By now, you've definitely heard of ombré hair, but what about ombré nails? Yep — you can ombré your manicure, too. But if bold, gradient colors are a little too much for you, fear not! A fun and fresh twist on the traditional French manicure, the "French Ombré" trend has taken over Instagram, and we're seriously swooning.
Similar to a french manicure, french ombré manicures are also made of neutral shades of pink, white and nude. But as opposed to the traditional line on demarcation followed by a bold, white tip, a french ombré has a natural fade element instead. The end result? A gorgeous, feminine, and modern twist on a true classic.
You may have even heard of this trend referred to as "baby boomer nails." While it's not entirely known where this nickname came from, it's been rumored to be because during the baby boom (1946-1964) many women opted to paint their nails in shades of pink and white. Ahead, here are 18 of our favorite french ombré nail looks on Instagram right now.