Date:October 15, 2015

Know your veil’s length and style

ChfHevyr9H8Picking the veil is as important as picking your wedding gown. If you still don’t know what types of veils are out there and which style you may pick, here is a little lesson on how to spot the right one for your special day

Learning the Lengths

  • Bird Cage or Net Pouf.

Can be made of either netting or tulle, this veil falls above the shoulder line. Since it’s shorter, it tends to look structured. In fact, it’s more a hybrid of headpiece and veil

  • Blusher or Flyaway

Typically, this is the veil you wear over the face during the ceremony. This veil can be also worn shoulder-length in layers.

Extends to the elbow (hence the name) or a couple inches below.

This is the most popular length; it’s flattering to nearly every figure type and goes well with most silhouettes.

Falls anywhere between knee and ankle.

Considered formal. Extends about two feet beyond the hemline.

The most formal veil. Extends three feet or more beyond the hem (you have to be careful because it’s easy for anyone to step on it).

  • Double Tier.

Two layers. Typically the shorter one’s a blusher, but not always.

Signature Styles

  • Pouf. Here, a width of tulle or English netting is gathered at the crown. Optionally attached to a headpiece.
  • Yes, actually dropped onto the head in a single layer of tulle or lace; often bordered with lace or ribbon. A Mantilla is a type of dropped veil.
  • Long Scarf. Considered more a headwear option than a veil, depending on the length of chiffon or silk gauze used. A 5-yard length that wraps around the head and frames the face creates a long train that also makes for an extraordinary veil. Perfect for Mosque weddings.

Favorite Fabrics

Typically, tulle rules the roost — though chiffon, silk gauze and different types of nettings are also popular. It is majorly up to bride’s decision considering the style/silhouette of her dress

Choosing the Veil That Perfects the Look

Most brides wait until they’ve got the gown on hand before they choose the veil. In addition to complementing your dress, you’ll need a veil that flatters your body type and your face/hair the most.

We are hoping that you will find these tips useful and find that perfect veil that will flatter you and your beautiful gown 🙂


Credit to: Amy-Jo Tatum