16 Trending Wedding Veils for 2020

From glam embellishments to boho-chic details, find your perfect topper here.
by Lauren Levy
Vintage birdcage style wedding veil by Jannie Baltzer
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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 2020 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 2020 wedding veils below.

  1. 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

  2. The Birdcage Veil

    birdcage veil

    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

  3. The Lace Veil

    lace veil

    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

  4. ​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

  5. The Lace-Trim Mantilla Veil

    mantilla

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

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

    mantilla

    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

    mantilla

    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

  6. 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

    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

  7. ​The Sophisticated Blusher

    blusher

    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

  8. The Halo Veil

    halo veil

    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

  9. 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

    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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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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