Fishtail Wedding Dresses: 32 Flattering Designs

Fishtail wedding dresses are a popular choice amongst brides, they remain permanently on trend and never go out of fashion thanks to their classic style. The figure-hugging design creates an hourglass silhouette that draws you in at the waist before flaring out at your thighs or knees. Sometimes known as a mermaid wedding dress or trumpet wedding dress, the fishtail wedding dress is known to be a flattering dress style for all brides. 

You will discover fishtail wedding dresses in a wide variety of beautiful fabrics and styles, from the classic vintage fishtail in heavy satin or lace, to subtle contemporary shaping in silk or tulle. There is a perfect fishtail wedding dress for every shape and size. The good news for brides choosing a fishtail wedding dress is that this shape looks great in a wide variety of fabrics. So, whether you’re looking for luxurious satin, intricate lace, light airy tulle or even silk you can be sure you’ll find your dream fishtail gown.


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Justin Alexander – Style 8933

fishtail wedding dresses

This exceptional satin fishtail gown comes with a flattering sweetheart neckline and a beautiful  embellished belt for a little extra sparkle. We love the classic look of this stylish number, complete with an apron skirt of tulle and organza to add some extra stylish shaping to the design. If you’re looking for a traditional fishtail wedding dress then you will love this Justin Alexander gown

Mori Lee – Allison

This stunning Allison gown is made with tulle over sparkle organza, with frosted lace appliqués. We love the subtle fishtail design with a pretty scalloped hemline and a sheer train. The dress can be worn strapless, or with the beaded spaghetti straps included, and comes in ivory, champagne and honey. We adore the simplicity of this lovely lace fishtail gown.

Justin Alexander – Style 88114

mermaid bridal gown

This pretty, all over lace dress comes with a subtle fishtail design, with an attachable lace jacket. It’s a perfect style if you’re looking to create a different look for the day and night of your wedding. This Justin Alexander design comes beautifully made in Venice lace, with a sweetheart neckline and a chapel length train. 

Mori Lee – Alexsis

This beautiful fishtail gown is finished with a flounced tulle and organza skirt, with frosted embroidery and a sheer back. We love the playful delicate shape of this stunning fishtail gown, complete with pretty pearl spaghetti straps and horsehair edging. The Alexis dress comes in ivory, champagne and honey, and is available in three lengths.

Enzoani – Zephyrine

Are you looking to go all-out with your fishtail design? This amazing fishtail dress by Enzoani ticks all the boxes when it comes to style. Made with a mikado silk bodice and a soft tulle ruffled skirt, this sleek dress creates the perfect silhouette snugly fitted around the waist and hips. 

Justin Alexander – Style 88133

fishtail wedding dress

If you’re looking for a subtle nod to the classic fishtail shape wedding dress you will love this sleek and understated design. Lined with jersey material this pretty crepe dress comes with long sleeves, a sabrina neckline and a pretty illusion back. our favourite details include the clean lines and the beautiful chapel length train. 

Sottero & Midgley – Warner

This pretty design comes with a sparkling tulle trimmed in horsehair and lace motifs. We love the sweetheart neckline and the Swarovski crystal details of this amazing dress. The gown is also fully lined with shapewear for the perfect fit. The dress comes with detachable spaghetti straps and is available in ivory and ivory over blush if you’re looking for something a little different. (Pictured)

Pronovias – Kelly

The Kelly dress is beautifully detailed with abstract applique accents and transparent inserts to create the perfect figure hugging silhouette. We love the bateau neckline along the back and the low waist, finished with a chapel length train. This stylish, sleeveless number would look amazing worn at a sunny destination wedding. 

Allure Bridals – Style 9756

We love this pretty, classic style of dress finished with beaded tulle, lace and beaded appliques. This stylish strapless design creates a beautiful fishtail shape and has some lovely intricate detailing on the bodice. Available in ivory, champagne or sand this dress comes in a wide selection of sizes so you can find the perfect fit for you. 

