The traditional French manicure, which has always been a favorite with brides, has had its moment in the spotlight. As the runway has revamped the classic style with bold colors and not-so-straight tips, the bridal manicure needs a modern reboot as well. We've rounded up 15 gorgeous manicure ideas for the big day, but first here's how to decide which style works for you.
A Classic Dress = Bold Nails The simpler the dress, the more you can play up your beauty look. Switch up the French manicure with glitter on the tips or experiment with ombré by having glitter fade, moving either down or up the nail. Create designs with gemstones and pearls glued on the nail. However, add accents without going too wild. The hand are, of course, center stage because of the wedding band.
Make Your Nails Your "Something Blue" The blue garter is played out. Another subtle way to pull off blue—on your nails. Go with simple blue polish, like Essie Borrowed and Blue, or add a design with simple gemstones or pearls. Opt for a very soft opaque baby blue. Steer clear of sheer formulas that can come off looking too shimmery and cutesy.
Go Simple With Off-White For those who are very conservative, the simplest manicure ideas are going slightly off-white with shades of cream and bronze. This makes the color pop when it's directly in contact with the dress. However, it's such a subtle color change that it doesn't take attention away from the dress.
Get inspired with beautiful manicure ideas for brides in the gallery above.