long veil

The veil is the main dec­o­ra­tion of the bride. Our ances­tors believed that the veil pro­tects the bride from evil spir­its and unkind looks. In addi­tion, the veil is still a sym­bol of puri­ty and obe­di­ence to the future hus­band. It was also believed that the longer the veil, the hap­pi­er the mar­ried life of the new­ly­weds would be.

In ancient Greece, it was cus­tom­ary to dec­o­rate the head with a long yel­low veil. In ancient Rome — a red long veil. For brides from ancient Rome and Greece, the length of the veil was of par­tic­u­lar impor­tance — the veil cov­ered the girl from head to toe, there­by pro­tect­ing her.

Today, a long veil has not lost pop­u­lar­i­ty. The image of a bride with a long veil is filled with romance and roy­al majesty. Not to men­tion that wed­ding hair­styles with a long veil look more lux­u­ri­ous.

Design­ers say that the length of the veil should be direct­ly pro­por­tion­al to the for­mal­i­ty of the cel­e­bra­tion — the more for­mal the set­ting of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion, the longer the bride’s veil should be. For rich cer­e­monies with many guests, you should choose a long veil that turns into a train.

What can be a long veil?

A long veil can be of three types:

  • straight;
  • mul­ti­lay­er;
  • with a long train.

The longest bridal veil can reach 3.5 meters, it is called “Cathe­dral”. It is cus­tom­ary to wear such a mod­el with a dress that has a train. The pecu­liar­i­ty of the “Cathe­dral” is that it com­plete­ly cov­ers the back of the dress. There­fore, choos­ing a veil for a dress, it is worth con­sid­er­ing this.

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The sec­ond ver­sion of the long wed­ding veil is the “Chapel”, its length is 2.5 meters. Such a mod­el of a veil gen­tly falls down the dress, there­by form­ing a train. “Chapel” is a great option for for­mal cel­e­bra­tions or wed­dings.

For nar­row long wed­ding dress­es, the third mod­el of a long veil — “Waltz” is per­fect. This mod­el does not have a train and it has a length up to the heels of the bride.

Today, a long lay­ered veil is very pop­u­lar among brides. It goes well with almost any wed­ding out­fit, except for a short dress. A long mul­ti-lay­ered veil looks espe­cial­ly beau­ti­ful with a puffy dress.

A mul­ti­lay­er veil can con­sist of two or three tiers of dif­fer­ent lengths. The pecu­liar­i­ty of this mod­el lies in its upper lay­er, it is the short­est and cov­ers the face of the bride. A mul­ti-tiered veil is the longest puffy veil.

Almost all wed­ding hair­styles are per­fect for a long veil of sev­er­al tiers.

A long veil with a train is a spe­cial acces­so­ry that requires helpers to use. They will have to fol­low the bride and hold the edges of the train. Chil­dren are often tak­en as assis­tants, they make the image of the bride incred­i­bly ten­der and sen­su­al. If on your wed­ding day you plan to trav­el a lot, walk, then you should choose a veil with a train no longer than 0.5–1 meter from the edge of the wed­ding dress.