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The designer beloved by such curvy girls as and sent Kim two sketches for her consideration, including this heavily embellished, strapless silk tulle and organza mermaid dress covered in beads and sequins from the ruffled hem to the flowing veil. “Kim has a beautiful, incredibly feminine figure that needs to be highlighted,” Murad says of his design. “I envision her in a siren-shaped gown to best accentuate her curves and represent her true style.
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Acra has had plenty of experience designing sexy wedding gowns – check out drop-dead gorgeous dress! – and she also chose a strapless, sparkling mermaid silhouette for Kim’s big day. Made from silk organza and tulle and covered with hand-embroidered crystal and pearl embellishment, Acra tells PEOPLE the dress was designed with Kim in mind to “accentuate her curves.”
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When the bride’s engagement ring is a jaw-dropping 20 carats, a high-drama wedding dress may be required to complement the look. Theia’s creative director, Don O’Neill, says his showstopping dress was also influenced by Kim’s shape: It “inspired me to use the silhouette favored by the Hollywood sirens of days gone by, who were proud of their curves and knew hot to flaunt them!” The dress, comprised of graduated silk tulle and organza petals with crystal embroidery, “shows off her beautiful curves – the details are extravagant and opulent, yet delicate, feminine and sophisticated.”
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INES DI SANTO
Bridal designer Ines Di Santo wanted to “create something very luxe that represents Kim’s style” – perfect for the bride with a $7,500 vase on her registry! In Di Santo’s sketch, “the beading is accentuating her waist because of how it is concentrated at the waistline.”
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Though Kim is known for her curve-hugging silhouettes, Kevan Hall White Label has something more traditional in mind for the bride-to-be. “I envision Kim in this unexpected and understated bridal confection for her special day,” he tells PEOPLE of his feminine design, a crystal-and-pearl embroidered-lace ballerina bodice with a waterfall ruffle satin-faced silk organza skirt and jewel-encrusted sash.
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“I envision Kim in a bridal gown that allows her beauty to take center stage but that still brings some drama,” designer Shoji tells PEOPLE about his design, a simple but stunning strapless look. “This silk gazar creation features a sweetheart neckline and mermaid silhouette that would accentuate her famous curves,” he says of the E! star.
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Known for her vintage, ethereal dresses, designer Claire Pettibone capitalized on hot bridal trends like lace and sleeves (thanks to !) when designing for Kim. “I wanted to feature her amazing figure, but at the same time, a bit of elegance and delicate details give her a fresh, blushing-bride loveliness,” Pettibone says of her design, which is studded with floral appliqués. That’s not to say she didn’t embrace Kim’s sexy side – “I love to bring the focus up to the neckline and face, so why not show a (tasteful) amount of décolleté?” she adds.
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Say Yes to the Dress favorite Pnina Tornai is known for her extravagantly elegant designs – much like the dresses Kim favors! For her sketch, created with Kim in mind, Tornai dreamed up a dropped-waist Chantilly-lace illusion bodice encrusted with Swarovski crystals (“for a lot of bling!” Tornai says). The asymmetrical hemline of the silk tulle and Chantilly skirt shows off Kim’s legs and is removable with a shorter skirt underneath to allow for a long night of dancing.
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Since Kim’s wedding will be filmed for a two-part special on E!, she will need a megawatt dress to really shine on screen. Designer Romona Keveza imagines an off-the-shoulder gown with a deep neckline as well as a body-conscious bodice and a sweeping embellished look. “I also envision her wearing a long, elegant veil as a dramatic touch for her walk down the aisle,” Keveza says.
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For her sketch, bridal designer Jennifer Salzman mixed a traditional silhouette with contemporary touches. “When creating Kim’s dress, I tried to be true to her style, which tends to be more sexy and dramatic,” she explains, “but also take into consideration that for her wedding day she may surprise us all.” Salzman’s design is a classic, simple strapless bodice, with special touches like “long gloves to make her feel like a bride, plus a tight trumpet-style dramatic skirt to make her feel like herself!”
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“My inspiration was over-the-top romantic drama,” designer Anne Barge says of her strikingly elaborate design, complete with lace and flared skirt. “The lace was the romance and the drama was the silhouette and three-dimensional beading and embroidery.” Kim would be right at home in the plunging V-neck and fitted mermaid style, both looks she’s loved to wear on the red carpet.