5 veils for 5 brides... Which is your style?

We’re delighted that brides with veils are here to stay for 2015. An accessory as traditional and important as this needs to have pride of place and more importantly, adapted to your own personal style. If you’re still considering whether you should wear a veil or not, have a read through our 5 veils for 5 different brides… which is your style?

Traditional & Classic

We all know this type of woman, and it’s by far the most popular style choice for brides. This style is all about emphasising the elegance of a timeless look. This look isn’t so much about what’s en-trend and is more about the delicate fabrics used and the actual classic style of the wedding dress, allowing the bride to look traditional and elegant at the same time. A traditional and classic veil is easy to identify: made of either tulle or silk, and generally finished off with a lace or embroidery trim. This type of veil works beautifully well with a medium or a high up-do, allowing the finished bridal look to speak for itself.

Photo: Two Bird Studio via Style Me Pretty
Photo: Valeria Dunque fotografía via Burnetts Boards


For 2015, rustic and bohemian styles are in tune with many different trends, which is great news for brides that are fans of this style. Nature lovers will adore a simple tulle veil, one that is easy to accessorise with a floral crown or a lace border. The main objective of this type of style is natural and simple. For that wow factor, we think loose natural waves or a natural side plait would look beautiful with this style of veil.

Photo: Rebecca Goddard via Bridal Musings
Photo: Patricia Semir
Photo: 2 Brides Photography via Style Me Pretty


We love nothing more than a simple and feminine bride, which is why this type of veil looks its best with silk embroidery, tulle and a ballerina style high bun. The idea is that you can combine this type of veil with a delicate tiara with pretty crystals or encrustations. This veil style can also be long or short, all depending on the cut of your dress and what works best for you.

Photo: Lia Terni
Photo: María López Jurado
Photo: Janine Baltzer via Burnetts Boards


Vintage is here to stay, and 2015 will be full of different styles for lovers of a past era, which is exactly why retro or vintage veils are becoming firm favourites for romantic and natural brides. The styles that we think look great have a slight cape design, with lots of floral details, beading or feathers. Steering away from white tones, these veils tend to be ivory or a champagne colour, but always remember to match the tone of the veil to the tone of your dress. Vintage veils for example ,work perfectly with a vintage style gown with lots of natural draping, loose fabrics and a more ethereal look.

Photo: Kate Moss via The Cinderella Project
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Photo: City Love Photography via Style Me Pretty

Fearless bride

If you’re a total fashionista that knows all about different trends and adapting to wearing different styles, then please allow yourself to choose a completely different and a more unusual style of veil. Turban style veils, or long capes are wonderful new trends we’ve seen for this year. The best thing is to play around and experiment with different textures and designs. More importantly, be yourself. If people are used to seeing you in original everyday clothing, then do the same with your bridal look.

Photo: Marianne Taylor Photography
Photo: Xaila Falcón via Cachivaches Glam

A veil is an important and vital accessory to reflect your personal style. Play around with different designs and lengths. Be open minded and let the professionals in the bridal stores guide you to what’s en-trend and what suits your chosen dress style. You may love the idea of a long cathedral veil when in reality, a birdcage veil might suit your style more.

Be innovative, be traditional but above all else, be yourself.

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