Allure Bridals – Style 9401

This delicate style is made with satin, lace and English net. We love the simple, easy style which is flattering for a range of shapes and sizes. The straps and neckline create a figure-hugging, stylish look and the subtle fishtail creates the perfect silhouette. 

Lillian West – Style 66136

fishtail dresses

This lovely all-over lace gown is stunning from every angle, we love the illusion bodice and the plunging neckline. This lace tulle dress creates the most beautiful fishtail silhouette and has some pretty detailing on the front and back. The scalloped train finishes this Lillian West design perfectly, available in sand, ivory and nude. 

Lillian West – Style 66129

This Lillian West design features an illusion bodice with exposed boning and lined shapewear to create the perfect silhouette. This long sleeved, beaded lace design is covered in beautiful embroidery, complete with a finished hem. This dress is available in nude and ivory, and comes in a wide selection of sizes. We love this fishtail look.

Justin Alexander Signature Collection – Gillespie

This stretch crepe gown has pretty long sleeves and a beautiful low illusion back to create the perfect subtle fishtail look. We love the beaded lace appliqués complete with crystals and moonstones, available in ivory and nude. 

Justin Alexander Signature Collection – Basie

This stylish fishtail gown creates the perfect shape if you’re looking for that real fishtail flare. The bikini neckline is adorned with delicate lace and chiffon appliqués, complete with all over embroidery beading. The playful organza ruffle skirt is effortlessly stylish, and comes in pink champagne, ivory and nude. 

Justin Alexander Signature Collection – Toulon

This simple and subtle fishtail gown is beautifully designed and adorned with subtle details all over. We love the light crepe of this gown, paired with a beaded bikini bodice and floral appliqués. This amazing dress looks stunning from every angle and creates a natural silhouette.

Cizzy Bridal – Beaded Fishtail Gown

Cizzy Bridal fishtail wedding dress

Cizzy Bridal have successfully created one of the most flattering fishtail wedding dresses that will certainly ensure you feel confident when walking down the aisle.

The beaded details that cover the back of this Cizzy Bridal dress give it a luxurious and unique feel. Your wedding dress really is a once-in-a-lifetime outfit, so why not go all out with this jaw-dropping fishtail wedding dress?

Dando London – Vogue

Dando London Vogue fishtail wedding dresses

Off-the-shoulder and sleeved wedding dresses are at the forefront of bridal fashion, making Vogue by Dando London an ideal choice for the on-trend bride. Meanwhile, the lace material and long train give this gown a timeless feel, meaning you’ll be sure to still love it when you look back at your wedding photos in 30 years’ time.

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Demetrios – Style 7955

Fishtail wedding dresses by Demetrios, Style 7955

Style 7955 by Demetiros is a strapless, open back wedding dress. The beaded bodice with lace details have a traditional bridal look whilst the fishtail element makes this dress ideal for the modern bride. Love a lace gown? Check out our edit of the most beautiful lace wedding dresses.

Ellis Bridals – Style 12300

Ellis Bridals fishtail wedding dresses style 12300

The lace elements and corset back give this Ellis Bridals design a traditional feel that can be lost in some fishtail wedding dresses. Love the sophisticated bateau neckline on this wedding dress? Check out these gorgeous wedding dresses with bateau necklines to steal Meghan Markle’s wedding dress style!

Demetrios – Style 7962

Fishtail wedding dresses by Demetrios, Style 7962

Style 7962 by Demetrios is so on trend. More and more brides are opting for coloured wedding dresses, and the champagne tone to this dress make it a little different whilst not totally going against wedding traditions. We’re seeing ruffled wedding dresses hit the runways on masse, making the ruffled skirt element of this fishtail wedding dress perfect for the fashion-forward bride. The open back and geometric patterns woven into the floral design on the bodice are also both super on trend, meaning this is the perfect fishtail wedding dress for the fashionista bride.

