Christobal is made with the most sumptuous Italian ivory duchess satin, draped and moulded over a precisely engineered corseted bodice leading up to a statement, framing square neckline.
The delicate, demure long sleeves perch just on top of the shoulders and are cleverly constructed using the lightest satin organza, with origami-like-pleats at the sleeve head. With no visible shoulder bands, a seamless, mesmerising bridal look is created, and delicate organza buttons placed at the cuffs compliment the duchess satin buttons descending down the back of the bodice.
Christobal’s dramatic full circular skirt has been expertly cut at the high hip to create the most flattering, feminine silhouette. A 75” bridal train completes the look, which can be bustled following the ceremony for the reception and an evening of dancing. For brides who wish for an even fuller skirt, a combination of petticoats can be added.
This Phillipa Lepley wedding dress exudes an effortless simplicity with its perfectly balanced neckline and timeless silhouette, highlighting the skill required to create such clean lines and drapery. It can be seen here paired with an exquisite Jane Taylor headdress and decadent diamond earrings by David Morris.
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.