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What is a Single Tier Veil?

1st January 2024 - View more blog articles

Single tier veils are so named because they are formed of a single section of tulle, most commonly attached to a hair comb. This is designed to flow down a bride’s shoulders, back and dress, depending on the length.

There are also single tier veils which do not gather at an affixed comb, instead they are draped on the top of a bride’s head a couple of inches back from the hairline. These are called mantilla veils, and they are secured with the help of hair pins. Alternatively, a comb can be added beneath to create height.

The most important thing to remember about single tier wedding veils is that they do not have a blusher. This is a section of tulle which is traditionally pulled over the bride’s face. Veils with blushers are commonly known as two tier veils because of the two sections.

Single Tier Veil Styles

The beauty of single tier veils is that they are available in such a huge range of styles and lengths to suit all kinds of brides and compliment your chosen wedding gowns effortlessly.

The most common veil lengths are waist, fingertip, full floor length, chapel and cathedral length. Which length of single tier veil a bride chooses depends on her budget, hairstyle, and chosen gowns. Typically, cathedral length veils are more expensive because they use more material - but that’s not always the case so be sure to shop around!

When it comes to embellishments for veils, the possibilities are truly endless. Here at Lace & Favour, we stock a gorgeous selection of single-tier veils adorned with beautiful detailing including pearls, sparkling Swarovski crystals, beads, glitter, floral lace motifs and sequins.

Brides can also choose from a variety of edging options from graceful scalloped edges to simple pencil cut trims.

Finding Your Perfect Veil

For many brides, a veil is a traditional finishing touch that adds to the overall experience of tying the knot. That’s why finding the perfect veil to complement your wedding dress and overall wedding theme is so important. To help you choose, we’ve put together a few recommendations to complement different types of wedding dress.

For heavily embellished gowns, we recommend a simple single-tier veil with minimal embellishment so as not to distract from the dress. For these kinds of dresses, less is most definitely more. However, the addition of a simple sweeping veil can most definitely add to the beauty of dresses with heavy beading or embellishments. Alternatively, if you’d like to bring extra glamour to your bridal style, a veil adorned with a scattering of Swarovski crystals is just the thing for that extra bit of sparkle.

For simple dresses, with very few embellishments, a veil is a great opportunity to add a bit of drama or glamour to your bridal ensemble. If you want to use your single tier veil to deliver a truly striking style statement, opt for one finished with scalloped edges or lace motifs.

For short wedding dresses, we recommend choosing a shorter single tier veil. We think waist length and birdcage veils look especially stunning when paired with quirky fit and flare dresses, adding a little bit of tradition and a lot of fun!

Shop Online with Lace & Favour

Here at Lace & Favour, we offer a fabulous range of single tier veils from iconic wedding brands and designers including Rainbow Club, Bianco Evento, Joyce Jackson, and Perfect Bridal.

We believe every bride should have the freedom to showcase both her style and personality on the best day of her life. To help you do just that, we have hand-picked a vast selection of gorgeous veils ranging from birdcage and waist length for the retro-chic brides to dramatic chapel and cathedral length designs.

See a Small Selection of our Most Popular Single Tier Veils Below

1 of 5 Bianco Ivory Single Tier Chapel Veil with Beaded Lace Edge

Bianco Ivory Single Tier Chapel Veil with Beaded Lace Edge S471

By Bianco Evento

Code: S471

Added to our website on: 25 January 2022


Style S471 by Bianco Evento A beautiful chapel length veil made from a single layer of soft ivory tulle this veil features a cut edge with gorgeous beaded lace beginning at the fingertips...

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2 of 5 Ivory Single Tier Polka Dot Floor Length Veil

Perfect Bridal Ivory Single Tier Polka Dot Floor Length Veil

By Perfect Bridal

Code: PBV9063

Added to our website on: 26 January 2022


The prettiest of polka dot veils! A single layer of soft polka dot tulle effortlessly floats to the floor, with a simple hand cut edge for a seamless finish...

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3 of 5 Bianco Ivory Single Tier Cut Edge Cathedral Veil with Lace Train

Bianco Ivory Single Tier Cut Edge Cathedral Veil with Lace Train S456

By Bianco Evento

Code: S456

Added to our website on: 25 January 2022


Style S456 by Bianco Evento A dreamy cathedral veil handcrafted from a single swathe of soft, lightweight ivory tulle this design is so elegant with just the right amount of detail...

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4 of 5 Bianco Ivory Single Tier Sparkly Sequin and Beaded Edge Fingertip Veil

Bianco Ivory Single Tier Sparkly Sequin and Beaded Edge Fingertip Veil S429

By Bianco Evento

Code: S429

Added to our website on: 25 January 2022


Style S429 by Bianco Evento This gorgeous single tier fingertip will add instant glamour to your bridal look...

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5 of 5 Bianco Ivory Waterfall Effect Fingertip Veil with Narrow Lace Edge

Bianco Ivory Waterfall Effect Fingertip Veil with Narrow Lace Edge S365

By Bianco Evento

Code: S365

Added to our website on: 10 November 2020


Style S365 by Bianco Evento A very pretty single tier fingertip bridal veil handcrafted from the softest ivory tulle featuring a delicate boho style lace edging...

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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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