The shorter ‘fashionista' veil has gone trendy the past few years. Once upon a time, short veils belonged to the city hall and informal wedding paired with street-length skirts. Worn with more formal gowns they seemed out of the ordinary –very outside the traditional bridal box till a few vintage designers brought them back. There's something chic, even edgy about a bride sporting one. As early as the 1990s, Vera Wang paired up short, pouf veils with very formal gowns. Whether she wanted to show off the extraordinary back details of her gowns or usher in a new look, I don’t know; I only know the juxtaposition this duo created worked.Brides say the best thing about wearing a shorter veil is, not having to do any adjusting in that switch from the solemnity of ceremony to big time partying hearty. Short veils are easy to maneuver around in and stay put whether you’re exchanging vowels, cutting cake or dancing,
Bird Cage or Net Pouf-Left: These have gone trendy the past few years thanks to vintage designers.Made of either netting or tulle, this veil falls above the shoulder line. Since it’s a shorter style, it tends to look structured, more hybrid of headpiece and veil. Great for fashionistas. ABOVE: The Bird Cage Veil. BELOW: The Bubble Cage and Tulle Head Pouf.
Blusher or Flyaway A fly away is typically attached to the back while the blusher is a short veil worn over the face during the ceremony. Can also be worn shoulder length in layers. Although considered informal, this is the choice of some chic, formal-gowned brides.
All Veils and dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum
Top Photo: Henley Photography//Blusher veil with scattered stephanotis
Photo 2: Smoot Photography
Photo 3:Sweet Light Studios//From The Bride's Head Revisited Shoot
Photo 7: By Bride Chic