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Your dress is obviously the star of the show on your wedding day, but your veil is just as important. The wrong veil can pull down even the prettiest dress, but the right one not only can it enhance its beauty, but it can make you look better overall.

Before opting for a wedding veil, you need to know that there it a classification that you will have to consider as you are shopping for your own. Here are the types of veil that you can choose from.

The shoulder-length veil – it is a great match for dresses that have extravagant details, such as lace or embroidery on their upper side, because it does not cover them.

The elbow-length veil – it’s a classic veil, easy to match with several types of dresses.

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The fingertip length veil – it’s amongst the favorite bridal veils because it never goes out of style.

The ballet/waltz veil – its length will vary somewhere in between the knees and the ankles. It allows the bride to move freely, especially on the dance floor.

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The chapel veil – it goes down to your ankles and goes well with wedding dresses without a train.

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The cathedral veil – this is the dramatic version of the chapel veil. It goes down to your ankles and then turns into a train.

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The birdcage veil – provides a fancy retro aspect that can either cover your entire face of just your eyes. It is generally sustained by hair clips that are either hidden or revealed because of their many applications and beautiful design.

The blusher veil – it is a classic tulle veil that covers your face and its length reaches your shoulders.

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The double veil – this can be a variation of any type of veil. It has a longer part in the back and a blusher side in the front.

The Mantilla veil – it became popular thanks to Grace Kelly. It is a fine tulle veil which is embroidered with lace at the edges.

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The Juliet Cap veil – it has a part made out of lace (which can be replaced by regular tulle) and it covers your head and sometimes your forehead.

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The pouf veil – it is an extravagant veil, full of volume and provides a dramatic look.

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Make sure you purchase your veil only after you have bought your wedding dress. The dress is the centerpiece of your wedding outfit and the veil is just an accessory, after all.

You need to take into account the ceremony venue. A cathedral veil, for example, is not fit for a beach wedding.

Take note: the veil must not cover the important details of the dress. If you are wearing a corset gown, make sure you opt for a veil no longer than your shoulders. Your hairstyle must also match the veil. A birdcage veil will not go well unless your hair is tied up in a bun.

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