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Birdcage, blusher, or ballerina? When it comes to that most romantic of accessories, you have plenty of options. Using these illustrations by Sandra Suy, choose the look and length that’s right for you, and here comes the bride!
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The vintage style seems to be worn with everything these days, but its cropped length often works best with shorter dresses.
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Traditional brides are drawn to this bust-grazing swathe of tulle, which conceals the face as you walk down the aisle.
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A circle of tulle and lace, it is a regal, old-world option that’s usually worn draped over the head, framing the face.
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This choice connects several layers together—the shortest is worn as a blusher, and the longest is often detachable.
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A perennial favorite, it touches (you guessed it!) your fingertips and is smashing with just about every kind of dress.
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Landing anywhere from knee to ankle, the mantle is long enough to add drama, but not so much that you’ll trip on it while dancing.
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With a length of nine to 25 feet, this is the stuff of fairy tales, especially when paired with an equally grand gown.
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Unfussy yet elegant, this type looks just right with a ball gown because it ends where the full skirt begins.