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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808momof3 on

Of course, this is just a sketch, but it looks a LOT like her first wedding gown. . .

Carolyn on

Is anyone else tired of strapless wedding dresses?

Tiff on


QDPie109 on

Glad to see I’m not the only one who thought this dress looked very similar to her first wedding. I always thought that style looked fabulous on her. Congrats to her! I hope she has a lifetime full of happiness this time around.

lilac on

why all the fuss? it’s marriage number two. it’s all so tacky and inappropriate.

spyndy on

Tired of these media circus weddings! If nobody paid for photos I suppose the circus wouldn’t exist!

Guest on

Haters before you go on the attack, lets see you do better. Who are we kidding, you couldn’t afford it, so let her live. Its not as if you opinions will count for anything. She got what she wanted and that’s all that matters!

Val on

Happy for Jessica and Eric, lovely gown.

Nanu 08 on

Second marriage and two kids later she has a big wedding….why?

Guest on

The drawing on 2nd photo is great too!

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