How to Choose a Veil that Complements not Confuses your Look

27 Mar 2019

Long veil in wind

Want to wear a veil but not sure what to choose to go with your gown? You’re in good company with 80% of brides choosing to wear a veil on their big day.

At Modes we make our veils to order so we can give you personalised assistance to choose the right veil to complement and enhance your dream look.

Not all veil’s suit all gowns, so here’s some ideas to consider:

Cathedral Veils

Cathedral veils can be very long, but it’s important that they’re the correct length for the gown, the height of the bride, and the style of the gown. It’s also important to consider the terrain of the venue since they will look best when kept in pristine condition.

Wedding veil cathedral style

Blusher

A blusher is the name of the tulle over the face which is worn off the face after the vows have been exchanged. Great for a simple but elegant look it usually works best with a fingertip veil or on it’s own. The blusher veil will not suit all silhouettes and works best with open neck or sleeveless styles such as the sweetheart neckline.

 

Shorter veils

These work best with more 50’s style gowns and a modern straight cut veil works well with a more contemporary sheath for a simple elegant look.

Shorter wedding veil

Voluminous veils

Voluminous veils in circular shapes frame the shoulders nicely and create balance with a more ball gown style skirt.

Wedding veil with volume

Whatever you’re considering you’ll want to strike the right balance with your look. If your wedding dress is heavily embellished, keep your veil unfussy and simple. Conversely, a simple streamlined gown allows you to be a bit more adventurous with your veil. Simple shapes in a plain crepe or silk, for example lend themselves to playing around with unexpected shapes, accents and textures and allow you to try a little volume or drama

You can use your gown as a base for a veil trimmed with lace, crystals and more to match the style and the color of the gown. With such gowns, gorgeous hair pieces can be coordinated to be worn throughout the wedding or once the veil is removed at the reception. They make a lovely keep safe to pass down through the generations.