“The simple elegance of this dress speaks volumes”.
Created out of the lightest silk organza this couture wedding dress presents a fresh take on the classic Phillipa Lepley aesthetic. While the London bridalwear designer has become renowned for the exquisite, ornate hand-embroidery and embellishments on her wedding dresses, Vienna Wisteria Organza is a beautifully romantic, hand-painted, printed silk organza dress – a wonderfully unique design.
A delicate organza overlay in the palest ivory provides the base for finely-painted, white meadow flowers, which are printed onto the fabric. This romantic and billowing, artisan creation sits over a crisp, full, duchess satin skirt, sweeping all the way up the bodice to a scoop neckline and down into long balloon sleeves, which are finished with hand-tied bows at the wrists.
Phillipa Lepley’s couture wedding dress designs are always perfectly proportioned, taking into consideration each individual bride’s body so that the dresses hug their shape and flare out at exactly the right place. The luxurious duchess satin bodice in Vienna Wisteria Organza enhances the female figure by incorporating one of Phillipa Lepley’s signature hidden corsets, while the silk organza overlay brings fluidity to the dress so the bride can move and glide without feeling restricted. A narrow belt could also be worn to draw attention to the shapely waist created by the hidden corset.
The dress has been designed to be interchangeable. During the wedding ceremony the silk organza sleeves provides a demure bridal look. For the evening or reception the sheer balloon sleeve top could be removed to reveal the strapless duchess satin wedding dress; worn on its own or under a second overlay, top or jacket. Glittering embellishments or decorative ornamentation could add glamour and sparkle on the dance floor.
“The simple elegance of this dress speaks volumes,” says Phillipa. “There is a theme of romance and grace running through this wedding dress collection, which is highlighted through the incredible attention to detail and romantic touches. This wedding gown is no exception. It is a completely unique design and utterly romantic.”
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.