A Gown with a Long Train
As long as your gown doesn't have a ton of back detail, you can pretty much wear any type of veil with a dress that has a long train. Our favorite, however, is by far a cathedral veil. It's so interesting and creates a dramatic, ethereal look. Just make sure the veil extends past the train. This is particularly important if the train on the wedding gown is heavily beaded.
A Heavily Embellished Gown
If you have your heart set on a heavily beaded or embellished dress, you can go in the same direction with your veil. For the princess bride who loves sparkle, a classic, raw edge cathedral veil with scattered Swarovski that will 'twinkle' as you walk down the aisle is absolutely stunning.
A Dress with a Statement Back
A breathtaking ornate or sheer illusion lace back is a popular trend. To show off your beautiful back, we recommend a cathedral without any accents (beadwork or crystals) in the body of the veil. Think sheer and chic and remember to steer clear of multiple layers of fabric.
A Modern Dress
For brides opting to go the contemporary route (think fit-and-flare, mermaid gowns and tea-length dresses), a more modern style veil is perfectly appropriate, these are the short, layered, square-cut and blusher styles. A short veil (shoulder to elbow length) is great for a tea-length dress or a city hall dress.
A Vintage Wedding Dress
If your something borrowed happens to be your wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match? It will become the ornate part of the ensemble!
A Short Wedding Dress
The shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. For a sassy, cocktail length gown or shorter, we love a birdcage veil, or better yet, a whimsical multiple layer veil in a shorter length ... something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie.
A "Beachy" Bohemian Dress
Getting hitched oceanfront? A light fingertip veil with a few thin rows of elegant crystals to catch the sun is great for a beach wedding when you want the veil flowing in the wind but not to be too cumbersome.
Whatever style veil you decide on, make sure it complements the dress & doesn't overwhelm it.