Jessica Simpson's Wedding Dress Exclusive: See the Gorgeous Sketch and Inspiration Board

07/06/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jessica Simpson Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress SketchInset: Dimitrios Kambouris

For her nuptials to Eric Johnson on July 5, Jessica Simpson didn’t opt for a slinky silhouette to show off her incredible post-baby body. Instead Simpson, who turns 34 on July 10, teamed up with fashion icon Carolina Herrera to create a sumptuous champagne and gold strapless multi-layer tulle gown.

“The whole dress is embroidered in gold and feels very regal,” Herrera tells PEOPLE of the design. Her goal was to transform the bride into a “beautiful golden girl,” says Herrera, who first met Simpson at Vanity Fair‘s post-Oscars party in 2010 and recently dressed her for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May.

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To complete the custom look, Simpson wore a cathedral length veil, Brian Atwood shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. As a final touch, Herrera added a blue ribbon on the inside of the gown as Simpson’s something blue. “I always do that because I think it brings good luck,” says Herrera, who also shared her inspiration board for the dress with PEOPLE.

Jessica Simpson Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress inspiration boardCourtesy Carolina Herrera

For all the details about Jessica Simpson’s wedding – and her exclusive wedding album – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday! What do you think of Simpson’s bridal gown? Are you excited to see the whole look?

–Michelle Tan

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Kat on

Looks rather similar to her first strapless wedding dress when she married Nick Lachey. Hmmm.

Sacré on

Jessica really doesn’t have the right skin tone and hair color to pull off a gold wedding dress. And Carolina Herrera’s design aesthetic is not something I’d expect to see her wear at all.

courtney on

love the dress it almost reminds me of a modern day take on Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 Givenchy Oscars dress granted Audrey was 3 1/2 inches taller than Jessica and was Humberto De Givenchy’s Muse.

Linda Swan on

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Nikki on

Granted it’s just a sketch, but you’d think she’d try something different than what she wore at her first wedding because it looks quite similar.

tabitha on

Try saying something nice girls, she is a pretty lady and that is a gorgeous gown. For some of you I guess being polite is just too far of a stretch and of course there is the “never move on people” who have to bring up her ex and that wedding, sigh. You probably never forget an argument, someone who made you mad either and live a life of bitterness.

elizabethdaugherty on

ANOTHER strapless wedding gown? No more originality than that? She waited how many years, bore 2 children and lost how many pounds just to waste money on I guess we should all just be grateful that she managed to talk the Blond-Dean-McDermott-look-alike into marrying her at all.

deborahcorey on

Pretty big and flashy for a 2nd wedding and for someone who has 2 kids out of wedlock

Kat on

Comments are comments, no matter how small. We don’t all have to agree that this dress is gorgeous or that it reminds us of her previous dress. No big deal. I’m just glad she’s finally married.

Nicole on

She got those implants for a reason.

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