The Lace Wedding Dress
The lace wedding dress is a timeless embodiment of elegance and sophistication.
At Phillipa Lepley, we pride ourselves on using the finest lace exclusively sourced from France to create bespoke wedding dresses that are as unique as each bride.
Phillipa Lepley bride Camilla. Photography by Barker Evans.
Phillipa Lepley bride Annabel.
Exquisite lace wedding dresses pair seamlessly with various venues, from romantic garden ceremonies to opulent ballroom celebrations. The versatility of lace allows it to harmonise with different gown styles, whether it’s a classic high neckline or a modern A-line with straps.
The Phillipa Lepley Atelier offers a range of luxury laces, each with unique traits and design elements. From exquisitely dense corded lace to the delicate beauty of Chantilly lace and the sparkling brilliance of beaded lace, our collection spans a spectrum of textures and designs to cater to every bride’s individual taste and style.
The journey to a Phillipa Lepley lace wedding dress begins with a bride’s initial appointment in The Shop. Brides can choose from existing couture designs in the Phillipa Lepley collection, customising to suit their preferences or opt for a completely bespoke creation.
Phillipa Lepley bride Fiona.
Our dedicated team of couture consultants collaborate with each bride to develop a bespoke design that is uniquely hers. Whether it’s cascading flowers, intricate leaf motifs, or playful cherub angels, the possibilities are endless.
Phillipa Lepley bride Alice.
Once the design is conceptualised, our skilled embroiderers meticulously bring it to life. Sections of individual laces are expertly hand-placed and appliquéd together, resulting in a completely new fabric design for each couture wedding dress. The intricate ‘placement’ process ensures that no seams are visible, creating a seamless and breathtaking look.
The design is carefully crafted and pinned in place during Silk Fittings at The Phillipa Lepley Conservatory. Willowing hemlines and high necklines can be adorned with scalloping ‘mountains and valleys’, with the lace motifs meticulously placed on the body to enhance the figure. The result is a magical tapestry that flatters and accentuates.
Phillipa Lepley bride Charlotte.
To complete the bridal look, a lace wedding dress pairs beautifully with a veil. Choose a lace border veil that echoes the design of the dress for a cohesive ensemble, or opt for a simple plain veil to showcase the intricate lace through a delicate layer of the finest silk tulle.
Phillipa Lepley bride Jessica.
Each Phillipa Lepley lace wedding dress is a true one-of-a-kind masterpiece, meticulously crafted from the finest French lace and elevated to the pinnacle of couture design. From the initial design consultation to the final fitted touches, our atelier is dedicated to creating timeless dresses that are a reflection of the bride wearing them.
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.