How to Wear Fishtail Dress: 15 Gorgeous Outfit Ideas

Fishtail dresses usually come in the form maxi dresses and midi dresses. The fishtail can both add some feminine feel to the outfit and also help cover the shapes of your legs in case you don’t have the best looking legs. There is nothing wrong with minimizing your weakness. Emphasizing your strength and minimzing your weakness has always been a big part of the outfit game. To inspire you to come up with your own outfit ideas, I have put together some very nice looking fishtail dress outfit ideas. Let’s dive right in.

White Strapless Maxi Fishtail Dress


I am going to start off the list with a pure looking outfit. It consists of a white strapless fishtail dress and silver heeled sandals. The white dress does an amazing job in making the outfit look both sexy and adorable. This is going to make you stand out from the crowd in a cocktail party.

Off The Shoulder Grey Bodycon Midi Dress

off the shoulder grey bodycon midi dress

This dress has the perfect color and cutting that makes it a youthful and refreshing dress. It is an off-shoulder grey bodycon midi dress that features a nice little fishtail cutting. Simply wear white heeled sandals to complete this minimal yet gorgeous outfit.

Grey Lace Dress with Asymmetric Fishtail

grey lace dress with asymmetric fishtail

Here is a unique dress that looks both feminine and breezy. The grey dress is is a fishtail dress with the fishtail part being an asymmetric flowy design and the core part made of lace. That makes the dress much more stylish than a typical lace dress. A good choice for shoes would be the silver ankle strap open toe heels.

Light Blue Criss Cross Neck Maxi Dress

light blue criss cross neck maxi dress

Here is a low-key sexy dress that requires you to show some skin at the upper waist area. It is a light blue criss cross neck long flowy dress. It is one of those dark-horse dresses that can make you stand out from the crowd in a party among people who are sexy dresses.

Red Deep V Neck Fishtail Maxi Dress

red deep v neck fishtail maxi dress

For a red hot look, this is a classic red dress that is extremely eye catching. To achieve the sexy look, you can wear a deep v neck fishtail maxi dress with silver open toe heels.

Pink Strapless Deep V Neck Maxi Fishtail Dress

pink strapless deep v neck maxi fishtail dress

For a ladylike look, you may want to wear pink for your next cocktail party. For example, wear a pink strapless deep v neck fishtail dress for a super chic and sexy look. For the shoes, wear pale pink heeled sandals to match with the dress. You may also wear a pale pink chocker to complete the outfit with extra style and elegance.

Black Off Shoulder Maxi Sheath Dress

black off shoulder maxi sheath dress

Although the color of red is my favorite color when it comes to what color to wear for a cocktail party, a black dress like this off-shoulder maxi sheath dress is a timeless design that has a deep kind of beauty that I cannot deny. Simple wear it with black ankle strap open toe heels to complete this beautiful and deep all-black look.

Grey Maxi Dress with Semi-Sheer Lace Overlay

grey maxi dress semi sheer lace overlay

This grey maxi dress is such a unique dress that consists of two layers. The inner layer is a bodycon mini dress while the outer layer is a semi-sheer maxi fishtail lace dress. The dress also has a sexy open back cutting too. To complete this remarkable look, you can wear a pair of gold heels to add an elegant touch.

Blue Fishtail Maxi Dress with Ruffle Top Design

blue fishtail maxi dress ruffle top design

The blue dress has a unique design that has a ruffle top cutting that resonates with the fishtail. It is also an extremely sexy deep v neck dress that is honestly pretty difficult to pull off. But if you have put a lot of effort into getting in shape, you deserve to wear this stunning dress and let yourself shine in a cocktail party.

Red Deep V Neck High Split Fishtail Dress

red deep v neck high split fishtail dress

Although a red deep v neck dress is very sexy, you can tone it down a little bit and make yourself look more approachable if you wear it as part of a minimal outfit with no excessive accessories. As an example, wear this red high split fishtail dress simply with a pair of black ankle strap open toe heels to complete a minimal and elegant look. For more outfit ideas of similar shoes, you may want to take a look at our blog post how to wear black ankle strap heels.

Pink Sequin Flowy Fishtail Dress

pink sequin flowy fishtail dress

A fishtail dress often looks very elegant when it comes in the form of a long flowy dress. For example, this pink sequin flowy dress could make you look elegant and unique.

Dark Blue Maxi Dress with Chiffon Overlay

dark blue maxi dress chiffon overlay

This dark blue maxi dress is a very nifty one that consists of multiple layers. It has a semi-sheer lace design at the collar area. The fishtail part is made of layers of chiffon to create the breezy and feminine feel. It is a really nice dress if you like to wear in a slightly mature way. For example, if you are a boss or a manager attending a company cocktail party, this would be the perfect dress to wear.

Black Floral Deep V Neck Midi Dress

black floral deep v neck midi dress

Sometimes, you can give your friends a good and refreshing surprise by wearing a floral dress to a cocktail party. This one is not the usual light-colored dress though. Instead, it is a black one that comes with red rose patterns. With the deep v neck cutting, this dress simply demands attention from others.

Ruffle Collar White Floral Sheath Dress

ruffle collar white floral sheath dress

Talking about floral dress, this one is a much more refreshing and cheerful white floral sheath dress. It has a nice little ruffle collar design that makes the dress even more unique. Wear black open toe heels and a black choker to add a stylish touch to the outfit.

Tiffany Blue Halter Midi Fishtail Dress

tiffany blue halter midi fishtail dress

The color of tiffany blue is one of my favorite colors when it comes to dresses. The color just has so much depth in it. The tiffany blue halter midi fishtail dress looks just amazing. You can simply wear it with white heeled sandals to complete this remarkable look.

So, here are the fishtail dress outfit ideas that I really want to share with you. Except for a few deep v dress outfits, most other outfits mentioned are quite easy to pull off. Give it a try and expand your comfort zone by keep dancing around the edge of your comfort zone.