(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 # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think they’re fine if they’re short or done in a muted white color.

    Sorry but I think the inch long bright white tips are very outdated. I won’t say the dreaded T-word.

    Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I like a more subtle look.. Like GridMonster, BeeinBoston, and DrunkInLove posted. An american manicure is a far nicer take on the style.

    I think the way too long nail and way too thick stark white tips are very dated and not at all classy. If you go with a white tip, I think the nail to be short, ‘squaround’ shaped, and the tip to be quite thin. It can be a nice look, its just usually very poorly executed.

     

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love the look of a french mani.  I keep my real nails squared off and on the shorter side.  I usually paint them myself, but if I’m paying for someone to do them, it’s going to be a french manicure.  

    FWIW I’m not big on all the nail designs/glitter/etc.  I like simple, neutral nails, and on my natural shorter nails, a french manicure doesn’t look like “stripper” nails.  

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think when they are done the right way that they look nice. When they look fake; well they look fake,lol. But on natural nails I think they look elegant..and my hunnie LOVES french tips so thats what I will be doing on my natural nails.

     

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I’ve questioned that myself.  i think its a regional thing.  

    Post # 21
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    A french is the only way I have my nails done. I personally do the gel polish, and so a) it’s not stark white, and b) it’s on my natural nail (not fake) so it’s not long.

    I think french is classic and will never go out of style, unless it’s done in a trashy way. Personally, I think ALL long nails are trashy looking – no matter what color they are. That being said – they aren’t on my fingers so I honestly oculd care less.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    DrunkInLove:  completey agreed and love all those looks you posted

    also like neutral whites, pinks, and beiges with a little sheen:

     

     

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Not a fan, I think they’re kind of tacky looking. They can look OK if they’re short, but I just don’t like the contrast of the pure white and prefer a more subtle look.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

     

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I think its a nice clean and classy look if its done right. I use to have a french all the time, but now I’m sick of it for myself. I’m personally going with a pale pink/nude for the wedding day

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I think acrylics are trashy. So acrylic french tips are (to me), not natural nails. Have you thought about an American tips manicure?

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Like other said, i think they’re just unpopular right now.  I still think they can look classic. Though I’ve seen them look trashy as well… But a french manicure on natural nails will always look classic.  Personally, I’ll be going with a pale purple for my wedding manicure. I love when the nails match the flowers. 🙂 

    Post # 27
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    Honey Beekeeper

    French nails, especially the kind with the long tips,  have been “out” for awhile now. The American manicure, posted by TheGridMonster is a more natural and current look.  The second photo in her post is exactly what I used to do years ago and is still the shape and length I like, kind of a rounded square, not too long.  The trend today is to go with  a much more muted tip, a pale pink or nude, or a color.  

     

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

     

     

    Post # 29
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    chillinchillin:  I’m not usually into ‘frosty’ polishes like that but the last Chanel one you posted is to die for!

     

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would do mine like this…

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