The Ultimate Wedding Veils Guide to match Wedding Dress

Wedding veils has endless potential to show off your personal style. And wedding veils also is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look. Different types of wedding veils and wedding veils lengths can completely transform your wedding themes. If you’re wondering how to pick a most suitable wedding veils , look no further. We’ve compiled some wedding veils tips to help your wedding veil preparation easier. If you would like a custom style and custom length, you may always go to Tulleandchantilly website to choose the wedding veils.

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Wedding veil is a fashion bridal decoration on the wedding ceremony. A way to add that extra “something” to a bridal look or just to add detail to an otherwise plain gown. Adding a wedding veil can instantly make the bridal dress look more “bridal” and make your wedding more unique. So don’t buy a wedding veil just because you like it, buy the wedding veil because it enhances your overall look and the bridal dress by complementing the beading or embroidery on the gown. 

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Know your bridal dress shape/silhouette and bridal dress length. Certain lengths go better with certain shapes just as some should be avoided. Below is a list of the most common bridal dress silhouettes and what wedding veil styles work and don’t work.

 * Short Dress/Cocktail Length : The birdcage wedding veils work best with bridal dress short styles but sometimes a longer length works. If you go longer just make sure the veil will feel balanced with the bridal dress shape and doesn’t distract.

 * Tea Length/High-Low : The best lengths are birdcage or shoulder-length veils. You could also go with an elbow length veil if you want something a little longer, but make sure it doesn’t overwhelm the gown. Anything longer is not recommended as it will look unbalanced.

 * Column/Sheath : The best lengths for this bridal dress style are fingertip, ballet/waltz, or floor length. An elbow wedding veil length will work as well, but make sure the veil ends at least at your waist. If you would like a train, a length that barely drags on the floor is best. Avoid anything longer as it is just too much wedding veil for this simple bridal dress shape.

 * A-line or Modified A-line : Almost any length works with bridal dress, but avoid a ballet or waltz length as it hits at an unflattering point in the back and makes for a choppy flow.  

* Trumpet or Mermaid : The best lengths for these bridal dresses style are either a fingertip length or longer veil that has a train such as a chapel length or a cathedral length. If you are seeking a couture look, a Birdcage veil is beautiful with this bridal dress style. Avoid the elbow length completely, as it is too short and breaks the visual line of this curvy silhouette.  

* Ballgown : Almost any length works with bridal dress, but avoid a ballet or waltz length as it hits at an unflattering point in the back, despite looking beautiful from the front. And if your ballgown bridal dress has a train, and you are selecting a longer wedding veil, make sure the veil will extend at least 9” past the train otherwise they will overlap and each lose their beauty.

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After you have decided which shape best resembles your bridal dress, you can decide on your length.

Elbow Wedding Veil: 32″ : If you want a more conservative look for your ceremony, an elbow-length veil is an elegant way to cover up without wearing a bulky bolero or shrug. “An elbow veil falls gracefully over the shoulders to the bride’s—you guessed it—elbow,” says Caravella.

* Applicable Wedding Style: Backyard Wedding, Forest Wedding , Beach Wedding, Farm Wedding

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Fingertip Wedding Veil: 38-40″ : “A fingertip veil falls beyond the bride’s hips and is a popular choice because it allows any design on the back of a bride’s gown to be seen through the sheer fabric,” says Caravella.

* Applicable Wedding style: Hotel Wedding, Modern Wedding, Garden Wedding

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Chapel Wedding Veil: 90″ : Opting to forgo a train? A chapel-length wedding veil will create the illusion of a train, without any pesky bustling required. “A chapel-length veil sweeps across the floor, extending slightly beyond the bride’s gown,” says Caravella.

 * Applicable Wedding style: Rustic Wedding, Church Wedding, Hotel Wedding

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Cathedral Wedding Veil: 108-120″: For the most regal entrance, you must have a cathedral-length veil. “A cathedral-length veil extends beyond the train of the bride’s gown and is the most dramatic down-the-aisle length,” says Caravella.

* Applicable Wedding style: Church Wedding, Backyard Wedding, Fall & Winter Wedding

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