It’s easy to see why many modern brides are reluctant to wear a veil: you don’t want to look like you’re dragging two miles of fabric behind you down the aisle. Plus, it looks like it would be easy to get lost in all that tulle, right? And yet I think every bride should at least try a veil when she is shopping for a wedding dress. (And wedding taste designer Randy Fenoli says wearing a veil is a must.) There are so many styles to choose from, I’m sure there is a veil for every bride. Yes, even you. Here is a primer:
BIRD CAGE SAIL Just cover your face.
Voile En Paris from Atelier EnchantÃ©.
EVOLVING SAIL Falls just below your shoulders.
Maxine two-level flyaway sail from Etsy seller JesseCiani.
ELBOW SAIL Go down to the elbows.
Kleinfeld’s Ariel Taub Bella Veil.
SAIL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Brushes your fingertips.
Blanc by Vera Wang Mid-length two-tiered veil with horsehair and lace from David’s Bridal.
BALLET OR WALTZ SAIL Falls roughly to the ankle.
Veil by Blossom Veils.
CHAPEL SAIL On a not too crazy train.
Montegue by Tony Federici for Watters.
CATHEDRAL LENGTH SAIL Drag far behind you.
Veil of the French Alencon Cathedral from the fascinating Etsy sellerbride.
Just keep in mind that a longer veil signals a more formal wedding (and vice versa). a black tie affair.
Are you planning to wear a veil on your wedding day? Which of these is your favorite?