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Veil length for short girls!

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#1 Jenn6603

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    Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:17 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    I am relatively short (5' 1") and am trying to decide on a veil... I have long hair that I will be wearing down (just pulled back at the front/sides)...

    I am curious as to what length of veil others are wearing... I was thinking either just below the shoulders or maybe elbow (close to waist) length. I am sure that I cannot go for something layered as it would overwhelm my size but I do want something!

    What are you other "vertically" challenged girls doing?


    #2 ida

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      Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:20 AM

      I'm 5' 2" and I'm planning on wearing a one layer fingertip veil with my hair half up. Just something simple because my dress is all lace. :)

      #3 2bebridejamaica

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        Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:02 PM

        I wore what I think was an elbow length veil.... I'm 5'2 on a good day.. it was more than long enough for me without feeling I was engulfed in tule and mine was low on my head Since your wearing your hair half up and the veil would be higher towards the top, I would maybe think fingertip... Prob the best bet is just try on a few with your hair in the idea of what you want... this way you can get the full effect without worrying you made the right choice.

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:08 PM

          I wore a cathedral lenth, single layer veil that was made by my seamstress (a DIY project that I decided I didn't have time for.) It was 108" long and 108" wide at the bottom and tapered to 56" at the top,then it was gathered into a comb and stuck into my hairdo. I absolutely loved the veil. It was simple and perfect and didn't overpower my gown. I think that's more what you have to think about. What looks good with your gown? Have you sampled some?

          #5 sunsetbride1

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            Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:12 PM

            I would try some on with your gown and your hair just pulled back on the side to see what looks best on you.
            IMHO, there is not a right or wrong legnth for a veil whether you are tall or short. It just depends upon what looks best with your look and what look you are going for..
            Experiment and have fun with it...

            #6 Mystic

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              Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:55 PM

              I'm 5'1 and small framed. I've also been wondering which length veil will maximize my "vertical appearance".

              My dress is beaded lace, strapless, slim A-line. I am thinking of wearing a simple, one-layered, waist-length veil. My mom on the other hand loves the one-layer, cathedral length look because it looks elegant and you can still see all the detail of the back of the dress through the veil. I suppose it could have an elongated effect with the right dress.

              I pick my dress up on Saturday so I can finally try different veils on with my real dress!

              #7 Ginalyn

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                Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:52 PM

                I'm 5'0 and my dress is a strapless lace slim a-line. I'm planning on wearing a one layer elbow length only because I don't want anything to overpower the lace on my dress

                #8 shellb

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                  Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:18 PM

                  5'2" here...I thought I was going to go with a fingertip length one with hair in an updo, but when I tried the different lengths on with my dress I was surprised that the floor length one looked best on me. I say try a few different lengths on and see what looks best.

                  #9 1elephant

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                    Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:31 PM

                    i did one layer elbow length, and am 5'. i wore it at the bottom of my updo, so it was closer to fingertip. definitely try them on w/ your dress and hair style to make a decision.

                    #10 Cattie

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                      Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:12 AM

                      Mine is around elbow length. I do agree though try some on with your dress and see how it looks. There's not really a "right length" veil when it comes to the drastic designs of wedding dresses these days!!

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