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Is A Wedding Veil Still Necessary? A Stylista’s Opinion + Stylish Veil Inspirations

Is A Wedding Veil Still Necessary? A Stylista’s Opinion + Stylish Veil Inspirations

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Should I wear a wedding veil? This is a common question among contemporary brides. Some brides-to-be seem to consider a wedding veil to be “old-fashioned” or even “primitive,” believing it’s gone with the times. Are they right?

I’ve watched ‘Say Yes To The Dress‘ so many times; not because I particularly spend a lot of time dreaming of my wedding day but because its a darn good show. Watching the series, one thing I’ve come to realize is the importance of a wedding veil.

Most contemporary brides leave veil shopping to the last minute at which point making a choice is hurried. However, on the show, a veil is seen as a finishing touch to a wedding dress and when that simple touch is added, a bride-to-be is immediately transformed into a bride. So yes, you could say its relevance is strongly attached to its symbolism.

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A veiled example: Issa Rae

Now if you don’t want to wear a veil, that’s alright. However, if you do want a veil but are skeptical as a result of varying opinions on the subject, then now is the best time to let you know that a wedding veil is a fashion statement in itself. Don’t believe me? Just ask comedian Issa Rae who recently tied the knot. Rae did so in a stunning Vera Wang dress accompanied by the most traditional of veils. The veil addition certainly added a flair of grace to her look that was both fashionable and elegant.

Interestingly, Rae isn’t the only celeb to go veiled on her big day. This 2021 has seen Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Jeannie Mai, Jasmine Tookes, and several others walk down the aisle and all of which wore a wedding veil. Surely, you’ll agree with me that these stylish women wouldn’t be going this route if it was outdated. Of course, I’m by no means imposing a veil on you,, I just want you to see that it’s still stylish and desirable. But if it doesn’t float your boat, then by all means ditch it! For those ladies still trying to make up their minds, we’ve curated a contemporary look-book of wedding veil styles to leave you fully inspired.

Check out 6 wedding veil styles to inspire your big day slay…

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Bride: Peony Lim as captured by @josevilla | Instagram
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See this quote by a wedding veil designer:

“The gown is gorgeous and it’s white and it’s beautiful, but in theory, it could be on any starlet walking down a red carpet. When you put a veil on, you are a bride.” Sara Gabriel.

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Featured image: Jasmine Tookes | shot by danielmaldonadophoto | Instagram


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