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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Claire on

American royalty? Kim has more in common with a fire hydrant than she does with royalty.

ME on

Everyone here is forgetting… she didn’t pay for the dresses! She got them for FREE. That pisses me off.

Jayne on

Claire! Great comment–LOL

j MOSHER on

As my 88 year old mother would say “piggy” how wasteful. i dont care how much was donated or how much they got paid, its a disgrace to spend that abount of money when so many people are going to bed hungry. And while i’m at it, for someone who has so much to register for items costing thousands of dollars, let alone anything is a prime example of how all the K’s live their life. She should have been generous as another recent hollywood wedding and ask only for donations to charities.

Athena on

Kim’s gowns were goregeous, but were three really necessary?

Denise Mills Mincey on

It’s sad to say how people want to dictate or even suggest how Kim, Chris or any other should spend their monies. If Kim is not your cup of tea, find some other things to occupy your interest; Jane.

charley on

this family makes me sick. It’s a disgrace to anyone who is human that she feels the need to spend this much money on such rediculous things. I realize she CAN afford to do this, but from the million dollar ring to the bazillion dollar wedding, it’s wrong on so many levels. you can have a beautiful wedding with tasteful budget. This family is nauseating and quite frankly, embarassing. It will be a grand day when there is no mention of this pompous family…

jimmm on

oh please

Donna McQuade on

Seriously? 3 dresses? She could have been to keep one gown and donate the rest of the thousands and thousands of dollars she spent on the other two to feed the poor…..oh, that’s right – in her world there are no poor people…shame on all of them.

cindyann on

Honestly, what is the matter with you people. So what on HOW she got famous, she kept it going, made a ton of money and probably is NEVER home doing all her publicity work, yes it is her choice but I can imagine it is very exhausting and lonely. She earned her OWN money and it is HER business on how she spends it?! Not yours..catty, jealous women out there!

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