During the time of the Crusades, a tradition arose in Europe to present a bride wrapped from head to toe in a white veil to the knight-groom. Modern customs are not so conservative — brides can choose a veil of any length. Therefore, a short veil becomes a frequent attribute of a wedding dress.
What is a short wedding veil?
Today, brides wear the veil that best suits the style of the dress, hairstyle and face type: a puffy waist-length veil, short thin chiffon to the shoulder line, or a tiny veil. The only condition when choosing a short veil is that the fabric of the veil matches the trim of the dress. At the same time, it is desirable that the bottom of the veil follows the contours of the bottom of the wedding skirt. It is worth noting that a short veil is not for everyone. Owners of chubby cheeks and a round face need to think carefully before wearing a very short veil.
Veil for short hair
Nothing will decorate a bride’s short haircut like a short veil. The shorter the hair, the shorter the veil should be chosen. A retro wave style combined with a short veil or veil will create a wonderful vintage look. The veil can be fixed either directly on the hair or on a small wedding hat, which is best put on its side.
Wedding hairstyles with a short veil
In addition to the vintage look with strict waves, there are several more popular wedding hairstyles for a short veil:
- high retro hairstyle in the style of the 60s;
- freely falling curls of the same length as the veil;
- a smooth hairstyle with a knot at the back of the head under a lush short veil no longer than the belt.
Hairstyles with a short veil can also be asymmetrical. They are effectively crowned with a long veil, which can be fixed on the other side of the hairstyle, where the strands are longer.
Veil for a short dress
The short wedding dress is back in fashion. The shorter the skirt of the dress, the shorter the veil is supposed to be. A short fluffy veil will be in perfect harmony with a dress in which the skirt in front is shorter than in the back. The trendy option is a straight mini dress above the knees in combination with a shoulder-length veil.