The Prettiest Wedding Veils For The Modern Bride

The wedding dress may be the first thing people notice as you're coming down the aisle, but no bridal look is complete without a few thoughtful accessories. It's those seemingly small touches — like your "something old" or "something blue" — that can turn a gown into a moment. And a delicate lace veil is a prime example.

Of course, cathedral-length headpieces aren't for everyone, especially not for brides-to-be with a flair for the fashion-forward. But that doesn't mean you have to stray away from the style completely. Ahead, we chose 10 veils with distinctly modern vibes for the alternative bride. Everything in your wedding is going to scream "you" — might as well make sure you have the outfit to match.
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Create an ethereal aura with just a flip of your veil.

BHLDN Ode To Spring Veil, $240, available at BHLDN.
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A shorter length is perfect for impromptu City Hall nuptials — and chic garden-party affairs, too.

J.Crew Short Tulle Veil, $198, available at J.Crew.
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For a little extra sparkle on your big day, go for a birdcage veil decorated in clear crystals.

Jenny Packham Azore Bridal Veil Crystal Silk, $351, available at Jenny Packham.
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Though the lace-appliqué flower crown makes a statement, the veil has a whole is still subtle enough to not distract from your gown.

Rime Arodaky Voile Court Lace-Appliquéd Tulle Veil, $330, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Just slip this on to the side of your head and you're ready to hit the aisle.

Rock N Rose Martha Rose Masquerade Veil, $41.12, available at Rock N Rose.
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A simple lace headband is just what the modern bride needs (and it would look lovely with a tea-length dress).

Maison Michel Liane Lace Veil Headband, $384, available at BySymphony.
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Your "something blue" is taken care of — in the most gorgeous way possible.

Gigi Burris Cornflower Ombre Chantilly Veiling, $475, available at Gigi Burris.
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Scalloped edges offer a romantic feel.

Wedding Belles New York 'Lola' Lace Border Veil, $375, available at Nordstrom.
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The intricate pearl embroidery is soft but stunning.

Oscar de la Renta Pearl Embroidered Scalloped Edge Veil, $1,490, available at Oscar de la Renta.
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Match a breezy boho wedding dress with this floor-length chiffon veil.

Stone Fox Bride The Jenny, $850, available at Stone Fox Bride.
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