09 Jan Veil types guide
Veil – a beautiful accessory, often used to complete the bride’s look. However choosing the perfect veil can be as tricky as choosing the perfect wedding dress, especially given the range of options there are.
So in order to have a better idea about each one of the veil types, we prepared a detailed guide for you.
1. Blusher – shortened 1-layered or 2-layered veil made of tulle or mesh, can cover either only the upper part of the face or the entire face. You can throw the veil back after the ceremony. It is also very popular among brides looking for a retro look. It is often combined with various other head accessories.
2. Puffy – a traditional round veil made of tulle, organza and other materials that hold the shape well. It can be multi-layered and is often fastened closer to the face to create a special volume. Perfect for combining with diadems.
3. Oval – a traditional oval-shaped veil made of sufficiently light and soft materials (tulle), gathered from one end. Can be multi-layered and is often fastened inside a hairstyle. Perfect for combining with various head accessories. It is decorated with lace along the hem, thus creating a luxurious look. The length can reach up to 3 meters or longer.
4. Rectangle – traditional and the most universal veil of a rectangular shape made of sufficiently light and soft materials (tulle), gathered at one end. Can be multi-layered and enables a variety of ways of fastening. It goes well with various head accessories and can reach up to ‘’Cathedral’’ length.
5. Angel’s wings – a veil in the shape of a semicircle or a half-circle composed of sufficiently light and soft materials (tulle), gathered in a way that it creates beautiful folds on the sides – creating a look that resembles angel’s wings. It can be either 1-layered or 2-layered. It is often decorated with lace and does not require additional accessories. The maximum length of such a veil is until the floor and it looks best with dresses without a train.
6. Mantilla – a 1-layered veil of semicircular or round shape made of soft, flowing material (tulle, lace). Almost always abundantly decorated with lace on the hem. It can be supplemented with various clips and flowers. The length can reach up to 3 meters. They first appeared in Spain several centuries ago, enabling women to create magnificent looks.
What veil are you planning to wear with your wedding dress?
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