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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innerujuju on

All this for a woman who has already been married before and starred in a sex tape. Guess she overlooked the symbolism of the white gown and veil- three times.

sunny on

Julie, Julie, Julie….WTH? In no way does anyone but you consider Kim American royalty. Are you kidding me? She makes her money by selling her personal porn tape; getting naked for Playboy; and seizing every opportunity to get her face in front of the public. That anyone might consider a role model for themselves or this country just shows how low we have sunk into the dumbing down of America. Get some values!

And, I saw photos of her arriving at her wedding and none of these was the dress she was in.

Sandra on

If she has too much money to spend on three wedding gowns, she should consider giving some to people who really need it. She is just so full of herself.

Eve on

Why is she so important that she needs three gowns? Kate Middleton had two and she is a duchess. What does she doe? Who is she other than a selfish self-absorbed rich girl?

clarice on

all the hand applied lace in the world won’t cover up the tasteless playboy spread and Ray J video.

Lola on

Rediculous – the whole thing and the amount of money spent. They are not royalty at all – I certainly hope the they both make substantial donations to charities/shelters, etc. We have so many people that are hungry and homeless. I would have much more respect and interest in them if they did the right thing.

Kim on

American royalty? Wait a minute while I ROTFLMAO! Seriously?? As for the three dresses, I guess it’s her (or her parents) money and they can spend it as foolishly as they want. And that’s exactly what I consider spending loads of money on a wedding dress to be..FOOLISH. You can buy a beautiful dress for a fraction of what she spent. I know..I did it. Why not use all that money toward setting up your new home? That would make so much more sense. Oh wait..sense..Kim….now I get it.

jb on

Conspicuous consumption!

AK on

why so much media attention to this no talent hollywood ho?

sharon on

Janey, if you think Kim K is not beautiful you are either high or blind!! She looks like Liz Taylor used to look and that is a huge compliment. Stop being jealous and stop hatin!!! Kim K is definately not royalty, but she is rich and beautiful. It is what it is!!!

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