(Closed) Are French Manicures "out?"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think of french manicures?

    Classy

    Trashy

    Prefers other French things: toast, fries, etc

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, it’s out, but I wouldn’t call it trashy. It’s just not trendy. Pink-nude is always safe, or you could go for something more daring if you’re feeling up for it. I like gray as an easy neutral. 

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I love American manicures. They’re like French manicures, but with the white tips not being so bright/stark white. Like this:

    I think regular French manicures are fine if the tips aren’t super long or too fake-looking (and I tend to think rounded looks better than harshly squared off):

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally, I’ve never been a fan. I went with a shimmery pale white.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I like french manicures on real nails. I hate them on gels, acrylics or extensions. For some reason seeing someone with thick fake nails really creeps me out- maybe from working in health care and knowing all the germs and fungi that can thrive under fake nails

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    I still love mine. Don’t care if they’re not the trendiest thing right now 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I see French manicures and I think “stripper nails”. Especially on toes. Petition to stop French pedicures in 2015.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I think it looks super classy.  The funny thing is when I would check out my photgraphers blog each week she always did shots of the hands/rings and most brides had french manicures.  I didnt realize the french manicure was going out of style! lol! 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I agree with Gridmonster, I like the more subtle/natural look of the ones she pictured. Very pretty and not outdated at all. Some french manicures are too harsh

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am not a fan and I do think they are tacky especially when the nail is really long or ::shudder:: white acrylics 

    i agree with an above poster about american manicures or even “ombre french” it’s a less severe look

     

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

    I prefer a subtle nude, light pink, or even greige (grey-beige), personally. 

     

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I believe so! It’s a great go-to!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    I’ve never been a fan of them, and I’m glad they seem to be on their way out. It’s a weird illusion, and just very… boring to me. There are so many beautiful polish colors or subtle nail art designs you can do!

    *shout out to the best nail polish, Zoya*

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