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.
Bianca Jagger on the cover of Vogue, 1974; backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital.
Leigh Lezark in a veil, photo via Misshapes; Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2009 runway, photo via Style.com
Urban Outfitters; Chapeau Claudette Mini Top Hat with Veil by Pixie Market
Backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital; Natasha Khan performing at the Brit awards, photo via Getty Images
I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Welcome back!