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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lou on

Everything was comped, or the family was paid to use & promote all that was used for the wedding.The only fools paying for something were the guests that actually bought the gifts on the registry. Poor Star Jones did the same thing & everyone fired her over the coals for doing so….

Adey on

Can anyone that printed the coupon tell me if it is Valid in USA only or Canada as well? I don’t want to print it if it’s USA Only.

Thanks~!!
–Adey

peopleviewer1 on

THREE WEDDING DRESSES??? STFU! American Royalty, my arse. We have an American version of Marie Antoinette here folks. Unfathomable. The Kardashian Clan is beyond reproach.

Elizabeth on

I haven’t seen Kim’s wedding I can´t wait until the wedding is run in my country…I love her, I think she’s so glamorous and seems like a very sweet person, I always see her with either her grandparents or someone really dear to her heart (Unlike her sisters) and I love that about her. Now a question for all of you out there bashing on Kim, what is your problem with her????, I don’t understand how you all can judge a person and say she is this or that only basing yourselves on what you read on the tabloids and what little you see on tv. If she wants to spend millions, and millions on her wedding WTF why can’t she?? She is entitled to spend as much as she wants to on her wedding, she’s NOT taking money away from you all, all her money is money earned from her stores, her shoe company, and all the things she’s done…And why is it that you’re asking her to donate, what makes you think she doesn’t donate, just because she doesn’t talk about it doesn’t mean she does not donate….And why does she have to donate anything, why don´t you all ask Donald Trump,Obama, The sultan of Brunei or any of those people who have a million times more money than Kim to donate??? That’s not fair!!! Stop hating on her just because she has the life you all will NEVER have…. Wanna have money??? Start working and stop hating!!!

rl on

I cancelled People because they keep printing these articles about no talent, useless people. Kate G.,Snookie etc. People has become the Enquirer witha glossy cover.

kristine on

She’s ridiculous——- self-absorbed and utterly without class. She may be reality tv…but will never rise to the class of real Hollywood — have never heard hide nor hare of her backing a real word cause. Shallow, shallow woman….all she has is a plastic exterior.

kristine on

BTW— so far from any type of royalty….she’s nothing but reality TV that will be forgotten in a few years…she will NEVER stand the test of time like the loves of Audrey, Grace, Marilyn and the like…. nice try. Again…no class whatsoever….

And I’m not a bleeding heart by any means, but really, when we have Somalian children dying daily how can ANYONE feel OK with a $20M wedding….how selfish does it get???? Common people…my 6-year old has more compassion that this.

kristine on

Oh..I can’t help myself…but want to throw this out there also…..DO YOU PEOPLE not know that ANYONE can be made beautiful in HOLLYWOOD?????? Seriously, makeup and hairstylists do wonders and pretty much of us can compete right there with Kim. I’d walk right next to her without makeup and feel great…and I’m humble….be real people….

pookiewookie on

There is no American royalty. This is why the settlers came to the U.S. So that wouldnt happen here. A girl with no talent except for making sextapes and hitch hiking on her family name hardly qualifies her for the title.

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