(Closed) What kind of veil/hairstyle for a ball gown?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think I would go floor length/chapel.  But mainly because I think fingertip/elbow could make you look shorter.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I personally love hair down and you have beautiful long hair so why not show it off! It looks great with the dress down but it really depends on the look you’re going for. If you’re having a super formal wedding probably an updo would be good but if you don’t mind a more casual or boho look loose flowing hair is so pretty.

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Helper bee

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emmamei :  For this dress I would do your hair half up/half down. You have gorgeous hair and I think it would fit the style of dress. 

As far as a veil you could get a floor length one but not cathedral and maybe just have a dainty beaded edge to add some sparkle. Something in a tulle that will float away from the back of your dress more. Otherwise a fingertip length one may look very nice because then your lovely skirt will be more visible. 

That is a gorgeous dress and it suits you perfectly! 

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Blushing bee

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emmamei :  I have a low back gown which I love and also get backne, so a little stressed about this too with regards to hair styles… Just FWIW I’m using salicylic acid leave-on treatment / peel on my back and getting good results!

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Blushing bee

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emmamei :  I use Paula’s Choice products — she has several salicylic acid treatments. I like the 2% liquid and the 4% gel the best. I use it on my face, back, chest, and even my legs/butt because I tend to get little breakouts there. It does help me though not all reviews are glowing on Amazon so I imagine your experience could vary (I buy directly from website and they often have good promotions).

There are probably some good alternatives to PC, I just like her stuff.

I’m thinking about trying some of the salicylic acid peels on Amazon that are more like 5%, 10%+. But peels kind of freak me out so not sure I’m ready yet.

I’m also planning on making a derm appointment for a couple days before the wedding in case I get an angry back cyst (or anywhere else). Apparently your derm can inject them and make them go away. Never tried this before but I think it’s worth it for my wedding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

My vote is floor-length veil! Proabably a veil that is 2-4 inches longer than the hem of your dress

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Sugar Beekeeper

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emmamei :  

Yes, chapel or cathedral length veil , plain and soft with a very narrow edge of horsehair   or sparkle .

Normally I  prefer hair  up , bur yours is so pretty , down will look great.  Or halfup/down maybe . 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

No veil at all! Your dress is a statement peice on its own, so keep the accessories to a minimum. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I would say floor or chapel length.  There are veils on Amazon for under $15!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’ve a ball gown (although strapless) too and will wear my hair half-up, half down. My veil is a fingertip (I think) with a lace trim (my dress has lace detailing).

I think hair will look good up, down or half-up, half-down with your dress. You’ve got lovely hair, so if I were you I’d have it down or half-up, half-down and show it off smile

I think a veil with some delicate beading would look lovely and compliment the bodice of your dress nicely.

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have a big ballgown like you and went with a plain ivory tulle cathedral length veil for those amazing veil shot photos! I’m not even planning on wearing my veil after pictures 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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emmamei :  I chose a fingertip veil. I think its enough to feel bridal, but not too long to catch on things. My dress was A line but you get the picture. Capture_1Capture_4

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