Thinking of switching up your go-to manicure? If length is on your side—or if you're not opposed to acrylic tips—consider short coffin nails. Just remember: Coffin nails typically have extreme length, so even short coffin nails will still have some.
But first, what is a coffin nail shape? Where stiletto nails feature sharp pointed tips and almond nails feature long, semi-pointed, but ultimately-rounded tips, coffin nails feature tapered tips that end in a flat, squared-off shape. If you're on-board with the shape, it's time to think about ways to accentuate it. Ahead, you'll discover more than two dozen short coffin nail ideas. Pick your favorite or combine elements from a few of your faves for a one-of-a-kind nail look you'll want to wear time and time again.
Sparkling Champagne Coffin Nails
See-through jelly nails are having a major moment right now, so these glittery champagne-colored coffin nails are right up our alley.
Daisy Coffin Nails
These gorgeous periwinkle nails look even prettier thanks to a few easy-to-recreate daisies. Start with the perfect blue base (we love Londontown's Nail Color, $16, in Amalfi Love) and, once dry, use a toothpick dipped in white and yellow polish to trace the design on.
You can never go wrong with cherry red nails. Need a polish to fit the bill? Olive & June's 7-Free Nail Polish ($8) in CV is our fave.
Forget about a classic French manicure—this faded take is the new go-to.
Lots of Dots
Instead of opting for a completely different look on each nail, create a cohesive element to any rainbow mani by adding dots on each nail.