Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MANTILLA

Ever wonder from where this look so trendy now came from?  The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th and 18th centuries and you can find them in portraits by Velazquez and Goya. By the 19th century, Queen Isabel II encouraged wearing the mantilla. However, after her death the fashion for wearing them died down and by 1900 they were reserved only for special events like Holy week, weddings and funerals.
Defined, the mantilla is usually cut on a circle of lace or tulle and bordered with lace trim around the edges. The traditional mantilla, originating as the Spanish mantilla, is oval shaped and worn at the top of the head, held onto the head with pins or attached to a head piece. This one above is stunning made out of Chantilly lace  . . . .

10 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

It's gorgeous!! xx

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Love this style of veil. :-)

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

Mantilla veils are always so dramatic & romantic!

Sick by Trend said...

España y olé!! Lovely post :)

xx

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Nina Morena said...

wonderful style choice!

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John said...

This is a very beautiful and interesting picture, i enjoyed your article it has great detail in it, thanks for sharing the artistic work, i appreciate your work!


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Satin Bow Bridal said...

Such this style is really so attractive. You looks gorgeous in this photo. The color of your wedding dress is mostly white because it stands for purity right.

Maggie @ Best Wedding Destinations said...

My grandmother used to wear mantillas. Each time I see one, I think of her. Love to see it come back in fashion.

Sara @ Top Southern Weddings said...

I love to see old traditions make a come back. Mantillas as so simple, romantic, and beautiful!

Bellagala said...

I was not familiar with this kind of veil until this post, but I think it is gorgeous. Very classy.
http://www.bellagala.us/finishing-touches/blog/?p=575