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How To Pick the Perfect Veil

Bridal veils are our favorite wedding accessory, and picking the perfect one isn’t always so easy! We have a few staple veil types that every bride needs to know about before they shop around, and each go with different styled dresses.  There are so many different lengths, fabrics, and styles of veils, and we want to make it easier for you!

Here’s the Something New Boutique’s Guide to Bridal Veils!

The Birdcage

The birdcage veil is often worn for outdoor, hot weather weddings.  This way, you can still have a dramatic, traditional look without adding too much weight to your attire!  The birdcage veil is also a gorgeous option to keep a vintage vibe.

The Elbow Length Veil

An elbow-length veil is the most common, and is a more casual look than the longer options. This veil goes with any dress style but is mostly seen with ballgowns, because it hits around the waistline!

The Fingertip Length Veil

The fingertip length veil is also widely worn amongst all bridal styles and is super versatile between dress styles! We love this look paired with a mermaid gown, so it hits around the same length as the fitted skirt.  This is a great option for a longer veil that doesn’t take the attention away from the dress!

The Chapel Veil

Also known as the sweep or full veil, this veil should measure 6-12 inches past your train or hem. This veil is perfect for a formal wedding and adds the perfect amount of drama to your walk down the aisle!

The Cathedral Veil

The Cathedral veil is by far the most elegant and regal! If you really want to make an entrance into the ceremony, this one’s for you! As the longest veil length, we love this one paired with a long train, (but not a train longer than the veil).

The Blusher

Oh, the blusher! An age-old classic that is ever so elegant!  This is the sheer, single layer, that you can not only add to any existing veil, but also wear alone.

With all these veils in mind, it is definitely still best to work with a consultant to find the perfect veil for your wedding day!  Browse our bridal wear selection on the Something New Boutique website or book an appointment to visit our showroom in Colorado Springs, CO!

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