For our wedding I wasn’t fussed about wearing a veil at all. I wanted something a little more contemporary, and so I spent about 18798364734735 hundred hours trying to find the perfect fascinator. I failed miserably at finding the perfect one, and ended up making my own!
But ever since good old Princess Katie sported that gorgeous mid-length Alexander McQueen veil, I am back in love with the veil.
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So what is the deal with veils? There are so many styles to choose from, depending on the formality of your wedding and style of dress. Here is a veil 101 for those, like me, who are totally clueless about it all.
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1. Blusher Veil
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Definition: A short veil worn over the bride’s face. Measures between 24 to 26 inches from the top to the hem.
2. Elbow or Mid-Length Veil (Like Kate’s)
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Definition: This veil extends down to the elbow, and perhaps a bit longer at the back.
3. Fingertip Veil
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Definition: The veil extends to the bride’s fingertips. It is arguably the most common style seen.
4. Ballet or Waltz Veil
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Definition: The ballet or waltz veil extends about three quarters of the way down the legs.
5. Chapel Length Veil
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Definition: This veil extends 6 to 12 inches beyond the train of the gown. It is best worn with a gown with a considerable train.
6. Cathedral Veil
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Definition: The Cathedral extends 6 to 12 inches beyond the end of the train of cathedral gowns. It is the most formal of them all.