The look in the bridal day is not complete just with a wedding dress and a pair of wedding shoes. There are other bridal accessories that need to be taken into account: the bridal jewelry and the headpieces, consisting in a bridal veil or a beautifully adorned hair pin, a headband, a hair comb or even a bridal tiara. Picking the bridal headpiece is a matter of taste and expectations: how does the bride expect to look in the big day or what the wedding traditions impose her to do.
As the bridal veil is still considered in some countries a symbol of purity and innocence, it’s still adapted by some brides in order to emphasize the their innocence, as well as focusing the passing from an “era” to another – from being a teenager/ adolescent/ young lady to a grown up woman who has now her own family.
Of course, this is only one case and it is tied to traditions, but there is also the situation in which the bride does not have to wear a bridal veil because the tradition tells her to do it, she is only wearing it because it fits the bridal gown and makes her bridal look complete.
In some parts of the world, the bridal veil is considered a fashionable bridal accessory and depending on the bride’s wedding dress, she is to wear whatever bridal veil she considers to be more convenient. Let us present some types you can choose from.
Cathedral length bridal veils
However, nowadays many brides avoid this type of bridal veil, because they find it rather old fashioned and also because they fear they might stumble in it. Well, do not forget that you have your bridesmaids who can help you with carry this bridal accessory in the church.
Their name is due to their length. They are considered to go pretty well with a bridal gown that has a long train in the back side. The cathedral length bridal gown is made of lightweight fabric for comfort reasons. You can wear such a bridal veil with a Victorian bridal gown, as to resemble the image of Lady Diana.
Chapel length bridal veils
They are shorter than the previous type. These veils are considered to be really sumptuous and, in most cases, they stop at the level of the train. Wearing such a bridal accessory is not going to involve as many difficulties as the first model.
Elbow length bridal veils
They are among the most comfortable bridal veils to wear. You can place them on the head and cover only the ears and the cheeks, but you might as well wear them on the back and create an interesting look. These bridal veils can be worn with all types of wedding dresses, even the nonconventional ones.
Floor length bridal veils
These types go pretty well with a vintage wedding gown and they are called this because they end exactly at the level of the floor. Also, let us add that it would be a fashion failure to wear such an accessory with a wedding dress that has a train.
Knee length bridal veils
This is the last category of such bridal accessories. This veil can be worn with all kind of wedding gowns and it stops exactly at the level of the knees, which makes them very comfortable. Let’s add that such a bridal accessory is considered elegant, but it can also be worn with any kind of dress, if accessorized properly.