Styling tips for bow wedding dresses and a veil
A wedding dress with a bow will never go out of style. This timeless look has adorned many fashion forward brides over the years and will continued be a feature in many Covid weddings for the new season. With weddings reducing in size and elopements on the rise, a wedding gown with a bow adds the perfect amount of drama with effortless ease.
Big or small, structured or flowing, a statement bow is a defining element on a wedding dress and should be a key consideration when choosing your accessories, especially your wedding veil.
For an elegant and timeless look, keep your accessories simple with drop earrings, studs or a delicate headband to let your bow remain the focus of your look.
One of the most common questions we receive from our brides with bow wedding gowns is: can you style a bow wedding dress with a veil? Absolutely. Choose a veil that’s sheer with minimal gathers and balances the style and size of your bow. We recommend you zoom out and consider the overall silhouette of your look in addition to the size of the bow. Generally, we recommend a birdcage, waist length, fingertip length or a long veil that frames your train.
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Short wedding veils with bow wedding dresses
When it comes to styling a wedding dress, we like to look at any defining features at the waist, shoulder or bodice as this can impact the choice in veil. A veil that falls just above or just below any defining feature such as a bow will look balanced and frame your dress.
Keep gathering as light as possible to ensure the bow isn’t obstructed. A minimal and narrow veil with light wrapping at the comb will be the perfect accompaniment.
Long wedding veils with bow wedding dresses
A sheer and long wedding veil with minimal gathers at the comb is our go-to veil for almost all wedding dresses with bows. A long veil with a clean straight cut will elongate the silhouette and beautifully frame your dress and bridal hairstyle. Our minimalist veils are modern, timeless and free of embellishments and trims. These wedding worthy styles are worthy of consideration and can be found in our collection at: CALLA LILY and AUDREY veils.
To minimise the bulk in your hair, opt for a veil comb that’s simple, small and as discreet as possible.
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Our top wedding veils
The best veil for your look will depend on the length of your train, the style of your gown and the size of your bow. If you require assistance to choose a veil from our collection, please reach out with photos of your look and we can get back to you with some recommendations.
Our favourite veils for bow wedding dresses are listed below. All veils are handcrafted and designed in-house so we can customise these styles to suit your wedding gown.
Shop this look: 1. NOUVEAU birdcage veil | 2 + 3. CALLA LILY veil | 3. AUDREY veil | 4. MARA birdcage veil | 5. STAR GAZER veil + DREAMER comb | 6. GEORGETTE classic veil | 7. MIRA blusher veil | 8. BLAIR fingertip veil | 9. KARELL drop veil | 10. AVA elbow veil
NEED STYLING ADVICE?
Need styling advice to bring together your bridal look? Get in touch with photos of your wedding gown and your favourite pieces from the collection. We would love to offer ideas and recommendations on pieces to suit, including how our pieces can be customised to suit you.