Elbow Length Veils

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An elbow length white or ivory veil is one of our more versatile wedding veils, as it is designed to complement almost any style of bridal gown. The elbow length veil extends to your elbows and is a popular choice for a more casual wedding.  This style, whether worn in traditional white, or in the ivory veil can also offer a contemporary twist to a more classic style.  

One of the first factors to consider, whether choosing a white or an ivory veil is how you will be wearing your hair for the wedding ceremony.  Whether you will need to place the bridal veil right at the crown of your head, or would prefer it at the back of the head, either above or below a bun or an up do, the placement of your veil will determine exactly where the hem will fall.  Imagine an elbow length ivory veil worn with an empire waist gown.  You will want the hem of the bridal veil to fall right at the waist seam of your wedding gown to avoid adding too many horizontal lines to your overall ensemble.  The placement of your ivory veil can make a huge difference in where the hem falls.

Bridal veils can come in a variety of shapes.  Elbow length veils are typically oval.  Besides the style of your dress, you will also want to keep in mind your face shape when choosing an ivory veil so you may choose one that will best complement your individual look.  You will also want a two-tiered veil if you plan to wear the veil over your face during the beginning of the wedding ceremony.  

You next decision to make when choosing your ivory veil is the edging or trim, which can add an interesting design element. For a contemporary look, you might choose a simple cut edge, a rattail trim, or a sleek ribbon edge.  A plain hemmed edge will also provide a sleek, classic look with just the right amount of detail.

Once you have chosen the appropriate trim for your ivory veil, you may also choose accents which can be scattered on the veil for an elegant touch and added detail.  Accents including Pearls, Triple Pearl Clusters, Mini Rhinestones, Rhinestones or Swarovski Crystals can be easily added to any veil.  These versatile accents may also be mixed and matched on your ivory veil for a more customized look.  On a two tier veil, accents are scattered on the bottom half of the second tier and all over the top tier.

All of our white and ivory veils are fastened with a tulle-wrapped metal comb, making it a cinch to secure to any hairstyle.  Our bridal veils also include a convenient plastic clip hook so you may properly hang your veil to avoid damage.  Your white or ivory veil may arrive with wrinkles which will usually fall right out after a few days with proper hanging.  However, if wrinkles persist, check with the company that is steaming your gown, as they may be able to also steam your veil at no extra charge.  We recommend that you do not iron your white or ivory veil as it is very delicate and may melt or burn.

Additionally, we recommend that you keep your veil in a breathable garment bag or cotton sheet, as plastic bags will discolor your veil over an extended amount of time.  You should also store your veil in a cool dry area, away from the sun.  

Check out our veil style guide to make an educated decision when choosing the best veil for your wedding day.  Once you have chosen the perfect white, diamond white or ivory veil, be sure to check out our other complete line of bridal crinolines, wedding undergarments, and other wedding accessories to complete your ensemble.
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