Something Tells Us There'll Be A Surge In Kim Kardashian-esque Wedding Dresses

27 May 2014 by

Kim Kardashian's marvellous Givenchy dress [e! online]

Just as Princess K-Middy inspired a glut of bridal gowns in the wake of her nuptials to Prince William (she's arguably had her influence on another rather A-List wedding, ahem, pictured above), we can expect another wave of dresses inspired by Kim Kardashian's sheer-backed, cutout Givenchy gown. This white lace confection was by no means a simple garment, so if you don't plan to copy KK's look down to the last thread (and believe us, some people will), there are many featurettes that a Bride-to-be can reference whilst retaining some individuality.

Go Semi-Backless

Kim's gown was semi backless: the lower back was cut-out with a deep scoop, whilst sheer lace snaked across her shoulders and lace panels framed her waist. If you're not willing to choose all three dramatic features, a backless gown is timeless but deeply glamorous and a little frilled edging will go a long way to flatter your figure. We love these three from Browns Bride:

Elizabeth Fillmore at Browns Bride (far left and far right); Mira Zwillinger at Browns Bride (center)

Choose Lace Sleeves

From the front Kim's dress displayed exquisite lace sleeves - they were rather akin to Ms Middleton's which hugely inspired gowns at Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2015 in New York last month. Either opt for a touch of antique elegance with a slim-fit sleeve or choose a dress with a sheer lace overlay to add ethereal shimmer - these three beauties will do the job perfectly:

From left: Delphine Manivet at Browns Bride; Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2015; Austin Scarlet Bridal Spring 2015

Fancy a Fish Tail?

A mermaid tail skirt was a no-brainer for the curvelicious Kimmy. Nipping in at the waist and flaring out again at the knee, the hourglass shape of this gown helps accentuate that fabulous behind of hers whilst adding a statuesque silhouette. Depending on your body type and tastes, there are plenty of top options to go with this skirt shape but it's a great figure-flatterer to bear in mind:

From left: 'Cignus' Elie by Elie Saab 2014; 'Fish Tail' by Marchesa and 'Purcell' by Peter Langner at Browns Bride

Opt For a Sheer Back

Kim's 'semi-backless-ness' is an example of the classic, savvy dressing we were expecting from the bride. Kim combines demure coverage (high-neck) with a sexy flash of skin (cutout waist), which is simultaneously revealing whilst it leaves a lot to the imagination. Detailing and lace panelling draw the eye in and out, enhancing the silhouette and flattering the figure. If you daren't go the whole-backless-hog, a dress with a sheer back is seductive and illusory, but very elegant indeed.

From left: Marchesa at Net-a-Porter; 'Lara' by Vera Wang and Pronovias Spring 2015

And if you're coveting Kim's unprecedented off-key waist strap, let's see what next year's bridal catwalks bring...

GALLERY >> The Best Instagram Pictures

@jenatkinhair: La Vita è Bella @chrissyteigen @khloekardashian @monicarosestyle

@blacchyna: Xo

@krisjenner: Perfection @riccardotisci17 @kimkardashian Love you guys!!! #family #herecomesthebride

@kendalljenner: strolling around the palace #Versailles

@larsapippen: Versailles is beyond amazing! @khloekardashian


@allierizzoHBD: to the best photog in town @letthelordbewithyou

@francasozzani1: So lucky!!! Love @riccardotisci17 and @alexanderwang #fashion#designer#givenchy#balenciaga

@brittgastineau: Taking in the city of #paris w @kourtneykardash

@chrissyteigen: Thank you for having us at mixx, @borgataAC!! Also learned you have the best chicken soup in the room service game. Xx

@abbeylwilson: @realjoefrancis and I with the beautiful bride @kimkardashian #Congratulations!! #Italy

@kourtneykardash: #chills #notredame

@kourtneykardash: No photograph could express the beauty. It took 180 years to build! #notredame

@larsapippen: Love is the only thing that matters! #friendsforlife

@lala: The best thing about making them!

@michaelsilvahair: Ear sniffing? @riccardotisci17 #wedding #photoboothfun #nicest

@simon_huck: Thank you Mr. & Mrs. West for an unforgettable weekend filled with so much love

@makeupbymario: #Repost from @michaelsilvahair --- Such an amazing night! @makeupbymario @kimkardashian #makeupbymario #florence

@jonathancheban: Congratulations to Kim and Kanye! Thank you for a magical weekend. Love you both!



