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Photo by Marzena Wasilewska  from Ebony and Andrew

I thought it time to continue on with our “What’s In A Veil” series as I have been particularly inspired by the cap veil recently! And with the release of The Great Gatsby right around the corner, I can only think that this vintage style of veil will only become more popular.

Juliet Cap Veils are distinctive as the veil tightly covers most of the head, forming the “cap”. The style of veil dates back to the 16th Century where they take their name from the cap worn by Shakespeare’s Juliet. The veils became popular again in the 1920’s and the bohemian brides of the 1970’s added them to their look for a relaxed, eclectic feel.

The cap veil normally comes down to just above the eyebrows, sitting closely against the head and is held in place by a bandeau (usually made of lace). The veils are adorned with lace or beading on the edge and can drop from the ears, or the nape of the neck- where extra lace, flowers or other features might decorate the veil.

The Juliet Cap veil is very much a vintage look and suits form fitting, art deco style gowns. The length of the veil can be as long as you wish- cathedral length even, or just feature the cap sans veil as a hairpiece.

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1. Photo by  Dottie Photography via Love My Dress 2. Photo by Jordan Weiland via Glamour & Grace 3 Photo by  Marzena Wasilewska  from Ebony and Andrew 4. Photo by KT Merry Photography  via Elizabeth Anne Designs 5. Photo by  Stewart Leishman Photography via Style Me Pretty 6. Photo by James Moes Photography via Style Me Pretty 7. Photo by Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty 8 Photos by Mario Testino via Vogue 9. Quixotic Cap from BHLDN 10. Photo by Stephanie Williams , veil by Erica Elizabeth designs 11. Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty 12. Veil by Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe, photo by Katy Lunsford Photography via Bridal Musings