There are many variations in veil length, shape, color, edging, and embellishment, so we are here to help you make sense of it all. Creating the perfect look is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Choose from a variety of lengths and shapes
2. Select the level of embellishment that’s right for you
3. Combine your veil ensemble with the perfect headpiece
1. THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT Veils come in several lengths, from short and sweet to long and flowing:
Blusher veil: To add a hint of formality to a longer veil, a lightweight tulle blusher is traditionally worn over the bride’s face during the ceremony. It is customary for the father of the bride or the groom himself to flip it back, revealing the bride’s lovely face. Most brides choose to remove the blusher for the reception.
Short veil: Lightweight and comfortable, the shorter veil is a fun option that adds a dash of whimsy to any modern gown, whether a tea-length or long sheath style.
Elbow length veil: Endlessly versatile and easy to wear, elbow-length veils are worn with the vast majority of gowns. Elegant and simply dramatic, the elbow-length veil puts a modern twist on the timeless tradition.
Fingertip veil: A very popular length, this style extends to the fingertips to create an elongated silhouette. The glamorous style is suitable for nearly any setting. The sheer effect coordinates easily with most gowns, from simple and unadorned to elaborate and ornate creations.
Chapel/Cathedral veil: The most dramatic and popular veil, the Cathedral length cascades to the floor in true fairytale fashion. Traditionally elegant, this length beautifully complements all formal bridal designs, from an elaborate ball gown to a modern sheath.
From oval to square, veils take on a shape all their own. For example, the exceptionally romantic, flowing mantilla, which consists of lace or lace-trimmed tulle, has a circular shape. Blushers are often square, while short or elbow length veils are typically oval. Fingertip veils are shaped like a teardrop or cape. Try each look to see which looks best with your face shape and gown style.
2. EVERY LITTLE DETAIL COUNTS
Veils can be adorned with Swarovski crystals, pearls, beading or lace. Many of the veils in our collection are available exclusively at David’s Bridal and offer embellishments that complement specific gowns or make any gown look even more stunning.
The Cutting Edge
The edging, or trim, of a veil can add an interesting design element. Some veils have a simple raw edge or sleek piping for a contemporary look. Others boast elegant beading, classic satin edging, romantic ribbon accents or lace details.
Color Me Pretty
Veils have always come in various shades of white and ivory to blend perfectly with individual bridal gowns, but now you also have the option of colored edging or beading detail. David’s Bridal offers exclusive veils trimmed in beautiful hues that coordinate with the latest color-accented bridal dresses.
3. MAKE A MATCH Take note of our headpiece and hairstyle tips. Keep in mind that if you’ve chosen a glamorous up-do, many brides opt to wear their veil below the bun to show off both the hairstyle and veil. It’s not often you can get best of both worlds. With so many types of veils and headpiece options, you may appreciate some further guidance on how to put it all together. Learn how to create the perfect combination Source