by Avid Thinker February 24, 2014
Long and flowing, short and funky — there are almost as many veil styles as there are types of wedding dress. If you’re determined to find the perfect veil to wear with your gown — and want to get to grips with veil terminology — here’s the indispensible hitched.co.uk guide to the 10 most popular designs.
Fascinator - A dressed-up version of the classic fascinator, this is perfect if you’re looking for a clean and simple look, or aren’t sure if you want a veil at all. There can be feathers, flowers or jewels as decoration, while it can be combined with a small amount of netting to cover your hair — or a short birdcage veil can be incorporated.
Birdcage - The shortest length veil, birdcages give a gorgeous retro look and have become more and more popular in the last five years. Made from netting, rather than tulle, and usually covering just the eyes or extending down to the chin, they are easy to wear and give an instantly stylish finish. Birdcage veils are ideal for vintage themes or for chic city ceremonies.
Shoulder length - Despite the name, shoulder-length veils can end anywhere between your collar bone and the middle of your back. The shortest style of traditional veil, they’re great for showing off detailing on your dress while making a style statement — fantastic for a more modern, contemporary look. Also called flyaway veils, they can have more than one layer.
Fingertip - Flattering the majority of dresses and brides, this is the most popular veil — and it is the design Kate Middleton chose for her wedding day, floating gracefully down to just below waist length. Variations include the slightly shorter elbow length, which stops at the skirt of your dress, as well as two-tier or double-tier veils. These have a slightly shorter front section, worn down at the start of the ceremony before the bride is unveiled in traditional religious ceremonies.
to be continued..
by Jenny Evangelista August 18, 2015
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