The mystery of wedding veils styles explained

How to find the right wedding dress veil.

Who knew there were so many different styles of bridal veils.

Bridal veils made by Hello Lovers Australia are available in Melbourne, designed with love just for you. We offer a variety of divine wedding veil styles for you to choose from, either online or at our Melbourne shop. If you prefer personal service, we invite you to visit us in Melbourne. Our friendly bridal accessory experts are happy to help you put together the perfect look for your special day.

Matching your accessories to your dress is essential, as not just any headpiece will do. This bridal aspect can make or break your look. There are several things to consider when choosing a tulle headpiece:

Veil Lengths:

1.   Birdcage veil: This style is designed to cover either just the forehead or the top part of your face. It is usually made of slightly stiffer tulle with a more open weave. This style can be attached to a bridal hair comb or headband. It’s great to wear with a shorter wedding dress to create a vintage 50s and 60s feel.

2.   Blusher bridal veil: Usually, a shorter piece of single-layer delicate tulle worn over the face. It is also a fantastic alternative for brides who don’t plan on wearing it over the face but would still like a single-layer veil worn at the back.

3.   Elbow-length veils: The length is self-explanatory, approximately reaching the elbows. It can be a single or double layer of delicate English tulle, creating a retro vibe for your bridal look. These short styles are great with an updo hairstyle.

4.   Fingertip wedding veils: By far the most popular headdress length, possibly because of its versatility. It’s great for both formal and informal weddings and suits most gown styles. This headpiece length falls between your waist and fingertips and can be a single, double, or triple layer.

5.   Ballet or waltz length: This veil length is an excellent alternative for brides who want an extended length without the fuss. It can be worn all night without concern as it doesn’t touch the ground. The usual size is between your knees and ankles. If you’re planning a garden or beach wedding, a ballet length will provide ease of movement while maintaining a feminine look. There are many trims that can be used with this length too. You might like to add a lace border for a luxurious look.

6.  Chapel veil: It has a slight drape on the floor, between the size of a waltz and cathedral design. It can have a wide choice of trims as well, or it can be left with no trim at all for the minimalist bride.

7.  Cathedral Length: Usually measuring about 108 inches long, this veil allows it to drape over and past your gown train. It suits most wedding dress styles and photographs beautifully. It needs to be attached to a sturdy bridal comb and can range from a simple cathedral style without decoration to lavish lace trim designs.

Chapel length veil

8.   Royal veil: If you’re a fan of any royal wedding, you’ll be familiar with this dramatic design. It is super long, with meters and meters of fabric. It is suitable for a cathedral wedding and looks fantastic with a diamond tiara.

9.   Mantilla: This style features a wide lace border and can be any length. A single layer that sits flat on the top of your head creates a very feminine veil, which is a wise choice if you want to cover your arms.

Tulle Colour

Consider the color of your gown when choosing a veil. A white veil will look out of place with an ivory wedding dress. Remember, ivory dress goes with ivory headwear, white dress goes with white tulle, and blush dress goes with blush veil.

black and coloured wedding veils


You can opt for a single layer of tulle, known as a blusher, which is great for brides who don’t want a full volume look. Alternatively, you can choose a double layer or even triple layer for a more voluminous effect.


There are many decoration options available for your tulle, such as pearls, crystals, or lace. However, it’s important to take into account the detail on your wedding gown. The decoration should complement, not clash with your jewelry. For instance if your have pearl decoration on your veil consider a pearl earrings If you’re unsure, the best choice is to go with no decoration at all and let the fineness of the tulle be the feature.


The placement of your headpiece depends on your hairstyle. If you’re wearing a blusher over your face, a mid to forward placement would be ideal to allow the tulle to sit nicely over your face. Moreover, if you want to use your veil to cover your arms, placing it further forward would be better.

Wearing your headpiece at the back will allow your wedding veil styles to fall over your back. If you’re wearing a gown with back detail, limit the fullness and layers of the veil to ensure that your gown design is visible through the tulle.

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