The times are changing, but still a must for most brides is the veil. Nothing makes you feel like a bride like a delicate lace veil. Even though selecting a veil can be tricky when trying to match your favorite wedding dress. With this helpful guide, you’ll find picking a veil can be easy with this helpful information.

A Gown with a Long Train

As long as your gown doesn’t have a ton of back detail, you can pretty much wear any type of veil with a dress that has a long train. Our favorite, however, is by far a cathedral veil. It’s so interesting and creates a dramatic, ethereal look.  Just make sure the veil extends past the train. This is particularly important if the train on the wedding gown is heavily beaded.

A Heavily Embellished Gown

If you have your heart set on a heavily beaded or embellished dress, you can go in the same direction with your veil. For the princess bride who loves bling, a classic is a raw edge cathedral veil with scattered Swarovski rhinestones that will ‘sparkle’ as you walk down the aisle is absolutely stunning.

Cathedral Veil with Scattered Crystals around edging

A Dress with a Statement Back

A breathtaking ornate or sheer illusion lace back is a popular trend. To show off your beautiful back, we recommend a cathedral without any accents (beadwork or crystals) in the body of the veil. Think sheer and chic and remember to steer clear of multiple layers of fabric.

A Modern Dress

For brides opting to go the contemporary route (think fit-and-flare, mermaid gowns and tea-length dresses), a more modern style veil is perfectly appropriate,  these are the short, layered, square-cut and blusher styles.  A short veil (shoulder to elbow length) is great for a tea-length dress or a city hall dress.

Elbow Length Veil with Crystal Edge

A Vintage Wedding Dress

If your something borrowed happens to be your wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match? It will become the ornate part of the ensemble!

Birdcage Veil with Scattered Pearls

A Short Wedding Dress

The shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. For a sassy, cocktail length gown or shorter, we love a birdcage veil, or better yet, a whimsical multiple layer veil in a shorter length … something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie.

Birdcage Veil with Scattered Crystals

A “Beachy” Bohemian Dress

Getting hitched oceanfront? A light fingertip veil with a few thin rows of elegant crystals to catch the sun is great for a beach wedding when you want the veil flowing in the wind but not to be too cumbersome.

In conclusion, there is one rule that must be followed.

Whatever style veil you decide on, make sure it complements the dress & doesn’t overwhelm it.

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