March 8, 2013

How To Choose Your Wedding Veil

If you’ve already chosen your perfect wedding gown, don’t forget about the most important bridal accessory, which can radically change your entire look on your wedding day – the veil.

According to the tone that you wish to set to your outfit – drama, romance…or maybe a retro touch – you have a myriad options when it comes to choosing a wedding veil:

According to length:

>> Shoulder-length veil – a modern version of the traditional veil, perfect for dresses with embellishments on the top part, as it doesn’t hide them, but instead, highlights them.

 shoulder length

>> Elbow-length veil – a light version for brides who don’t want neither to completely forgo wearing a veil, nor to have an accessory that is a hassle to wear.

 elbow length

>> Fingertip-length veil – A classic style that flatters any silhouette and any type of gown.

 fingertip length veil

>> Ballet-length veil (also called Waltz-length) – can reach a length anywhere between the knees and ankles, and, just as the name suggests, permits free movement, so that you’ll feel extremely comfortable on the dance floor.

 ballet legth

>> Chapel-length veil – is the type of veil that falls below the ankles, touching the floor, but not continuing with a train.


>> Cathedral-length veil – for a dramatic appearance, you can choose such a veil, which features an impressive train, that will offer you a royal allure.

 cathedral length

According to style:

>> Blusher veil – is the type of veil that covers your face, usually reaching shoulder length, for a mysterious as well as elegant air.


>> Birdcage veil – is a fishnet-type veil with a retro chic vibe, which may cover the entire face or just the eye area.


>> Double-layer veil – can be a variation to almost any type of veil, but usually consists of a longer backside and a blusher front, delicately covering the face.

 double tier

>> Pouf veil – if you wish to achieve drama and an air of extravagance, but don’t feel like a cathedral-length veil works for you, go instead for a short pouf veil to add a bit of dramatic volume.


>> Mantilla veil – consists of a circular piece of lace or lace-trimmed tulle, kept in place by a hair comb. It offers a very refined air, à la Grace Kelly.


>> Juliet Cap veil – with a vintage touch and extremely romantic allure, this type of veil consists of a lace cap that covers the head, extending into a tulle veil across the back.

 juliet cap

Smart tips:

1. Choose your wedding dress before choosing the veil. The dress is, still, the key-piece of your wedding day look, while the veil is an accessory that has to complement it.

2. Make sure that the veil doesn’t overshadow your dress. For instance, if you choose a wedding gown with intricate back detailing, don’t cover it all up with a veil that is too long.

3. Take into consideration the hairdo that you’re planning on wearing on your wedding day, when selecting your veil. A birdcage veil, for instance, looks sensational with an elegant chignon, while a Juliet Cap veil, on the other hand, is perfectly highlighted by hair flowing down your back.

4. Don’t forget to bring your veil when you see your stylist to decide the hairdo for the wedding, so that he can incorporate it in your look.

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