Post # 1
I recently fell in love with this dress:
I’m 5’4″ and I am however much more “bottom heavy” than the model pictured. Whilst the gown was thankfully forgiving of this (it’s not as slinky as it looks on her), I’m a bit lost when it comes to veils.
I will be most likely having a garden ceremony and have no need for a chapel/cathedral length veil. A fingertip seemed like the next best option and I did try one on which I loved. In hindsight though, as it was a rushed visit to the bridal store and I didn’t really have a chance to think or asbsorb everything… should a pear shaped bride generally try to avoid a veil that sits at butt/thigh length?
Do you think that may be flattering, or could it potentially have the opposite effect?
Any advice would be most appreciated… even if you think I’m crazy for asking this question
Post # 3
I didn’t vote because I’m really not educated enough to know. BUT I will say that I am pear shaped as well as short, and I will be avoiding any type of veil that’s not a birdcage. Every time I put on a veil I feel like I’m a child bride, and I think they look awful on me.
Post # 4
I think you’re being silly 🙂 (I’m pear-shaped, too!)
IF anything, I think it would balance out your top and bottom nicely!!
Post # 5
Thanks girls 🙂 The veil I tried on was 45″… which from memory, worn high on my head with the comb meant it fell below my bottom.
Do you think a waltz/ballerina length may be better that would fall a little lower towards/around my knees?
Post # 6
hMmm I just realised that a waltz length (65″) is basically as tall as I am… so it would fall close to the floor, not my knees *laughs* That may not be an option as I’m guessing I shouldn’t be covering the train of my dress until it’s with a MUCH longer veil, which I don’t want to do.
Post # 7
@LilianHarlow: I’m a bit pear-shaped and had a veil that was just a bit above finger tip. It actually was the most flattering of all the veils I tried on. Sorry, this pic isn’t very close up, but it’s the only one we’ve gotten back so far…
Post # 8
Oh SLS79 that is SUCH a beautiful photo!!! It’s really magical!
Thank you for sharing that photo with me 🙂 I feel much better now!
Post # 9
I wore a floor length veil with this dress. It was perfect for me! Here’s a picture to help you visualize.
Post # 10
@bokmeowbev: OMG so gorgeous!!
I immediately thought cathedral when I saw the dress, but I think fingertip would be fine since the veil is sheer. I’m pear shaped and I never thought about it to be honest, but mine is elbow length.