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Archives: November 2010

Veils

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A veil says – I am the Bride. What veil works best for your style of dress?

Blusher – A Blusher veil is worn over your face as you walk down the aisle. Keeping with tradition, your Dad or the person giving you away will flip it back once you reach the groom and before giving you away at the altar. The Bridal Gown style for a blusher veil would be a sheath style or very full ball gown.

Cathedral – A cathedral veil is the longest of all veils. It will cascade behind you at least 10 feet from your headpiece. The Bridal Gown style for a cathedral veil would be a fitted dress with a shorter train or very full ball gown.

Birdcage – A birdcage veil covers some of the face. It is a retro look that has made a major comeback in bridal accessories. The birdcage veil often has flowers or feathers on the comb or is attached to a little pillbox hat. The Bridal Gown style for the birdcage veil would a dress with a retro vibe and or slinky.

Flyaway – The flyaway veil is short and has multiple layers. The Bridal Gown style for the flyaway veil would be anything from one shoulder fitted to a full ball gown.

Mantilla – The mantilla veil is a Spanish style veil that has an ornate lace on the edge of the veil. The mantilla can be short or long and it sits very flat on the top of the head. The Bridal Gown style for the mantilla is something simple that will not compete with the veils beautiful lace edging.

Waterfall/Fountain – The waterfall/fountain veil has edges that ripple and are embellished with crystals, pearls, ribbon, and or edging. The veil angles around the face and gets longer as it flows down your back. The Bridal Gown style for the waterfall/fountain veil would be anything structured, fitted bodice, and strapless.

Veils come in a variety of sizes, colors, edgings, and layers. Take your time finding your perfect veil. Try on several styles with your dress. Just as your dress speaks to you, so will your veil.

Lily’s Bridal has a large inventory of veils to try on and to purchase. From birdcage veils to cathedral veils. All colors and edges.