Unveiling the Veil

By TBC on April 8, 2020
wedding veil blowing in the wind

Bridal accessories are a major component to completing your wedding look.  Not surprisingly, the most popular accessory is the veil.  Veils elevate your look and introduce romance to your vintage gown, glamour to your satin gown, and add drama to your tiered fit and flare gown.  Veils come in a wide variety of lengths, embellishments, and colors.  Blush, champagne, black, and ivory are amongst the most common veil colors.  Simple, delicate veils pair well with detailed and elaborate gowns, while embellished veils are the perfect addition to a clean, elegant gown.  Allow our stylists here at The Bridal Collection help you find the perfect veil to complete your wedding look as we Unveil the Veil!

THE BIRD CAGE

This is the perfect accessory for the vintage bride!  This mini veil, typically worn to cover the eyes or extend just below the chin, evokes major Hollywood glamour vibes.

bird cage veils

 

THE ELBOW

Elbow length veils are ideal for the romantic and traditional bride who wants a more manageable veil that can be worn in both informal and formal settings.  This style pairs beautifully with a strapless sweetheart ball gown or a simple, more tailored gown.

elbow length veil

 

THE FINGERTIP

This is the most popular veil length because it flatters most brides and complements nearly all wedding dresses, including the ones with statement backs.  The Fingertip veil is a particularly exquisite choice for brides with a fit and flare gown or a mermaid style skirt.

fingertip veils

 

THE WALTZ

The Waltz or Ballet veil falls slightly longer around mid-calf.  This is the perfect style for Summer and Spring brides who have gowns slightly off the ground or the brides getting married outside who want a long veil with the reassurance that it won’t drag on the ground.

waltz length veils

 

THE CHAPEL

The Chapel veil is a classic choice for brides who want to create the illusion of a train.  This style hits just beyond the hem of the gown, adding drama to slim silhouettes, such as fit and flare and sheath wedding gowns.

chapel length veils

 

THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral length veil is a staple for the regal, dramatic brides (we’re talking Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle).  This style is ideal for formal chapel or manor weddings, as these veils tend to be very delicate.  Tip: due to its delicate nature, this style could get damaged in an outdoor setting.

cathedral length veil

 

THE ILLUSION CAPE OR DETACHABLE TRAIN

While this style isn’t exactly a traditional veil, we still consider it part of the veil family.  Capes and Detachable Trains are great options for the bride who wants the look of a veil without the headpiece aspect of it.  A Cape or Train that attaches at the waistline offers the freedom for customizability between ceremony and reception looks.

wedding capes

 

The wedding veil is a timeless accessory that looks breathtaking in photos and adds the perfect romance, drama, and intrigue to a bridal look.  At The Bridal Collection, we offer a variety of veil designers, including Toni Federici, Veil Trends, Bel Aire, Erica Koesler, Polished Pearl, and many more.  Book an appointment with one of our stylists to help you find the perfect one to complete your wedding look!

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