As far aback as the first century, women complemented their wedding outfits with bright yellow or red veils to fend off evil spirits. For years brides were modestly cloaked in veils, which the Romans believed symbolized fidelity and purity. Many centuries later veils made out of beautiful lace popularized the elite in Europe and America. It was thought the longer the veil, the wealthier the family. Today the veil is a statement more of personality not status. The veil can make a dramatic difference in transforming the simpliest dress into a stunning bridal outfit.