Do I have a veil or not?
Let’s first put a few misnomers to bed, veils aren’t too much. The right veil will not mask or cover the back and you don’t have to be marrying in a cathedral to be allowed to wear one!
It really won’t hurt to try a veil. I am a bit of a fan, but if you feel uncomfortable wearing a veil, then you really shouldn’t wear one.
Grace, in one of our veils Embrace
Do give a veil a go though, they have the power to make you feel less exposed on your walk up the aisle, magically soften our arms (nobody likes their arms, you’re not the only one!) and they do add to the romantic feel of your bridal ensemble.
They can frame you and your gown, amazing at showcasing a backless gown and can be that final thing you have been missing from your bridal look.
You may have tried a veil or two already, but it’s very easy to try the “wrong” veil. Try something as simple as possible, and not too full. At Miss Kay’s, our veil expert Francesca, can consult and advise on our bespoke veil range, and there is always plenty of time at your alteration appointment for some styling.
Fleur, our hand painted veil.
If considering wearing a veil, where’s the best place to wear it?
Anywhere between the top of your head and the middle of the back of your head will work. A veil will seldom look good if positioned in the nape of your neck, it will lay down your back and cover your gown.
What length? A veil is meant to add elegance to your look, nothing shorter than just under your bottom will always work, although a ballet length gown looks great with a short fluffy veil. Long veils will hang away from your gown, great for back detail gowns, you can still see everything!
Embellished lace veils look luxurious with lace gowns, do ensure that the lace finished at your wrist, rather than running all the way up to your head, that can look too heavy around your face.
In essence the best way to decide about a veil, is to try one!
Grace again, in our Chantily veil