A wedding veil can either complete or complicate your gown. If chosen properly, a veil is definitely a romantic addition to any wedding dress and the ultimate accessory to complete your perfect wedding day look. However, it can also cause your wedding day look to appear messy if mismatched.

Although there are many types of veil designs out there, the most common question that we receive is "What veil length should I get?" The answer to this is usually dependent on your chosen gown as well as your height & body shape.

A fun fact about Wedding Veils! Originating in Rome, a bride used to walk down the aisle with a veil over her face to “hide herself from any evil spirits who wanted to thwart her happiness.” There is also another saying that Judaism in biblical times saw the groom place a veil over his bride’s face before the ceremony and this was said to be a promise that he is marrying her for her inner beauty. As it is done today, the veil is lifted once a couple is officially married.

Whether you are wearing a veil for its symbolism or to act simple as an accessory, a wedding veil is supposed to compliment you and your gown and hence, we have put together this Ultimate Guide to Wedding Veil Lengths to ensure that you are choosing the right one!


Falling just around the shoulder, a shoulder-length wedding veil is a great option if you want that traditional look but is not a fan of having your veil steal the show from your gown.

If you prefer classic and timeless looks, then this is the one for you!


Recommended for brides who want an elegant look yet still simple and easy to handle.

An elbow-length veil is one of the most popular choices for our brides!

Such veils fall gracefully over the shoulder to the elbow where the skirt begins.


The second most popular choice by brides!

Fingertip-length veils are suitable for almost all wedding gowns and silhouettes.

If you want a perfect balance of veil and gown, then such veils are probably the one for you as it still allows your gown to be seen through the sheer fabric.


A waltz-length veil is elegant yet long enough to add a little drama but not too much that you’ll trip during your big day. These veils are designed to fall between the bride's knee and the ground when worn, and is sometimes also called a Ballet Veil.


Floor-length veils are great options if you decide to forgo the train on your wedding gown. Such veils are also most suitable for brides who want their gowns to be the centre of attention during their wedding day.

If your gown is simple & minimalistic, a floor-length veil can add that extra touch of flare. Whereas if your gown already has a lot of embellishments going on, a floor-length veil to accentuate the intricacy of your stunning gown.


If you love the look of a veil flowing effortlessly behind you while you walk down the aisle, then a chapel-length veil might be the perfect one for you. These type of veils are designed to look grand, regal yet elegant!


The sky is the limit with cathedral-length wedding veils! Such veils can literally extend as long as you like.

Royal wedding veil is also called A Cathedral veil can also be called a Royal Wedding Veil. As its name suggests, these veils are usually very dramatic and screams opulence. They tend to extend beyond the train of the bride’s gown and creates an impressive march-in moment, they also lay beautifully behind you if your aisle has stairs for it to flow down of.

Extra: Mantilla Veils

A mantilla veil is always pleasant to look at due to the naturally aesthetically-pleasing designs they always come in. It usually has intricate and delicate lace trims at the edges that are either scallop-designed or a similar pattern.

. Wearing a mantilla style veil helps to frame and accentuate the bride’s face, creating a balance of focus on both her gown as well as herself.