Depends on where you live, but I find this time of year when weddings move indoors, brides tend to go traditional donning the full regalia of a classic bride. Topping of a look often includes a long, flowing, veil. So what you ask is considered a long veil? Let's start at the ‘finger tip’ length and work all the way down to the twenty-five foot cathedral. Long veils convey a romantic mood via all that added gossamer sheer.  . . . . .
Long Veil Lengths
Fingertip-Most popular length; can be worn by nearly every figure type with most silhouettes.

           Waltz-Falls anywhere between knee and ankle.
          Chapel-Considered formal. Extends about a two feet beyond the hemline.
          Cathedral-Most formal. Extends three feet or more beyond the hem.
          Double Tier-Two layers, typically the shorter one a blusher but not always.  
Long Veil Styles
Pouf-Pictured directly below, width of veil is gathered at the crown and can be attached to a headpiece. Generally made out of tulle or English netting.
Dropped-Second picture below. This veil is actually dropped onto the head in a single layer of tulle or lace; often bordered with lace or ribbon. The Mantilla is a type of dropped veil.

All veils and gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Top 2 photos by S1 Studio.  White Chantilly lace mantilla
                                3rd photos by Stellar Q Danielo: Ivory tulle cathedral length veil
                        Last three photos by Piximage: White two layered waltz veil outlined in ribbon/ ivory          Chantilly lace mantilla/Single layer cathedral legnth veil dappled in Chantilly lace appliques

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