographyImage Three: Tessa KimImage Four: Style Me PrettyImage Five: Raw Photo DesignImage Six: Etsy; Image Seven:  Stephanie Williams Photography; Image Eight: Etsy; Photo Nine: Gucio Photography; Photo Ten: The Knot; Photo Eleven: OH! Crafts; Photo Twelve: Etsy; Photo Thirteen: Twigs and Honey; Photo Fourteen: Glitter Weddings; Photo Fifteen: Brandi Thompson Photography; Photo Sixteen: Jade Rose Designs; Photo Seventeen: Laura’s Style

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  1. Posted by Cheryl B on March 31st, 2013 at 4:49pm

    Too gorgeous - all of them.
    So feminine. <3
  2. Posted by Kristine on April 4th, 2013 at 5:15pm

    When my big day comes, I will look at wearing a vintage veil. So classy and will work well with my planned garden wedding.
  3. Posted by Jackson on April 19th, 2013 at 12:03pm

    There was a mini resurgence of these in NYC in the late 90s. I was working for a couture milliner and bird cage veils in every color imaginable were suddenly fashionable for various occasions. We tricked them out with feathers and organza, hackle spray, and cogue to imply matrimony. They absolutely flew out of the shop. This gorgeous post inadvertently took me back down that memory lane. Thank you. They're surprisingly simple to make. Any hope of a future followup DIY birdcage veil post? I'd sure love to see that one.
  4. Posted by Brie on March 31st, 2014 at 7:10pm

    All those birdcage veils are stunning but I'm in love with the purple one! Great post!
  5. Posted by Brandi on April 7th, 2014 at 6:32pm

    Photo fifteen has an incorrect credit. That website stole the photo and claimed it was one of their veils. I'm the person in the photo and I DIY'd my veil. Thanks.
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