(Closed) What kind of veil would go with this dress?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My dress also has a detailed strapless bodice and some interesting detail on the skirt.  So it doesn’t compete with the dress, we’re doing a simple single layer organza veil that ends a couple of inches below the top of the back of the dress.

The single layer allows the back to show through and the length doesn’t hide the dress or detract from the skirt.  The organza is light and adds some interesting structure to the veil.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My dress is very detailed in the bodice and on the dress itself too…I’m using a single layer veil that is elbow length…I didn’t want anything too ornate as to distract from the dress

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I suggest:

  • Length: Elbow length (30"), or fingertip length (36") if you are taller. The hem of the veil will draw a line for the eye, so you don’t want that line to intersect with the beautiful beading on your bodice. It should fall below the bodice but before the pick-ups in the skirt begin.
  • Color: Should match or be lighter than your dress.
  • Hem: Should be simple—probably no beading or wide ribbons. A pencil hem would be nice—detailed but not overpowering.
  • Layers: If you want a blusher, the shorter blusher layer would echo the "tiered" look of your skirt, whether you wear the blusher as such or not. If you want a one-length veil, a fuller, but one-tiered veil would look nice.

If you can, try on several different styles with your dress at a bridal shop. If you don’t have your dress yet or have access to a floor sample, go to David’s Bridal or somewhere easy and pick out a dress that looks similar in shape (they definitely have some) and try on veils with that. The people who work at bridal shops usually will be very helpful too.

 Good luck on picking something!

 

Post # 6
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Definitely go somewhere and try on some different styles (great suggestion, chelseamorning).  We played around in the shop when I ordered the dress and then did a mock up with some fabric we purchased when I picked up the dress and we changed our minds slightly, so you may want to try it more than once.  Also, be sure to consider what hairstyle you’ll have, which may impact where you put the comb and how you wear your veil. The position (top of the crown, towards the back of your head) will change where you veil falls in relation to the dress.

Good luck! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

@ chelseamorning: I should have contacted you when i was in the thick of picking a veil, lol….

 your dress is somewhat similiar to mine, so i will tell you what i plan to purchase (waiting til June 1 to order it from http://www.veilshop.com)

I’m getting a fingertip, single layer veil with very little pouf. the veil is 72" wide versus the fuller 108" option.

there will be no embellishments on my veil bc my dress bodice is soo ornate. But I have chosen to go with a simple crystal bead trim. This will give me some sparkle at the sides of my face since I am forgoing a tiara. My other option, which i went back and forth on, was the pencil edge.

i think something very similiar would do well for you and your dress. i would not go with an elbow length veil bc your bodice looks as if it ends right around the elbow and depending upon how tall you are and the placement of the veil on your head, it would cut you off in a bad place.

you could go poufy-er depending upon your body type. I am choosing to go less poufy bc I am a plus size bride and didnt want to add volume to my look. but if you are average or petite a poufier option may look good on you.

Let us know what you pick!

GL

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Were you able to try it on with a sample of your dress or a dress that approximated yours?  This is really key as you will be able to tell if the design is overwhelming or not.  The detail on the veil is lovely, but may be distracting from the bodice detail.

I was also surprised at how long it took to sort out the veil!  My mom is actually making mine, so I’m sure we’re not done testing yet… 

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