A mantilla is a Spanish-style wedding veil. Originally a lace or silk scarf worn to cover the head and shoulders on any occasion, the mantilla is now known in the fashion world as an exquisite type of wedding veil. In Spain, mantilla veils in various colors may still be worn for festivals, religious observances, funerals and other events. The shape of the veil is usually round or oval and it can be anywhere from shoulder-length to floor-length. Mantilla veils are typically worn with a Peineta comb that attaches the veil to the hair and adds height to the veil. When ordering your mantilla veil, don't forget to check out the specifications of the comb.
Orange Blossom Veils online store offers four basic styles of mantilla veils starting at $59. All veils are customized and can be ordered with or without an attached comb. For each of the four basic styles, you can choose the veil edging from over two dozen patterns. Edging decoration with pearls, sequins, rhinestones, and crystal borders are some of the options. Veils come in seven colors. For something a little fancier, you can go for the Amor Mantilla, composed of hand-made lace in Belgium, the cathedral-length Jillian mantilla or the Mirabel, a chapel-length veil sewn by hand in princess Belgian lace.
On WeddingVeil.com you'll find one of the largest collections of mantilla wedding veils on the internet. The 42 lace patterns each come in a variety of colors and lengths, from the 18" shoulder length to the 108" cathedral length. Eight different lengths are available. Veils can be sorted and searched by shape (oval or circular) or style (classic or gather top). Many of the veils have intricate details such as floral embroidery, scalloped edging, or different colors of edging. Veils with black, gold and silver lace edges are also available.
With the addition of a hyphen in the web address, you'll be taken to another site where you can buy a mantilla veil. Wedding-Veil.com has only one 72" mantilla for sale. This chapel-length veil has a list price of $295 and comes in two colors: white and ivory. You can customize the veil by requesting an add-on of scattered pearls or rhinestones.
LovetheBride.com has eleven different styles of mantilla veils. All veils are single tier and can be ordered in white, ivory or diamond white. Some veils come in an expanded color range that includes cafe brown, beige, gold, pink, sparkle diamond and sparkle ivory. Veils range in length from shoulder-length to cathedral-length. Two of the veils with lace applique detail come in 100% soft-illusion tulle. Other veils include pearl, sequin and bugle-bead details.
At first glance the eleven types of mantilla veils offered by Iris D Bridal does not seem impressive, but veils can be customized for length, width number of tiers, colors and by choosing from fifty types of lace. An example of the type of veil Iris D specializes is the ivory waltz-length veil with a 4" border of French Alencon lace, a double scalloped edge detailed with sequins and Swarovski pearls.