(Closed) Which veil length is best for a mermaid dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which length of veil looks best with a mermaid dress?
    Cathedral Length : (54 votes)
    50 %
    Elbow Length : (41 votes)
    38 %
    Shoulder Length : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other- please post :) : (11 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper

    i personally like shorter veils and think an elbow would go great with that dress.  but your best bet is to try both on and see how they feel and look, then decide.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love single tier cathedral for the mermaid style dresses.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I too think elbow lenth. But try them all on just to be sure 😉

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t think a cathedral length one would work with mermaid to me personally cathedral length veils should go with longer trains. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think cathedral length veils look gorgeous with mermaid dresses.  Your groom will be looking at you from the front – not the back while you walk down the aisle towards him and during your ceremony.  After the ceremony take off the veil and he can check out your booty during the reception while you celebrate. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m a huge fan of cathedral length veils. They are so romantic and dramatic…that being said, I think a cathedral would look fantastic with your dress. Like PP said, you can take it off for the reception and put on a fun hair accessory if you wish.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I am also for a cathedral length- I think it goes perfectly with the mermaid style dress- just one tier…very elegant!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Here’s a pic of Katherine McPhee with a mermaid dress and cathedral length veil. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i tried on your dress! :] i’m going with a different one but with the same silhouette. FH is a booty guy too, but like PP mentioned, that won’t really play in during the ceremony. i will be doing a cathedral length veil because they’re just gorgeous long and romantic *sigh!* both of our dresses do have a little bit of a train (from what i remember about yours) so i don’t think that’d be a problem

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t have a mermaid style dress but I did have a shorter train so I added the one tier cathedral length veil too give my dress that little extra something then I switched to a short tier veil for the reception !!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Here is my veil with my mermaid dress.  Our wedding was outdoors in a vineyard and I think the style worked great.  (My husband is also a booty guy.  Don’t worry- he’ll still be able to see it through the veil!)

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted for elbow length, I love that look with mermaid dresses! I’m like you, not a big fan of blushers or birdcages. My ceremony is going to be outside and I think a cathedral length would be a bit too formal for me. This is my inspiration picture (I got it on here, I hope that’s ok). The back of our dresses look similar to this, and I think this length veil looks great (although I will probably just get a cut edge with no beading/ribbon or anything). Photobucket But whatever you decide, I’m sure it will look beautiful! 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For my trumpet style gown I am wearing a waltz length (same length as the one above- Mrs T) Its  little longer than an elbow length veil

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I actually like @Mrs.T:‘s finger tip veil best. But I’m partial to finger tip since that’s the length I had. I was alway afriad  that I’d trip on cathedral and if there is any wind… So if I had to choose I would go with an elbow length veil.

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