You’ve found the perfect wedding dress, but what kind of veil are you supposed to wear with it? We’re here to help! Bride-to-be, Annie, writes us with the following:
“Hi Emmaline! I found my wedding dress and it’s more a ball gown dress for a formal wedding. What kind of veil am I supposed to wear with my dress?”
Find out our answer!
Wedding Veil Lengths and Styles
There are a variety of wedding dress styles and veils to go along with them. For your particular gown, it sounds like a cathedral length veil is your best choice. This type is very long in length and looks best with a ball gown and long train. We’ve compiled a list of the most common wedding veil styles and dresses to go with them. Remember, as the bride, you have the option to wear any wedding veil style you like best, regardless of what kind of gown you’ll plan to wear. But since you asked, here are the ways they’re traditionally paired as visualized with beautiful wedding veil examples from Veils of Art. Hope it helps!
Cathedral: Very long in length; approximately 120 inches.
Best Worn with… A princess style ball gown with train.
Birdcage: Small wide-net veil that covers just part of your face.
Best Worn with… A short dress or vintage style dress.
Elbow: A veil which extends to your elbows. Semi-formal.
Best worn with… A full-skirted wedding gown with no train (or a very small train).
Fingertip: A veil which extends just past your hands.
Best worn with… A ball gown.
Ballet: A veil which hits at your ankles. Also known as a waltz veil.
Best worn with… An ankle-length wedding dress, as it makes a clean silhouette.
Chapel Length: A veil measuring 90 inches long.
Best worn with… A statement gown.
Need additional examples? Want some help with picking yours? Visit Veils of Art and ask Olga! She’s an expert in wedding veils and has helped many brides choose the perfect one for their dress.
Hope it helps!
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