White Vs Ivory Wedding Dress: Most of the time a bride comes in with an idea of a white wedding dress and leaves with an ivory or two-tone dress. The reason is pure white is too stark against any skin tone, whereas ivory is softer and more flattering. For the same reason, most sample dresses in a bridal boutique now are ivory or two-tone. Continue to read below for more on what suits the best on a two-tone wedding dress.
There are a fantastic range of veil colours & a variety of luxurious fabrics available for our handmade veils. Each tulle creates a different look.
Wedding veils are made from a variety of luxurious fabrics for every bridal look.
Traditionally wedding veils are made from tulle fabric as it is light and sheer making it ideal for a blusher veil and complete and compliments your bridal look instead of interfering in any way. Other non-traditional, less sheer fabrics are organza, chiffon and silk.
1. Tulle The most common fabric for creating wedding veils that is light with very fine netting and is made from a variety of different types of fabric.
2. Silk Chiffon A woven fabric made from 100% silk. This veil is opaque and heavier than tulle and best suited for narrow, soft flowing look.
3. Polyester Chiffon Also, a woven fabric, made from 100% polyester. This veil is more opaque and heavier than a silk veil and best suited for fuller, smoother flowing look.
4. Organza This one is also a woven fabric, transparent, light weight and very smooth. This veil is stiffer than silk or polyester fabric veil and best suited for fuller and flowing look.
5. Russian Net A very open netting made from 100% nylon. The openings create diamond shape with each point being a small square of netting above or beside it. The weave gives it a lot more structure and is very popular for Birdcage NOTE: It is important to note that netting is not tulle.
6. English Net A thicker and less transparent netting fabric than bridal illusion, made from 100% polyester illusion. This veil is best suited for soft flowing look.
7. French Net A netting fabric with large holes. French net is stiff and best suited for birdcage veils to achieve a retro vintage look.
8. Full Lace A beautiful alternative to tulle, less sheer than tulle or silk veil.
The most popular veil fabric of all is tulle. There are different types of tulle with different knitting (hexagon) size, and hence different qualities and feel to it.
1. Bridal Illusion Tulle
A soft and sheer type of netting, known as tulle, specifically made for creating veils. This netting is also 100% nylon and our most transparent fabric.
2. Glitter or Sparkle Illusion Tulle
Just like bridal illusion tulle above except it is sparkly. This netting is also 100% nylon and our most transparent fabric.
3. Silk Tulle A netting made from 100% silk making it very delicate, soft and semi-transparent. This veil is delicate, soft, draping and flowing; best suited for narrow and shorter length veils.
4. English Tulle
5. French Silk Tulle
6. Italian Tulle similar to the Soft English Tulle but less transparent than the Soft English Tulle.
7. Spanish Tulle A much softer than the Fine English Tulle with more texture. This one doesn’t have the silky feel to it.
8. Polka Dot Tulle Also known as Swiss dot tulle has tiny dots, adding a little texture and character to the veil.
White would have to be the least popular of all the colours as most bridal boutiques now carry wedding dresses in two tone or ivory shade.
Diamond white is a more natural, softer white. Neither white nor ivory but something in-between. You could say it is a neutral colour.
Silk white has a very slight tint of ivory but leans more in the “white” toned category.
Light Ivory shade works beautifully with wedding gowns from off white to light ivory.
Ivory is our most popular shade. With perfect ivory shade, it matches almost all wedding dresses. Most of our veils are made in this shade.
Subtle pink shade, our blush veil option is best suited for two-tone dresses darker than Ivory.
Peachy and warm, our champagne veil option is best suited for two-tone dresses with nude and other darker shades.
These days bridal dress designers are pushing the boundaries and breaking the mold by adding colours and patterns into their dresses. Two tone dresses are very popular in recent years.
So which veil colour to match with your two-tone wedding gown?
We suggest to match your veil to the lighter colour on top. Lighter & brighter colour usually is more flattering on most brides.
Also keep in mind two-tone dresses with lace applique have a more ivory top layer and so will look amazing with an ivory coloured veil.
Remember, the veil is one sheer layer of tulle and can blend in beautifully with your dress.
If you still have any questions, send us a picture of your dress and tell us the vision of your wedding veil and together we will find THE VEIL for you!
If you have something specific in mind or want to have your veil custom made just for you, contact us and we’ll be happy to bring your dream veil into life with love.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 416.671.7659. We’re here for you every step of the way!