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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EMY on

wow more dresses than the # of years the marriage will last… nice.

tumi on

She indeed looked wonderful, but there was no need for her to wear more than one drees. non the less i wish her a very long and prosperious marriege. hang on there it will be worth it in a long run…

FASHION NEWS: Kim Kardashian Had Three Wedding Dresses Designed By Vera Wang » Fashion and Style on

[…] People Magazine spoke with Kim about her wide variety of choices in what to wear when she walked down the aisle. Kim said she didn’t know which dress she would be wearing until two days before the wedding. Under advice from Vera Wang and her family, Kim chose a ballgown style dress with a full skirt and lace bodice and train. Wang said she ensured that all of the dresses would still show Kim’s trademark curves. The other gowns didn’t go to waste as Kim made a few costume changes during the night. […]

spare me on

To People – may all of your daughters turn out like Kim (a glorified prostitute) since you think it’s so cute to glamorize being a no talent, VAPID, plastic made human toilet

spare me on

ps – if this is American royalty, I understand why other countries think we’re not worth the air we breathe…I almost agree with them

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Terri on

I, too, am a little tired of reading about Kim Kardashian. She rose to fame as the result of the release of a sex tape with Ray J. Now her every move is monitored by the paparazzi as though she were American royalty. If that is the case, were she really American royalty, wouldn’t she be a bit more charitable?

Brandi on

Dear bitter commenters, take 5 seconds to google Kim Kardashian Charity work. I GUARANTEE she gives more in a year than any of you will give in a life time. Don’t complain about being “poor”, you are online, you must be ok. Now, how about you tell us how much per paycheck you give to chairty?
I have never once taken the time to comment on the story of a celebrity I don’t like or don’t care about. In fact, I don’t even click on the story. You are interested, obviously. Hating her doesn’t make her any less rich or pretty. It doesn’t make you any prettier. So PROVE you don’t care by skipping over the stories. Every Kardashian story always has the most comments. The proof is in the pudding jealous housewives. :)

sharron on

What a waste – such a pompus display of wasted wealth. Who cares Kim wore three dresses?
Do something for humanity.
Feel so sorry for the groom – does he really know what he is in for. I’m sure she will be tired of him within a year.

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