(Closed) Chapel length veil vs. chapel length gown

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
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  • Wedding: December 2012


* Watteau Train = Train that drapes from the shoulders

* Sweep Train = Drapes from the waist to six inches onto the floor (puddles)

* Court Train = 3 Feet from waist

* Chapel Train = 5 Feet from waist

* Cathedral Train = 3 Yards (9 Feet) from the waist. 

Can be uber long for Royal Weddings (Princess Di’s was 25+ Feet Long).  At that point sometimes referred to as a Royal Train or a Monarch Train


* Birdcage Veil – Very short… may or maynot be over face.

* Blusher Veil – Short, over face, often below neckline

* Fingertip Veil – Falls to the tips of the fingers

* Sweep Veil – Sweeps the ground

* Chapel Veil – Long veil, trails one to two feet from the gown

* Cathedral Veil – Long veil, trails one to three yards from the gown

* Royal / Monarch Veil – Very long… corresponds to the Dress Train (see above)

* Mantilla – Scarf like veil that drapes over the head & shoulders… usually involves lace vs tulle.

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So ya, Veils & Trains are meant to coordinate together.  One’s Veil of the same name should be the same or slightly shorter than the corresponding Train on the Wedding Dress.

PHOTO – Iconic Veil (and train) of Princess Di at her 1981 Wedding

Hope this helps,




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