16 New Wedding Veil Styles You'll Love

Here's how modern brides are putting their own couture twist on this classic wedding accessory.
by Libby Mac Carthy

Until you step into a bridal salon for the first time, you may have no idea how many wedding veil options you actually have. A veil is the finishing touch to any bridal look, and it's the perfect opportunity to make a style statement all your own. From statement-making cathedral-length options to demure bandeaus, find inspiration in some of our favorite styles. 

  1. 1. Glam Embellishments

    Beaded and embellished wedding veil
    photo by Elizabeth Messina

    Accessorize an already dazzling dress with an equally brilliant veil. Choose one with details that match the color of the beading or embellishments on your gown.

    Veil by Nilah & Company

  2. 2. The Birdcage Veil

    Vintage birdcage style wedding veil by Jennifer Behr
    photo by Tom Corbett

    If you're after a vintage-glam look, a feather-adorned birdcage veil is your must-have accessory. The cage netting that frames the face is flirty, while the embellished fabric has a delicate, feminine air.

    Wonder by Jenny Packham Dress, $1,450, DavidsBridal.comJennifer Behr Birdcage veil, JenniferBehr.com

  3. 3. The Lace Veil

    Delicate long lace wedding veil by Tessa Kim
    photo by Honey Honey Photography

    A delicate lace veil is the stylish answer to a simple, understated gown. We love the romantic effect the veil adds when paired with long, loose waves.

    Veil by Tessa Kim

  4. 4. The Juliet Cap

    Bohemian floral lacy Juliet wedding cap
    photo by Elizabeth Messina

    Add an element of drama to any bridal look with a bundle of silk flowers and a netted Juliet cap. Finish off a simple gown with this elaborate topper for a hint of romance, or put it together with a lacy boho number and channel a flower-child vibe.

    Veil by Twigs & Honey

  5. 5. The New Mantilla Veil

    Tessa Kim Spanish-inspired wedding veil
    photo by Honey Honey Photography

    Swiss dots give this on-trend mantilla veil a playful, modern twist. This Spanish-inspired style is best paired with a streamlined silhouette, allowing the veil to form a soft halo around the body.

    Veil by Tessa Kim

  6. 6. Extravagant Appliques

    Bohemian sheer chapel-length Blossom Veils wedding veil

    Light and airy organza flowers lend a luxurious, bohemian flair to a sheer chapel-length veil.  To pull off an over-the-top topper like this one, let the veil be the centerpiece of your look and pare down everything else (think: simple silhouettes, silky fabrics and warm hues).

    Veil by Blossom Veils & Accessories

  7. 7. The Sophisticated Blusher

    Modern tulle wedding veil
    photo by Elizabeth Messina

    Artfully arranged layers of tulle and netting deliver demure sophistication. We love the modern edge a stunning blusher veil brings to a lacy feminine silhouette.

    Veil by Twigs & Honey

  8. 8. The Halo Veil

    Long halo veil by Hushed Commotion
    photo by Jen Huang Photography

    The on-trend halo veil is the perfect complement to a simple, elegant gown. Since this look drapes over your entire head and torso, you won't be able to clip or pin it into your hair, so to keep it from slipping, you'll need to weight it down. Try a golden floral headpiece for a regal look with a bohemian twist or top it with a jeweled cap for a super-glam Arabian-princess vibe.

    Veil by Hushed Commotion

  9. 9. The Bubble Blusher

    Bold bubble veil by Beatrice Couture Designs
    photo by Leslee Mitchel

    Keep all eyes on you with a bold bubble veil. This couture-inspired accessory pairs perfectly with a stylish updo and billowing gown for a one-of-a-kind, statement-making look we can't help but love. PS: It's also a great way for short brides to get some height!

    Veil by Beatrice Couture Designs

  10. 10. The Simple Boho Veil

    Romantic A-line festival style wedding veil by Stone Fox Bride

    Inspired by style icon Kate Moss, this simple-yet-utterly-romantic veil has a flirty, festival-chic vibe. A veil like this works best with an equally simple-yet-stunning sheath or A-line gown.

    Veil by Stone Fox Bride

  11. 11. The Classic Cathedral Veil

    Vera Wang long tulle wedding veil

    The preferred choice of royals around the world—and the iconic accessory for the classic bride—a sweeping cathedral veil is the way to go to make a formal statement. With two layers of tulle that fall a dramatic three-and-a-half yards down from the headpiece, this grand veil can hold its own next to a billowing ball gown.

    Veil by White by Vera Wang

  12. 12. The Bandeau Veil

    Birdcage wedding eye veil by Enchanted Atelier

    This sexy take on the birdcage style masks only the eyes, which gives off an air of mystery and adds an element of intrigue to your bridal look. Pair it with a gown that’s just as seductive—one with a sheer neckline or a slinky silhouette should do the trick.

    Veil by Enchanted Atelier

  13. 13. The Sideswept Veil

    Bead-embellished lace wedding headband by Jannie Baltzer
    photo by Sandra Åberg

    To take your look to the next level, you need accessories that are anything but ordinary. A bead-embellished lace headband with a sideswept veil is unexpectedly gorgeous, and the ultimate addition to a lacy sheath or an elegant A-line gown.

    Veil by Jannie Baltzer

  14. 14. Colorful Embroidery

    Carolina Herrera blush wedding veil with colorful embroidery
    photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

    Perfect for the modern bride that still holds stock in traditional wedding style, this veil silhouette gives off an old school vibe, but the colorful embroidery and the blush hue lend modern style.

    Veil by Carolina Herrera

  15. 15. Couture Birdcage Veil

    Maggie Sottero​ Victorian-inspired birdcage veil
    photo by Kurt Wilberding

    If you went the traditional route with your dress but are still craving a unique couture vibe, accessorize a messy updo with a Victorian-inspired birdcage veil. You'll look fashion forward during the ceremony, then you can change up your look for a party hairstyle during the reception.

    Veil by Maggie Sottero

  16. 16. Veil and Head Piece Combo

    Ariel Taub wedding veil with a Hayden Harlow golden leaf head piece
    photo by Tom Corbett

    Combine a gilded head piece with a classic veil for a combination all your own. You'll feel like total royalty—as you should.

    Reem Acra Dress, $7,995, ReemAcra.comAriel Taub Veil, $150, ArielTaub.comHayden Harlow Head piece, $1,900, HaydenHarlow.com, BHLDN Earrings, $100, BHLDN.com

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