The complete guide to veils - discover the iconic shapes and key lengths of veils that complement your down the aisle look in different ways.



Whether it is a gathered veil or a drop veil, a blusher is the portion of the veil that falls forward and covers the face. Like the veil itself, the blusher can be worn to any length in front, from chin to the floor. The blusher hangs over a bride's face during the ceremony, then drapes back and appears tiered when layered over the back train.


The gathered veil can be fashioned to any length. The more gathers, the more volume and the more opaque the look. A gathered veil is dramatic and the most beautiful when fastened to the crown of the head. A gathered veil can be created with or without a blusher.


Unlike a gathered veil, a drop veil is a flat piece of tulle that is quite literally dropped onto the bride’s head then secured with a comb. By construction, a drop veil incorporates a blusher (specifically, the portion of the veil covering the bride’s face). It creates volume but no height. Sheer and sensuous, a dropped veil is a far more streamlined cousin of a gathered veil.

A style you may have seen but never heard of, the drop veil was made popular by the likes of Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton.



Birdcage veils are the shortest and most popular choice for civil ceremonies and Audrey Hepburn-loving brides seeking a classic touch. It looks equally charming with a tailored tie, a cocktail dress or a formal wedding gown.


Formed in a chic proportion, a fingertip length veil is what the name suggests: falling right below the bride’s hip, down to the tip of her fingers.


A floor-length train should fall precisely to the ground. Impeccable when worn with a gown of exactly the same length. It creates the most romantic and graceful look for your ceremony and reception. It looks stunning with a dress that features a small train, or with a tea length dress where it falls at the length of the hem.


The chapel veil is cut to the identical proportions as a chapel train, in either a gathered or dropped shape. Classic yet elegant, the chapel train always makes an important wedding statement.

It is designed to sweep across the floor, extending slightly beyond the train of your wedding gown. Brides can use this veil length to create the illusion of a train.


If you want an ultra-regal, traditional and dramatic look when you walk down the aisle, a cathedral length veil is your best bet to make a grand entrance. It extends beyond the length of your train, for an additional 5” at the least.


As every piece is made to order, possibilities are endless and a custom veil in your desired fabrication and length is possible. Get in touch to start your consultation and creation process that usually requires 2-4 months to complete.