Veil Length Guide

After checking out our wedding veil length guide, you might also like to read our guides on Veil Widths, Veil Gathering Styles, Colours & Fabrics! Should you have any questions, please contact us with no hesitation, we are always happy to help you!

Wedding veil lengths can be a somewhat confusing topic for brides as different makers and suppliers can have slightly different measurements and even different names for the same lengths. However, there are definitely some industry standard veil lengths, traditionally listed in inches, which we’re going to show you below.

Veil Length Names

Shorter veils are usually named for where (approximately) on the body the veil will fall. For example “Waist length”, “Fingertip length” etc. Longer veils tend to be named after wedding ceremonial venues. For example “Chapel length”, “Cathedral length”. The bigger the church, the bigger the veil!

Our Veil Lengths

Below you’ll find each of our veil lengths for both our one and two layer veils. In brackets next to the individual layer lengths for our two layer veils, we’ve added a combined length of both layers. We include this so if you’ve been given a measurement by your dress shop, you may find a figure you recognise there.

(Wedding veil lengths have always traditionally been measured in inches but we’ve now also added a converted measurement in cm to each length as well as a veil length all-in-one chart).


Two Tier Waist Length: 24''+31''(55'')

Depending on where you wear this length – i.e. right on top of the head or closer to the nape – it will sit around waist level on most brides. If your dress has a corset back or a detail that extends down lower than waist height, we would suggest not visually cutting that detail in half with a shorter length veil. Instead, the hip or fingertip length (or longer) would be more suitable.

In centimetres: 60+80cm (140cm)

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One Tier Hip Length: 39''

The hip and fingertip length veils create a very similar effect. In bridal shops, the lengths typically skip from waist (55 inches) to fingertip (72 inches), but we felt there was a need for an in-between option. Call it a “petite fingertip”, if you will. When brides try on wedding veils, it is often find that for brides 5 foot 4 inches and below, a hip length veil worn at the back of the head, as is currently popular, can actually look more like a fingertip length veil.

In centimetres: 100cm

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One Tier Fingertip Length: 47''

One of our two best-selling lengths (the other, chapel), fingertip length is an ideal length for mermaid/fishtail style gowns. This is because the veil ends at fingertip level just before the skirt kicks out at the knee. This creates a very pleasing look as it makes sense visually for it to end at that spot. It’s a great combination of dress and veil styles.

In centimetres: 106cm

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Two Tier Fingertip Length: 35''+47''(82'')

Another one of the most popular wedding veil. It’s a great option for many brides. For a short veil it’s still long enough to look flowing and elegant. It should end somewhere arround a bride’s fingertips but naturally this will depend on her height.

In centimetres: 90+120cm (210cm)

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One Tier Chapel Length: 98''

The most popular length by far, chapel length, and the single layer version in particular, has always been our bestselling style. Not only do they look beautiful with any dress, they also make amazing photography props giving your photographer so many fun and pretty pose options to use. Like trailing the veil down a grand staircase, or letting the breeze catch in it. So pretty!

A question we often receive is what is difference between a cathedral veil and chapel veil? Well the answer is very simple: cathedral veil is longer than chapel length. If you’re not sure which yours has, and therefore which length of veil you need, contact us a picture of your dress and we’ll be able to advise.

In centimetres: 250cm


Two Tier Cathedral Length: 31''+106''(137'')

Look. Some dresses, and some brides, for that matter, just need a cathedral length veil, okay? If an ultra-long veil has always been your dream, we say go for it!

Cathedral has always been the longest wedding veil length, traditionally. Although, nowadays, there’s an even longer veil length we have called ELIZABETH (we will mention this below).

A veil that extends past the ends of the dress is just about as classically bridal as you can get. And we’re here for it! If you choose LUNA on the left, you can create the most beautiful floor spread that will look ah-ma-zing in pictures!

In centimetres: 270cm

One Tier Extra Long: 393''

If your dream is to feel like a princess on your wedding day, our graceful single or double-layer wedding veil, the Elizabeth, is the answer. 10meters long, no gathering, no hairpin, you can create your own special style, perfect for your photoshoots and a grand cathedral wedding. This airy, gossamer wedding veil brings glamour and a sense of unmatched beauty to any bride on their special day.

In centimetres: 1000cm

How to choose my Wedding Veil

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More Guidance

So that’s it. We have imparted all knowledge from our heads into yours and we hope you found our veil length guide super helpful! Of course, there’s nothing quite like the personal touch. If you’re still hopelessly lost and need some one-on-one advice on which of our veil lengths to go for, just send us a picture of your dress and tell us whether you’re thinking of having a long (chapel, cathedral) or short (Waist to fingertip) veil, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Be sure to also checkout our guide to veil widths and gathering. The other important factors in getting just the right veil shape and look.

Or why not pin this all-in-one veil length chart to your own boards for future reference. >>>


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