Dan Rentillo, David’s Bridal Design Director
Now that you’ve selected your dream dress, sparkling jewelry and shoes, it’s time to choose your veil – the finishing touch that ensures you’re the center of attention on your special day. But, where do you start?
First, it’s important to think about a veil length that will complement your wedding gown. Are you wearing a Grecian-inspired gown to get married barefoot on the beach? Or, did you choose a fashion-forward gown to say “I do” at your favorite hotel? Be sure to keep these tips in mind when trying on veils:
o Details, Details, Details: Whether you’re wearing a flirty short style or sleek sheath gown, short and mid-length veils are ideal for showing off gorgeous back details, such as ruffles and embellishments, as well as waist accents. Elbow-length and fingertip-length veils create beautiful, elongated silhouettes.
o Ultimate Glamour: For a truly dramatic walk down the aisle, opt for a cathedral veil that cascades to the floor. You will look like a true princess in this striking style that complements an elegant ball gown or a figure-flattering trumpet gown.
o Timeless and Romantic: Whether your father or fiancé continues the tradition of revealing your face or not, a beautiful blusher veil is a chic and classic style that works well for any wedding gown.
o Straight from the Fashion Runways: Perfect for the trend-setting bride, the birdcage veil is a gorgeous accent that guests will adore in person and in pictures.
Next, consider what veil shape looks best with the shape of your face and gown design. Blushers are typically square, while short veils are more oval in shape, so try on each style to see what best suits your facial features.
Finally, let’s move onto the accents. From Swarovski crystals, pearls and lace to colored trims and beading, the hardest part may be deciding on which veil style you love best. And if you prefer something simple, you can choose from a variety of sleek, modern veils that will add extra sophistication to your stunning look.
Now that you’ve chosen the perfect veil, have fun selecting a headpiece to complete your wedding day style!