Post # 1
Hello fellow brides!
I just purchsed my bridal gown a few days ago and I have decided on a horsehair trimmed ballgown. I always envisioned myself in a completely different silhouette that was fitted with a long cathedral length veil. I love long veils and I want to know what people think about wearing a long veil with a ballgown and/or what lengths are appropriate for this style. Pictures of others in their dresses would be much appreciated! 🙂
Post # 2
Mine is really an A-line. But I think of it more as ball gown. My veil, pictured, is fingertip. I love long veils, but I know I would tear it. I think anything kind of goes with ball gown.
Post # 3
Following, as I love both ballgowns and long veils, but not sure how well they go together….
musicluvr325 : You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress 🙂 🙂 your smile says it all, you look so happy!
Post # 4
I pretty much always suggest fingertip, esp for ballgowns. I feel like too much fabric dampens a great dress
Post # 5
cinderdora : Thank you! I was bouncing around like a kid on Christmas when I picked it up. I loved it as much as the first time I tired it on.
Post # 6
My friend that had a ballroom gown as well as I both bought long veils. We figured it’d make up for the lack of train we both have and removed it during the reception.
Post # 7
ndc11 : You should make an appointment to try some on.
Fingertip length is super popular.
I didn’t get a ballgown, I got a mermaid style and I bought a fingertip veil.
Post # 8
any length can go with a ballgown!!! the key is making sure it doesn’t compete with the dress. if your dress is very simple, a veil with beading could work … but personally I think something less ornate – a cathedral length drop veil, for example, is the best bet.
Post # 9
vote for fingertip, which was what i had, so i’m biased. however, the horsehair trim would give your veil a lot of body that i think might be lost if you went with the cathedral length. just a thought!
Post # 10
I’m wearing a ball gown, and I bought a cathedral length veil. My gown has horse hair trim, and my veil is very plain with no lace or trim. I think you just need to make sure that whatever you choose that it doesn’t compete with your dress.
Here is a pic from the day I bought my dress.
Post # 11
I loveeee ballgowns with long veils!!
Here is mine!
Post # 12
Mine goes a little bit past the bottom of my dress! I somehow don’t have a photo of the back of it. Also, sorry for the iPhone editing of the faces!
Post # 13
I have a cathedral length veil for my ball gown! I think any length works with ball gowns (I also have a short one for my reception).
It really depends on the formality of the venue. If you are having a more casual location then the cathedral veil will look out of place. I am getting married in a historic mansion and walking down a staircase so it fit. I will ne wearing the cathedral veil in the ceremony and for my bridal photos and then switching to the short one. My short one does not have lace trim.
Post # 14
ndc11 : you can’t ever go wrong with a full length veil! My sister wore a ballgown and a cathedral length veil and it was stunning.