Over the last decade we’ve witnessed less brides wearing the infamous bridal veil. Often associated with religious beliefs, the veil has seen little to no resonance with the modern, more sophisticated and minimalist bride.
However, recently the veil has made its comeback in all its glory thanks to designers who are embracing a more dynamic and personalized approach. Lately, we’ve seen some of the most breathtaking veils to ever grace the bridal scene. Remember Megan Markles elegantly embroided 16-foot veil? And of course, who could possibly forget Priyanka Chopra’s 75-foot long veil, which required the assistance of five helpers as she swept down the aisle to her charming groom, Nick Jonas!
So, whether you’re more of a classic bride or one looking to make a statement, here are the wedding veil trends we currently love:
Making its debut in the 1940’s, we’ve witnessed how this classic veil has evolved over the years. We are pretty much obsessed with where it currently is at the moment with options of classic pearls or floral appliqué. Pair this all time favourite with a minimalist floor length gown, a red lip and an up-do with soft curls for a romantic bridal look.
The perfect style for the fashion forward bride, cap veils are extremely elegant and romantic. Better suited to brides with longer hair, this veil pairs well with a soft, feminine bridal gown. Spruce up your look with a beautiful lace appliqué for a more bohemian touch, or classic pearls for a more sophisticated look.
If you’re looking for ‘old-world charm meets modern bride’, then the mantilla veil is just what you need. This regal Spanish style is circular with a delicate lace trim, offering a beautiful frame. Picture perfect, the mantilla veil is a single tier without any gather, allowing brides to simply drop it over their heads for that maximum Spanish veil effect.
This style is what fairytale dreams are made of! The most sophisticated style of them all, the cathedral veil exuberates class and regal formality. The cathedral varies in length, texture and style according to different designers and is generally only worn for the ceremony and wedding photos. If you’re opting for this style, make sure that your hairstyle is able to carry it out.
The Bridal Cape
If you’re not a fan of the veil, but still looking for the elegance that it adds, we cannot get enough of the bridal cape! Capes have become known as a modern alternative for a veil. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to add a bit of drama, enhance your dress or simply need to cover up for the winter chill, the bridal cape is the perfect option. With so many styles available, you’re guaranteed to make a statement and be the talk of the town with your ultra-glam bridal look!
So, there you have it girls – our favourite wedding veil trends! We hope that we’ve provided you with the ultimate bridal swoon and that you’re one step closer to completing your bridal look!
Pro Tip: If you’re unsure of what style suits you best and you’re looking for a neutral opinion, ask your wedding planner to tag along to your fittings. Not only do they understand you and your style, but their professional advice would be invaluable. If your planner can’t tag along, be sure to snap pics during your fitting and share them with your planner.