You've finally found a gown -- now you can breathe a huge sigh of relief, kick back and relax until your wedding day. Not so fast - you've still got to find the final touch that will complete your transformation from basic to bride. Hint it's all in choosing the right veil. Think the waltz is just a dance step? The chapel only a place to say your vows? Could it really be that easy? Check our glossary to find out.
A short, single layer of veiling, the blusher is worn over the face before the ceremony, then either flipped over the head or removed thereafter.
A formal veil that extends to the floor, the chapel falls two-and-a-half yards from the headpiece. It's often worn in combination with a sweep train and blusher for extra oomph.
The mother of all veils, the cathedral is also the most formal. Sometimes referred to as the "royal veil," this style falls three-and-a-half yards from the headpiece
A veil of two layers (either two veils or a veil and a blusher), usually of different lengths.
As the name implies, this type of veiling extends 25 inches in length to the bride's elbows.
A very popular length, particularly with ball gowns, this style extends to -- you guessed it -- the fingertips.
A multi-layered veil that just brushes the shoulders. Considered less formal than other styles.
This veil is gathered at the crown of the head to create a cascading effect around the face. Usually of shoulder- or elbow-length.
A long, Spanish-style circular piece of lace that frames the face. Made either of lace or lace-edged tulle, the mantilla is usually secured with a comb.
A gathered piece of tulle or netting that fastens to a comb or headpiece to create height for the veil.
Waltz (also known as Ballet)
A veil length that falls somewhere between the knee and the ankle.
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