The Veil Guide

  Its a daunting task choosing which veil to go for. So for those of you in need of a bit of inspiration, here's your guide to veil lengths and what they all mean. Cage A short birdcage style veil worn to just cover the eyes or full face. Perfect for 40s or 50s inspired brides. As spotted on Katherine Heigl and Carly Zucker. Check out our range of birdcage veils, lots of choice and gorgeous finishes. Blusher A short veil which is either part of a full length veil or just on its own. A popular style of veil for brides at the moment, worn over the face for traditional bridal look, or pushed back for volume. image by Sara Gabriel for stunning veils! Shoulder, Elbow and Fingertip Just as they sound, veils which finish neatly at your shoulders, elbows or fingertips. As seen on Kate Middleton and Coleen Rooney Chapel A stunning full length veil which finishes at floor length with a slight train as worn by Katie Holmes. Cathedral The ultimate statement veil which sweeps the floor with a train. As worn by Grace Kelly, Reese Witherspoon and of course by Princess Diana Mantilla A Spanish style veil often embellished with lace edging. Wear with either a simple dress so as not to overpower it, or wear with a Spanish style lace gown. Juliet Cap veil A very vintage inspired veil, synonymous with the 1920s. Stunning! As worn by Kate moss, Lilly Allen and Jackie Kennedy Single Tier A one layered veil which often has a more sheer finish; ideal to show off detail on the back of a dress. Drop A veil cut into a full circle to allow the tulle to drape over the very top of the head without much gathering giving a very sheer look. A similar look to Kate Middleton's veil Cascade A veil which is cut in graduating lengths to allow a cascading effect at the front as worn by Cheryl Cole Half Circle Veil A simple veil cut into a half circle shape often finishing at the shoulders. Bubble A rounded shaped veil with lots of volume. This can be styled into a flirty 50s style volumous veil as worn by Priscilla Presley. *tip - for extra volume in your veil, lift the layers and spray the fabric from about 30cm away with a strong hold hairspray* Sara Gabriel We hope this will help your choice! Don't forget, if you need any style advice from our bridal hairstylists, please just email us on, we'd be happy to help! In the meantime, check out whats new on Vintage Styler!

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