The following is a continuation of previous posts on advice given to the 1930s Bride.
So much for the wedding gown itself. now for the veil. the tall girl will want to have her fitting cap-like so that it will not add to her height, while the tiny girl can have hers shaped in front to a peak that helps to build up her figure. The veil for the tall girl can be very full billowing out over her shoulders, because that breadth will hel to reduce her height. But the short girl and the plump girl will insist on their veils being pulled well together at the back of the neck and on their falling shortly from there rather than flowing voluminously over their shoulders. the thin girl’s veil should strike a happy medium between these two extreme. but even the bride of average proportions cause, although she has no figure worries, she has her features and the shape of her face to consider in order that the soft frame of her wedding veil may contribute to her loveliness.
The hear-shaped face,” that is, a somewhat triangular one with a pointed chin and abroad forehead, should have veil draped rather low on the brow to conceal the too broad forehead. It will slant diagonally from the temples to the ears, to cut off a bit of forehead breadth, and at the ears it will fit flatly in order not to add to facial breadth and so make the pointed chin lose character.
Such a headdress, however, would be unsuitable for the bride whose face is the perfect oval praised by poets and artists. There must be no line to mar that oval, and therefore, the veil should closely follow the facial contours, in plain, simple lines. A band of small seen pearls fastening under the chin, would give a most enchanting effect.
So pliable is the cobwebby fabric of the bride’s veil, that, under the persuasion of deft fingers, it can be coaxed at will to lend beauty and mystery. The too round face can be transformed into flowery loveliness if the veil be worn fairly curves on the cheeks, thus changing mere roundness into soft curves. The high regal band, which rises to a not too sharp point in the centre of the forehead, is another subtle device. Features that are small and fine must be accompanied by a veil of very simple flat lines, no frills and furbelows to put them into insignificance. a veil drawn tightly across the brow will give full prominence to the features. If the nose is large the veil should be given fullness in the draping at the back, thus in parting a more pleasing line to the profile.