@letthelordbewithyou Elegance at its finest






@KourtneyKardash Flashback Sunday AKA too busy to post. An unforgettable lunch at Valentino's

@KylieJenner goodbye

@krisjenner Good Morning @riccardotisci17 Love you!!! #herecomesthebride #Florence

@showstudio_nick_knight Wonderfully tranquil morning in Florence . Congratulations to Kim and Kanye for such an incredibly beautiful and loving wedding . A real pleasure to be part of it.

@Blachhyna Mr. & Mrs Kanye West .... Congrats Kimmy muahhhhh !

@Johnlegend Love love love

@realjoefrancis Congratulations @KimKardashian and @kanyewest and Thank You for an amazing weekend!!!! XOXOXO @abbeylwilson

@realjoefrancis LOL!! Photo bombed by white Batman AKA @OfficialJaden @kourtneykardash

@rachel_roy Beauty

@khloekardashian Ciao Bella!

@carladibello: Congratulations to Mrs. Kanye West... Most magical night ever

@francasozzani1: What a voice @lanadelrey #wedding @kimkardashian@kanyewest79 #paris#florence

@amberridinger: @jatoncouture

@kendalljenner: last night dancing in the rain with @olivier_rousteing


@francasozzani1: Paris/Florence... Travelling with the great unique talent Steve McQueen and his sweet daughter!!! Congratulations! #florence#wedding @kimkardashian

@brittgastineau: The two foodies hit the streets #Italy

@rachel_roy: Hi loves @carladibello w our men

@arsapippen: We are outta Paris! Jet setting w/ crew! #pippensinparis

@michaelsilvahair: Here we go! @olivier_rousteing @simon_huck

@rachel_roy: Airbus w @michaelsilvahair #weddingwkend


@krisjenner: @olivier_rousteing @alexanderwangny EPIC #herecomesthebride

@privategg: Keeping up with a real great family #thekardashians #wedding #versailles

@privategg: Magnificent voice @lanadelrey #kardashian #versailles #fun #wedding

@rachel_roy: A dream #weddingwkend

@krisjenner: Uh huh Honey.....#herecomesthebride

@privategg: Fun party #wedding #versailles @francasozzani1 #theemperor #kardashian

@krisjenner: Fabulous shoes Valentino @francasozzani1 @privategg #herecomesthebride

@khloekardashian: ?? - @kendalljenner

@kyliejenner: my date tonight. This smiling thing is weird. @robscheppy

@francasozzani1: Fireworks at Versailles..... @kanyewest@lanadelrey@kimkardashian@privategg

@francasozzani1: Valentino's cake x K&K lunch in Wideville @privategg #castle#love

@francasozzani1: Walking in the Garden at Wideville.. Stunning garden @kimkardashian @khloekardashian @krisjenner @privategg

@francasozzani: 1The best luch ever at Wideville! Thank you Valentino

@kimkardashian: Little angels in the sky blessing us #TheyDidntShowUpInAnyoneElsesPicture #Valentino

@kourtneykardash: A garden stroll with Valentino.

@privategg: Here are the most lovely couple @kimkardashian #kanyewest #wideville


@krisjenner: #Valentino @khloekardashian @kendalljenner #Glorious

@krisjenner: Thank you Valentino and @privategg for the beautiful lunch today at your magical Castle....unbelievable!!! #herecomesthebride #Giancarlo #unforgettable


@kimkardashian: I'm so lucky! I have the best friends in the whole wide world! #ParisNights #LastSupper

@kimkardashian: *heart* my grandma MJ. Her 1st time in Paris

@kourtneykardash: Things are getting real. #paris #froglegs

@kyliejenner: sister

@kyliejenner: miss you

@krisjenner: Love on a merry-go-round!!!! #nightsinparis #herecomesthebride #KanyeheartsKim

@kimkardashian: Supermodel sisters

@kyliejenner: I love you sometimes

@kyliejenner: parissssss

@kendalljenner: on a carousel, in the pouring rain, under the Eiffel Tower...I can check that off my bucket list

@kyliejenner: sister day

@kyliejenner: Saint Laurent

@kyliejenner: angry but I still love you

@privategg: Ready for lunch @andreleontalley #theemperor


@kimkardashian: #Bae'sInParis

@thescottycunha: This is @kourtneykardash's "serious face"

@kimkardashian: Beautiful day in Paris


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