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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Daisy on

How completely vain. Three dresses? Not royalty at all. I can hear the marriage timer tickling as I type.

Kay on

I never thought I would ever respond to any of these posts, I read them for entertainment purposes only. However, I felt the need to thank Sunny for the response to Julie in her consideration of Kim being American royalty. Really, Julie??? Royalty?? In the true sense of the word, we don’t have royalty in this country. There are some very well known people that come from well known backgrounds, however, none are royalty. There are no Kings, Queens, Dukes, Duchesses, Emperors, Earls, Shahs, or even a Grand Poobah here. Julie, you need to get a grip on real life, and stay away from “reality”as it is doing damage.

JJ on

Good God she is NOT Hollywood Royalty.

Daisy on

Vain. Three dresses? The marriage timer is ticking.

Jean on

The drawings are nice, but from what I’ve seen so far she looked like stuffed sausage in them.

jackie2850 on

It was too much! No matter what anyone says, she is not American royalty, and she is not the Queen marrying the King. Her look, her dresses, everything, was just too much!

Jean on

Oh and the eighties headdress was sooooo tacky.

abcd on

i can’t believe someone commented that she is american royalty lol

Renee on

You know why do ya’ll care that she sued to get her own money for her own sex tape it would have came out regardless what was she suppose to do let hollywood use her up she took a negative and made it positive STOP BEING A BUNCH OF HATERS BECAUSE SHE MADE HER OWN MONEY..WE DONT KNOW THIS GIRL AND FROM WHAT I SEE SHE IS VERY LAID BACK AND DOWN TO EARTH AS ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD CAN BE….

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