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BRIDAL ATTIRBE should be less so. Remember that some-
times less truly is more. If you have too much texture, it can overdo a good thing. If your skirt is the focal point, you should consider an elbow-length veil or a cut- edge classic veil with no embellishments if your heart is set on a long veil.
Most importantly, don’t choose a veil until you make sure the look you’re creat- ing fits in with your entire event. If you’re planning a casual backyard barbecue, an Italian cathedral veil may not be right for you. Weigh not just the gown, but the overall ambiance of the whole day that you have planned and how well the veil fits with that ambiance.
When it comes to current trends for bridal veils, bold and dramatic is definite- ly making a comeback. Many shops are
now carrying tulle veils in a variety of lengths and fullness, as well as short bird- cage styles. Many brides are also shifting from shorter veils to very dramatic 1920s- inspired cathedral styles. Shows that throw back to elegant opulence like Down- ton Abbey can be thanked for setting this trend. The fit-and-flare style of dresses is still extremely popular, so many brides are opting for cathedral-length veils to com- plement this style.
In the not-too-recent past, many brides were skipping the veil altogether. But the veil is starting to make a comeback with brides – and not just any veil. Today’s bride wants a veil that really goes with her gown and reflects the style of the gown and her wedding day. Veils are getting longer, more intricate, and more customized. Blushers and veils coming over the face have also gained immense popularity.
Other Options
Beyond the veil, brides are opting for other ways to dress up their wedding day style. Many creative options are being chosen in lieu of a veil. Again harken- ing back to the adoration of Downton Abbey, horsehair fascinators are currently very trendy. Juliet caps are another unu- sual, romantic, vintage-chic way to wear a headpiece.
Headbands are also very popular right now. Many brides who start shopping with another look in mind may find themselves leaning toward a headband. Designers these days are working doggedly to create comfortable, beautiful headbands for brides. The look of a headband is especial- ly gorgeous because it can been seen well from all angles.
Some brides are creating a more bold appearance with additional hairpieces as well as a veil. Options like hair vines, which can be placed in many different ways in the hair, are an attractive veil alternative for many modern brides. They can be worn as a halo, headband, around an updo, or weaved into the bride’s hairstyle. Their ver- satility make them a desirable option for brides and hairstylists alike.
In addition, anything vintage is going to bring that unique flair that many brides are looking for on their wedding day. Whether it’s a family heirloom, something you find on Etsy, or something you pick up from a local flea market, choosing a vintage piece will definitely ensure your style stands out when you’re walking down the aisle.
Whatever option you choose to top off your look, remember that your veil choice should not be an afterthought – it should be the perfect finishing touch to make you look your best on your big day. After all, the veil is one of the key elements that make a woman truly feel like a “bride.” It will play a crucial role in tying your wed- ding day look to the overall feel of your wedding day. §

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