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.

SEE KIM’S TOP 10 WHITE DRESSES!

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Natalie on

3 dresses for 1 wedding = ridiculous

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layla king on

Kim Kardashian head pace,veil,and dress is soooooooo very very very very pretty and the black and white at the wedding.

Mary on

They need to make a donation to charity with all the *free* items for this wedding.

Janey on

Dear People,
Please…I am so tired of hearing about kim Kardashian. She is NOT American royalty..she merely has a publicist that is making the $$ for you and you are buying it hook line and sinker! She is not beautiful, she is extremely narcissistic and you are feeding into it. Please find something else to write about.

Jayne on

All the jibjab about her dresses –you would have thought they would be more unique . I don’t see anything styled above that I haven’t seen before in a garden variety bridal store.

Jayne on

OH! I get it now!!! I’m trying to figure out what makes all these dresses so special and I finally realized it’s what we DON’T see–the 6 layers of Spanx Vera Wang had to sew into each one for Kim’s fat butt .

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julie on

I thought Kim was absolutely gorgeous; yes, it was over the top but….why not??????????????? She is American royalty so to speak; I do hope, however, that they do make a HuGE donation to various charities that will benefit children, the poor, and battered women. It is rampant; I live in an area where there are 4,700 homeless children; hard to swallow. Kim and Chris–use your head and DONATE.

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