Veil question : how to wear a veil so it drapes over the shoulders?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Do you mean you want it to frame your face/shoulders rather than kind of hang in a straight line down your back? My hairdresser always says that veils are meant to be attached at the crown. I had a long veil and that’s where she put mine, and it came down over my shoulders. It’s also going to depend on how wide your veil is. Mine was pretty wide so if yours is too, I think you’ll be able to get the look you want if you pin it at your crown or thereabouts. Play with it and see how you think it looks best.

Post # 3
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with the previous post. You have to wear your veil higher on your head if you want it to drape over the shoulders. It’s such a beautiful look!

Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

I’m not 100% sure, but my mom said the higher up my veil is, the wider it’ll look. It is attached to a comb. I did notice a little difference when it was at the top of my head, but I want it to be straight down so I haven’t played around with it too much.

Post # 6
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t think the comb has anything to do with it. If you wear your veil on the back of your head, it’s going to hang down your back. If you’ve got it more on the top, it’ll cascade down your sides and cover your shoulders more.  

Edited to add: Also, as I mentioned before, it depends on how wide your veil actually is. When I was veil-shopping, all the bridal shops in my town seems to carry only these skinny things with a raw edge. I wanted something a lot fuller, so I ended up ordering mine. It was an angel/cascade cut with horsehair ribbon trim and quite a bit wider than the ones I’d tried on. So, that will also make a difference.

  • This reply was modified 3 years ago by  WeModerns.
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