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Designing Rosie Thomas Of The Londoner’s Bespoke Wedding Dress

Photo credits: Rose Thomas


Leading fashion and lifestyle blogger Rosie Thomas of The Londoner is tying the knot in 2018. We are thrilled that she has chosen to come to Phillipa Lepley for a completely couture wedding dress.


“Rosie is an incredibly stylish young lady with a divine figure and a fantastic sense of style” says Phillipa. “I am thoroughly enjoying coming up with the perfect look for her special day. Our ideas are extremely exciting and special.’


Rosie Thomas of The Londoner stands outside the Phillipa Lepley bridal shop in London.


“When I showed Rosie the collection she tried on lots of the dresses. We then sat down together and I sketched some ideas. (Every Phillipa Lepley dress starts with a sketch done by me!)”


“Rosie has a keen eye for detail, as do I, and she truly appreciates the level of detail that we go to at Phillipa Lepley to ensure the perfect dress is created for each individual bride.”


Rosie Thomas sits on the floor with her mother and Phillipa Lepley as they design her bespoke bridal gown.


Phillipa and Rosie talked inspirations, styles, shapes, corsets, necklines and trains…


Hand drawn sketches of Rosie Thomas' Phillipa Lepley bespoke wedding gown sitting alongside lace embroidered with crystals.


Phillipa then took Rosie for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chelsea atelier where every single Phillipa Lepley wedding dress is made from start to finish.


The back of a Phillipa Lepley wedding gown, mid-way through being handmade.


“I introduced Rosie to my fabulous pattern-cutters, seamstresses, embellishers and fitters, all of whom were working away with such care and precision.”


A Phillipa Lepley seamstress hand applying crystals to a bespoke gown.

“Having designed her dream dress, met all the craftsmen and women who will create it and seen the true art of couture dressmaking in person, Rosie left on cloud nine.”

Read Rosie’s blog post about her Phillipa Lepley dress here:

Phillipa Lepley is recognised globally as a leading British wedding dress and eveningwear designer, renowned for bespoke couture dresses of the utmost luxury. 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.