Fishtail wedding dresses (otherwise known as mermaid wedding dresses) are aptly named due to their distinct figure-hugging silhouette that flares out at the leg, much like the tail of a mermaid or fish.

These curve-enhancing wedding dresses are renowned for their flattering nature, making them very popular amongst brides. We've gathered some of the best fishtail wedding dresses from leading names within the bridal industry that will be sure to make you feel your very best on your big day.

Feeling confident on your wedding day is so important, so make sure you’re familiar with the best wedding dresses that suit your body shape before you start searching for your dream dress. 

17 Jaw-Dropping Fishtail Wedding Dresses

Zorina by Amanda Wyatt

Amanda Wyatt’s fishtail wedding dress has a sweetheart neckline, low lace-up, corset-like back and an impressive tulle skirt and train.

As one of the more traditional looking fishtail wedding dresses, Zorina is ideal for brides of many style preferences.

Zorina by Amanda Wyatt

Blu’s Fishtail Wedding Dress: Laney 5687

The low back and strappy details on this halterneck wedding dress make it ideal for weddings in the summer months.  

Pair Laney 5687 with wedding hair accessories to complete your look. 

Fishtail wedding dresses by Blu

Soraya by Charlotte Balbier

This soft satin fishtail wedding dress by Charlotte Balbier has a truly luxurious feel and a desirable pop of pink. The sweetheart neckline and fishtail on Soraya are reminiscent of a super flattering mermaid shape, what more could you want? 

Fishtail wedding dresses by Charlotte Balbier

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Selene by Dando London

Selene by Dando London is one of the sexiest and simultaneously modest fishtail wedding dresses out there. Whilst the fitted bodice will leave you feeling your very best, the coverage that this sleeved wedding dress offers is perfect for a wedding setting. 

Fishtail wedding dresses by Dando London

Lillian West's 66003 Design

Lillian West's design 66003 is an all-over lace look with a sweetheart neckline. The lace, tiered skirt creates a ruffle-effect that’s ideal for the vintage-inspired bride.

Justin Alexander’s 66003 design

Browse more stunning lace fishtail wedding dresses on Wedding Style Collective.

Style 7941 Demetrios

The flattering bodice on this elegant wedding dress will bring out your curves whilst it hugs you in all the right places. An undeniably glamorous look, this design is suitable for brides of all style preferences.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Demetrios

807 by Martina Liana

807 is a unique style is unlike anything on the runway at the moment. Striking and sexy but also extremely wedding appropriate, this alternative wedding dress is ideal for the bride who wants to stand out on her wedding day.

Fishtail wedding dress by Martina Liana

See more fishtail wedding dresses by Martina Liana.

3007 by Allure Romance

3007 is a satin-finish fishtail wedding dress with an illusion back that has been framed in lace. Allure Romance’s striking dress is ideal for the bride who wants to make a statement.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Allure Romance

Browse more of Wedding Style Collective's satin fishtail wedding dresses here.

BT18-29 by Enzoani

Enzoani’s BT18-29 design is super flattering. Not only does this dress have the figure-hugging properties of other fishtail wedding dresses, but the lace design further draws the dress in at the waist and just before the skirt, cleverly creating an accentuated hourglass shape.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Enzoani

Lorelei 1715 by AF Couture Collection

Lorelei 1715 is one of the more elaborate fishtail wedding dresses. The botanical theme and sweetheart neckline make this tulle dress ideal for a summer wedding.

Fishtail wedding dresses by AF Couture Collection

Browse more of Wedding Style Collective's stunning wedding dresses with sweetheart necklines here.

D2389-Plus by Essense of Australia

This plus-size wedding dress by Essense of Australia does a great job at making brides feel confident on their wedding day.

The breath-taking horsehair ruffle skirt and beaded bodice give D2389-Plus a truly luxurious feel that’s perfect for brides going for that vintage look.

Plus size wedding dress by Essense of Australia

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Badgley and Mischka Fishtail Wedding Dress

The duo behind Badgley and Mischka are world-renowned bridal designers and this fishtail wedding dress – Beth – is a perfect example of their talent. 

A simple yet striking design, Beth also has illusion side panels which work to hug the hips, making this one of the most flattering fishtail wedding dresses.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Badgley and Mischka

B053 by Casablanca Bridal

Casablanca Bridal’s fishtail wedding dress features gorgeous beading, lace and embroidery. The capped sleeves on design B053 make it a great choice for the mature bride.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Casablanca

Donna Salado’s Fishtail Wedding Dress, Iris

Iris is one of Donna Salado’s most stunning fishtail wedding dresses, and a firm favourite amongst brides. The crystal and diamanté beads that embellish the front and back of this stunning design make it perfect for the sophisticated and feminine bride.

The sheer elements on this dress are also a popular feature; if you're loving this trend, make sure you browse Wedding Style Collective's wedding dresses with sheer necklines.

Iris by Donna Salado

Halima by Enzoani

The bold, heavily embellished waist belt on Halima by Enzoani makes this lace design incredibly flattering as well as adding a pop of colour and personality to this fishtail wedding dress.

Fishtail wedding dresses by Enzoani

Justin Alexander's 8802 Design

8802 by Justin Alexander is one of our favourite satin fishtail wedding dresses. Satin wedding dresses are really on trend and the structured properties of the dress gives it real character. 

Justin Alexander's fishtail wedding dress

Browse more Justin Alexander fishtail wedding dresses here.

Maggie Sottero’s Brinkley Lynette

Modelled on a plus-size model, Maggie Sottero’s Brinkley Lynette flatters all body shapes. The tulle bodice, embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals, as well as the beaded illusion sleeves, make this design ideal for the bride who wants to make a statement.


Browse more beaded fishtail wedding dresses here.

Now you know you love fishtail wedding dresses, find a bridal boutique near you and try your favourites. But, before you head to your appointment, make sure you’re in the know with these insider tips on everything you need to know before wedding dress shopping.


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