Your veil can completely transform your complete look. A shorter blusher can give a whimsical, retro look, while a longer fingertip length veil may lean towards the romantic traditional. You may know how long you want your veil to be on your wedding day, but have you thought about the style of veil? Here’s a quick guide to some of the more popular veil and headpiece styles today. – Tram @Phi-Style.com
1. Fascinators – Not really a veil at all, these hairpieces usually consist of feathers, blooms, and netting. Especially popular among British women, a fascinator is a great alternative to wearing a veil. Many brides are opting to do a veil for the ceremony, and switching to a fascinator for the reception.
2. Blusher Veils – These veils can range from a below-the-chin length, as pictured above, to a shorter length that covers some or all the face, like the birdcage veil. Since these veils have a vintage feel, they look best with a dress that has a modern-vintage or retro style.
3. Bubble Veils – As you would expect, bubble veils have more volume toward the top, with the veil curving inward at the bottom. These veils are definitely statement-making pieces and are not for the shy! Pair with a fashion-forward couture dress.
4. Mantilla Veils – These traditional veils are worn slightly foward, with the edge curving around the bride’s face and shoulder. The look is very vintage and very romantic. These veils look best with a simple, minimal gown, so as to not compete with the veil.
4. Cascade Veils – Also known as waterfall veils, these veils are typically one layer of fabric cut so that it’s shorter in the front and longer in the back. Since these veils can be cut to a range of lengths and sheerness, this versatile veil can complement most dresses.
5. Drop Veils – These veils are typically very sheer and flat. They are draped over the face before the wedding ceremony, and lifted by the groom after the vows are read. Like the cascade veil, this versatile veil can be cut to any length to accomodate any dress style.
[images from Sara Gabriel]
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