Wedding Veil Lengths – How To Choose For Your Dress Style?

Wedding VeilA wedding veil is an accessory that completes your dream wedding look. With so many veils available online and in bridal stores, which one should you choose? Read on to learn how to choose a veil length that will work for your wedding dress style.

After getting engaged, be sure to look for and purchase your wedding dress before you purchase your bridal veil. Certain silhouettes, cuts, and hemlines of dresses pair better with certain types of veils. You also need to take into consideration the formalness of your event. Are you getting married on the beach or at a city landmark? Are you considering a black tie affair? Does your wedding have a theme, like vintage chic or a ranch style wedding? These are some of the questions you need to consider when accessorizing your wedding dress with this classic accessory.

You will want to purchase a long veil if you are having a formal church ceremony and reception. The traditional venues mean a traditional look. A cathedral veil is most popularly worn in churches. This is because the full length veil falls beautifully into a cathedral length train. It creates a bold and dramatic effect walking down the aisle. As long as you are not planning around a theme wedding and are wearing a short wedding dress, a long wedding veil will complement your wedding day style. Dress silhouettes that look especially complementary with long veils are mermaid, trumpet, empire waist, and princess cut styles.

You will want to purchase a short veil if you are wearing a short or tea length dress. You would not want the veil to be generally longer than the hem line of your wedding dress. Short veils look less formal. Hitting at the shoulders or above, the short wedding veil is appropriate for weddings taking place outdoors or at a more casual venue. Dresses that look chic with a short veil are styles that have an A-line or sheath silhouette.

Also take into consideration the theme of your wedding, if applicable. Vintage weddings mean vintage gowns and veils. Opt for a birdcage veil. It is a short netted veil that is attached to a clip and embellishment like a flower or feather. Short veils are also more appropriate for beach weddings because they do not drag in the sand, but are able to flow freely in the ocean’s breeze.

Before purchasing your wedding veil, be sure to consider your wedding gown and wedding day venue and theme.

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