Once upon a time, if you were getting a manicure, your nails would be filed one of two ways: square or round. Now, however, there are half a dozen ways to tailor your edges, including everything from almond shapes and coffin silhouettes to trendy stiletto nails, the latter of which we're focusing on today.
The stiletto nail shape is characterized by razor-sharp points that are designed to look as dramatic as everyone's favorite 3-inch heel. Just like the shoes themselves, not everyone is a fan of the stiletto nail shape given its extra-long length and, subsequently, more breakable nature.
Nevertheless, if you're a fan of the dramatically sharp nail shape, you'll be glad to know that many of Instagram's top manicurists are too. Ahead you'll find 29 of our favorite takes on the stiletto nail trend.
Dark and mermaid-inspired, these chrome stiletto nails will earn you endless likes. Since this finish is often made with dip powder, you'll want to consult a manicurist to bring these beauties to life.
Sometimes it's as simple as sticking to one color palette and mixing up textures. Here, we have matte nails with glossy marbled accents. To create the marbled nails, use a toothpick dipped in black or charcoal polish and trace swirls across the nail. While still wet, finish with a topcoat to create the blurred, smudged effect.
Turquoise, flames, negative space, and holo accents are the makings for a show-stopping manicure. To snag the swoon-worthy color, try using the OPI Infinite Shine 2 ($13) in Is Closer Than You Might Belem.
Looking to go bolder and brighter in 2020? These neon tie-dye nails are worth considering. Just be sure to use a high-shine topcoat to nail the glossy finish.
No matter the shape, you can never go wrong with nude nail polish. If you want to play it up a bit, consider choosing five shades of nude for one Instagram-worthy look. To make the process as easy as possible, use Olive & June's Pink Sweater Kit ($40) which, while composed of pinks and taupes, creates a gorgeous nude appeal overall.