Fishtail or mermaid wedding dresses are closely fitted to the knee or below before flaring out dramatically. The clue’s in the name – the skirt has the same outline as a fish’s tail! Thanks to the striking cut, a mermaid silhouette can highlight a curvy figure or add curves where there are none, creating a look that’s sexy, stylish and unforgettable!

What’s more, we have mermaid wedding dresses to suit every bride from classic and contemporary to boho. We’ve picked four of our favourites below, in completely different styles, so you can find the perfect magical mermaid to suit your big day…

The romantic one…

Where do we start with Platinum Edition Damiana? This catwalk-inspired mermaid gown has it all, with embroidered appliqués, glitter tulle and illusion detailing. Then there’s the shape-defining skirt and the fabulous detachable sleeves. We’re in love!

The bodice features a low plunging neckline for maximum wow factor, surrounded by exquisite floral lace. The stunning balloon sleeves are also a huge trend this season and are completely separate from the gown. This gives you the option to change your look during the day, perhaps wearing the sleeves for your big entrance then swapping them for a sparkling belt when you hit the dance floor?

Take a closer look at the bodice and you’ll see the intricate detailing on the fully beaded, embroidered appliqués. There’s also an illusion panel across the plunging neckline, so it looks attractive while offering plenty of support and coverage.

At the back, the low scooped neckline leads to a pretty row of covered buttons that draw the eyes down to the fabulous fitted skirt.

This design is the perfect example of how mermaid wedding dresses can sculpt your figure. Damiana’s fitted skirt hugs the hips perfectly, creating a striking hourglass shape before flaring out into layers of frothy glitter tulle. More florals also define the hips and decorate the elegant train. Did we mention it comes in classic ivory or soft blush, too? Choices, choices!

The modern one…

Gisella reveals a completely different look for your mermaid silhouette. Made from shimmering Mikado, it features a sleek fitted skirt combined with a wraparound bodice that’s beautifully contemporary.

The draped bodice really is unique. The oversized sleeves continue round to the back, creating a sophisticated wrap effect and showing off elegant shoulders. They also form flattering pleats at the front, leading to a neat waistline.

Turn around and you’ll reveal the chic row of covered buttons that complete the look, and lead all the way down to the hem of the silky skirt.

With a minimal style like this one it’s all about a great cut. The sculpting princess seams on the skirt emphasise an hourglass silhouette, creating a beautiful shape. Just add a glittering Solstice belt, to highlight your waistline, and you’re ready to go!

The contemporary classic one…

Stylish Domenica combines minimalist Mikado with classic lace and catwalk style details. It really is the best of both worlds!

The bodice and skirt are made from sleek Mikado and the plunging neckline and tapered straps are cut to be super flattering. The wide Mikado waistband also adds a contemporary touch, which helps to sculpt the figure, while the V-neckline at the front mirrors the neckline at the back.

At the back there’s the lightest touch of lace and illusion detailing, alongside a pretty row of covered buttons that lead all the way down the skirt.

The simple skirt flares out into a petite train, that matches the modern feel of the design, and the smart seams give this gown a chic structured look. This dress is also the perfect match for our plain tulle veil, as they’re both simple, elegant and beautifully understated.

The timeless one…

Finally, we have Klaudia, a classic mermaid gown in fabulous lace and tulle. Both fabrics look equally dramatic here, with the lace-covered bodice leading to a wow-factor flared tulle skirt.

The sculpting bodice is covered with beautifully ornate lace and has a flattering off-the-shoulder neckline. We love how the lace appliqués overlap the edges of the dress too, giving the whole look a pretty softness.

The couture-style, lace-up back ensures the dress fits like a dream, before flaring out into the stunning tulle skirt and an elegant train. The fitted silhouette contrasts beautifully with the gentle prettiness of the detailing, which makes it a great match for our romantic Fillipa veil with its delicate scattered pearls. Then finish the look with our Malone belt, covered in clusters of pearls, for a gorgeous look that really is timeless.

Click here to check out all our mermaid wedding dresses, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Here’s what to expect when you visit, too. Lastly, for more inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or TikTok accounts.