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CATHEDRAL LENGTH: Cathedral Veils are meant for very formal weddings, and are so dramatic that they can be the focal point of attention over the dress. Many Brides choose to embellish a simple floor length dress with a Cathedral Veil to give the impression of a long train. A Cathedral Veil can extend for more than 5 yards if desired, but your best guide is to have the veil extend at least a foot beyond your gown’s train. Shown in silk tulle from the 1930’s. With the strapless styles of the 1990’s, many brides chose to wear an antique Spanish lace mantilla, which was less transparent and heavier than tulle, but looked stunning in contrast with the simple gown. The simpler your gown, the more it will offset any intricate lace or beadwork on your veil, and the combination of stripped down style with veil embellishment to lovely. Consequently, any heavily beaded or laced gown looks beautiful with a sheer or transparent fabric such as silk chiffon, voile or organza as an opaque veil. Be aware however, that any back beading or detail of your gown may be obscured by the opaqueness of the fabric, but the veil can be removed or pinned aside after the ceremony.