Bridal Veils Have Made A Comeback And We Love How Ethereal Brides Look With This
If you look through the wedding album of your mom or any yesteryear’s bridal pictures, you’d find one thing common in all those sepia-toned photos and that is the bride wearing a long veil that covers the entirety of her face. While a shoulder-length wedding veil is an essential part of the elaborate bridal look at the time, the concept got lost somewhere only to reappear very recently. Traditionally, veils would be anti-feminist. They hide the woman’s face so she’s a faceless object being transferred from the father to the husband. But when you take away the heavy veils and replace them with easy going, translucent ones, they look ethereal.
It may have been Priyanka Chopra who reintroduced the veil trend with her mesmerising picture where she lifts her red Sabyasachi dupatta to reveal her face. But now the trend has officially picked up and brides are donning long train dupattas and waist-length veils on their big day. The statement bridal veil adds exquisite charm and refinery to your outfit and helps you achieve the picture-perfect look. The long veil and a sweeping train on the back make for the perfect bridal shot that will make your wedding pictures incredibly dreamy and cinematic.
There are a range of veils you could go for depending on the bridal look you are opting for. You could go for an embellished dupatta with floral motifs or something lightweight with simply an embroidered border. You could also pick a stone studded dupatta in a transparent material like net or georgette. If you are looking to go down a more traditional route, pick a dupatta with classic Rajasthani gota patti border. It’s also up to you how you want to style it and how long you want to wear it.
Still clueless? Here are some bridal veil inspiration from the real brides on Instagram to help you fixate on the trend and pick the one that works for you. Take a look.
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The veil or ghoonghat has been associated with modesty and a symbol of paying respect to elders. However, in Indian weddings, it holds a special meaning for the bride as it is a substantial part of the bridal look. If you are going to be a bride soon, you can play up your bridal dupatta with a gorgeous long train and a sheer veil to add refinery and a royal-esque element to your look.
The best thing about veils is that they are not limited to only traditional lehengas are are pretty versatile. Thanks to the influence of western culture, brides are wearing veils and trains with varied wedding outfits including sarees and gowns and it looks equally stunning. If you are wearing a saree on your wedding, you could sport a long train pallu gliding royally behind you as you walk down the aisle.
Remember Deepika Padukone’s extensive train with her ivory and gold saree on her reception and the gorgeous red veil she wore with her red gown for her Mumbai reception? Both the looks are testimony of how a veil could be added to any bridal look and it would beautifully look the part. Another bride who wore a long veil was Pernia Qureshi who had her face covered with a sheer grey dupatta with her lehenga set. She wore double dupatta, one on her shoulder and other more delicate one to add the drama and glam to her look.
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Regardless of whether you are one of those brides who has a dramatic entrance with a Bollywood score playing in the backdrop or a minimalist bride who would have a small wedding, you wouldn’t want it to be an ordinary affair. You could simply amp up your bridal look by drawing a gorgeous veil over your face. We absolutely love this trend. Brides, hop on board on the cover-up trend while it lasts.