Easy Guide to understanding Veil Sizes!
Here is our handy guide to understanding veil sizes, so you can find the right length for you!
Two tier veils:
Two tier veils have two layers, a back tier and a shorter top tier, known as the blusher. Two tiers are traditionally worn with the blusher over the face for the ceremony, and lifted up when the Bride reaches the alter. However, there are no rules to say you must use the blusher in this way! Some Brides just prefer the shape a two tier veil creates. The blusher creates a softer look around the shoulders where the edging falls so you can see more of the detail at the front, around your shoulders. A two tier veil is cut as a round and folded to create the two tiers, so the size of your veil includes the length of the blusher (e.g. a 72” veil is 43” long from the comb, with a 29” blusher).
Here are our standard two tier sizes:
54” – This is known as waist or elbow length, perfect for a Bride who wants a short veil that will soften her look, but will not detract attention from the train of the gown.
72” – This is known as hip or fingertip length, our most popular veil length. This is the perfect mid-length veil that you can keep on all day, that will fall softly around the shoulders and finish at the hip.
108” – This is known as floor length, it just touches the floor, to add a small train, this is perfect for fishtail gowns or gowns with a smaller train.
126” – This is known as Church length, it has a length that would suit most gowns with standard sized trains, and is the most popular longer length.
144” – This is known as Cathedral length, it has a long train for a dramatic bridal look. This length would sit beyond the edge of most bridal trains.
Single tier veils:
Single tier veils are a great choice if you want a veil with a lighter look. The one layer will be just enough to add that soft finishing touch. A single tier can be worn high in the hair or just tucked in the back of the hair for a demure style. Remember, on a single tier veil the edging will show directly from the comb, rather than starting at the shoulders. Single tier veils are measured from the top of the comb, down the centre back, to the widest part at bottom of the veil.
Here are our standard single tier sizes:
30” – This is known as waist or elbow length, it is the back layer of a 54” two tier.
43” – This is known as hip or fingertip length, it is the back layer of a 72” two tier.
78” – This is known as floor length, it is the back layer of a 108” two tier.
98” – This is known as Church length, it has a train, it is the back layer of a 126” two tier.
114” – This is known as Cathedral length, it has a long train, it is the back layer or a 144” two tier.