Post # 1
For part one of this installment, go here – http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-kind-of-veil-with-this-dress-4.
My dress is all-over lace, all-over beading, quite sparkly in the light, cap sleeves, form-fitting until the hips, very simple silhouette.
I’ve narrowed things down a LOT after thinking about what I want. On the last poll there were a lot of votes for floor-length and longer, but… I feel like I’m playing dress-up in a veil that long! I’ve never been the princess type and that’s what a long veil makes me feel like. Not for me. 🙂
The veil my mother ordered is 30″ with simple beading around the edges. This picture was taken on a different day, but I’m pretty sure this is the veil she bought.
Sell it? Keep it? Help me please!
-The veil WILL be one-layer, no blusher
-My hair will either look something like this:
with a crystal headband. To be determined.
Thanks y’all! I really appreciate it. Sorry I post so much these days!
Post # 4
First off… GORGEOUS Dress !!
There is a very classic regal and elegant feel to your dress… no doubt why so many Bees in the last topic suggested a longish veil (Cathedral – Chapel – Sweep) which would indeed be stunning.
As this obviously not be you (remember tho it is JUST for the Ceremony). I still say that longer is better than shorter to go with this dress… so personally as a minium I’d be looking at a Fingertip length… because to me, right now your lower arms just look too awkward (bare) sticking out from under this shorter veil.
Lol, either that, or play it up for all it’s worth… and go really classic / retro opting for white gloves up to the elbow.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@This Time Round: Thank you – both for the compliment and for the tips! Such specific thoughts help me so much. I really appreciate it! 🙂
Post # 6
TO – gangqinjia: You are very welcome.
Here is a sample of a good look with White Gloves and a shorter veil
If you are set on a veil alone … then I think a long one would look AMAZING… as I said the best choice for this dress, (ala Kate Middleton ~ Duchess of Cambridge)
But the other alternative, is to go just with something in your hair… that too would look good.
For inspiration… GOOGLE any of the following looks…
VEILS, FLOWERS AND OTHER OPTIONS
1970s Wedding Dresses
Princess Anne Wedding Dress (circa 1973)
Grace Kelly Wedding Dress (circa 1956)
Autumn Kelly Wedding Dress (circa 2008)
Natalie Wood Wedding Dress (to Robert Gregson 1969)
Hope this helps,
Post # 7
I actually really like the simplicity of this look with a shorter veil. The dress is very elegant, but not elaborate, and I suspect that you maybe feel more “yourself” in the shorter veil, and less like you are playing dress-up as a bride? Listen to that gut feeling.
Also, with the gloves, I would only do them if you are really excited about the idea and feel like it fits your personality. Something like that can come off looking costumey very easily. It looks awesome in the right context, with the right dress, but gloves (especially white ones) will also cause practical complications on that day. Getting the ring on, for one thing; worries about getting makeup on them if you touch your face, wipe away a tear, etc.; if they’re satin, they might make it hard to hold on to small objects because they are slippery … etc. You have to be really excited about the gloves to make them worth the hassle.
Try a couple on just to see. That’s really the only way to tell!
Post # 8
@KCKnd2: Thank you so much! I am glad to have a vocalized opinion for the shorter veil too. Simple is what I’m after so I just might take your advice!
I think you’re right that gloves would feel costumey to me. So it’s either bare arms or long veil. 🙂