“The most beautiful empire line dress in the world with the prettiest chiffon overlay and vintage diamante crystals.”
The ‘Claudette Rocks’ empire line dress is a completely new design, like nothing else that Phillipa has created ever before. For brides wanting to make a statement with their wedding look, it offers something unique and head-turning, maintaining a level of timeless sophistication.
The ‘Claudette Rocks’ dress is crafted out of the finest silk chiffon fabric that flows off the body in an effortless fashion with mesmerising movement. The thin tagliatelle straps are hand tied over the shoulders into soft bows adding a sense of femininity while guiding the eye towards the focal point of the dress – the diamante encrusted bust. Phillipa wanted the band of vintage crystals across the chest to be as tiny possible, giving the illusion of a shorter bust line. This in turn accentuates the neck whilst framing the elegant silhouette below.
The chiffon skirt that skims over the hips splits at the centre to subtly reveal a figure-hugging crepe column beneath. The dress features a hidden Phillipa Lepley corset built discretely inside.
Phillipa says, “This dress is jaw-droppingly beautiful and really very special indeed, it requires such impeccable skill to make because of the fragility of the chiffon and the complex process of hand-sewing on thousands of crystals.”
“It would be equally stunning worn for a chic city wedding or a relaxed country or beach celebration. It could also be worn with a fur lapel, to add yet more 1920’s style glamour, or a bespoke, encrusted veil.”
Phillipa Lepley is widely recognised as being the leading British couture wedding dress designer. Her wedding dress shop in London, Chelsea, has over 50 dresses all of which have been made in England from start to finish at her atelier.