Apple & Oak Tied Back - Phillipa Lepley


Apple & Oak Tied Back

The Apple & Oak Tied Back gown celebrates Phillipa’s love of lace: A demure long-sleeved wedding dress that features a new Apple Blossom & Oak leaf lace.

A draped, square neckline frames the décolleté, over a signature Phillipa Lepley sculpting corset. With an understated elegance, the bodice leads to delicate long sleeves with an origami-like pleated sleeve head.

A new lace to the Phillipa Lepley collection – Apple Blossom & Oak leaves dance across the whole design for a romantic bridal look. Inspired by the intricate scallop detailing of the lace, Phillipa chose to follow the peaks and valleys with hand-sewn bridal buttons along the sleeve openings. The buttons are meticulously placed along the scallop edge, before being sewn by Phillipa’s senior hand-finisher, whose delicate touch graces every couture gown. The dress hem is also finished with appliquéd scallop detailing.

An integrated lace ‘apron’ overskirt with asymmetrical scalloped ties forms a focal point at the back of the dress before the skirt descends into a long train. Phillipa Lepley brides can opt for detachable back petticoats to add drama and fullness to the silhouette.


A couture lace veil is the perfect finishing touch to a lace wedding dress. For the Radiance campaign shoot, Apple & Oak Tied Back was styled with a two-tier ‘Ivoire Scroll Border’ lace veil with a flipped front. Phillipa Lepley couture lace veils are crafted from the finest silk tulle sourced in France and hand-appliqued in-house at the Phillipa Lepely Atelier – ivoire scroll lace is positioned along the edge of the tulle to create a framing border around the bride. 

Paired with exquisite diamonds from David Morris Jewellers.


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.