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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rmb on

Good Lord, did someone compare Kim K to Liz Taylor?! Talk about being BLIND! They are in no way in the same class, and Kim could NEVER be as beautiful as Liz. Liz was THE most beautiful woman in the world in her day. She could go without makeup and still be gorgeous. There is absolutely no comparison here, and Kim can’t hold a candle to Liz at that age.

Jek on

Spoiled Hollyweird fat-heads….oh, well, she’ll have beautiful wedding photos to look back on when this all falls apart. Don’t mean to be pessimistic, but haven’t we seen this again and again and again and again? It takes tons of money to keep this gal smilin’. Can the groom keep her in enough moolah that she’ll stay with him?? Stay tuned!

Pam oliver on

I love Kim and she should have her wedding the way she wants it, she shouldn’t have to scale down her wedding because of the economy, she’s not poor and shouldn’t have to act like she is, if anyone wants to feed the hungry children make a donation and feed the children don’t leave it up to Kim K. She married the man she loves the way she wanted to. Kim has power how many people can walk around in life just being who they are and the world wants to be in all her business, she gets paid large amounts of money just to show up at a event, we should all be trying to find out how she does it instead of putting her down for it.

mary on

wish you the best happynes in the word God Bless you

tito on

Are you kidding me? I don’t know which is worse, As The Stomach Turns soap opera or Kim Kardashian. Really who cares? This is a person who made a name for themself by doing a porno with some no talent thug. We are acting as if though this is America’s version of the royal wedding. This woman does what? Sings?,is a television or film star?,humanitarian? What? When she does something meaningful in life then let me know. I am not a hater, I just know junk media when I see it and have an appetite for news that actually means something. This porn queen is not a positive role model,will not be married for long at all,and doesn’t have a real profession or career. Stop it already we don’t care!

brie on

Dear Jayne,
If you arent interested in hear about the Kardashians maybe try NOT READING ABOUT IT!! Find a different magazine, personally I prefer Cosmo. Also, if you feel the need to say cruel things about a person’s “beauty” , and/or lack of, and “fat butt” perhaps you need to re-evaluate your view of yourself because obviously, something is lacking.

Mo on

So nouveau riche…. When I saw the headline, “…three wedding dresses…,” I had to take a look due to the absurdity of it all.

I’m trying to raise daughters to make a difference in the world and it’s rather hard when you seen this lackluster family plastered all over billboards and magazine covers. They have done nothing but promote themselves. I agree with Janey that they are far from “American Royalty.” They have not done any service to our nation. They have not helped any social or economic causes. I don’t get all the hype and, thankfully, neither do my daughters. These people are such a waste of time and money.

CKT on

I am happy for her, really I am, but that’s not all there is in the world. And 3 dresses is just selfish. I agree, I hope you donate to single mothers or homeless shelters so women and children can even have clothing and shoes on them or have a haircut and food on the table. I never hear about any of that. Just what you all do and buy and make everyone buy for you and from you. It’s getting very old. And comparing to Kate and William is ridiculous. Your reign will never be that. Best wishes for a normal kind loving life like we all want.

Fashion News: When did Kim Kardashian wear all those wedding dresses? « Wallpaper on

[...] Tough decision for Kim Kardashian. Which of her three (that’s right, three) Vera Wang wedding gowns to wear when during her nuptial extravaganza last Saturday? Finally her choice is revealed (by People,  which reportedly paid $2.5 million for rights to the wedding photos): a full-skirted, strapless “princess” ballgown for the walk down the aisle; a georgette mermaid dress for her first dance; and a V-neck, bias-cut satin with circle skirt for the rest of the reception. [People]   [...]

Fashion News: When did Kim Kardashian wear all those wedding dresses? on

[...] Tough decision for Kim Kardashian. Which of her three (that’s right, three) Vera Wang wedding gowns to wear when during her nuptial extravaganza last Saturday? Finally her choice is revealed (by People,  which reportedly paid $2.5 million for rights to the wedding photos): a full-skirted, strapless “princess” ballgown for the walk down the aisle; a georgette mermaid dress for her first dance; and a V-neck, bias-cut satin with circle skirt for the rest of the reception. [People]   [...]

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