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What is a Ballet Length Veil?

 ballet length wedding veil

Once you’ve found your perfect dress, choosing the perfect wedding veil to go with it is next on your list. With so many lengths and styles of veil available, knowing what is a ballet length veil and how to style one will help you decide whether this is the bridal look for you.

Your first dance as a married couple is one of the biggest highlights of your wedding day, but if you want to enjoy every moment of being a bride and wear your veil throughout your reception, a ballet veil could be the perfect option. A ballet veil allows you to dance the night away without the need to remove your veil.

What is a Ballet Length Veil?

A ballet length veil is a less formal wedding veil compared to a church length veil or a cathedral length veil, measuring at a shorter length to these traditional bridal veil options. This veil length is also known as a waltz length veil or knee length veil. The ballet veil or waltz veil name is derived from when couples would waltz together for their first dance. The shorter veil length means you can continue wearing it from the ceremony to the celebrations without the worry of tripping.

How Long is a Ballet Length Veil?

A ballet length veil is 150cm in length from the comb to the end of the tulle or lace edge and should finish somewhere between knee length and calf length. Despite being a shorter option, brides can still achieve long clean lines to accentuate their bridal look, as the weight of a ballet veil achieves a drop that helps to correct the balance between volume and length.

How to Wear a Ballet Length Veil

Perfect for showing off the shape and detail of a bodice, a mid-length veil like a ballet veil works best with simple and defined wedding gown silhouettes. Ballet veils look stunning with column style wedding dresses and A-line gowns and also work well with ankle length dresses.

Although this veil will complement most bridal looks, there are some dress styles you might want to avoid. If you’ve chosen a wedding dress with a ball gown design, a ballet length veil can break up the flow of the dress, giving the illusion that you’re shorter than you are. If you’ve opted for a ball gown wedding dress, you may wish to consider a church length or cathedral length veil instead.

A ballet length veil gives a bride the freedom to move throughout her wedding day without the need to carry it, reposition it, or ask for help from bridesmaids. 

Check out our real brides wearing ballet length veils.

By now you should know the long and short of it when it comes to what is a ballet length veil. Whether you’re a modern bride or looking for something more traditional, visit the exquisite selection of ballet length short wedding veils at Britten Weddings to see our full collection of beautiful handmade full lace edge ballet length veils, barely there tulle ballet length veils, Juliet cap ballet length veils and more.