Post # 1
I’m kind of stumped on what length of veil to wear with this dress. I don’t think I want a cathedral length veil, because the lace in the train is one of the best things abour the dress and I don’t want to cover it up, even with a sheer layer. Not to mention that I’ll barely be able to handle the train as it is!
I’m leaning toward a mid-length veil, like elbow length. Or maybe just long enough so it hits my butt, but I don’t sit on it when I sit down. My question is, do I want the veil to hit my body at a place where I’m skinny (my waist) or a place where I’m bigger (hips or bustline)? The dress is fairly form-fitting, and I want the veil to accentuate the good parts of my body (and all the hard work I’ve put into working out!) rather than camoflaging them. I want the veil to flow and cascade at least a little.
Given the lace in the dress, should I look for a veil with a lot of lace edging, or stay away from that? I think thick lace edging can be very dramatic, but this dress might already have enough drama and romance. Maybe something with a softer edge, or sparkly beading or something?
I don’t think a birdcage veil fits the mood or style of this dress. I’m not edgy, hip or cute enough to pull them off, though I like them on others.
Here are pictures of the dress, front and back. It’ll be more form-fitting in real life, with a deeper sweetheart neckline.
Post # 3
Grr, trying the attachment again.
Post # 4
Ok, attachments aren’t working, but here’s the next best thing: a link to a post I wrote earlier about the dress, with pictures.
Post # 5
according to the dress folks i have talked to you should have a veil that complements and doesnt “clash” with your dress. so looking at the back of it, pick a spot where if the veil would stop there that it wont compete with the details of your dress.
i.e. a dropped waist dress should have either a much longer train, or a train that hits above the elbow. a princess type ball gown, with natural waist should have a veil that hits just below the sholders between the neckline and the waist… etc.
this is hard though – the pictures kinda dont do justice i think to the detail.
if you want to go long i would go for either a drop veil or a knee length veil since the back of your dress really does almost look like its a cathedral veil itself.
maybe a waist length simple plain tulle veil???
Post # 6
Thanks! This is an A-line dress, with a waistline at the natural waist, and the details on the train begin with about at the knee, I think. It seems like that’s telling me to go for a shorter veil. Maybe right above the waist, or between the bra line and the waist?
If I go with a longer veil, will it make me look bigger? I want my waist to look itty bitty, and I’m afraid if the veil is behind my waist it will kind of blend in, rather than showing the skinniness through contrast with the background.
Post # 7
With that awesome train I would say elbow length. That train needs all the attention. 🙂