Kim Kardashian's Three Wedding Gowns: All the Details!

08/23/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
Courtesy Vera Wang

When Kim Kardashian chose family friend Vera Wang to create her custom couture wedding gowns, she knew things would be picture perfect. What she didn’t know, however, was which of the three intricate gowns she would choose to wear for her walk down the aisle.

“I truly, up until two days before [the wedding] could not decide which to wear,” the bride admits to PEOPLE. After seeking advice from friends, family — and of course Wang herself — the choice was clear: Kardashian made her grand entrance in what she calls the “princess look” gown, a ball gown with full tulle skirt, basque waist and hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on bodice and train. Along with her Lorraine Schwartz headpiece, she wore a cathedral-length veil with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué at the hem and a lightly shirred blusher layer.

“It was Cinderella,” Wang tells PEOPLE of the overall look. “But Cinderella with a very sexy body. She has a very Liz Taylor or Sophia Loren kind of body and we didn’t want to lose that.”

Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
Courtesy Vera Wang

For the first dance, Kardashian went with something completely different — the gown that ended up being “my favorite,” she says — a sexier, Georgette mermaid dress with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on bodice. The skirt had hand-cut organza petals intermixed with Chantilly lace motifs and organza sprig embroidery.

And lastly, when it was time to party, Kardashian made her third and final change of the evening into a bias-cut crepe-back satin gown with v-neck and circle skirt. She accessorized all three looks with custom Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Wang summed up the experience perfectly: “It was a wonderful process. The fact that she came to me for having a certain classicism mixed with modernity, I feel very honored.”

Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
Courtesy Vera Wang

–Jennifer Garcia

E! News will air a two-part special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, on Oct. 9 and 10, only on E!

For exclusive personal photos from Kim’s fairytale wedding and all the details, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands this week. Click here for a special $1 off coupon.


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B. on

Three gowns for a wedding….meanwhile babies are dying in Africa for lack of food. These people obviously have no clue to their self-centered ways. Better she and every celebrity like her clothed themselves in humility and good deeds.

DC on

I would have to agree 3 gowns is a bit much. I love this family and watch their show all the time. I think they are wonderful.

Just a note, this family is no different than any other hollywood family (person). Designers of all sorts are always looking for publicity and they use these folks to do it. Why not.

To all of you who have nothing good to say, I say stop reading this stuff and you will feel much better.

To Kim and Kris, I wish them all the love and happiness in the world. They are really cute together and I hope they have a lifetime of happiness together. God Bless them and their families.

Jennifer on

Seriously “People”, way too much coverage on this wedding. As for the money spent on this wedding, just for “show” .. there are children dying of hunger all around this world. Sad.

John G on

3 gowns is as ridiculous as the modern
custom of several groomsmen and bridesmaids.

Wedding costs are out of control.

Elope I say.

big jake on

i am so excited i could puke

Debbie on

How can anyone justify spending so much on a wedding? We all know how long the union will last.

kct on

their wedding funded a lot of people’s paychecks, so don’t be hating..

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Gina on

I Love Kim KARDASHIAN !!! I had a huge wedding myself so I understand her. Who wouldn’t want to be a princess for a day if they could. I also had 450 people and my train was 18 feet long. My cake was extremeley high- 7 layers. What girl wouldn’t want an over the top wedding. I had a 9 piece brass orchestra in the church along with a
harpist playing before ceremony began. It was absolutely gorgeous. We released white doves outside the church. We had 6 stretch limos to escort wedding party and parents. Kim Is much more able to do over and beyond what we had , but there is nothing wrong with having a huge wedding.You only live once. LIVE LOVE LAUGH. EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY . She is so stunning and sweet. Love her.

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