E&W Couture – Boho Fishtail Wedding Dress

Fishtail wedding dresses by E&W Couture

This E&W Couture dress is one of the best fishtail wedding dresses for the boho bride. A lot of bohemian-style wedding dresses tend to be loose and therefore don’t allow brides to show off their curves, but E&W Couture’s fishtail wedding dress definitely doesn’t run this risk. Boho brides, look no further. Here are the best bohemian-inspired bridesmaid dresses too.

Eddy K – Fishtail Wedding Dress

Eddy K Fishtail Wedding Dress

This recent Eddy K design is one of the most dramatic fishtail wedding dresses around. The ruffled train is really on trend, making this a great option for the fashion-forward bride.

Angel B’s – AS102

Fishtail wedding dresses by Angel B

Design AS102 by Angel B is a classic and traditional bridal look whilst the fishtail and glittery elements give the dress a modern feel. The sheer bateau neckline and covered shoulders make this a great option that you certainly won’t be afraid of wearing in front of your Grandma!

Circle by Dando London

Dando London's fishtail wedding dress, Circle

We love the lace design down the centre of the back of this Dando London dress and the way it continues across the shoulders – it’s truly stunning.

Galia Lahav – Camilla

Fishtail wedding dress by Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav offer one of the most beautiful designer fishtail wedding dresses. Due to the bespoke nature of the brand, make alterations to Camilla depending on your personal preferences. For example, opt for the long tulle skirt for that princess vibe or continue the lace skirt for something slightly more low-key.

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Elyse Couture – Fishtail Wedding Dress

Fishtail wedding dresses Elyse Couture

Allure by Elyse Couture is one of our favourite fishtail wedding dresses with a sweetheart neckline. The tulle skirt contrasts with the lace bodice, creating a real sense of drama, whilst the design remains traditional and a popular choice among brides.

Halfpenny London – Bridal Separates

Fishtail wedding dress by Halfpenny London

Bridal separates are the latest wedding dress trend that alternative brides are loving. We adore this fishtail bridal set by popular bridal brand Halfpenny London. Just look at those capped sleeves. We’re also loving the latest bridal trends: bridal jumpsuits and convertible two-in-one-wedding-dresses.

Enzoani – Blue Lainey

Blue Lainey by Enzoani Fishtail wedding dresses

Enzoani’s Blue Lainey is a super flattering design. Not only does this dress have the figure-hugging properties that other fishtail wedding dresses have, but the lace design down the back of the gown cleverly creates a stunning hourglass shape.

Hollywood by Jessica Grace

Fishtail wedding dress Hollywood by Jessica Grace

Jessica Grace’s Hollywood wedding dress has an impressive skirt that really contrasts with the tight bodice. The clever embellishments accentuate brides’ curves, creating an incredibly flattering look.

Sicily by Jessica Grace

Not all brides dream of wearing a wedding dress fit for a princess, but for those that do, Sicily by Jessica Grace is perfect.

Fishtail wedding dress Sicily by Jessica Grace

The silver beaded embellishments that cover the bodice, alongside the heavy tulle skirt, give this fishtail wedding dress a really luxurious feel. Browse these castle wedding venues to partner your princess wedding dress with a venue worthy of a royal wedding.

Design 18111 by Ellis Bridals

Ellis Bridals fishtail wedding dress, Style 18111

Design 18111 is one of Ellis Bridals’ more sophisticated fishtail wedding dresses. Whilst this design looks simple from the front, the back is heavily embellished with an intricate, beaded design.

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Enzoani – Blue Laken

Blue Laken by Enzoani Fishtail wedding dresses

Blue Laken is one of our favourite satin fishtail wedding dresses. Satin wedding dresses are really on trend and the structured properties of the dresses gives it real character.

Fishtail dresses come in so many beautiful fabrics and designs, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing the perfect gown. Not only is the fishtail shape a classic, it’s also perfectly on trend and will take centre stage on your wedding day with its unforgettable statement curves and style. 

Now you know what designs you like, it’s time to get wedding dress shopping. Read these top tips on how you can perfect your wedding dress shopping experience before you get started.

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