The 8 Types Of Wedding Veils
When see the veiled bride walking down the aisles, we rarely stop to think about the headgear she wears. Veils are classified into different categories based on their length. We have discussed the 8 types of wedding veils below.
Birdcage: The birdcage design was
very popular in the 1920s. Today, it has become a favorite at red carpet
events. As known as the Russian veil, it is a short style made of lace
or net that bears an uncanny resemblance to fishnet material. It falls
to chin and covers the face of the bride. It is typically attached to a
headband with a headpiece - a flower or elaborate bow -pinned to one
Blusher: A blusher veil can be called a variant of the
birdcage style. It is the same length as a birdcage, but long enough to
be flipped behind when it is time to kiss the bride. Unlike the birdcage
style, it is made of transparent material.
Longer than a birdcage, a shoulder-length veil hits at the shoulders. It
complements almost every wedding dress pattern. However, it highlights
the collarbone and hence it the best match for a strapless gown.
The elbow-length veil is all-time favorite of traditional and modern
brides for its free flowing look and manageability. It is the length of
your elbow. It looks best on wedding gowns with a full skirt and without
a train. This style is an ideal option for a day time event. Flaunt an
elbow-length veil with a half-updo hairstyle.
Flyway: Many modern brides prefer to go without a bridal veil, but don one only to adhere to tradition. If you are one of them, the flyaway veil is meant for you. It falls to the shoulders and is layered. A few designs are wide and voluminous. Its layered structure catches the wind and hence the name "flyaway". It is a great option for a young and cute bride as it reflects a carefree nature. It is more informal in its appeal.
This one is neither too long nor too short. It is as long as the
fingertips. They flatter all face shapes and body types. It is stylish,
simple and elegant. One can add layers and ruffles to tone down its
formal look. Avoid wearing a fingertip-length veil with knee and
ankle-length wedding gowns.
Waltz: This veil flows down from the
headpiece to the ankles. This is a good option for a dress that does not
have a train. It is single layered. It looks good with chic short
Cathedral: This is the longest veil in the list.
They are worn at strictly formal weddings especially by royal brides.
This style looks good when paired with wedding dresses designed with a
long train. It is floor length and exceeds the length of the dress train
by minimum 6 inches. It is difficult to manage, but is worth the
trouble for its regal and stunning look. Cathedral veils are embellished
with beadwork, motifs and embroidery.
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