Veils for Every Type of Bride

Veils are usually the final touch to any bridal look. While they are one of the last decisions made by brides, they are a defining element in any bridal appearance. That is why it is so important to choose the right veil for you. With so many different types of veils, it can be hard to know which one is “the one.” Research is key to any big decision. Before you go veil shopping, review this complete veil guide to get an idea of what veil type you love the most and will make you shine on your big day! 

Blusher veil

The blusher veil is the shortest veil. It measures to about nine inches long. Blusher veils allow you to have the tradition of hiding your face and having your groom lift your veil. This veil exudes playfulness and adds a vintage quirk to any bridal look. 

Birdcage veil

The birdcage veil is slightly longer than the blusher veil. It is between 12 and 18 inches long. The birdcage veil sits further back on your head and can be worn at an angle towards the side. It should either fall to your cheekbone or the tip of your nose. The short length of this veil frames your eyes and cheekbones.  

Shoulder length veil

Shoulder length veils are fun and playful. They won’t get in the way on the dance floor because of their short length. They measure to about 18 to 22 inches long. This veil is perfect for gowns with a lot of detail because it won’t cover up any embellishments.

Elbow length veil

Elbow length veils cover your shoulders and frame your face. They are perfect for enhancing the details around the waist of your dress. Elbow length veils are considered the universal length for veils, at 25 inches long. They work well with a ball gown because the veil ends right where the dress begins to extend out.

Fingertip Veil

Fingertip veils are perfect for brides that want a long veil that won’t restrict their dance moves. At 36 inches long, this veil won’t block the focus of your gown. It gives a sophisticated feel that looks great with any hairstyle.

Juliet cap

Juliet caps are one of the longer veils measuring about 70 inches long. This veil wraps around the back of the brides head and frames her face. It gives off a chic and vintage vibe with a little bohemian edge. Juliet caps are worn with your hair down.

Waltz veil

The waltz veil will fall somewhere between your fingertips and the floor, about 50 to 60 inches long. It is also known as the knee length veil, and gives you the feel of a long veil with the freedom to move around. Waltz veils are easily worn with any hairstyle and will highlight  beautiful embellishments on the bodice of your gown.

Chapel veil

Chapel veils, also known as a sweep or full veil, are a little longer than floor length and measure 90 to 108 inches long. It adds drama and elegance to your walk down the aisle. Chapel veils give a more formal look to any wedding. Long tulle wrinkles easily, so have it steamed before the big day.

Cathedral Veil

Cathedral veils are the longest veils measuring 120 to 140 inches long. They are worn at formal weddings. This veil should be worn with a semi-cathedral or cathedral length gown, and should extend past the length of the gown. Note: The longer the veil, the harder it is to move in. Consider switching to a shorter veil for the reception.

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