Stiletto nails tend to have a polarizing effect. You either love them or hate them, and you either wear them proudly or would never dare try them on. While they're certainly not for everyone, stiletto nails have come into popularity with our favorite celebrities and have been seen flaunted on the fingers of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, and the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Long, loud, and dangerous, the talon-like style is a statement for sure, and every iteration is a considerable commitment (especially if you have a job that requires typing or you ever feel the need to text).
For nonbelievers, we think the following variants of the controversial trend might pique your interest. The out-there look was pretty much made to be Instagrammed, so we looked no further than the photo-sharing platform to sift through the craziest creations to find results that are actually surprisingly chic. These designs might have the power to sway those who typically shun the look, and whatever your takeaway, they're worth taking a peek (even if you still end up prioritizing your ability to text and type instead).
See below for our roundup of stiletto nail designs that are surprisingly chic!