Veil WIDTH question!!!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AshleyM623:  I’m guessing but here goes… It’ll depend on how wide/full your dress is. I am going to have a chapel veiil too. The intention is to have this plain transluscent veil cover me from head to toe without clinging to my dress — so people can see the dress in its full glory (hehe pardon the drama) under the veil. Since I have an A-line dress, I will use a veil that’s wider than the skirt and longer than the dress tail.

I’m attaching a sample of how I envisioned mine to look like.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The wider the veil the pouffier it is.  Also, if it’s wider, you can pull it around over your shoulders for some coverage.  You could do this with a narrower veil, but it would look different.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AshleyM623:  Right on! The designers I know will only recommend the silhouette chapel or cathedral veil (plain or mantilla) because when you walk, it tugs and trails behind you, instead of cascading down your back and hiding the details of your gown. Make sure your Maid/Matron of Honor knows to lay your veil nicely before you walk. 🙂

Put on your dress and measure around you where it’s widest and longest, then go from there.

I am attaching more inspiration photos for you. The good thing about chapel or cathedral silhouette veils — you can lay them wide and full for your walk. But they don’t stay poufy and tuck away quite nicely behind and over your arm (if you wish to carry it).

My gown has a very detailed back too… Why not? People will be looking at my back the whole time during the ceremony and traditional dances anyway. Hehe.

 

Post # 8
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am wearing a chapel length veil that is 108″ wide, my dress is A-line. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2020

They look completely difference with different type of wedding dress style

A thinner width fits sheath/empire better while a thicker width suits A-line/ball gown more. Both works with mermaid depends on the train of the dress.

Here are some pictures if that’s helpful

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  stefhtwg.
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