Picking the Perfect Veil for Your Wedding Dress

Picking the Perfect Veil for Your Wedding Dress

Feb 04, 2021

Found your dream wedding dress already and wondering how to finish the look? Don’t worry! We know finding the perfect veil is almost as important as finding the perfect dress. A veil can completely change the look of your wedding dress, so it’s important to find one that compliments the shape of your dress. To help you in your decisions, we’ve put together a few tips for finding a veil to compliment your wedding dress beautifully.



Remington Hart by Martin Thornburg




The key to finding a veil perfect for a ball gown is to find one that won’t compete with the dress—ball gowns make a statement, so you want your veil to flow with the dress, and not detract from it. The key to this is making sure your veil doesn’t cut off midway down the skirt! A ballet or waltz length veil would look great from the front, but from the back it can cut off the stunning flow of your skirt. On the other hand, an elbow length or floor length veil lets the skirt shine, keeping your dress the star of the show!



Jada by Sottero and Midgley



The mermaid silhouette has stayed around in bridal fashion for years for good reason: the silhouette is figure flattering, makes a statement, and looks good on every bride. The important part of finding a veil for this silhouette is to not interfere with the beautiful curves it gives you, so it’s ideal to find a veil fingertip length or longer. A shorter veil would cut off the lines of the silhouette, so finding a veil long enough to maintain the stunning shape of a mermaid wedding dress is key. 


Fit and Flare

Charlotte Grace by Sophia Tolli



Much like the mermaid gown, a fit and flare wedding dress gives you curves you want to maintain with the veil. Most fit and flares have beautiful, delicate trains that give the perfect amount of softness and drama to the dress—meaning a chapel or cathedral length veil (depending on your train length) would compliment the dress beautifully, adding to the gentle flow of the skirt and train. 



Orlanda by Maggie Sottero



Similar to the ball gown, an A-line wedding dress lets the skirt be the star of the show, so finding a veil to blend and flow with the skirt is important. A fingertip length veil would look stunning from the front, but would cut off the shape of the skirt from behind as you walk down the aisle. Depending on the level of drama you’re looking for with your wedding dress, elbow length and shorter (if you’re feeling bold, we love a birdcage veil) or floor length would work perfectly with the dress—it just depends on your own preferences!

Feeling ready to complete your wedding day look with a veil? Book an appointment with us at Brooke’s Bridal and Ball and let our dedicated staff help you find the perfect veil to complete your wedding dress!