beauty trends 8 Elegant and Modern Wedding Nail Art Designs to Copy

Look classy but with a twist.

February 09, 2022
Elegant Wedding Nails

There’s a time and a place for
bold nail art. If you want to incorporate intricate details onto your wedding day mani without going over the top, consider a subtle nail art design that’s still modern and fun. Although the color palettes lean more neutral and the designs are a bit more minimalist, these nail art ideas are elegant and worthy of a moment of their own. Read on to find eight nail designs perfect for your bridal manicure

American Manicure 

The American Manicure, a subtler version of the classic French manicure, is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Instead of a blunt white tip and a pink base like the traditional French manicure, the American manicure offers a more natural appearance thanks to its range of soft, romantic hues and ombre-like finish. Plus, it looks gorgeous on a set of super glossy almond-shaped acrylics. 

French Manicure With Pearls

French manicures make for the perfect wedding day nail. The style looks classy and elegant and can be dressed up or down, depending on your own personal style. If you have a penchant for the dramatic, consider asking your nail tech to create a set of acrylic French tips adorned with tiny pearl accents crawling up each nail. 

Minimalist Hearts

Love is in the air, so why not deck your fingers out with the symbol of love? tiny red hearts are not only totally adorable, but they can also only be seen up close during intimate moments – like during your first dance – with your new life partner. 

Graphic Gold

Take a nude mani up a notch with elegant graphic gold nail designs. The gold detailing atop a nude manicure adds a touch of regality to an otherwise muted look. If gold isn’t your color, ask your nail tech to replicate the design in silver, rose gold or another bold nail polish color of your choice.  

Bling It On

There can never be too much bling on your wedding day. Let your nails get in on the celebration and add small gemstones in a straight line down the middle of each fingernail. Or, go wild and add a bunch of gems all over, it’s your call. 

Rings On Rings

Between an engagement ring and a wedding band, your wedding day is all about the rings. Why not add a few more in the form of nail art? This manicure has a French tip-esque base but with a playful white crescent arching from one side to the other just below the tip that adds freshness and shape.

Square Tip

Another fresh take on a classic, this ultra chic look features a white French tip design except with super short, sharp, squared off tips instead of rounded or almond shaped nails. It’s fierce, sexy and will look gorgeous holding a bouquet of flowers. 

Shine Bright (Like a Diamond)

As the center of attention on your wedding day, you’ll want to make sure you look as glam as possible. This acrylic nail set offers a pop of color (did someone say something blue?) and a dash of drama, which is everything you could ask for when it comes to bridal beauty

Next: 10 New Ways To Sport A French Manicure


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