Post # 1
I am about to purchase a chapel length veil (90″ long) from a seller on etsy. I have a choice of 72″ inch WIDTH or 108″ WIDTH. What would be the reason I would need a shorter width vs a wider width and vice versa?? I asked her and she said that it is a personal preference and depend son the dress…and I can ask the seller of my dress what they suggest?
Does anyone know the benefit of one vs the other? and how you dress would determine that??
Post # 3
Wider veils are fuller http://www.kissbridalveils.com/learnaboutveils
It really depends on the look that you like – Chelsea Clinton wore a very full veil for example
Post # 4
@AshleyM623: I’m guessing but here goes… It’ll depend on how wide/full your dress is. I am going to have a chapel veiil too. The intention is to have this plain transluscent veil cover me from head to toe without clinging to my dress — so people can see the dress in its full glory (hehe pardon the drama) under the veil. Since I have an A-line dress, I will use a veil that’s wider than the skirt and longer than the dress tail.
I’m attaching a sample of how I envisioned mine to look like.
Post # 5
The wider the veil the pouffier it is. Also, if it’s wider, you can pull it around over your shoulders for some coverage. You could do this with a narrower veil, but it would look different.
Post # 6
@Buboys_Gurl: Oh good explanation!
My dress is fit and flare , court train so it is not very full. I do want
To show off the back though as it has a deep v back with buttons and a sash. So I probably would want to get the 72″ width do you think?
Post # 7
@AshleyM623: Right on! The designers I know will only recommend the silhouette chapel or cathedral veil (plain or mantilla) because when you walk, it tugs and trails behind you, instead of cascading down your back and hiding the details of your gown. Make sure your Maid/Matron of Honor knows to lay your veil nicely before you walk. 🙂
Put on your dress and measure around you where it’s widest and longest, then go from there.
I am attaching more inspiration photos for you. The good thing about chapel or cathedral silhouette veils — you can lay them wide and full for your walk. But they don’t stay poufy and tuck away quite nicely behind and over your arm (if you wish to carry it).
My gown has a very detailed back too… Why not? People will be looking at my back the whole time during the ceremony and traditional dances anyway. Hehe.
Post # 8
I am wearing a chapel length veil that is 108″ wide, my dress is A-line.
Post # 8
They look completely difference with different type of wedding dress style
A thinner width fits sheath/empire better while a thicker width suits A-line/ball gown more. Both works with mermaid depends on the train of the dress.
Here are some pictures if that’s helpful