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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Stacey on

All three are beautiful :-)

carolina on

I expected something else from the dresses. I did not like the diamonds she was wearing attacked to veil. I married 25 years ago. My wedding dress was a copy of Princess Grace of Monaco. When people see my wedding pictures they recognize the beauty of my dress. Many people said I looked just like her. I will like to add that although I have a PHD, my weeding was paid by my parents. I cried. I married at age 22.

Paula on

Celebrities waste so much money on themselves it is a travesty. Our world is full of people who have real NEEDS. Isn’t it time to quit spending money on weddings, vacations, pricey real estate and yachts so the money could go to people who don’t have even the basic necessities of life????

Joan on

Kim is nothing but a glorified hooker.

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TM on

She is a narcisist. I like the family, especially Kloe, and Bruce who are grounded but it’s hard to admire Kim when all her pics on Twitter are of herself staring at herself in the mirror, sucking on her fingers or puckered up with TONS of make up. C’mon, you’re 30…grow up and use your fame for a good cause instead of giving the world all those porn poses. Won’t your lips freeze if you keep posing that way?


hollywood’s golden column is the future of motion picture industry on line. the most powerful column in the history of motion picture, and television. what have the kardashians done in fi
lm and motion picture? the public wants to know! the quality of television is the worst it has ever been in the history of television and also the quality of motion pictures is just as bad. the technology is great but the producers are giving us the same old scripts. the president of hollywood’s golden column. the new hollywood. we are tired of the reality shows everybody hates them! the industry has to change or it is going to fall. the motion picture film industry has lost their audience, people want new ideas. the major motion picture studios have lost their greatness. HAVE WORKED ON ALL THE MAJOR STUDIO LOTS FOR THIRTY THREE YEARS. I HAVE WORKED ON ALL THE BEST FEATURE MOTION PICTURES AND TELEVISION SHOWS EVER MADE. THE GREATEST FILMS EVER MADE WAS DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD.

sad sad sad on

So sad. What exactly is this woman famous for? She has no talent, no apparent intelligence and all I know about her is that she allowed herself to be videotaped having sex. Why does anyone care about her? She managed to have most of her wedding donated – for publicity. So, really, it was free and she sold herself, her intimate moments, her wedding day, her engagement all of it is for sale. She is, in sum, a highly paid prostitute. Is this what we should be promoting in the pages of magazines? Since she has talent solely for marketing herself, and is willing to stoop to anything to continue to be publicized, she pretty much is as low as a person can be. The poor shmuck who married her is in for a rude awakening. From all appearances, she consists mainly of make up and spanx, and has no redeeming features. But so many girls swoon over her like she is wonderful- ask yourself, exactly what has she contributed to the good of our society? If everyone behaved as she does, what would the world look like? Pretty scary.

priscilla on

Seriously everyone needs to stop hating on this woman. She’s a person just like everyone else with feelings. How would you like to be reading all these negative comments from people about yourself on the happiest day of your life. Come on, if you have nothing nice to say then keep your big mouth shut. She’s nice and beautiful, what a lucky girl.

Mary on

For those of us who live in the REAL world, is there anything more NAUSEATING than all of the press FAWNING over the Kardashians? For those of you interested in either “fairy tale living” or “happily-ever-after”….fairy tale may fit, but “happily everafter” not so much. Its when moonlight and roses becomes daylight and dishes AND you still love, respect and treasure each other that you have a REAL relationship. I am NOT holding my breath about this one. Self absorption NEVER works in the long run.

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