(Closed) Help with the right veil for a princess ballgown? :)

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@saifandrose:  First off, your dress is magnificent (and that train is absolutely splendid). It literally made me gasp. 

Now, onto veils. You probably won’t like this, but I would stay far, far away from multi-tiered/layered veils. Though I get your point in wanting a blusher, multiple-layered veils:

  1. hide the details of your bodice
  2. look really 80s with big, princess-style gowns (and not cute 80s, either)
  3. make it look as if you’re wearing a mini tulle dress on you head (NAGL)

I think big veils work with slimmer silhouettes. Otherwise all of that fabric can make you look like a bridal snowbeast! Instead, I would recommend a single-layer cathedral drop veil (in bridal illusion fabric) for you. I think it’ll look lovely because it has a built-in blusher, it adds to the regal aesthetic of your gown, and bridal illusion is the sheerest veil fabric (so it will not hide the details of your gown). Plus, once the front is lifted, it looks like a 2-tiered veil, anyway. πŸ™‚

As for veil embellishments, I think a raw-edged veil is perfect. However, if you want a bit more, I think a light smattering of crystal beading would add a touch of sparkle and complement your train nicely. 

If you want a second veil for the reception, I recommend a fingertip or waltz-length veil. Either way, it would be short enough not to drag or catch along the ground and long enough to still honour the formality and beauty of your gown. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I too have a ball gown! The veil that I’m going to get is a mid-length (longer than finger tip, but not quite to the floor) two-teir viel. I think these veils along with the catherdral look the best with ball gowns. I don’t like the idea of a short veil with a beautiful princess gown!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 

 

 

My Gown as a smaller ballgown, but I think the same concept would work for you. Mine was two layers, and hit at the smallest point of my waist with the blusher layer, and then gradually got longer in the back. I think a similar length would work for your gown, since it wouldn’t overwhelm the skirt. I’d keep the edges simple since you have a lot of lace details already.

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@saifandrose:  You’re welcome. πŸ™‚ And the drop veil could be fastened a number of ways:

  • bobby pins

          

  • straight pins or hatpins

          

  • sew a clear comb to it

          

Post # 11
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@saifandrose:  

Thank you! πŸ™‚

I do love Cathedral veils. If you go with two, that would be gorgeous! I didn’t end up wearing my veil during the reception, but I kind of wish I had. 

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