To Hold the Bridal Veil

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Title

To Hold the Bridal Veil

Subject

Bandeau, bridal fashion, coronet, fashion, hair, hairstyle, head-dress, medieval fashion, medieval head-dress, medieval style, medieval dress, medieval queen, queen, pearl, Riche of Hay-Hill, tiara, vogue, medieval vogue

Description

In these pages, the latest fashion advice from London regarding bridal headgear is relayed. The article begins by informing readers that wealthy English brides were wearing diamond tiaras on their wedding days. However, it surmises, it was unlikely that local brides would have diamond tiaras at their disposal, and so goes on to describe and provide sketches of some alternative head-dresses that were being used by “Riche of Hay-Hill”, a hair expert in London. The first of these suggestions is a floral head-dress that “might be made in the shape of a tiny coronet or crown poised on her head like that of a medieval queen”. Other suggestions include various arrangements of pearls and glass beads strung onto wire and worn as coronets or bandeaus.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Western Mail

Date

1 March 1951, pp. 36-37.

Rights

The Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Citation

“To Hold the Bridal Veil,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/137.