Kim Kardashian kept her wedding to Kanye West mostly under wraps during the planning stage. But when pictures of Kim in her wedding dress were released, she had us all in awe.
The Kardashian’s outfits have been setting fashion trends for over ten years now. But Kim’s full-sleeve, mermaid-style wedding dress has brides-to-be searching high and low for look-alike bridal gowns.
If, like us, you fell in love with Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress — and want to find your very own Kardashian-style gown — here’s everything you need to know.
Who Designed Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress?
Kim’s wedding dress was a Givenchy Haute Couture gown designed by Riccardo Tisci — the very same man who created her controversial 2013 Met Gala outfit. Tisci was the creative director of Givenchy for 12 years and has been a close friend of the Kardashians’ since the start of their journey to fame.
Unfortunately for brides hoping to replicate Kim’s wedding dress exactly, the gown was a one-of-a-kind creation, which might have cost up to $500,000.
However, you can find similar wedding dresses with the same stunning features and a more affordable price tag.
Stunning Features of Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress
The different features of Kim’s wedding dress combined to create an overall masterpiece. When you start your search for your own Kardashian wedding dress, you should think about which features you loved — and the elements you wouldn’t mind swapping out.
Kim’s dress featured sheer, sheath sleeves with lace floral details. The sheer material allowed the embellishments to “float” on her skin, creating a dramatic effect.
These sleeves are perfect if you’re looking for a modest wedding dress with more coverage than a sleeveless or strapless gown. If you’re getting married in one of the cooler months, the extra material can also keep the goosebumps at bay.
Since Kim’s wedding, many wedding dress designers have started creating gowns with detailed sheath sleeves. So you’ll have no trouble finding a dress with this feature.
The Kardashian’s — Kim especially — have worn some famously risque outfits in the past. However, Kim’s sheer inserts are about as risque as her wedding dress gets.
Around her waist, the main fabric of her dress gives way to a sheer material, the semi-transparent fabric showing off a little skin. The inserts wrap around her waist, opening into a keyhole back design.
The sheer section of Kim’s dress perfectly matches and compliments the sleeves. The inserts add detail to the front of the dress without compromising the modest design.
Sweeping Mermaid Hem
If it’s the silhouette of Kim’s wedding dress that you love, this style of wedding dress is called a mermaid dress. This type of dress clings to your body and contours until it reaches your knees, where it starts to flare.
Mermaid hems are perfect for curvy brides. They hug your body in all the right places, giving you a classic hourglass silhouette. The bottom of the dress adds in that fairy-tale factor. If you’re hoping for a dress that will accentuate your hourglass figure, a mermaid dress is perfect.
Floral Lace Detail
A floral lace overlay covered Kim’s entire wedding dress. Tiny lace flowers intwine and weave their way around the dress, adding mesmerising detail to every inch of the fabric. Lace details can give dresses a more traditional style, which can be more enchanting than modern styles.
While the front of Kim’s wedding dress has a conservative design with a lot of coverage, the back opens up into a keyhole design. This feature gives the illusion of a backless dress, but with fabric and lace detailing surrounding the keyhole cutout, the back of the dress remains just as intricate as the front.
If you’re hoping to show a little skin, or go backless, but want to keep your arms and shoulders covered, a keyhole back design is perfect.
Where to Find Your Own Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of the features that made Kim’s dress so enchanting, and what features you’d like on your wedding dress.
At Belle Bridal, we offer discounted designer wedding dresses. With a wide range of dresses on offer, we can help you find the perfect dress with all of your desired features. If you’d rather have a custom-made dress for the big day, we can have your dream dress ready in just six weeks.
So if you’re looking for your very own Kim Kardashian wedding dress, book an appointment at our London bridal shop. We’ll treat you to a celebrity experience — so sip champagne while trying on designer dresses fit for a Kardashian.