June 2020


Playful colour creates a youthful, modern and fresh bridal look.


Wedding dress designer Phillipa Lepley’s reputation for working with the most luxurious of fabrics is clearly evident in this decadently embroidered gown.


Playing with the introduction of subtle shades of peach, pink and soft bronzed tones, the exclusive Swiss embroidered tulle of this dress is a special and unique choice for the bride looking to create a youthful, modern and fresh look for her wedding day.


Twisting petal shapes growing with stems and vines weave over the dress, embroidered into the fine tulle. Bronze and silver tones pick up the light and create a depth to this sheer embroidery.


As with every Phillipa Lepley wedding dress, the base silhouette for Vienna Swiss Meadow has been considerately designed, combining the perfect balance of proportions to flatter the female form. The strapless bodice is constructed with the iconic Phillipa Lepley signature corsetry to cinch the waist and define the shape before the sumptuous Italian duchess satin skirt flares out to create a romantic A Line shape with a long train.



Crowned here with a radiant Rachel Trevor-Morgan ivory and blush silk flower headdress, this dress has been designed with two interchangeable tops that can be worn over the corseted bodice to create two very different looks.


The first is a frivolous look full of movement and drama. A deep frill of embroidery has been positioned in an off-the-shoulder neckline and the gathers of fabric give a volume that creates a feminine framing around shoulders and décolletage. Fitted to the bodice beneath to create a streamlined shape that flows into the A Line skirt, the top is finished with a perfect line of buttons at the back.


The second top features a contemporary round neckline and cap sleeves. A precise and minutely delicate hand rolled edge on the sheer tulle edges leaves an almost invisible finish over the décolletage and shoulders, and the embroidery diffuses up over the bodice.


For our Collection shoot at the Savile Club, Mayfair, this top has been styled with a ‘box fit’ over the waist offering a juxtaposition to the corseted waist shaping beneath. With a small button fixture at the back neck, the top hangs open, revealing the open, low back of the wedding dress beneath.


Phillipa Lepley Couture Wedding Dress London UK Designer Bespoke Vienna Swiss Meadow Floral Coloured Embroidered Tulle Wedding Gown Open Back Top Long Train Corset With Ring Floral Head Piece

Both tops have been designed in the dreamy ‘Swiss Meadow’ embroidery and skilfully finished with the most delicate stitchery in the fine tulle. These tops offer a glimpse of what is possible when a bride is creating their own Phillipa Lepley wedding dress.


A bespoke wedding dress designed by Phillipa Lepley allows the client the luxury to personalise her look to suit both her own personal style and her wedding venue. Seeing the dress come together is a joyous and memorable experience.


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.