Unearthing The Perfect Veil
wedding veil breakdown
A veil is no longer an absolute for the modern bride, but many women still choose to incorporate this piece of fine material on their wedding day. Whether passed down through generations or newly fashioned, veils are synonymous with marriage. The trick is knowing which type of veil will have the most impact for your nuptials. Take a few minutes and review each distinct style below. You won’t regret it.
VEIL STYLE ONE: BIRDCAGE
Birdcage veils are the shortest length and swoop to either eye-level or down to the chin. This style of veil is perfect for the low-hassle bride who is confident, fashion forward and looking to add a little bit of drama into their bridal look.
VEIL STYLE TWO: SHOULDER-LENGTH
Shoulder-length veils fall slightly above the shoulder to highlight the immense detailing of the lower back, waist or bust of your gown. One of our favorite shoulder-length veils is known as the Flyaway Veil and features several layers that lightly brush the shoulders.
REAL TALK: Be aware of the veil placement when ordering this style. Placement on the top of the head versus at the nape of the neck will result in different lengths.
VEIL STYLE THREE: ELBOW-LENGTH
Elbow-length veils are romantic, elegant and ideal for an informal setting. This style extends to the elbows or waist while emphasizing the fullness of the skirt. Ball gowns pair exceptionally well with elbow-length veils and can be fitted with a single tier or multiple layers.
VEIL STYLE FOUR: FINGERTIP-LENGTH
Fingertip-length veils are most commonly worn, as they look beautiful on any body type and most gown styles. Fingertip-length veils are fashioned from layers of fabric and typically fall below the waist barely grazing the fingertips.
VEIL STYLE FIVE: BALLET-LENGTH
We love the ballet-length style as it drops just below the knee. Ballet-length veils are not seen quite as often as other styles, but they offer the beauty of a longer veil without the hassle.
VEIL STYLE SIX: WALTZ
The waltz length veil will reach the cusp of the ankle. This style is perfect if you want to show off the waistline or the bodice of the dress. Just imagine your veil gliding across the dance floor alongside you.
VEIL STYLE SEVEN: CHAPEL-LENGTH
Chapel-length veils gently drape along the floor creating a soft and romantic illusion. This style of veil is perfect for formal settings and can create length and dimension to your overall look.
REAL TALK: Make sure the placement of the veil is accurate and that you are wearing your wedding shoes when deciding on the length.