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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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Hoku on

I am glad the Kardashians are celebrating wealth, when more than 50% of Americans are poor, it sure is nice to see wealth and pomp being displayed obscenely.

rysprincess94 on

Really?? American Royalty…Really?? Do some research into American HISTORY before you go throwing that term around. The Kennedy’s, The Reagan’s…they would be considered “American Royalty”. Hardly a comparison to someone who started her television career in a sex video.

Dina on

I would rather read , what have she done for charities, help grow trees:))) Something! I would like to read staff like that she does everyday…
No, it is always about biggest diamond, biggest something.. I guess we`re love to hate her:)
She has a same, cartoon look about her. I always worry about her, if someone splash backed of water on her face by accident, all that makeup!
This is the best example of total bumble wrapped in nice chocolate and rolled over and over on E….

Earth to Kardashian Fans…. « *Always and Forever* on

[...] What did I find though? Sketches of the three dresses she wore that were posted by designer Vera Wang and staff. I couldn’t get over how all three were so stunning and yet so different! If you want to see for yourself, click here. [...]

Linky dinky do on

Can we please have 1 day without Kardashian “news?”

joanna backman on

Three dresses? why? Oink, oink. I wouldn’t look for the gifts to be given away to anyone. i imagine Kris already has them up on Ebay. Lord, what a family.

Geekallweek on

Christ on a cracker! Can the media give this a rest already?! It happened and it is over. Give us a break with the constant post wedding updates. Gaahhhhh!

Gladiola on

Kindly DO NOT refer to Kim as royalty; that is an insult to our sovereign. Honestly, hourly updates of this wedding are now nauseating. I do wish Kim and Kris all the best in their marriage, but please ENOUGH already. No wonder the United States is in the economic disaster; this sort of lavish spending is a definite SIN.

tabatha on

She has a very pretty face but I don’t know what the raving about the body is all about! If it were anyone else, they would call her F A T. Whatever. People buy what is sold.

Jennifer on

If this couple had any class at all, they’d have asked for donations to charities in lieu of wedding gifts. Instead they registered for a $7800 Baccarat vase…nice.

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