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Beyond the Blusher: Your Guide To Wedding Veil Styles


woman in a wedding dress wearing a cathedral veil that is blowing in the wind

A bridal veil adds an elegant touch to any wedding ensemble. With a variety of veil styles to choose from, finding the one that complements your gown and enhances your bridal beauty is a delightful journey. At Ivory & Main, we have put together a guide to the different types of wedding veils, helping you navigate the options and discover the veil that completes your fairy-tale look.


1. Ballet/Waltz Veil


Length: Falls between the knee and ankle.


The ballet or waltz veil is a perfect choice for brides who desire the grace of a longer veil without the added length of a cathedral veil. This veil style gracefully flows and creates a sense of movement, adding a touch of elegance to your bridal ensemble. It's ideal for those seeking a veil that complements A-line or mermaid-style dresses. Modern versions of this type of veil feature multiple layers.


2. Blusher Veil


Length: Covers the face usually ending at the neck or chin, but can also be attached to longer veils or headpieces


The blusher veil is a classic choice that carries a sense of tradition and timeless romance. Worn over the face during the ceremony, it adds an air of anticipation and mystery. As you reach the altar, the blusher can be lifted for that magical moment of unveiling. This veil style pairs beautifully with various gown silhouettes, adding a soft and romantic touch.


3. Fingertip Veil


Length: Extends to the fingertips.


The fingertip veil strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and practicality. This versatile length complements a wide range of dress styles, from ballgowns to sheath dresses. Falling at the fingertips, it adds a touch of drama without overwhelming your overall look. The fingertip veil is a popular choice for brides seeking an elegant and manageable veil length.


4. Fly-Away Veil


Length: Covers the shoulders or extends slightly beyond.


The fly-away veil is a playful and shorter option that adds movement and flair to your bridal look. Covering the shoulders or extending just beyond, this veil style is perfect for brides who want a carefree and spirited vibe as it is wispy and multilayered. It's an excellent choice for outdoor or less formal weddings, and it pairs wonderfully with tea-length dresses or more casual gowns.


5. Cathedral Veil


Length: Extends beyond the train of the gown, typically 108" or longer.


For brides seeking a veil that exudes regal grandeur and makes a statement, the cathedral veil is the epitome of bridal elegance. Flowing beyond the train of your gown, it creates a dramatic and awe-inspiring effect as you walk down the aisle. The cathedral veil is a magnificent choice for formal ceremonies and ballroom settings, adding a touch of royalty to your bridal ensemble.


6. Royal Veil


Length: Extends beyond the train of the gown, typically 130" or longer.


For brides looking for a dramatic entrance, the royal veil is guaranteed to make you look and feel like a princess. What sets the royal-length veil apart is its unparalleled grandeur. Extending gracefully beyond the train of the bridal gown, it creates a breathtaking scene that commands attention and admiration. This veil is perfect for brides looking to curate their perfect fairytale moment as they walk down the aisle.


Choosing the Perfect Veil for Your Bridal Look


woman wearing a wedding dress and a fingertip length wedding veil

When selecting your wedding veil, consider factors such as the style of your gown, the formality of your wedding, and your personal preferences. At Ivory & Main, we offer a curated collection of veils in various styles and lengths to complement every bride's vision.


Whether you envision the timeless romance of a blusher veil or the regal grandeur of a cathedral veil, our knowledgeable stylists are here to assist you in finding the perfect veil that enhances your bridal beauty and adds the finishing touch to your dream ensemble.


Visit Ivory & Main to explore our exquisite collection of wedding veils and let the journey to finding your perfect veil be as enchanting as your love story. Your bridal look is a reflection of your unique style, and the perfect veil is waiting to be discovered at our boutique.


Book an appointment right here on our website or give us a call at 631-760-7082.


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