Stella York fishtail wedding dress

21 fabulous fishtail wedding dresses

There's something oh-so glamorous about fishtail wedding dresses - also know as mermaid wedding dresses. Whether you choose a lace wedding dress, a boho style or a princess inspired wedding dress, a fishtail silhouette is a wedding winner.

If you’ve already stepped into a bridal boutique then you’ll know that the choice of styles, fabrics and silhouettes can be overwhelming. Add that to the fact that wedding dresses have a totally different feel on the rack to when you try them on and you can end up feeling seriously confused about which is the right style for you.


To help you avoid wedding dress white out and confidently choose the right style for you, we’ve got plenty of tips and advice from how to choose your wedding dress, to roundups of the prettiest styles.

In this article, we’ve chosen some of the most stunning fishtail gowns around. Fishtail gowns are the perfect pick for confident brides who would like a classic look with a hint of sexiness.

Fishtail wedding dresses are also extremely versatile, coming in a variety of shades and fabrics, with something to suit every bride’s style. From Mikado silk to intricate lace and flowing tulle, you can find the fishtail gown with the perfect vibe for your big day.

There are also plenty of sleeve and neckline options with the fishtail silhouette, allowing you to show off or conceal as much or as little as you like. Off-the-shoulder dresses are big news this year and, thanks to Meghan Markle, so are demure and sophisticated long sleeves. If you’re torn between the two and fancy the best of both worlds, you can always opt for a cover-up or removable layer, to take your fishtail wedding dress from day to night.

First things first though, you need to choose the perfect fishtail for you; browse our favourite styles and get ready to fall in love with this classic silhouette.

Boho fishtail wedding dress

Fishtail wedding dresses aren’t always super-glam, they can be laid-back, like this Grace Loves Lace boho style wedding dress.

Ella Rosa fishtail wedding dress

We love the dramatic silhouette of this Ella Rosa fishtail wedding dress.  Strapless dresses like this one look flawless with long hair worn down and loose.

Fishtail wedding dress with long sleeves

The illusion neckline and sleeves work perfectly with this fishtail wedding dress by Ellis Bridals.

Sexy fishtail wedding dress

Exude glamour in this sexy fishtail wedding dress by Galia Lahav.

Dramatic fishtail wedding dress

This Kenneth Winston fishtail wedding dress is perfect for brides who want to make a big statement on their wedding day.

Fishtail wedding dress for curvy brides

This flattering fishtail wedding dress by Maggie Sottero will complement hour-glass shaped brides beautifully.

Beaded fishtail wedding dress

The beading on this Paloma Blanca fishtail wedding dress makes it extra special.

Pretty fishtail wedding dress

Live your princess dream in this Stella York fishtail wedding dress.

It’s all about the details, we love the intricate embellishments of this dress. Ellis Bridal.

A lace trim provides a touch of tradition to contemporary design. Essence.

One shouldered fishtail fabulousness from Grace Philips.

Sparkles and sheer sleeves make a stunning addition to a fishtail gown. Peter Langner.

Hechizo_ Pronovias

We love the floral sleeves and subtle shimmer of this Pronovias number.

Ronald Joyce wedding dress

Nude tones make this Ronald Joyce fishtail stand out from the crowd.

Enzoani Blue Dress

We love a feature train! Blue by Enzoani

Safiyaa wedding dress

This button-down fishtail Safiyaa dress makes a stunning silhouette.

Alex Perry wedding dress

Clean lines and skinny straps make this Alex Perry dress the perfect choice for a thoroughly modern bride.

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

We adore this dramatic lace fishtail from Monique Lhuillier.

Mark Zunino wedding dress

Nothing says luxe like feathered details. Mark Zunino.

Rebecca Ingram wedding dress

Bardot styles are seriously on-trend, especially teamed with Mikado silk like this Rebecca Ingram beauty.

Stella York wedding dress

For seriously unforgettable aisle style, we’d go for this Stella York gown.