Your Guide to Veils
Don't know your birdcage from your chapel? We've got Rock n Roll Bride's Kat on hand to guide you through the muddy waters of choosing the best veil for you!
Birdcage veils are short, made of netting and attach to the hair with a clear comb. They sit just over the eyes and are a great option for fuss-free brides. Pin down the edges of the netting with bobby pins to secure it in your desired place. Perfect with 50's dresses.
Blusher veils clip to the back of the head and sit just above or on the shoulders. They're great for adding detail to the back of your look - somewhere more people end up spending time looking at than you'd think! - and for brides that don't like thr thought of having something across their face. Wear with 60's dresses or jumpsuits.
Circle veils fall around midway down your upper arm. The tulle is cut in a circle with the comb or clip fastening in the middle. A circle veil creates a double layer which can be worn in front of the face if you like. Perfect for achieving the drama of an unveiling at the alter!
Fingertip veils fall somewhere around your fingertips when your arms are at your sides. They'll often have detailing around the bottom edge, so perfect if you want a veil and an additional hair accessory. They're perfect midi dresses or adding some drama to a trouser suit.
Chapel veils are around 200cm in length and will skim the floor with some natural variation depending on your height. Perfect if you want the full veil effect without worrying about tripping over it all day!
Cathedral veils are our longest standard veil option, 300cm in length. They will trail beyond the end of even the most elaborate of dresses.
'Your Guide to Veils' is adapted from Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides by Kat Williams, published by Ryland, Peters and Small 2018