Post # 1
I completely lucked in with my wedding gown and took a sample home with me for $400. The dress has lace all over without beading. I’m starting to consider my accessories and have already purchased an inexpensive fingertip veil that I feel complements my dress even though the lace may not match completely and there is a bit of beading on the veil. I’m wondering if maybe a plain/pencil edge veil would be better as it doesn’t detract from the detailing on the dress. What have some of you other bees with lace dresses done for your veil? Did you go for a lace edge/ appliques or plain and simple? Is it super important that the lace on the veil and dress match in some way? Any advice, ideas or photos would be much appreciated.
For reference here are some photos of my dress (Allure 8825) and the $30 veil I’ve already purchased. I have yet to try them on together thought side by side it looks good; any thoughts? The veil is a tad wrinkly after being folded and mailed in an envelope so please excuse the fact that it’s hanging in a messy closet.
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Post # 2
It’s hard to tell without seeing it together or on you. I wore a lace Allure dress, and I ordered the “matching” veil, which basically was a mid-length veil in the same ivory color as my dress with the same matching lace around the edges. I looked at a couple more inexpensive plain veils and they just never looked right/matched to me.
Post # 3
I had a lace dress and had a chapel length cut edge veil.
Do you have photos of your dress with the veil on?
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2017 - Outdoors
Hmm…i love lace but i believe since the dress itself has so much detail already that a simple veil with minimal detail would look fantastic too. here is a picture i found on pinterest with a lace dress and a veil with a bit of detail. i think it looks great. I love the veil you bought!
Post # 5
Congrats on the amazing deal you found!
It’s really hard to tell until you try them on together. I chose a 3 tiered raw edge plain veil to go with my dress.
Post # 6
hard to tell without seeing it on you. my dress was similar to yours (allure c182), and i wore a mantilla veil. i also wore a lace bolero during the ceremony. none of the laces matched. no one looked closely enough to notice.
Post # 7
My dress had an illusion back, and I wore a single layer veil with pearls and crystals on it. I thought it went great with my lace dress, and the back.
I got mine at the salon that I got my dress at, so when I went to look, I was able to try on my dress (sample) with the veils to see what would look better.
Post # 8
lumibride: my dress was fully lace so I kept it simple with a net cathedral veil with blusher
Post # 9
My dress is a fit and flare with a lace and tulle bottom and I was worried about having “too much lace” on the veil and having it take away from the dress. Ultimately I opted for a plain, raw edge cathedral length veil . I want the dress and my train to stand out.
Post # 10
I have an all-over lace dress, and I’m planning on making a lace trimmed cathedral drop veil. Grace Kelly is my wedding style inspiration, and she wears a lace dress with a lace edged veil, so I’m calling it okay to do!
In all reality your dress itself probably has more than one pattern or type of lace in it. They typically use a different lace for the main fabric vs the hem and edges, and maybe even a third with appliques thrown in (even if you don’t see them, they are added sometimes to cover seams).
I think it will look most cohesive if you stick to the same “type” of lace. There are different kinds depending on how thick they are: chantilly is the sheerest, then there is venice lace, guipure, alencon, etc. If you look up your dress description, it will probably say which one it is. Mine is venice lace, so I’ll either use venice lace to make my veil with or chantilly lace, because I think it’s so sheer that it works with everything. There are enough lace patterns (flowers, etc) that you’re likely to find something that kind of goes with your pattern. Just search etsy for “alencon floral lace veil” etc., and I’m sure you’ll have lots of options!
Post # 11
Thanks for all your input ladies! As the date gets closer I will post pics of myself in the dress with this veil and possibly some others. It’s a little tough for me because I purchased my sample dress in another city so I don’t really have a bridal shop in my hometown where I will go for fittings and to try on accessories to see what looks best before buying.
Post # 12
Your dress is beautiful and what a deal! Congrats! I’m getting married in october and i went with a plain double layer royal length train. I was thinking of adding crystals to it but I think I’ll leave it plain 🙂