I love chapel veils! But I have to admit, I never quite mastered wearing them. I'd try different things, bobby pins, and clips, but nothing ever really worked. However, that all changed today!
I have been blessed to be able to write a review for a veil given to me by Lily at Veils by Lily (also check out her blog The Catholic Wife). And the veil that she sent me solved the problem (and was gorgeous!).
I can't say enough about this veil! It's the perfect color and the perfect length! And because of the comb that Lily sewed at the crown of the veil, it actually stays in place.
A mantilla that can stay in place when a mom is wrestling with a toddler isn't something that you find every day! I wrangled Sadie today during Mass (I believe "wrangled" would be the best verb to describe Sadie's relationship with me during Mass these days), while Paul held Maggie, and the veil stayed perfectly in place through Sadie's typical toddler antics.
I also absolutely love the color. I may have worried a little too much about the color of the chapel veils that I've worn in the past, so I was thrilled to receive a veil in a color I'd dreamt of wearing. I always felt a little too bridal in my white veil (although I'm sure I'll still wear my white veil now and then). And I've had people tell me that my black veil used to be reserved for widows (that observation usually accompanies one that says the white veil is for unmarried women).
While I think those "rules" are mostly regional and don't really matter (I'll also be wearing my black veil now and then too) I do love the color of this new veil!
And of course she also has many beautiful ivory and black mantillas! I've found that my black and white mantillas are very handy because I can keep them in my purse and one of them is bound to match whatever I happen to be wearing if we decide to go to Mass on the spur of the moment.
The store website also says that a couple of the designs can be ordered in 20 different colors, so if you have a color in mind like I did, there's a good chance Lily can make your dream veil a reality!
So take a few minutes (or longer!) and go look at Lily's beautiful mantillas! They're beautifully made by a Catholic stay-at-home mother of three and if you love covering in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament I'm sure that you'll find one that's perfect for you!
If you have hard time keeping your veils on your head like I always have, make sure to remember to request to have a comb sewn in! It really does work wonderfully!