Deciding what veil to wear is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look. With wedding veil styles ranging from a face-framing 4" to a floor-skimming 120", many brides are overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. "A veil highlights a bride's appearance when walking down the aisle," says Stephanie Caravella of Bel Air Bridal "It can also enhance the wedding dress by complementing the beading or embroidery on the gown."
But the decision isn't as simple as choosing a long or short veil. Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding style. While a blusher may convey a retro-chic vibe, a cathedral-length veil feels traditional and so dramatic. If you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further: We've compiled the ultimate guide to wedding veil styles, complete with expert tips from bridal stylists.
.....Wedding Veil Styles by Length Bird Cage Wedding Veil: 4-9".....
This short and flirty wedding veil can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or fall at the jawline. Usually made of a net or lace, this style is also known as a bandeau veil.
Also known as an angle veil or wedge veil, this style offers less traditional look with vintage appeal. "A blusher is a short veil that falls over the face and ends near the top of the dress," says Caravella. "During the ceremony, it's pulled back to reveal the bride, which makes for an exciting and very moving plus very very romantic moment—the first time the groom sees his bride's face to kiss."
As the name suggests, this wedding veil style hits your shoulders. Shoulder-length wedding veils are a great option for brides who want traditional-looking veil that doesn't compete with the details of their dress......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.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.
Designed to fall at your knee, this wedding veil length offers drama and elegance without weighing you down. The veil can be adjusted to fall a little longer or a little shorter to fall just at your knee, depending on your height.
There's no rule that says you need to take off your veil for the reception. But if you do choose to keep it on, make sure it won't get the in the way of dancing and mingling. "A waltz veil falls to the mid-calf and is a great option for those who want to wear a longer veil for the reception, but still want the freedom to move throughout the evening." This wedding veil style is also called a ballet veil.
"A floor-length veil just grazes the floor and matches the length of the bride's gown," says Caravella. The flowing fabric will add extra volume to your look, perfect for a bride who was torn between a ball gown and more streamlined silhouette.
.....Chapel Wedding Veil: 90".....
Opting to forgo a train? A chapel-length 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.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.
Have a price tag in mind. What can seem to be a flimsy piece of fabric can actually cost much more than expected, easily racking up your wedding style budget. Some veils may even cost more than the actual dress itself. Also the wedding veil have to has continent dress whale it has to go with the length of the train by sample if you have a long chapel or a Royal veil on a very short dress it will make your dress look even shorter and makes your back look flatter and it is plus your body is not balance as your height because you have legs showing and your head so if you have a short Veil on the short dress what it will do it keep your height.
If short veil on the short dress it make your back keeps it`s height as you have legs showing that make the dress look short and keep you shape and height together anyway if you are going for ball gown and a train and then you have a short the veil on a ball gown that has a very long train it will make your head look bit bigger and make it stand out and mostly make well make your back longer and and flat it is because the train and the length of it so you need the veil that is the some length as the train so it sits on end of it not over it so it just can balanced you out well. From the back and front so neaver have short veil with long train it just do not work for you because you height body shape and features too.