A very charming little video and worth a look.
The emphasis on veils exclusively is in my experience misplaced. When I was a boy, a very long time ago, to be sure, women did not wear veils in church. They wore proper hats. School girls in the younger grades had little beanies (zuchetti?) that co-ordinated with their school uniforms. But adult women wore hats. There may have been a little round piece of lace no bigger than a saucer in the handbag for purposes of "making a visit". But for Sunday Mass it was a hat and not a veil.
Perhaps the mantilla reigned south of the border but it didn't in my parish.
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