The ‘Fraise de cou’ is the epitome of feminine beauty and grace. Demure yet slinky with an enchanting edge, it is made from the most luxuriously soft silk that lightly skims the body and flatters the figure.
The non-corseted wedding dress has a beautifully simple t-shirt neckline and long sleeves, offering just the right amount of elegant cover, and there is a single button and loop closure at the wrist.
Pleats transcend out from the collar down each shoulder and to the keyhole opening at the front, drawing the eye to the head and neck whilst perfectly framing the bride’s face.
Panels of fabric have been expertly cut and placed flowing down in to a fluid slim fitting skirt with an 80” train.
Pictured here the dress has been styled with a matching ivory belt, accentuating the waist without taking away from the simplicity of the look. Brides can also opt to add a pop of colour or an embellished crystal belt, to subtly transform the dress for the evening.
Phillipa says, “This dress is perfect for a bride who doesn’t want a very detailed dress, but who wants a more minimalistic aesthetic. Whilst the shape is fairly relaxed and fluid, the sleeves and the train add an extra element of formality. The pleated detail around the neck hints at Elizabethan collar ruffles.”
“The shape of this dress really shows off the female form in the most graceful way, and it is really very flattering on. For some brides, all you need is an interesting neckline and a simple silhouette to create a stunning wedding day look. Brides may choose to have more accessories or bolder flowers, against a more minimalistic dress.”
“A clean dress like this is the hardest thing to make because you’ve got no adornments to hide any tiny wrinkles. Brides faces do come out so much more. I always encourage brides to try on at least one ‘clean’ dress, and the Fraise de cou is really very enchanting.”
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.
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