(Closed) Petite ladies- long or short veil?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m close to your height (5’1″), wearing an A-line dress with a chapel-length train, and wearing my hair down. And when I tried on veils, they all looked ridiculous on me 🙁 Honestly, I would just go try on veils and see which style you prefer.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would say either go short or go all out and get one that’s longer than your train.  If you get something mid length like a fingertip I think it will just look like it’s meant to be shorter but is long on you or something- you know?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am just barely over 5’1″. My gown is very lacey and I am also wearing a lace bolero and lace edged mantilla veil. The veil is fingertip length. And I have a very long train.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi! Im 5 foot nothing too and im opting for a birdcage, everything longer just swamped me. Although those really really long floaty veils do look BEAUTIFUL, it just looked a bit, long 🙂 I agree with the other comment, I think you need to go really long or short

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m 5’2″, wearing a modified a-line with a sweetheart neckline and chapel length train in silk dupioni. I was going to go with a short veil, but thought that a one layer chapel length looked the best.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m 5’5″ but still went with a short veil (chin length), but mostly because I wanted to be slightly less formal and wear it back the whole time. I was very happy with it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m height challenged, too. I think it depends on the dress. If your dress is fairly simple, I think a long veil would be fine, but if you have a lot going on, maybe a long veil would be too much.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m 4’11 with an A line gown and a med. length train.  I think I will have a finger tip/forearm length veil. Anything longer, looked like I was playing dress up in a wedding get up.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a shorty and wearing a chapel length veil. I think you go with what you like 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It depends on the dress, rule of thumb the slimmer the dress the longer the veil and the wider the dress i.e with a hoop or lots of ruffles etc. needs a short veil. Generally I found being 5ft nothing that the wider dresses made me look shorter, therefore I would say ( and judging by the fact that u are in an A line dress) that a long thin floaty veil will be ideal.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am vertically challenged as well! I wore a mermaid dress, all lace, with a cathedral veil and loved the way it turned out.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My wife (the same height as you) wore an elbow-length veil.  On her, it was a fingertip veil, but looked like it was meant to be that way.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Long veil is suitable for you. because your dress is sweetheart neck, so make some ornaments on the back.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am 5’1″ and I am wearing a drop veil the goes down to my almost my elbows, but I am keeping it simple with no beading or lace to complicate it and going with a really light airy luxurious french silk tulle.  I don’t want anything to make it look heavy amplifying my shortness with this style.

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