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17th Mar 2018

This new bridal accessory trend is ideal for brides who want to stand out


Anna O'Rourke

If you can’t be a little extra on your wedding day, when can you?

Lots of us may think we want a pared-back look for our big day but when it really comes down to it, many brides choose to go the extra mile to stand out.

It could be a dramatic silhouette, a slightly risqué neckline or even just a quirky pair of shoes under your dress – we’ve all considered how best to wow our guests as we walk down the aisle.

One way to do it is with what Etsy says is a big bridal trend for 2018 – the statement veil.

Searches for dramatic veils are up by 213 per cent on last year on the site.

It’s the only occasion where you’ll ever wear a veil (probably), so why not go big with it?

You could opt for lace, embroidery, diamantés, fringing, something long and sweeping; anything that takes a plain veil to the next level.

Also set to be big with brides this year are capes, according to Etsy.

Searches for wedding capes are up 44 per cent; perhaps another sign that we all want a next-level look when we tie the knot.