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About Birdcage Veils

Far from locking you into a fashion cage, a birdcage veil lets your vintage sense of style take wing. This classic accessory came to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s. It is a flexible, transparent veil that partially covers the face and is usually attached to a pillbox hat, comb, headband, or some other form of headgear. In a vintage birdcage veil, you can summon up the allure and smoky noir intrigue of classic movie stars like Greta Garbo and Lauren Bacall. A black birdcage veil enhances the mystique of cocktail-hour gowns and dresses while also throwing makeup into more flattering relief thanks to its pattern of shadows. You look as though you have just stepped off a train and into a smoky bijou where men in pork pie hats and women in elegant evening gowns circulate in an atmosphere of languorous boredom. Shop the vast inventory on eBay for birdcage veils designed for weddings, formal events, and even period costumes.