How To Dress For A Winter Wedding | Phillipa Lepley


How To Dress For A Winter Wedding

“The scent of a winter wedding can be so special with all the cinnamons, pinecones and winter foliage.” – Phillipa

With so many weddings taking place during the summer months, a winter wedding provides everyone with something really wonderful to look forward to. Crisp winter sunshine, a touch of snow and the glamour of the festive season also provides an enchanting and romantic backdrop for a wedding. Across the Phillipa Lepley collection are numerous options for brides seeking wedding gowns suitable for the cooler months.



For 35 years, Phillipa has sourced our heavy-weight ivory duchess satin from mills near Lake Como. This sumptuous fabric is renowned for its rich depth of colour and the way that it drapes so beautifully; moulded to form deep folds of fabric. It can be used to create full A-Line skirts, with a structure that makes it the perfect choice when extra warmth and drama are required. Brides often opt for the addition of a sash wrapped around the waist complete with a festive hand-tied bow, or a beaded crystal belt to change the look for the evening.


High-necked wedding dresses with an all-over embroidered fabric and a voluminous skirt are a timelessly beautiful and grand option for brides getting married in the wintertime. Phillipa adores a thick embellished lace, and the idea of incorporating beads and pearls into the embroidery to provide sparkle befitting of the season. Designing our embroideries in-house allows us to include something personal to each bride within the fabric, whether that be an initial or a favourite winter flower.


For brides seeking a little more coverage, a long-sleeved wedding dress is a classic and romantic choice. Whether that be a whimsical bell sleeve or something with a chic and sheer finish, there are numerous possibilities to explore. Sleeves can also be made detachable, allowing the bride to transform her look with just one simple adjustment. The specialist Phillipa Lepley team are experts in finding the exact fabric and length to flatter each bride.


A wedding in the winter calls for layers that can be peeled off; think fur shawls, long gloves and muffs. Often brides will opt to pair their wedding gown with a cape, whether that be a short, statement layer or a bespoke hand-embroidered long silk tulle cape. The right wedding accessories will add something incredibly special to your statement style, and at Phillipa Lepley our team of artisans can create something exceptional and unique to adapt your bridal look for the wintertime.

We look forward to welcoming in our winter brides.

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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.