What Are Veils Made From?
Veils are predominantly made from two types of tulle and which one you choose depends completely on the look you want to go for!
Standard Tulle is made from non stretchy fine cotton, that most of the time, comes in a hexagonal design. This is the most common type of tulle for wedding veils and gowns mainly because it holds it's shape really well while still being incredibly light. This is perfect if you want a veil that has more structure. It can come in a number of different colour ways (which is why we always suggest purchasing some tulle samples to match with your gown!). It is also the most transparent of all the tulle. Standard tulle veils work well with a number of different wedding dress styles, and in particularly ones that have bigger skirts.
It is important not to mistake tulle for netting. Netting is made from very coarse material that is used to create items with a lot more structure. If you're after a veil with a lot of 'poof' then netting might be considered if something very eye catching is what you're after!!
Silk tulle is probably the best and most luxurious type of you tulle you can get for veils. As stated in it's name, it is made from silk in a hexagonal design. The silk makes it super soft and gives it more stretch, this creates a beautiful drape effect- ideal if you want a veil that shows movement. It is much heavier compared to standard tulle (but not so heavy that you should be worried about it falling out!).
It is also less transparent than standard tulle. The way a silk veil falls is much slimmer than that of a standard tulle veil, so if your gown has a beautiful detailed back that you want to show off, or if you don't want a veil covering your shoulders, then a silk veil might be just what you're after.
This type of veil works wonderfully with gowns that have less structure however, if you've set your heart on a silk veil and you've got a dress with a big skirt, then the addition of a lace edge can work well to give it more shape.
If you've got any other questions about what veils are made from do let us know! We're here to help!
For everything you need to know about veils, pleasee see our Veil guides and FAQ or take a look at our full collection of wedding accessories.