Find The Right Veil For A Sexy Wedding Dress With These Styling Tips!

Let's face it: Bridal fashion has gotten pretty sexy recently, and cut-outs, plunging backs and clingy fabrics rule the runways. Revealing gowns are a great option for the bride who wants to make a daring statement, but a sexy dress can make choosing a veil tricky. Can you wear a traditional veil with a non-traditional gown? Will an embellished veil detract from a simple silhouette?

Check out these helpful tips from stylist Maradee Wahl of Dear Maradee. (She should know, too, she styled for Carolina Herrera for over eight years!)

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Make It Match

Normally we discourage getting too matchy-matchy, but if you're wearing a sexy lace gown, consider a chapel length veil that's edged with the same lace as your dress. The lace border provides just a pretty outline for your dress and won't distract from your overall look, Wahl says. If you're looking for a more formal look, consider using a long lace-edged veil as a makeshift train.

Go Minimal

When in doubt, go for the simplest option. A sheer cut-edge (no trim) veil that hangs straight down your back will still give the traditional feel of a veil, but won't obscure the silhouette of your dress, Wahl says. This is a very modern look, and still gives off a dramatic vibe while almost disappearing!

Go Retro

If you have a super-embellished dress, a small birdcage veil won't compete with the details in your gown. Another plus: this vintage-inspired style looks great if you're a retro bride, Wahl says. You can also add a beaded headpiece or lace flower that tie in the embellishments on your gown.

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