When planning a wedding, it's easy to get swept into what you "should" and "shouldn't" do, and that includes your bridal attire. Tradition says that in addition to the white dress, something blue, something borrowed, etc., you should wear a veil. But if that's not the look you're going for, by all means, go for a non-veil wedding look, and put the money toward something that feels more you. (FYI, veils can be sneakily expensive.)
When choosing my own wedding dress, one of the resources I studied was bridal designer lookbooks. It's a great way to see how dresses look with movement, as opposed to a model just standing against a backdrop. Obviously, these shoots are heavily styled, and they want the focus to be on the dresses, so that might have something to do with the following observation I made: Hardly any of the models in these lookbooks wear veils, and they still look stunning. So if you're looking for a little non-veil inspiration for your wedding-day look, this may be all you need.
Keep scrolling to see nine breathtaking non-veil wedding looks, and shop gorgeous hair accessories if you still want a little something extra to accessorize for your big day.
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A birdcage veil looks so sophisticated with sleek wedding gowns.
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Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.
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