The Juliet Cap
A veils comeback
By Sara Doerrier
July 19, 2011
Kate Moss' taste is impeccable, simple as it is. She can pull off the effortlessly thrown together look, to the envy of almost anyone. Her recent nuptials to British rocker Jamie Hince in a intimate ceremony was stylish and graceful. One particular item that stood out was her choice of headgear: The Juliet Cap. The fashion icon chose a cream 1920's style-veil that bunched around her famous blond tresses. It was embroidered with a flower motif, rhinestones and ribbon.
Almost coinciding on the same day of Kate Moss's big day was Lily Allens wedding to Sam Cooper. The beaming bride wore a bright white vintage style cap that featured a large flower decoration and finely detailed lace. The result was whimsical and captivating.
According to The Knot, the Juliet Cap is a small, round cap which fits snugly on top of the head, made of open weave fabric and usually decorated with pearls or semi-precious stones. The modern version of a Juliet Cap may be a wide band that secures to the crown of the head. The cap, named after Shakespeare's heroine Juliet Capulet, was first popularized in the roaring 20's and then again in the 1970s. It has been a popular choice for celebrities and fashonistas for many years. This vintage veil was donned by one of the most influential style icons, Grace Kelly. Her highly visible wedding to Monaco's Prince Rainier III remains a source of inspiration. Her lace edged veil sat perfectly on her head, evoking the vision of a timeless princess. Whether you are a bohemian bride, princess bride, or just looking for something traditional, the Juliet cap is an original choice. This vintage fashion statement is less cookie cutter and can be designed and embellished to fit each personal style. If you are interested in incorporating this veil into your special day, check out the website Etsy. Also consider scouring your local vintage shops.