Type of Veils
Falls to a length
between the knee and the ankle, providing great movement.
This is a single
layer, shorter veil that is worn over the face during the ceremony, and then
flipped back over the head after the ceremony. It can be worn alone and then
removed after the ceremony, or paired as a layer to a longer veil.
The most formal
style of veil, cathedral is usually paired with a cathedral length train. As
such, the veil extends 3 ½ yards from the headpiece, with a significant amount
trailing behind you as you walk. Stylists use the word ‘regal’ to describe this
This formal style
of veil extends 2 ½ yards from the headpiece, extending over the train.
Two layers of
veil, one shorter length set over a longer length. This may be a combination of
a blusher or fingertip and a longer veil.
This veil extends
down to your elbows, a popular look for less formal weddings where you still
want the bridal touch.
This veil extends
down to your fingertips when your arms are hanging straight. This is the most
versatile and most popular veil length for its ease of mobility.
As a more
informal style, this veil reached just down to shoulder-length or an inch or
two below your shoulders.
A gathering at
the crown of the head, creating a cascading effect around the face. This veil
is most often seen in shoulder- or elbow-length to maximize volume, but may
also be created in fingertip length.
Spanish-style of evil is traditionally circular in shape, made of lace, tulle
or chiffon, and is most often worn draped over the head, clipped into place at
the temples with jeweled pins or combs, cascading elegantly over the shoulders
and down the back. Modern style include a tulle or chiffon veil with intricate
lace designs around the edges, and the length may extend to cathedrale length
The pouf veil is
made from a gathering of veil material where it connects to the headpiece,
creating a natural ‘pouf’ to the shoulder-length veil. Stylists use the word
‘playful’ to describe this veil.
from your headpiece to the hem of your dress