Must-See Modern Veils

Whether you pick a birdcage or cathedral-length style, let this gorgeous bridal accessory lift up your wedding day look.
by Shelley Brown
  1. bride in sheer cathedral length veil
    photo by Tom Corbett

    Think wearing a veil has to feel uber-traditional? Think again. From architectural pleated styles to fashion-forward embellished bird cages, wearing a veil is an easy way to channel your personal style on your wedding day. And, there are a surprising number of ways to rock this distinctly bridal accessory. Feeling boho-chic? Place a flower crown over an elbow-length veil. Going for a more royal vibe? Pair a sheer style with a gilded crown.

    Keep scrolling to see new, modern ways to update this gorgeous tradition.

  2. Fine Feathers

    Wonder by Jenny Packham Wedding Dress and Jennifer Behr Birdcage Veil
    photo by Tom Corbett

    Some well-placed plumes turn a simple birdcage veil into a serious fashion moment.

    Wonder by Jenny Packham Dress, $1,450, DavidsBridal.com, Jennifer Behr Birdcage Veil, JenniferBehr.com

  3. Flower Power

    Nouvelle Amsale Wedding Dress and Bel Aire Bridal Veil
    photo by Tom Corbett

    Embrace the untamed beauty of wildflowers plus a frothy, flyaway veil for a breathtaking bohemian look.

    Nouvelle Amsale Dress, $2,475, Amsale.com, Bel Aire Bridal Veil, $141, BelAireBridal.com, Lili Claspe Earrings, $115, LiliClaspe.com


  4. Pretty Pleats

    Pleated Carolina Herrera Veil and Dress
    photo by Tom Corbett

    Play up the airy, romantic feel of a pleated gown with a matching veil - a perfect pair for twirling the night away.

    Carolina Herrera Dress, $7,990, CarolinaHerrera.com, Carolina Herrera Veil, $890, Carolina Herrera.com, Lulu Frost Earrings, $188, LuluFrost.com, David Yurman diamond and gold bracelet, $10,500, fold bracelet, $1,500, DavidYurman.com

  5. Sheer Elegance

    Mark Zunino Wedding Dress and WHITE by Vera Wang Veil
    photo by Tom Corbett

    A cathedral veil doesn't have to give off traditional vibes. Go for a more modern drama with a cascading, cut-edge style.

    Mark Zunino Dress, $7,700, KleinfeldBridal.com, WHITE by Vera Wang Veil, $ DavidsBridal.com, Les Bonbons Earrings, $275, RebeccaDeRavenel.com

  6. Crowning Glory

    Reem Acra Wedding Dress and Ariel Taub Veil
    photo by Tom Corbett

    It doesn't get more regal than the gorgeous combination of a gilded crown and gauzy tulle.

    Reem Acra Dress, $7,995, ReemAcra.com, Ariel Taub Veil, $150, ArielTaub.com, Hayden Harlow Headpiece, $1,900, HaydenHarlow.com, BHLDN Earrings, $100, BHLDN.com


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