Wedding Veil Length

A wedding veil can complete and transform the wedding style. Definitely a romantic addition to any wedding dress, your veil can be the ultimate accessory to complete your perfect wedding day look.

Wedding veil originated in Rome, where a bride used to walk down the aisle with a veil over her face to “hid herself from any evil spirits who wanted to thwart her happiness.” We have another saying too 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 was lifted once they were officially married.

First symbolised modesty and obedience, and now in it an accessory added to complete the bridal look.

Should you choose to incorporate a wedding veil into your look, it will quickly become one of your most important bridal accessories. And as you consider integrating it into your outfit, questions will likely arise: What style should I get? How should it be worn? How long should my veil be? Read on as we compiled a general guide to 7 types wedding veil lengths for your wedding inspiration!


Shoulder length wedding veil

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Falling just around the shoulder, shoulder-length wedding veils are a great option if you want that traditional look yet doesn’t want your veil to steal the show from your wedding gown. Classic and timeless, this is the one to go for.


Elbow Length Veil

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Not fussy yet elegant. One of the most popular choice! Elbow length veil falls gracefully over the shoulder to the elbow where the skirt begins.


Fingertip Length Wedding Veil

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This is the second most popular choice as it allows design on the back of the wedding gown to be seen through sheer fabric. Perfect length for all wedding gown silhouette.


Waltz Length Wedding Veil

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Long enough to add a little drama and elegance, yet not too much that you’ll trip on it while dancing. Waltz length wedding veil are designed to fall between your knee and the ground when worn. This wedding veil style is also called a ballet veil.


Floor Length Wedding Veil

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Great option if you decided to forgo the train on your wedding gown. Floor length wedding veil is also most suitable for gowns that already has a lot of embellishment. Going for a plain and minimal Walts or floor length veil will not interrupt the beautiful design of the gown.


Mantilla Veil

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A mantilla veil is always pleasant to look at. It has delicate lace trim at the edge of the veil. Wearing a mantilla style help to frame a bride’s face beautifully.


Royal Wedding Veil

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As long as it can be!

Royal wedding veil is also called a Cathedral wedding veil. This extends beyond the train of the bride’s gown and is great to create a dramatic march-in and down the aisle.