(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 # 31
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    Sugar bee

    If the white tip is no longer than the tip of the finger, and the white tip is a MUTED white,  it’s ok, but honestly?  When the nail is long and squared off?  Beyond Trashy.  Get  look of the women on JTV if you want an example–Stripper Nails to the max.

    Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee

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    FutureMrsHodgy:  I think people should wear what they like, not everything I wear is 100% the latest style. If they make you happy go for it! 

    From a purely fashion standpoint, yes they are out of style and have been for a really long time. They make me think of mid-1990s fashion personally, and I guess for me I do think of them as a little trashy.

    Where I grew up (rural midwest) all the ladies with big fake nails always had french manicures so that’s just kind of my association. I live in nyc and don’t really see them except again in a really trashy context. Shorter more natural looking nails have been in style here for years, all colors of polish. I don’t know anyone who has french manicures here and I think they are generally thought of as kind of trashy/dated.

    BUT when I went back to my hometown for a visit after years away I noticed a LOT of ladies were still doing the french manicure look, as well as bootcut jeans, older looking hair styles, super thin eyebrows, etc.

    Fashion moves at different paces in different places, so I’m sure the perception of fashion and trashiness and trendiness varies based on that. If lots of your friends wear a french manicure they probably won’t think it looks dated.

    I know when I went to visit my hometown friends for a wedding (after like 10 years away) they all thought I dressed realllllllllly weird (skinny jeans, leather jacket, boots, pretty standard for nyc). And they kept offering to tweeze my eyebrows really thin, straighten my hair, and get me fake nails, lol. 

    🙂 fashion is weird. Wear whatever you want. 

     

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    Post # 33
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    Busy bee

    I love french in all size still! Maybe im getting old! Don’t care. Haha I saw wear whatever is you. 

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I don’t think they’re trashy but they definitely look very dated to me…like late 90’s early 2000s.  Especially when a french manicure is on fake nails which are pretty dated to begin with.

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

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    TheGridMonster:  ohhhh….I really like that American manicure. I didn’t even know that existed haha 

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee

    I never thought they were in or out. But unless you have super super long nails, I don’t think a french manicure can ever look bad, but I personally love american manicures and nude colors more.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee

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    MrsPierce2014:  that’s the type of french manicures that make me cringe….(sorry) 

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    I never imagined they would be seen as tacky! To me they’ve always been classy and I doubt I’ll change my mind. I think it’s all about moderation though. Super long and exxagerated squareness/pointyness doesn’t do it for me, no matter the color/style. But very simple, short, French manicures have always looked polished to me.

    Post # 41
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I like french manicure but not flashy. flashy = prostitute

    Post # 42
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think they’ve been “in” since like 1997.

    Post # 43
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I do think french manicures can look a little dated but the hubby loves them. So my rules for them are:

    they must be your own nails…french tips on acrylic are a no. 

    The nail should be oval. Completely square nails are a no

    white tip should be narrow.

    above all the tip should never be made of white plastic…very tacky IMO

    the American manicure is nice as well where the tip isn’t so stark.

     

    Post # 44
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t see them much anymore in Western Europe where I live. I sometimes (not too often) see the short nails version for brides. The large ones with big white tips no, I haven’t seen those for quite a few years. Acrilic and gel are also gone. Shellac has been the “it” product for a couple of years now. This is what I had for my wedding last year

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee

     

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    BookTea:  that’s cool! you don’t have to like them, but I do 🙂

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