Re: Slippage problems
- I've found the best solution for me is to borrow one of my husband's old white linen coifs (see http://larsdatter.com/coifs.htm for the style that I mean) and tie the ties behind my head, instead of under my chin; then I pin the veil and wimple to the coif in such a way as to disguise the coif itself, basically using the coif as the anchor for the whole headdress.
Best part of this arrangement -- at the end of the day, I just untie the coif, and the whole thing comes off at once. :-)
I suspect a cap like St. Brigitta's (see http://larsdatter.com/birgitta-caps.htm for caps in that style) would also be useful for this sort of thing, too.
- I just remembered how I used to solve the problem of slippage... I had my
own braids which made wearing veils easier. Then I cut my hair and am back
to false braids again. I attach them to a headband that pins around my head
Alice-style and a veil goes over it. I had slippage until I remembered that
I used to add a second linen band going around my forehead to the back of my
head. Both bands pin together at their intersections. The forehead band
keeps the head band and veil from sliding backwards.
I remember that OP said she could not wear a ton of things on her head
because of headaches, but the second forehead band is so light and thin that
perhaps it will be all right. It might even help since it counterbalances
the backward drag of the head band and veil. I'm perfectly secure with the
2-band method even with heavy false braids. I just wish I remembered how I
did it before I went to yesterday's windy event!
Caitlin Christiana Wintour OL
Ad augusta per angusta (To high places by narrow roads)