16 Trending Wedding Veils for 2021

From glam embellishments to boho-chic details, find your perfect topper here.
Vintage birdcage style wedding veil by Jannie Baltzer
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Lauren Levy
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Updated Apr 01, 2020
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Until you step into a bridal salon for the first time, you may have no idea how many wedding veil options you actually have. At first it can feel overwhelming trying to narrow down which is the best wedding veil of 2021 to enhance the overall look on your big day. After navigating countless wedding ideas and wedding dress trends, saying yes to the veil is another major decision for brides to make.

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 these swoon-worthy styles and shop some of our favorite 2021 wedding veils below.

Glam Embellishments

cathedral veil

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.

SugarRoseGardens pearl beaded vintage bridal cathedral wedding veil, $50, Etsy.com

lace cathedral veil

With delicate sequin details that catch the light as you float down the aisle, this glam wedding veil makes a major statement.

DONGXIAO luxury cathedral lace veil, $30, Etsy.com

The Birdcage Veil

birdcage veil
David's Bridal

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

David's Bridal crystal-dotted birdcage veil $80, DavidsBridal.com

birdcage veil

If you went the traditional route with your dress but are still craving a unique couture detail, 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.

HelenaByShabashova bridal birdcage veil, $69, Etsy.com

The Lace Veil

lace veil
David's Bridal

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

Brides & Hairpins silk English tulle chapel veil with eyelash lace, $375, DavidsBridal.com

cathedral lace veil

After sorting through endless wedding gowns to find the one, don't stress over your search through bridal veils. This lace chapel-length veil has feminine lace details at a swoon-worthy price.

Yalice Women's Applique Bride Wedding Veil, $31, Amazon.com

The Juliet Cap

juliet cap

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.

JanuaryRoseBoutique beaded lace Juliet veil, $225, Etsy.com

juliet cap

To take your look to the next level, you need bridal accessories that are anything but ordinary. A boho-take on the classic Juliet cap, this veil is unexpectedly gorgeous, and the ultimate addition to a lacy sheath or an elegant A-line gown.

JasmineVeils Juliet cap veil cap bridal veil $58, Etsy.com

The Lace-Trim Mantilla Veil


Floral lace give this on-trend tulle mantilla veil a playful, modern twist.

BlancaVeils Mantilla Lace Wedding Veil, $77, Etsy.com

David's Bridal

This Spanish-inspired style is best paired with a streamlined silhouette, allowing the veil to form a soft halo around the body.

David's Bridal floral lace and tulle mantilla cathedral veil, $250, DavidsBridal.com


For an wedding veil that has the mantilla bridal trend but with more subtle embellishments, consider this soft tulle waltz-length option.

BlissWeddingVeil lace mantilla wedding veil, $92, Etsy.com

Extravagant Appliqués

amsale veil

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

Amsale Danielle cathedral veil, $395, BHLDN.com

white by vera wang veil
David's Bridal

This White by Vera Wang features a major trend for bridal accessories: delicate floral appliques that enhance a lace wedding look.

White by Vera Wang floral lace applique fingertip veil, $190, DavidsBridal.com

The Sophisticated Blusher

David's Bridal

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.

David's Bridal Russian tulle blusher with scattered crystals, $30 DavidsBridal.com

blusher veil

Add a timeless blusher to your flowing wedding veil for a simple-yet-utterly-romantic look. A veil like this works best with an equally simple yet stunning sheath or A-line gown.

RuffledRoseVeils blusher addition to raw edge veil, $13, Etsy.com

The Halo Veil

halo veil
David's Bridal

The on-trend halo veil, otherwise known as a circle-cut 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 princess vibe.

Berta silk tulle circle-cut drop veil, $100, DavidsBridal.com

The Classic Cathedral Veil

long veil

The preferred choice of royals around the world—and the iconic accessory for the classic bride—a sweeping cathedral-length veil is the way to go to make a formal statement.

BAROGIRL wedding veil comb bridal cathedral veil, $18, Amazon.com

long vera wang veil
David's Bridal

With two layers of tulle that fall a dramatic three-and-a-half yards down from the headpiece, this White by Vera Wang grand veil can hold its own next to a billowing ball gown.

White by Vera Wang two-tier cathedral length veil with raw edge, $150, DavidsBridal.com

Colorful Embroidery

drape veil

Perfect for the modern bride who still holds stock in traditional wedding style, this veil silhouette has old-school appeal, but the colorful embroidery and the drape style lend to a modern style.

LaVoileRose Lennox drape half veil, $82, Etsy.com

embroidered veil

Add a sentimental layer to your wedding dress with this hand-embroidered chapel wedding veil. The words "to have and to hold," "for better or worse," and "for richer or poorer" are subtly incorporated into the veil's design for a whimsical and meaningful touch on your wedding day.

InFieldsofHeather fairytale embroidered veil, $250, Etsy.com

Veil and Headpiece Combo

veil applique combo

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

CICIWeddingStore delicate wedding veil soft bridal tulle white 3D applique, $37, Etsy.com

The Bubble Blusher

bubble veil

Keep all eyes on you with a bold bubble veil. PS: It's also a great way for short brides to get some height!

GothiXXbyElena bubble bouffant full wedding veil with blusher, $53, Etsy.com

bubble blusher 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.

GildedShadows blusher veil, $55, Etsy.com

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