Unveiling the perfect veil

Today we're super excited to have our dear friend Juliana stopping by to share her insight and expertise.... and her gorgeous hand drawings. Enjoy this special Wedding Wednesday veil feature!! Choosing your wedding dress can be stressful enough- let alone trying to find the perfect veil to accompany it. I've laid out a few guidelines to help smooth over the process, based on different styles of dresses and personals tastes.

#1 Fascinator or Headpiece- A wonderful option for a more non-traditional or minimalist bride, and a great way to show off the details of an avant guarde dress with architectural details. These are also great for ladies with short haircuts, and anyone that would like a fun reception option!

#2 Birdcage Veil- I love these to showcase a retro style dress. Birdcage Veils also work well proportionally for tea-length or short dresses.

#3 Mid-Length Veil- This veil adds a bit of a classic look, without being too traditional. Mid-length veils are also a wonderful option for more petite brides, because they won’t overwhelm a smaller frame.

#4 Blusher Veil with Embellished Edge- I think this can be a beautiful focal point for a simple dress with clean lines. The addition of embellishment can also differentiate your wedding day look between the ceremony and reception, if you choose to remove your veil before the dancing starts. It also will give a touch of sparkle and pattern to  your look without being overbearing.

#5 Waterfall Veil– These are ideal for a floor-length gowns, that do not have trains, like grecian or draped-style gowns. Waterfall veils are also a wonderful way to show off details at the front of a gown without being distracting.

#6 Cathedral Length Veil- This style is ideal to dramatize or enhance a dress with a long train. A cathedral length veil can also be embellished only at the train end, so as not to distract from the dress. In general, the edge of the veil should extend at least one and a half feet past the end of the train, to maintain a beautiful proportion.

I hope this has given you some direction and things to consider while selecting the perfect veil for your big day! Have a happy Wedding Wednesday!


Juliana Jacobs is a freelance fashion designer in New York City, where she lives with her husband. Most recently employed at New York & Company designing shirts and blouses, Juliana also has designed clothing for Amanda Bynes and Sarah Jessica Parker. While planning her own wedding this year, she rediscovered her love of lace, tulle, and all things letterpress, and has designed wedding veils for both herself and friends.