This is modeled by my very reluctant 14 year old, so it’s not being worn properly, I suspect. It’s elastic at the back. I think the sides should sit and perhaps be pinned to the sides of her head? It would bring that crown up some. Or maybe it’s meant to go right over her head with that front piece more like a hat brim? Anyway, someone has sewn more modern elastic over some very brittle older elastic. Any idea how old this lovely thing might be? Thank you for your help! Edit to add - I have reason to believe this veil belonged to someone who was born in 1913, for whatever it’s worth.