Veil Colours & Fabrics
We have a fantastic range of veil colours & fabrics available for our handmade veils. There are 4 main tulle types — Bridal Illusion, Shimmer Tulle, Silk Effect and Italian Style — available in 12 different colours. For the best explanation of how each tulle looks, feels and drapes, be sure to watch our video! You’ll see close-ups of the fabrics as we go through some of the benefits of each tulle and the different looks each one creates.
We also quickly run through the colours each fabric type comes in, but really, to get the best idea on colours you need to see them in person. That’s why you can order any of our 12 shades in our tulle sample packs which we’ve split into three options: Our Lighter Colours pack, contains the most popular options most brides go for ranging from White through to Dark Ivory. If you think you might like a bit of a shimmery effect in your veil there’s a Shimmer Tulles add-on pack with our three shimmer options. And if you know your dress is a much deeper shade than even Dark Ivory, go for our Deeper Colours pack which has our Blush Pink, Champagne and Oyster Pink Options. (If you dress is a deeper colour underneath with an ivory lace overlay, see our advice on two-colour dresses below).
Tip: The vast majority of today’s dresses are a light ivory shade. Sometimes the ivory is so pale that a bride could mistake the colour for white. A white veil next to an ivory dress is a big no-no — the white veil would appear to be glowing next to the softer ivory shade — so make sure you don’t fall into this common bridal mistake and get some samples to double check.
Bridal Illusion – White
Surprisingly, white is now one of the least popular veil colours. We all think of the term “white wedding”, but in reality, these days it’s rare to find a true white dress. At the very least, they’re usually an off white or “diamond” white shade.
Shimmer Tulle – White
…That said, if you have opted for a white dress, then you may has well have the brightest, sparkliest veil colour to go with it with our white shimmer veil fabric! The same optic white as the regular white tulle, with a subtle shimmer in the weave.
Bridal Illusion – Diamond White
The term “diamond white” can often be misinterpreted to mean brighter than white. In fact, it’s a much softer, more natural white. It’s a neutral colour – neither cool nor warm. It’s very similar to light ivory in terms of colour depth, but without the hint of cream the light ivory has.
Shimmer Tulle – Diamond White
Just the same as our diamond white, only with a touch of shimmer. Some dress designers also use the term diamond white – Maggie Sottero, for example. This, and the non-shimmer version, are the perfect match for those gowns.
Italian Style Tulle – Pale Ivory
Our Italian Style tulle is an ultra-soft and smooth tulle with a finer weave giving it a texture that’s more like organza fabric than a traditional netted tulle. The Pale Ivory shade would work beautifully with all dresses ranging from off white to light ivory.
Bridal Illusion – Light Ivory
Our most popular shade by far. It’s a perfect ivory shade that matches almost all pale ivory dresses. 90% of all veils are made in this shade.
Silk Effect Tulle – Ivory
This is a very different fabric to all of our other tulles. Our standard tulle is light and airy. This “silk effect” ivory is a much weightier fabric. It’s suits slim, slinky dresses that fall in a heavy drop. It drapes beautifully, but it’s also surprisingly delicate and therefore only suited to plain style veils without lace.
Shimmer Tulle – Ivory
A shade midway between the light and dark Ivory here on our chart, with a pretty shimmer effect. This is quite a chameleon colour and has been known to work well with trickier ivory shades like pearl, alabaster and some lighter champagnes.
Bridal Illusion – Dark Ivory
A few shades deeper that the light ivory, our dark ivory is a creamy shade that would suit more obviously ivory dresses. Dresses you would never mistake for white. In paint terms, it’s basically magnolia.
Bridal Illusion – Blush Pink
A very subtle pink shade. In terms of depth, it’s similar to the light ivory, with a hint of pink to slight you might need to hold it next to another colour to see it.
Italian Style Tulle – Champagne
Moving onto our darker shades beginning with champagne. The champagne tulle is very warm, quite peachy and would suit light gold, nude and other deeper shades as well as, of course, champagne. If your dress is both champagne and ivory together, read on about two colour dresses.
Italian Style Tulle – Oyster Pink
The oyster pink option is similar to our champagne only with more pink tones mixed in instead of peach. Matching up oyster coloured dresses is particularly tricky because some dresses can be quite a cool-toned silver version of oyster, and some will be a much warmer shade with pink undertones like ours. Definitely get samples if your dress is in this colour range.
Two-Colour Wedding Dresses
It’s become very popular in recent years to have dresses that are one colour underneath – often champagne or a deeper ivory – with a light ivory lace layer over the top.
If you have this kind of dress, you might be wondering which veil colour to pair with it.
Our advice in this situation is always to match to the lighter colour on top. Trying to bring out the deeper colour from underneath will be much more difficult; ivory shades are a lot more consistent than champagne colours which can vary greatly in depth and tone. Plus, we find the lighter and brighter colour is generally a lot more flattering for most people.
Often, two colour (or two tone) dresses will have more lace, and therefore more ivory colouring, at the top of the dress, and will fade into the darker colour at the bottom. If this is the case for you, you could go for a shorter veil, fingertip or above, so that the light ivory veil will be next to the predominantly ivory portion of the dress. Or, if you have your heart set on a longer veil, consider that although the two colours may be contrasting at the bottom of the dress, the veil will only be one sheer layer of tulle, versus the many layers of your dress skirt, so it may blend in better than you might think.