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What are Veils Made From?

1st April 2023 - View more blog articles

Veils have been a traditional part of bridal fashion for centuries, but have you ever wondered what these gorgeous accessories are made from? Here we'll take a look at the different materials used to create these delicate and ethereal accessories. Read on beautiful brides-to-be for more ideas and inspiration!

A wedding veil is a beautiful addition to your big day ensemble. With such a wide range of designs, lengths, and styles to choose from, there’s something for every blushing bride to proudly display as she glides down the aisle. Traditionally made from different types of tulle, each of which can add a different effect to the overall finish of your look.

What is the Difference Between Classic and Italian Tulle?

Classic tulle is the most common type of fabric used to create stunning wedding veils. It is lightweight, but particularly good at holding its shape which makes it an ideal choice for creating volume and structure in your wedding day look. This type of tulle works well with two tier veils and shorter, bouffant styles.

Classic tulle is also transparent, which means that even with the addition of beading or other embellishments, it will still showcase and accentuate the wedding gown beneath to great effect! It can also be made with a range of different colours, including ivory and off-white, to flatter all types of dresses.

Italian tulle, also known as soft tulle, is ideal for creating wedding veils that cascade down a bride’s back. This type of gorgeous fabric is silky soft and less structured than classic tulle.

These properties make it perfect for creating a drape effect that moves like water as you glide down the aisle. A popular choice for modern day brides, this type of tulle works especially well with longer styles (such as cathedral or chapel) and single tier veils. For the bride who envisions her veil gliding neatly over her back and blending to her wedding dress, Italian tulle is the better option.

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Veil

The perfect veil for you will depend on the style and length of your wedding dress. For example, heavily embellished gowns look simply stunning with the addition of plain veil made in soft Italian tulle that cascades down your back. For brides opting for a vintage-inspired or retro bridal look, two tier veils add structure and stand out from the crowd, becoming a feature of your wedding look rather than a simple enhancement.

What About Colour Options?

Throughout many cultures, white has long been seen as a symbol of purity and innocence, making it the perfect colour for a veil. Timeless and elegant, white wedding veils pair perfectly with a classic white gown. However, as weddings have become more personalised and bridal fashion has evolved, brides are now able to choose from a wide range of options for their veils.

Soft hues such as ivory, off-white, cream and nude add a warmer, more natural tone than pure white which can be perfect for brides looking to soften their bridal ensemble without leaving traditions in the dust completely.

For brides looking to add a subtle pop of colour to their look, gold, rum or champagne veils may strike just the right balance. Adding warmth and a hint of shimmer, these options are a great pairing with two-tone wedding dresses and are also a great choice for brides looking to add a unique touch to their bridal attire.

Discover Beautiful Tulle Wedding Veils from Lace & Favour

Here at Lace & Favour, we stock a wide range of beautiful veils in both classic and Italian tulle. In fact, many of the options you see on our website can be chosen in a choice of either to help you curate the wedding day look you’ve been dreaming of.

From full length cathedral veils rendered in delicious buttery soft Italian tulle to waist length two-tier beauties that deliver on volume and structure, you’ll fall head over heels for our beautiful collection from iconic wedding designers including Joyce Jackson, Rainbow Club, Linzi Jay and more!

See a Small Selection of our Most Popular Styles Below

1 of 5 Montrose Ivory Single Tier Corded Edge Veil with Floral Lace Motifs

Montrose Ivory Single Tier Corded Edge Veil with Floral Lace Motifs

By Twilight Designs

Code: TLV8087

Options available:
Veil Length: 30" Waist, 41" Fingertip, 80" Full, 108" Chapel & 116" Cathedral

Added to our website on: 28 June 2022

From £87.00

A single layer of soft ivory tulle decorated with delicate floral lace makes for a simple yet attractive bridal veil...

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2 of 5 Ivory Single Tier Beaded Edge Bridal Veil

Perfect Bridal Ivory Single Tier Beaded Edge Bridal Veil

By Perfect Bridal

Code: PBV9022

Options available:
Veil Length: 35" / 90cm, 55" / 140cm & 90" / 230cm

Added to our website on: 26 January 2022

From £84.00

Twinkling with hundreds of light-catching silver beads around the entire edge this pretty wedding veil adds a touch of glamour to any bridal look...

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3 of 5 Tosca Ivory Two Tier Russian Braid Edge Veil

Rainbow Club Tosca Ivory Two Tier Russian Braid Edge Veil

By Rainbow Club


Options available:
Veil Length: 54"

Added to our website on: 10 November 2020


A beautiful two tier bridal veil, handmade from soft ivory Italian tulle and embellished with a delicate Russian braid edge...

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4 of 5 Intrigue Ivory Plain Long Single Tier Veil with Cut Edge

Rainbow Club Intrigue Ivory Plain Long Single Tier Veil with Cut Edge

By Rainbow Club


Options available:
Veil Length: 88" / 225cm

Added to our website on: 10 November 2020


A perfectly plain single tier Italian tulle bridal veil with a raw, hand cut edge...

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5 of 5 Ivory Single Tier 3D Flowers Cathedral Veil

Perfect Bridal Ivory Single Tier 3D Flowers Cathedral Veil

By Perfect Bridal

Code: PBV9017

Added to our website on: 26 January 2022


A beautiful floral cathedral veil handcrafted from a single layer of dreamily soft ivory tulle this design is heavily embellished with gorgeous 3D flowers scattered over the train...

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Written by Amy

Amy is the Ecommerce Director at Lace & Favour. She regularly works with leading designer brands and their stylists to curate collections of hand-picked products for brides-to-be, helping them to create their perfect bridal look.  We hope this guide has provided you with plenty of ideas and inspiration to find the perfect veil to complete your bridal look.

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