We have a fantastic range of veil colours available for our handmade veils. You can order samples of any of these ten shades in our Swatch Service section. Click here to go there now: Order veil samples.
Tip: The vast majority of today’s dresses are a pale ivory shade. Sometimes 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 do get some fabric swatch samples if you’re unsure!
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.
…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 option! The same optic white as the regular white tulle, with a subtle shimmer in the weave.
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.
Diamond White Shimmer
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.
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 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 suprisingly delicate and therefore only suited to plain style veils without lace.
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.
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.
Still technically in the ivory range of colours, oyster might be what you’d get if you mixed our dark ivory with a mid grey. It has cool undertones that would suit silvery based dresses with names like “iced cappuccino” and the like.
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.
Our darkest shade, the champagne 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.
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.