October 2018



As you walk into your ceremony, your dress is the key element in helping you make your entrance and the back of the dress particularly is on show. With this in mind, a number of Phillipa Lepley couture wedding dresses incorporate pretty, feminine and fun details at the back.


An oversized bow or knot in sumptuous Italian duchess satin positioned at the small of the back can be a fun and youthful addition. The tails of the bow can extend long onto the train of the dress for added drama.


A peplum can be the perfect style statement; the volume of the peplum further enhancing the cinched in waist of a signature Phillipa Lepley corset. This is a very chic and streamline way to bring an element of detail to a crisp, understated look.

Phillipa Lepley Coloured Coat Couture Wedding Dress London UK Bespoke British Bridal Designer

A backless wedding dress gives the ultimate glamorous look – whether a low scooped shape, a sharp V or a keyhole detail, our shop consultants and fittings team can ensure the right line is created on you to give the most flattering finish.


Button detailing can be a subtle way to add intrigue to the back of your dress – a clean, plain silk crepe dress can be brought to life with a single, neat line of delicate buttons hand sewn on individually down the back of the dress, extending all the way to the very tip of the train. Our dedicated hand sewer works with such care to ensure each button is secured in place perfectly.

Phillipa Lepley Silk Crepe Plain Long Train Corseted Wedding Dress London Strapless UK British Bridal Designer

The beauty of hand beaded or embroidered tulle extending delicately over the skin can create such striking detail at the back of a dress. Our embroidery team can develop a personal and unique design for this, incorporating the bride’s initials, favourite flowers or a meaningful message within.

Phillipa Lepley Bespoke Floral Top With Sleeves Wedding Dress

Finally, a Phillipa Lepley veil creates the ultimate dramatic entrance! A long veil gives a regal look, the veil extending far behind the bride as she walks down the aisle. Our veils are all created to order, cut to finish beyond the end of the train of the dress to fully show off the lace trim or appliqué added to the edge.


At Phillipa Lepley anything is possible. The shop consultants and atelier teams work closely to create the perfect dress and the perfect veil, designed for the individual.


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.