(Closed) Are French Manicures Out of Style??

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are French Manicures Out of Style?

    No, they are classic, elegant, and timeless.

    Yes, they are out of style.

  • Post # 62
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    This will never go out of style, it’s just a brighter more perfect shaped version of your natural everyday nails. I had mine done with a french manicure but it was just gelish polish not any fake tips or anything, my nails  grow really fast and are naturally pretty long. I had my toes done the same. Can’t beat it, it matches everything!

    I don’t really have any straight photos of the manicure but you can see my nails in some of our honeymoon photos… I swear I’m not grasping that martini like that for the photo… we hit a hurricane on the cruise and the ship was swaying so I had to use both hands… lol 



    Post # 63
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    to keep it from looking dated, make sure the white part is thin and don’t choose white – choose an ivory or nude colour – ask your nail tech, every nail tech has a softer option than white for people who want it to look more natural. 

    Post # 64
    121 posts
    Blushing bee

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    @harperlynn:  Hahaha, no! For some reason I thought, “how do you even pick your nose with those things?”

    Post # 65
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had a fairly muted French gel manicure for my wedding. Not the best pic (all the pro ones are B&W), but this was it:


    Post # 66
    8683 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think they are outdated. Sorry. I dont think a “muted” version looks bad but the exaggerated white tip reminds me of HS or older ladies I see in the nail salon.

    Post # 68
    13373 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

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    @AlwaysSunny:  The first example in your post #41 is most similar in color and  shape to what I do sometimes. I think my  tips are in  Essie Marshmellow in between layers of Mademoiselle and Ballet Slippers. Or something like that.   Around me, they are calling it an American manicure to distinguish from the kind with the bright white tips. 

    But most of the time I wear  something exactly like Bazingau’s post #50. 

    Post # 69
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like french manicure, regardless if it’s out-dated by some. I think it’s a clean and classic look!

    Post # 70
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @betsyface:  LOL, I thought they looked like a good spoon! 

    Post # 71
    3723 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @moriah:  Yes, that paddle or fan nail! Hideous! Ha ha ha.

    Post # 72
    4 posts


    Alternatively, if you love gel manicures and French manicures, you could get a….gel French manicure! also helps reduce worry of the pretty white tips chipping on the wedding day 

    I’m sure most manicure places should offer it – it’s super easy and I do my own gel ones all the time! :




    Post # 75
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Santa Barbara Courthouse

    I don’t think they’re tacky or out of style… I think they are a very classic look. But like PPs have said, they can be overdone to where they don’t look natural or classic anymore. (And that doesn’t mean they are then tacky, just that they aren’t really the classic french manis anymore.)

    Personally, I love them. But usually I’m so excited about trying a new color nail polish that I can’t fathom going a few weeks with french tips. If my SO wants to spoil me, I get acrylic french tip, which I LOVE, but I get them rounded and very very short so they look like my natural nails, just cleaner and perfect.

    Post # 76
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think its OK as long as the whites are not too bright, not too thick and the “pink” is not too dark.  They are not for me (I keep my nails sport length) but done right, they can look good.  Toes are out though – yuck.  

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