Tuesday, October 18, 2011


 Long veils convey a romantic mood via all that added gossamer sheer.  . . . . .Brides who  go traditional sporting the full regalia of a classic bride typically love those long, flowing veils. So what you ask is considered a long veil? Let's start at the ‘finger tip’ length and work all the way down to the twenty-fiv Le foot cathedral.veil.

Long Veil Lengths
Fingertip-Most popular length; can be worn by nearly every figure type with most silhouettes.

           Waltz-Falls anywhere between knee and ankle.
          Chapel-Considered formal. Extends about a two feet beyond the hemline.
          Cathedral-Most formal. Extends three feet or more beyond the hem.
          Double Tier-Two layers, typically the shorter one a blusher but not always.  
Long Veil Styles
Pouf-Pictured directly below, width of veil is gathered at the crown and can be attached to a headpiece. Generally made out of tulle or English netting.
Dropped-Second picture below. This veil is actually dropped onto the head in a single layer of tulle or lace; often bordered with lace or ribbon. The Mantilla is a type of dropped veil.

All veils and gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Top  photo by S1 Studio.  White Chantilly lace mantilla
                                3rd photos by Stellar Q Danielo: Ivory tulle cathedral length veil
                        Last four photos by Piximage: Ivory fingertip veil//White two layered waltz veil outlined in ribbon// ivory  Chantilly lace mantilla//Single layer cathedral legnth veil dappled in Chantilly lace appliques


agnes said...

elles sont toutes magnifiques, et les photos sont superbes

Nicole said...

Absolutely stunning pics Amy :)

Never A Plain Jane said...

Oh Amy, that mantilla veil is amazing. So striking!

FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous! : ) Happy Tuesday xx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These long veils are STUNNING. Any bride would feel like a queen in them! :)

PS. Thanks for being such a sweet bloggy friend. My lack of internet and all the car wrecks have really taken their toll on me! :S

Sam said...

All these pictures are gorgeous!




They're absolutely stunning! Especially loving the first one. Ocassionally I regret that I didn't wear a veil...

Pearl Westwood said...

Oh I love a long veil so beautiful

Truly Engaging said...

So lovely- I think you're right using "mystique" in the title! *LOVE*

Susu Paris Chic said...

Mystique... the lovely contrast. Red flower madness. Lace lining chic.

Jewel Clicks said...

This makes me fall in love! so lovely!


flower girl dresses said...

loved the veil in which width of veil is gathered at the crown

Natasha said...

Again, I'm not a veil-girl, but I do like the dropped veil. It's probably the combination of short, blonde hair and lace... Gives it formal yet fashionable look.