(Closed) POLL! Is french manicure outdated?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll:
    French nails are tacky/ugly! : (49 votes)
    16 %
    French nails will always be considered classy and "in"! : (115 votes)
    36 %
    They are ok but look very outdated. : (133 votes)
    42 %
    I have no clue about nail trends! : (19 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 31
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

     Personally I love the French manicure look! It’s what I always have I’m from England and most people I know here go for it too 

    Post # 32
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    kellykapoor :  totally agree with this bee!

    Old style bright white tips are outdated, very soft ones which look just like your own nails are nice.

    Think there is a trend to go either soft natural colours or very bright ones.

    FYI, as a long time Parisians girl can say that I have never met a French woman with French mani

    Post # 33
    3169 posts
    Sugar bee

    mrs2014 :  yes, I was going to say this manicure is anything but French 

    Post # 34
    2122 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I fucking LOVE French manicures! I never have a French because I like my nails to be super short, it’s just more comfortable and hygienic. But French is SO chic. Very 90s, very dated, and pretty tacky! But I freaking love that! I’m all about monogram handbags, French manis and too much eyeliner.

    Post # 35
    551 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I never have my nails done and have no idea about nail trends…. but I went for a French manicure for my wedding day.
    I wanted the focus to be on other things, like my new ring.

    Post # 36
    5159 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I think the traditonal “French manicure” with a stark white (“white out white”) and very defined tip is very dated and honestly sort of “aging” on people. They also seem to still be the go to for cheap nail salons.

    I feel the same way about rhinestones and most nail art though; keep it simple! Don’t get me started on shovel shaped nail extensions…

    An “American French” or ombre French is much more current and natural, if you do not want to go full colour or with a nude.

    I am late 30s and the last time I got a French was 15 years ago – I hated it even then but it was a cheap salon and they did not listen very well!

    Post # 37
    1738 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I don’t love it but I don’t think it’s outdated. However, it needs To be a thin or airbrush French and not stark white. The thick French is hideous. It looks cheap. 

    Post # 38
    11535 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    kellykapoor :  yep. Agree totally. I love the short, fresh sort of French nail- it’s clean and preppy. 

    Agree with @RayRay too re stark white versus ombré but I can’t tag her.

    Post # 39
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    These were my wedding nails, they are like an updated french.

    Post # 40
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    A muted French mani on a natural nail is fine. I do think bright white acrylic nails are extremely dated. Everybody was doing it in high school over 10 years ago for prom. 

    Post # 41
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I fall into the “it depends” camp. I hate the look of chunky and/or very long French styles which I think do look very dated and tacky, but on shorter, more naturally shaped nails I think it looks classic and elegant. It’s what I chose for my wedding nails last fall, and it’s my husband’s favorite. I really feel like the key is to keep it subtle and natural looking, kind of like natural nails but better.

    Post # 42
    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Well I guess that I’m lucky that my nails are naturally pink and very white.  I havent worn polish on them for years. I don’t need too. Lucky me 🙂

    Post # 43
    5159 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Glenda_the_good_witch :  Not sure how that is relevant to OP or any other post in here, but I guess congrats?


    Post # 44
    9340 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I think they’re out. I don’t even like the ombré French that people have posted about, it kinda squigs me out — like it’s trying to look natural, but isn’t. 

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