Wednesday, August 21, 2013


 Long veils convey a romantic mood via all that added gossamer sheer.  . . . . .Women 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-five 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.
Waltz Length
Cathedral Length

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


The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love long veils, these are stunning x

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE the first image - the makeup and veil are just exquisite! :)

Sam said...

The first and second last veils are just exquisite! It would be my choice.

Kim Alston said...

Long veils can be so exquisite. They are my favorite.

Plum Pretty Sugar said...

Oh my! Such prettiness! Adore!

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