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You've found your dream wedding dress and amazing bridal heels. But, your look isn't complete until you frame your face with a gorgeous veil. If you have a square jawline, accentuate your model-esque features with a veil that amplifies your entire look. This is your day. Your veil should add to the glow of your bridal beauty -- not hide your perpetual smile.
Accentuate strong facial features with a short veil. The ultra demure birdcage veil only covers the top of your head and forehead, leaving the majority of your face visible. Or, slip on a shoulder-length veil at a modest 15 to 20-inches long. If you prefer to soften your look and take attention away from your square jaw, wear a long veil. Try a fingertip-length veil that cascades just past your waist or go all out and rock a chapel-length veil that flows to your heels.
Wearing a Blusher
To keep your bridal day look a secret, wear a blusher. This optional frontal piece of veil fabric takes attention away from a square face during the first part of the ceremony. Your spouse-to-be will lift the blusher during the ceremony to share your first wedded kiss. If you prefer to make direct eye contact with guests and bridal party members, forego a blusher.
Features of the Veil
Just like your wedding gown, veils come with many features: pearls, rhinestones, decorative stitching and scalloped edges to name a few. First and foremost, coordinate your veil with your gown. Then, draw more attention to your face by choosing a veil with embellishments visible along the entire veil perimeter. To detract from your face, pick a veil with gorgeous detail on the area that flows over your back. After all, all eyes will see your rear-view while you stand at the altar.
To soften your look, choose a hairstyle with a flowing design. Ringlet curls, 1950s pin-up girl waves or loose barrel curls add a romantic flair to your wedding look. Avoid tight buns or neck-baring updos unless you want to accentuate the angle of your square face. When splurging on a pre-wedding day at the hair salon, remind your stylist you will wear a veil. Hair care professionals will design your hairstyle around the look of your veil if requested. You don't want to attempt to fit your veil into an existing hairdo at the last minute.