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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Jill K on

Natalie, I couldn’t agree with you more and Julie, I wouldn’t hold your breathe on them donating to any charities. Remember this is the girl who registerd for a $9000 gravy boat! I think it was $9000 or something like that…

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Summer on

I wish I could have afforded three couture Vera Wang gowns at my wedding! What an honor and a privelage to be able to wear something created for your by a very talented designer! Kim looked gorgeous, as always.

Renee on

You know it is soo sad to know that we have people in our world that are so self-centered, greedy and materialistic. I think about all that money that was spent on this wedding, and may I say not royality, and I instantly think about the poor, needy and jobless human beings in our universe. Too be proud of the fact that you can throw away money like that sickens me. I understand that this was your special day, but really what really makes u happy anyway, all the press and buying rights to publish your picture and story or the true meaning of what ur vows mean and the sacred nuptuals. I would be ashamed of myself if I were u!

DoraJoe on

Please! She is NOT American Royalty. How embarrassing would that be if she were… classless, ms. ho, money grubbing! Hmmm, how long will this marriage last? So sad, but I put her in the same group as Paris Hilton and the rest…

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CHRISTINE VANHOEK on

With all the people in this country who are out of work, losing their homes and worried about putting food on their tables it is obscene for anyone to take part in this wedding. Kim and Kris should be ostracized for this. No one should buy anything from the vendors who donated or discounted their wares to the bridal couple. If they can give away their merchandise they don’t need my money – or yours. Please find something useful to advertise.

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[...] 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]   [...]

Sherri on

She looks like a belly dancer with that headpiece on. There is a different between elegance and being gaudy in which she doesn’t know the difference. When you have the opportunity to help out charity and show you have a good heart why choose to be so self centered? If she was trying to mimic the royal wedding so why not donate things to charity like William and Kate did? Now that is class.

HappyAsALark on

Why did People put just her on the front of the wedding issue???

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