Post # 47
I don’t think they’re out of style, but I definitely think they can look tacky. (Yeah, I said it.) On super long nails, or when the white tip is super thick, I just think it looks gaudy almost. I know everyone has different taste, but that is just my personal opinion. I think a French manicure can look delicate and classy when the white tip is thinner and is on a very groomed, shorter nail. I stopped wearing French manicures a long time ago because I just don’t love the way it looks on my hands, but I don’t think they’re out of style. There are very many high class ladies who will only rock a French manicure.
There’s a difference.
ETA: I didn’t realize that the poster above me also posted the same nails. As an apology, enjoy.
Post # 48
As long as they aren’t huge square nails with tons of acrylic. Trendy nails right now are one solid color on all nails.
Post # 49
I don’t care about my nails being “trendy” — especially on my wedding day.
I currently have a french tip gel manicure, but will have squared french tip acrylics for the wedding.
Post # 50
Hahaha! I’m glad I’m not the only one who looked at those nails and shuddered!
Post # 51
I think the “in” thing is a solid soft muted color. OPI calls them soft shades and they are very popular for weddings. They release a new set every year. This one is my favorite from last year:
Post # 52
I love how sheer this one is, and up close it almost looks like a very muted French. I wear sheer colors a lot for this reason – I like how you can just see my nail through the polish.
Post # 53
I have such a hard time picking between Essie neutrals. I know they all basically serve the same purpose, but I love so many. I picked up Essie Marshmellow today because I love white nails, but not while nails that look like they were painted with white out.
Also, the shoes are Valentino rockstud heels 🙂
Post # 55
What you posted is great! It’s classic and beautiful. But of course it can be done wrong.
Example: THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!!!!!!
Post # 57
OH I KNOW. I died when I saw it. UM snooki much?
Post # 58
I love a really well-done french manicure and think it would never go out of style. If I get one, I ask the a softer white, so it isn’t so harsh. Unfortunately, I’ve found many places around where I live just don’t do a good job on the french, so I don’t really get them often. I like a really thin line of really soft white color for the tips and so many times I’ve gotten them done and the tips are too thick and uneven.
So normally I opt for a light, pale color and do it myself. I need to practice French Manicures and give myself one the way I like it! This post has inspired me to practice!
Post # 59
I really REALLY recommend these. Mine last about 1 week to 2 weeks. You can also adjust the amount of white that you put on your nails. It makes the perfect at home french really REALLY easy. This chick used what looks like a thick polish on top. I usually do a thinner white strip and one coat of a clear on top.
Post # 60
I love the french tip look regardless if it is acrylic or paint on natural nails. I think it is classic, matches everything and doesn’t scream “pay attention to me!”
I have acrylic nails (always have thanks to my crazy life and schedule) as they always look perfect despite my abuse via sports. I do keep them very, very short to the point where they barely pass my finger tips…any longer and they drive me insane.
I find it a bit obnoxious some of the things people have said on here. I get compliments almost daily on my nails and while they may be acrylic I will take well done acrylic nails over the frequently observed let go/not maintained/bitten off/chipped paint natural nails I see on a regular basis. With acrylic I do them once every four weeks (my guy is amazing) and don’t touch them in the meantime and they always look great.
Post # 61
It is timeless. they will never go out of style.