The length of your veil will depend on your bridal look. A shorter length veil outlines the upper body and provides a traditional look. Interestingly, it will also work with alternative bridal styles, such as a tea-length dress.
Veil Length Names
Shorter veils are named based on where on the body it falls (e.g. elbow length, fingertip etc.). Longer veils are named based on ceremonial venues. For example, Chapel length, Cathedral length, etc.
The hip-length wedding veil is an in-between option from waist length to fingertip-length. Perfect for shorter brides as it creates a very similar effect as a fingertip veil.
WEDDING DRESS TIP: Great with a corset back dress as it would not visually cut the detail with a shorter length veil.
A fingertip wedding veil falls beyond the bride's hips, long enough to be flowing and elegant while still showing the back of a bride's gown through the sheer fabric.
WEDDING DRESS TIP: Great with mermaid/fishtail style gowns, as the veil ends just before the skirt kicks.
At five feet, this is the longest veil without touching the floor, which usually falls to the mid-calf. This is for brides who want a long veil look without restricting their movements.
WEDDING DRESS TIP: This length is so versatile that you can wear it with a dress with no train OR with a Tea length dress OR if you have a dress with a long stunning and detailed train, this veil ends just before the train starts to flare out.
This easy to manage wedding veil touches the floor. Perfect for a gown without a train, as it creates a small train of itself. Great for a bride with a gown with no train, who still wants a flowing look with extra volume. While shopping/ordering online, keep in mind that the veil extends past the train of your gown.
Now we are talking about long wedding veils. Most wedding gowns have trains ranging from chapel length to regal/royal length. A long veil (longer than the train of a dress) will make your beautiful dress look amazing in real life and in photos.
What is the deference between a chapel veil (90”) and a cathedral veil (108”-144”)?
If you want a dress without a train, a chapel length veil will create the illusion of a train, "A chapel-length veil will sweep across the floor going slightly beyond your gown,"
Cathedral Wedding Veil can vary in length from 108” to 144” long as different designers/suppliers can have different measurements and names for the same lengths. We call our long veils,
This veil is classic, regal and dramatic, trailing gracefully across the floor as you move. If you want to make a statement, this is your veil.
Veil Length Measurement
Our measurements listed are from comb to the end of the veil, as we have a lot of single layer veils without a blusher. This is not often mentioned, but the width of a wedding veil can make a big difference if you are going for a dramatic look. A wide and long veil can create a stunning look, as it goes over and beyond your train while covering the sides as well. Check out our Wedding Veil Width Guide.
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!
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