“This dress is universally flattering and completely breathtaking on.” Phillipa Lepley
All Phillipa Lepley couture wedding dresses are sculpted and designed to perfectly flatter a bride and this elegant off-the-shoulder gown is no exception.
The Vienna Madeleine wedding dress is draped with silk heavy-weight Italian Duchesse Satin and features the Phillipa Lepley signature internal corset. A full, circular skirt is moulded flat across the bride’s hips and stomachs and it nips in at the waist. Phillipa describes this wedding dress as “the wild-card that brides haven’t picked out but the team have suggested they try on.”
“Brides fall in love with it and adore the beautiful clean shape and framing aspect of the collar. You really do feel a million dollars in this dress. It’s often the tear-jerker!”
The collar Phillipa is referring to is 3” wide and the dress’s outstanding feature.“The neckline is so feminine and pretty,” she says. “It took me and my atelier team such a long time to work out the very exact balance and proportions of where it should sit on the shoulder and how low it should be over the bust to ensure it is the most flattering. I really do obsess over details like this, working to the milli-millimetre, repeating mock ups time and time again until a dress feels just right.”
The sleek silhouette of the dress combined with the simple but exquisite quality of the Duchesse Satin makes this wedding dress timeless and elegant and showcases the unparalleled artistry that goes into creating each Phillipa Lepley bespoke design.
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.