How To Wear a Veil—At The Beach!

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All brides wear veils, right?

Well, no, they don’t. But because veils are so pretty and unmistakably bridal, let’s assume you’re open to wearing one. And let’s also say that you’re getting married at the beach!

So how do you pick the right veil for your unique venue and personal style? Keep scrolling to see our tips about how to find the perfect style and make it work for you.


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Veils come in more varieties than frozen yogurt! One of our favorites is a pretty, pearl-dotted, cascading foldover veil that flows to fingertip length (V7253 pictured). The pearls add a nice touch to an otherwise simple but shapely illusion, creating an absolutely dreamy look. You can wear one tier forward or both back, your choice!


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Are you a romantic? Most beach wedding dresses feature soft, ethereal layers. If your gown includes lace details, wearing a veil that also features lace is a gorgeous way to tie your whole style together (V7251 pictured). Add some pearl jewelry and your partner will fall in love all over again.


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Most people associate princess brides with churches and ballrooms. But you can also achieve a totally regal look by simply bringing a formal veil to the beach. The plus side is that you’ll get some amazing photos, and styles like V7034CX and V8734 will leave no doubt that you’re a bride! Plenty of girls wear white dresses to the beach, but your eye-catching veil will make you feel like this is YOUR day.


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Fish for compliments wearing a gorgeous French net veil! This sweet, simple, chic style is perfect for the beach and will ensnare your love with bridal charm. You can wear the net over your face or back over your hair as a mini-veil (6225 pictured). Vintage designs are trending, so this style looks completely fresh and modern with the right dress.

Which look is your favorite? Will you wear a veil at your beach wedding?

Gorgeous Shot of our 1965 Flower

Style Spotlight: Fabulous French Net

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Flirt with chic style on your big day by wearing a gorgeous French net headpiece. A net or birdcage veil is versatile, trendy, and utterly fabulous. From elegant ceremonies to carefree receptions, we’ll cover exactly how you can enjoy wearing French net on your wedding day!

Blending traditional vintage fashion with modern allure, headpiece 6442 offers the perfect alternative to a long veil. Three soft flowers with sparkling rhinestone centers top off a French net face veil in a stunning statement of bridal style.

How to Wear Me

A French net veil looks beautiful styled in a number of ways. You can wear it angled over your forehead and eyes, style it full over your face, wear it further back on top of your head, or even flip it so the netting drapes backwards over your hair! Try out different looks to discover the one you like best.
Most French net veils come on combs, though some can be clipped into your hair. You can pair plain French net with your favorite headpiece, or find a design that incorporates both!

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How to Match Me

French net pairs beautifully with glamorous jewelry. Long earrings look particularly good if you want to highlight a favorite pair; or you can wear studs and focus the attention on a stunning necklace. This type of veil is so minimal that it naturally draws attention to your gown and other accessories.

For oh-so-chic Parisian style, snazz up your ensemble with dramatic chandelier earrings such as EA218 or elegant drops like EA212; to create a look of stunning vintage elegance, wear a red lip with classic jewelry like BC134 or BC131.
If you prefer a more casual bridal outfit, flip the veil back or wear it for a fun reception piece! Because it is so light and may be worn at the court house or on the beach, you can customize French net according to your personal style.

My Perfect Wedding

Go vintage. Feel elegant! Be completely carefree.
A French net veil may be worn to accent a variety of wedding themes. This type of veil is popular for vintage-inspired weddings evoking fashions from the 1920s–1950s, but may also be styled to express trendy, minimalistic beauty.
This veil type gives off a vintage vibe with tea-length or knee-length dresses, yet appears hot-off-the-runway fresh when paired with long, full-skirted gowns. Slender sheath silhouettes or light dresses work perfectly with French net.

One of the best things about French net is that it looks amazing in any season! Be chic in a ball gown for an elegant winter wedding, romantic with floral accessories in the spring, casually beautiful for an outdoor autumn ceremony, or free-spirited at a beach or destination wedding.
Getting married again and want to skip a long veil? This lovely style is perfect for a vow renewal or second wedding.

Love This Look

Love this design and want to see similar veils? Check out the French Net & Face Veils section of our website for more fabulous and vintage-inspired styles!

Pinterest Highlight: Marry Me in Paris

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“Je te aimerai toute ma vie, de tout mon coeur.”

Wouldn’t you love to hear those whispered words on your wedding day? We can’t think of anywhere more romantic to get married than in—you guessed it—Paris! This week, we’re highlighting our favorite photos from La Ville des Lumières. If you’re considering a classic chateau ceremony, beautiful garden reception, or unforgettable honeymoon in the City of Love!

La Tour Eiffel
An icon of love and romance, this Parisian landmark is a must-visit for brides and grooms. Even if you’re not getting married that particular day, wear your wedding swag out and about!

This busy boardwalk is packed with tourists, cafés, theaters, and shops. Splurge and have fun together on this once-in-a-lifetime trip!

Le Louvre
You absolutely must visit the Louvre, at least once. World-class art from throughout the ages is sure to lend unforgettable class, elegance, and romance to your special event.

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For more heart-fluttering engagement, wedding, and vow-renewal ideas, visit our Marry Me in Paris Pinterest board. Explore the My Bridal Style boards on our website at to discover the perfect accessories for your trip abroad!

Tell us, what would you love to wear for a Parisian wedding?

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