The Duchess Satin Wedding Gown
Phillipa Lepley is renowned for creating impeccably fitted, timeless wedding dresses using the very best quality fabrics sourced from only the best European fabric mills. Our Italian silk duchess satin is of the very highest quality. Woven in mills near Lake Como, its rich golden ivory tone reflects the light beautifully and has a warmth of colour that is regal, luxurious and photographs beautifully.
In the skilled hands of our atelier team, our heavyweight duchess satin can be moulded and sculpted to created rich, deep folds of fabric through a ruched bodice, or gathered into sculptural pleats at the waist to create a full, dramatic skirt. When moulded over our signature Phillipa Lepley corset the satin is sumptuously smooth, hugging the contours of the body.
Duchess satin can be used to create full A-line skirts or slimmer, more fitted silhouettes – the quality of the fabric combined with the impeccable craftsmanship of our Phillipa Lepley team come together to let the beauty of the bride shine.
Its structure makes it the perfect choice for a long, cathedral length train, which can then be bustled up in the evening ready for dancing, creating sculptural folds and bringing a whole new dynamic to the dress, and the warm, ivory colour works well with touches of lace added to create straps, off the shoulder necklines or sleeves, and can be further enhanced with beading or embroidery.
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.