What is a mantilla hair comb?

What is a mantilla hair comb?

A mantilla is a traditional Spanish lace or silk veil or shawl worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb called a peineta, popular with women in Spain, as well as in Latin America.

How do you use a mantilla comb?

Place the mantilla at the nape of your neck. This look can best be achieved by wearing your hair in a low side bun or by wearing your hair half up, half down. If you choose this placement with a cathedral length veil, place the comb at the top of your hair style, not underneath to keep your veil from feeling heavy.

Do you wear hair comb with veil?

A wedding hair comb is probably one of the easiest and most suited wedding hair accessories to wear with a veil. Simply style your hair in your chosen style, slide in your wedding veil, and tuck the hair comb over the top!

Do veils come with a comb?

But sometimes they do come without anything on at all and you’d be expected to secure it some other way such as with hat pins. I know most brides would find it easier to have a simple comb, so we use them unless we’re asked not to.

Can anyone wear a mantilla veil?

How to Wear: The lace-edged mantilla veil has its roots in Spanish church culture; however, anyone can wear this beautiful, face-framing style. The veil covers the top of the head, so hairstyles that allow the veil to lie flat, such as a low updo or loose waves, work best.

Can anyone wear a mantilla?

A mantilla has a simple silhouette that is suitable for any formal or non-formal occasion. I have seen these beautiful lace veils at beach weddings, backyard weddings and barn weddings. My philosophy is this: if it looks good with your dress, and you love the way you look and feel in it, wear it!

Who can wear mantilla?

“[Mantilla veils] are traditionally pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass,” says Rolón. “Keeping in tradition, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by unmarried women.

Do older brides wear veils?

Should older brides wear veils? As with any bridal fashion choice, the decision whether or not to wear a veil is entirely up to the bride. If a bride doesn’t want to wear a veil, she can wear a fascinator, headband, or other accessory down the aisle—or nothing at all!

What color mantilla should I wear?

Traditionally, white was worn by unmarried women and black by married women; however, this isn’t a hard fast rule that needs to be followed if you don’t like it. I like wearing black and brown mantillas (even as an unmarried woman) because they blend in better with my dark brown hair.

Can you wear a hair comb and a veil?

When styling your wedding comb and veil, make sure you take into account how they’re constructed. If you have two central combs (one on the veil and one in the middle of the headpiece), it will be possible to layer them one of top of the other but it may be more of a headache – literally – than it’s worth.

How do you keep a mantilla on?

Traditionally, mantilla veils are worn on top of the head about two inches behind the hairline, which allows the lace edge to drape perfectly alongside the bride’s face and down to her shoulders.