There’s nothing underrated about wedding preparations, especially when you’re the bride-to-be. And as someone bound to be married, you’re constantly challenged to make weighted decisions about everything, from the grander elements like the reception theme, down to seemingly simple things like veils.
While they’re an incredibly lightweight accessory, veils can make or break your bridal charm. More importantly, it can dictate the freedom of movement as much as your wedding dress can. So to make the decision-making easier for you, we’ve come up with a series of style guides on choosing a veil, starting off with the different types of veils.
If you’re going for a low-key veil that still exudes a stylish appeal, the birdcage veil is for you. Equal parts playful and tasteful, this is perfect for brides who want something that is easy to manage.
Shoulder-length Veil – It’s a little more uncommon, but it works well for brides who want a touch of tradition. This veil is perfect for brides who want to show off the details of their wedding dress, as the length doesn’t take much away from the frock.
For a chic option that offers more coverage than the shoulder-length veil, go for one that feathers down your arms. The elbow-length veil, wears comfortably and is known as an informal veil, so it’s great for casual, daytime ceremonies. Nevertheless, it lends elegance and romance to your look.
The fingertip veil’s length naturally flatters a lot of body types and goes well with a lot of dress styles, thus its popularity among brides. It also gives you a graceful flow, and exudes enough formality without being starkly traditional.
The ballet-length veil is long enough to make a statement, but not that long to make you trip! While it’s another uncommon veil, but its whimsicality is something to love.
Cathedral & Chapel Length Veils
Chapel veils end right where the hem of your dress grazes the floor. It’s a great formal option that outlines your full silhouette with a soft glow.
If you want an all-out option that is a nod to tradition, consider the cathedral length! The length that sweeps the path behind you is a dramatic statement on its own. And while it needs a lot more management than other veils, the ethereal look this veil offers is what makes it a really grand option.
Next up: Veil Styles