Mystery Girl: The Return of Veils Offers an Edgy Spin on an Old Fashion Friend

Go ahead. Ask your nana if you can rummage around in her closet. Your apt to find a few veiled hats that granny no doubt used to sport at weddings and funerals alike. But today, ladies about town are donning these see-through scrims as a stylish party piece.
Worn with a decorative hair clip or attached to a little black top-hat, these veils offer a touch of modern mystery blended with some old-world elegance. Best of all, if grandma didn't save hers, there are a few places we've found that provide some gorgeous options brand-new. As far as fashion risks go, we think this one is well worth taking a chance on.
Above, from left: Bianca Jagger on the cover of Vogue, 1974; backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital.
Above, from left: Backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital; Natasha Khan performing at the Brit awards, photo via Getty Images.
Above, from left: Leigh Lezark in a veil, photo via Misshapes; Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2009 runway, photo via
Above, from left: Feather Veil Comb, $34, available at Urban Outfitters; Chapeau Claudette Mini Top Hat with Veil, $55, available at Pixie Market.
Above, from left: I Love Factory Parkside Veil, for information, go to or email; Chapeau Claudette Veiling Comb, about $30, available at Chapeau Claudette.