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What is a Semi Edge Veil?


Tulle or silk? Crystal scatter or lace? When you're exploring your options for the perfect wedding veil, you'll want to know all about the different types and styles of bridal veil available to you. Knowing the answer to 'what is a semi edge veil?' will help you when it's time to make a decision about your ultimate bridal accessory.

What is a Semi Edge Veil?

A semi edge veil is a wedding veil that features a partial lace edge. The lace typically runs along the end of the veil and finishes as it reaches shoulder height,  leaving the top of the veil with a lace-free edge.

A semi lace edge wedding veil can come in a range of styles to suit a variety of bridal tastes. Traditional brides may choose the classic style of a two tier semi edge wedding veil with blusher.  Alternative brides may opt for a Juliet cap semi edge wedding veil with lace detail across the headband. 

This type of wedding veil also come in a range of lengths. Depending on the bridal look you're hoping to achieve, you could choose a semi edge veil in fingertip length, ballet length, floor length, church length, or cathedral length. 


How to Wear a Semi Edge Veil

Because semi edge veils come in a range of designs there will be a wedding veil to suit your personal style. Your hairstyle will depend on your chosen style of semi edge veil, but the versatility of this look will give you options for wearing long hair, a half up half down style, or a chic updo. 

A semi edge veil can also be worn with other bridal hair accessories.  Brides can pair their semi lace edge veil with bridal hair vines, bridal hair combs, or weddinghair pins. The absence of lace at the head allows for the addition of accessories without excessive detail or too much fuss.

Which Style of Wedding Dress Should I Wear with a Semi Edge Veil?

A semi edge wedding veil will work beautifully with traditional, modern, and alternative styles of wedding dress. Semi edge bridal veils also make the perfect partner for bridal gowns with lots of detail. The use of understated lace edging is eyecatching enough without detracting from the features of the dress.

Semi Edge Wedding Veil for Traditional Brides

With traditional lace details, this type of veil works well with classic bridal looks. Depending on how much you want to stick with wedding tradition, the length of the veil will also influence how much this type of veil works with a conventional styling.

Traditional brides may want to choose a chapel or cathedral length semi edge veil or a two tier wedding veil option with a blusher. 

Semi Edge Wedding Veil for Modern Brides

A semi edge veil achieves a cleaner look, compared to a full lace edge wedding veil. The semi edge finish works well with the clean lines and silhouette of a modern wedding dress, but can also accentuate minimalist dresses with the benefit of some lace detailing.

Modern brides may wish to choose a shorter length semi edge wedding veil. 

Semi Edge Wedding Veil for Alternative Brides

For brides looking for an alternative wedding veil, vintage inspired semi edge veils could be just what you're looking for. Choose a Juliet cap style semi edge veil with lace detail around the head to complete a retro or bohemian bridal look.

See our real brides wearing their semi lace edge wedding veils

View the full semi edge veil collection at Britten Weddings and check out the full range of wedding veils and bridal accessories to add those perfect finishing touches on your special day.