Jessica Watteau | Phillipa Lepley


Jessica Watteau

Promising to be the epitome of sophistication for the modern bride, ‘Jessica Watteau’ is a gently flared crepe gown with a pleated ‘Watteau’ train.

A new silhouette to the Phillipa Lepley couture bridal collection, Jessica Watteau is cleverly cut with elongating ‘princess line’ panels that flatter the body.

Crafted from a luxurious ivory silk crepe, it takes its shape in a strong column skirt that gently rolls over the hip, before subtly flaring at the knee. A corseted bodice ensures an immaculate fit, sculpting the body to the desired silhouette.

The clean, square neckline transitions seamlessly into bold straps that join a deeply scooped back neckline, finishing with crisp, modern bows.

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Its pièce de résistance – the distinctive Watteau train – sets the gown apart with contemporary flair. A breathtaking cascade of ‘Peau de Soie’ descends from the high back neckline in perfect pleats, creating a mesmerising silhouette that captivates from every angle.

Peau de Soie (translated from French to “skin of silk”) is a luxuriously soft, closely-woven silk fabric known for its smooth, matte finish. Phillipa chose the fabric for the Watteau as it holds lots of body, making it suited to the train’s volume and structure. The pleated train creates a visual spectacle of triangles, enveloping and framing the wearer in a cape effect –  a true statement piece.

The unique feature of the Watteau train is its styling versatility; it can be either removable or attached, providing brides with the option to tailor their look throughout the day.


A masterpiece of architectural design and artistry, ‘Jessica Watteau’ is a shining example of minimalist couture at its finest. With a juxtaposition of strength in silhouette and softness in fabric, Jessica Watteau seamlessly blends contrasting elements, resulting in a gown that is both bold and graceful.

Styled at the ‘Radiance’ campaign shoot with exquisite jewellery from Boodles and David Morris.


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.