A veil is no longer a must accessory for the brides, still many wear it. And if you're going to choose this iconic accessory, you need to know what type of veil will pair with your wedding dress, and what type of veil you'd better stay away from. Use this ultimate guide to choosing your wedding veil!
Length of your veil. Your veil may have different length, that you need to consider. The general rule is the longer your dress, the longer your veil should be. Birdcages, blushers and bandeaus are great for short wedding dresses. Also short veils give your look more personality, while longer veils are perfect for a traditional look and wedding in church. Don't forget, that your own height also influences on the choice of the length of your veil. If you're short, don't opt for a fingertip veil, because it will make you look even shorter. Cathedral, shoulder and birdcages look great on tall and short girls.
Balance. Veil is your main accessory, but it shouldn't detract from your gown. Our next rule says, that the more complicated your dress, the simpler your veil should be. If you have a heavily embellished dress, then your veil should be as simple as possible (no embellishment is perfect), and if your dress is very simple, then your veil may have embroidery or sequins on it. If both your veil and wedding dress have some embellishment, then watch that they match each other.
Your hairdo and accessories. The choice of your wedding veil depends on the hairdo and accessories you're going to wear on the wedding day. If you want to wear your hair down or in a low updo, opt for halo veils, bridal cups and mantilla. Other types of veils are more versatile and can be worn with any kind of hairdos. At the same time pay attention to the hair accessories you're going to use for your hairdo. Tiaras and headbands go well with all classic style veils (elbow, fingertip length, cathedral, chapel), mantillas are traditionally worn with an ornate comb, and very short veils go well with floral barrettes and feathers.
Think about your rear view. Wedding dresses with intricate cutout back or heavy embellishment are very popular these days, and you don't want to hide them under your veil. If your dress is something like that, then think of one or two layered veils that have no embellishment.
Fabric of your veil. The choice of your veil also depends on fabric. Tulle veils are the less expensive and have many benefits. They are light and good for creating an airy look. Satin and silk veils give you a dramatic look and should be paired with simple dresses. But if you don't want your face framed, then opt for a lace or organza veil.
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