Wedding Veil Guide
Everything you want to know about the definitive bridal accessory.
A cathedral veil delivers an unforgettable statement that's classic and a touch regal. With more than 250 centimetres of fabric extending from the comb, your veil will trail gracefully beyond your dress's train as you move.
Mid-length veils, including elbow-length, fingertip, and walking veils, outline the upper body for a flattering silhouette. This option provides a traditional look but also works with tea-length dresses and alternative bridal styles.
A birdcage veil covers only part of the face and is attached to either a headband or a comb. Often made with fishnet-patterned Russian tulle, this style gives off a vintage vibe that juxtaposes perfectly with modern wedding dresses, even jumpsuits.
If you're dreaming of a big reveal during the ceremony, you'll want a blusher veil to conceal your face for your entrance and walk down the aisle. Pair this short veil with a longer veil worn down the back.
The circular, Spanish-style mantilla veil features a thicker lace trim along its edge. Softly drape the veil over your head (a hidden comb holds it in place), and the embellished border will frame your face for the prettiest effect.
Keep your dress's key features in mind when you're selecting your veil. Low-back style? An unembellished veil lets that detail show through. Simple dress? A crystal-trimmed veil brings a touch of opulence.
How to Position Your Wedding Veil
Top of Head:
For a traditional look
Crown of Head:
For a modern look
Back of Head:
For a sophisticated look
Moving your veil even a few centimetres or two can transform your whole look, so try out the different placements to see which way you prefer.
Headpiece + Veil Pairings
For a versatile look
For a regal look
For a bohemian look
After the ceremony, swap your veil for a comb or halo that adds sparkle and won't get in your way on the dance floor.