Greetings and Welcome to the Veil Trends blog! My name is Jolene Picone and I am the designer for VEIL TRENDS bridal veils. The no. 1 question I encounter as a designer is "How do I choose the right veil length for my dress?" So before we tackle the infamous question it is important to understand veil terminology. Below is a veil chart that addresses the basic veil lengths and below that is a description of each:
Blusher is the veiling that covers the face when you walk down the isle. The blusher can be worn during the entire ceremony until the first kiss as husband and wife or it can be pulled back over the bride's face before she is given away by father. ( or by person that walks the bride down the aisle. ) A blusher can be any length from about 20" to even a dramatic 60" or more.
Elbow length veil is just that; a veil that hits the bride below the shoulder or near the elbow. A common length is around 28".
Fingertip length hits...you guessed it, right at the fingertips or around the hand. A typical length for this veil is 36".
Chapel length veils are 108" long and extend all the way to the ground. The width of the veil can range anywhere from 56" wide to 108" wide, depending on the width of your dress or personal preference.
Cathedral veils are the longest veil length and extend well past the end of your dress train. They are typically worn in church settings for a dramatic walk down a long aisle. A cathedral veil is aprox. 120" or longer.
Different designer's may come up with new names for each of these lengths, but the names listed above are the most common. Every one of these veils can come in a variety of lengths and widths. Common lengths are listed above. The most common veiling widths are 108" wide, 72" wide and 54" wide. In my next blog we tackle the question above, "How do I choose the right veil length for my dress?"