wedding veilsShoulder length, Fingertip length.

Lace, chiffon, nylon, tulle.

Which color to choose, length to consider, best material to have?

Unlike choosing clothes, choosing a wedding veil can be confusing because it’s the first time most brides are doing it.

We hope this article will reveal some of the most popular types of veils in the market and let you have an idea of how they look like.

 

SHOULDER LENGTH

Often referred to as the “Madonna” veil because it resembles a halo. Doubled tulle is cut into a circle and folded to form a face blusher. Ranging in length from 18″ to 27,” the veil’s length is carefully measured to the shoulders. Simple style sheath gowns look fabulous with this length of veil.

ELBOW LENGTH

Just a bit longer than the shoulder length veil. It measures anywhere from 28″ to 36 ” in length and covers the shoulders and ends at or near the elbows. A perfect classic when you want to achieve a more dramatic length of tulle at the back.

FINGERTIP

This veil is meant to extend to your outstretched fingertips. It’s one of the most popular lengths and can be made in a single layer or doubled with a blusher front.

WALTZ LENGTH

Known as a “Walking Veil,” the tulle should end between the calf of the leg and the ankle. The usual length is 54″ to 60″ and the veil is usually double layer with a shorter blusher worn at the front. This design is very popular in the 1970’s during the Victorian Revival period.

CHAPEL LENGTH

A Chapel length veil is meant to barely skim the floor. This is a tricky veil to individually measure as it may mean customizing a veil with a pair of scissors to suit the bride’s height. A bride must also account for her heels when trying on a chapel length veil.

CATHEDRAL LENGTH

Cathedral Veils are meant for very formal weddings since its dramatic beauty can be the focal point of attention over the dress. Many Brides choose to embellish a simple floor length dress with a Cathedral Veil to give the impression of a long train.

A Cathedral Veil can extend for more than 5 yards if desired. Your best guide is to have the veil extend at least a foot beyond your gown’s train.

MANTILLA VEIL

Inspired by Spanish style lace mantilla, this veil type is gaining popularity amongst brides who want to look traditional in a different way.