Finish your wedding day look with a stylish veil - Here's how to choose the right one.
Location, Location, Location! Pick a veil that complements your venue. If it’s in a castle and your gown is simple, create a fairytale effect with a cathedral veil for the ceremony. If you’re having a garden wedding in a cocktail length sheath, add some Hollywood glamour with an angled veil.
Style of Gown The general rule – the slimmer the gown the longer the veil. Make sure the veil covers the train. An A-line gown looks best proportioned with a finger tip veil and a ball gown is best proportioned with a shorter veil.
Body Shape Consider your body shape when picking a veil. Long veils will lengthen and slim a body, while shorter veils may emphasize the waist and hip area. Edged veils also tend to call attention to their ending areas, especially waist-length veils, which can add weight to the hip and middle area.
Face Shape The general rule – pick a veil opposite to your face shape. If you want to de-emphasize a round face, avoid a round headpiece such as a wreath. If your face is square with an angular jaw, pick a veil with soft rounded edges.
Fabric/Embellishments Choose fabric to suit your gown. If your gown is satin, then satin trim or ribbon edging is nice. If your gown is chiffon consider softer fabrics in a finer edging. Pearls or crystals scattered in a veil can add sparkle to a plain gown.
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