Ready to be extra­or­di­nar­i­ly beau­ti­ful on your wed­ding day, from curls to fin­ger­tips? FROMtoday Chan­fash­ion pre­pared for you an arti­cle about wed­ding man­i­cure. Fash­ion trends and tips for their imple­men­ta­tion from our experts, as well as pho­tos of win­ning man­i­cure options for the bride, will inspire you too!

Choosing the right length and shape of nails

Before choos­ing a wed­ding man­i­cure design, you need to cre­ate the per­fect shape. Quite often, girls neglect such a tri­fle, plung­ing into the world of coat­ings and a vari­ety of designs. But the nail itself, its shape and length is like a can­vas for the artist, so first of all pay atten­tion to it. Now the trend is soft round­ed lines that empha­size the nat­ur­al beau­ty of the nail. But we do not rec­om­mend blind­ly fol­low­ing trends. Let’s fig­ure out what shape of nails is right for your fin­gers!

Exists four nail shapes: square, oval, round, point­ed (almond-shaped). You should choose the one that suits you, tak­ing into account the shape of the cuti­cle, the length and thick­ness of the fin­gers, and also based on the char­ac­ter­is­tics of your nail plate.

1 The cuti­cle is tri­an­gu­lar, oval and square. Ide­al­ly, the shape of the nail should reflect the shape of the cuti­cle. But if you are a hap­py own­er of an oval, you can afford any shape, since the oval cuti­cle looks equal­ly good with all types of nail shapes.

2 For large fin­gers and wide palms, choose a round shape, while not chas­ing length. The square shape of the nails will be an orna­ment for thin, even and grace­ful fin­gers, while the length can be either 3 mm or 1 cm. The oval shape is suit­able for all fin­ger shapes, more­over, oval-shaped nails visu­al­ly length­en the fin­gers, so they can be safe­ly rec­om­mend­ed to own­ers of full hands and short fin­gers. The almond shape is good for thin and long fin­gers, oth­er­wise it will look dis­pro­por­tion­ate.

3 Yes, about the nail plate — it can be con­vex and straight. Hav­ing a con­vex nail plate, you will have to aban­don the square shape, and pay atten­tion to the oval and almond shape.

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Witness at the wedding

If, after read­ing the above, you are con­fused and think that choos­ing the shape of nails is a com­pli­cat­ed sci­ence, let’s sim­pli­fy! Just cut out of paper four shapes and glue them with soapy water to your nails. The one that visu­al­ly pleas­es you the most is the most suit­able!

And now back to the trends: take note of the rec­om­mend­ed length. Design­ers advise brides to have short nails with a free edge of 2–3 mm. It’s both prac­ti­cal and gen­tle!

Choosing a color for a wedding manicure

The unde­ni­able lead­ers of this year are pas­tel col­ors. No, we do not insist on exclu­sive­ly white or beige, the fol­low­ing shades and col­ors will be in fash­ion:

  • light pink or pur­ple;
  • vanil­la and mint;
  • pale peach;
  • sil­ver;

Anoth­er trend is nail decor that match­es the atmos­phere of the hol­i­day. For exam­ple, at a wed­ding dec­o­rat­ed in the col­or of flow­ing turquoise, the bride can have a turquoise man­i­cure that will empha­size the bright detail of the dress or an acces­so­ry of the same col­or — a belt, a bow or lux­u­ri­ous ear­rings.

Fashionable nail design for the bride

Classic french

French man­i­cure for the bride is a clas­sic! As unshak­able as, for exam­ple, pumps or sheath dress. True, in the next sea­son, the col­or design will grad­u­al­ly go into obliv­ion, giv­ing pri­ma­cy to the famil­iar and neat white bor­der. But not every­thing is so bor­ing! There are also inno­va­tions — use a trans­verse strip in the mid­dle of the nail. This trend was born thanks to design­ers such as Jere­my Scott and Tibi. As the main col­or, they sug­gest using shades of pale quartz, ivory and baked milk.

Lunar accent

A kind of jack­et that cre­ates per­fect, well-groomed nails with­out frills. You can change the width of the hole or its round­ness. Notice the tri­an­gu­lar shape and the dou­ble out­line. As for the coat­ing itself, choose an ele­gant gloss or mat­te tex­ture. It is bet­ter to refuse moth­er-of-pearl var­nish­es.


Ten­der­ness and con­cise­ness from fash­ion hous­es Chanel and Alexan­der Wang. Nude shades are good in any life sit­u­a­tions, and the wed­ding is no excep­tion. We rec­om­mend a col­or palette: from off-white and peach to light gray (trendy in the new sea­son).

Stylish ombre

An estab­lished trend, which, although uncer­tain, still held its posi­tions. Wed­ding man­i­cure in the form of a col­or gra­di­ent can have two vari­a­tions:

  • Grad­ual tran­si­tion of col­ors on each of the nails
  • Light gra­da­tion (stretch­ing) of the same col­or on all fin­gers

With rhinestones

Wed­ding man­i­cure can be dec­o­rat­ed with bright peb­bles, rhine­stones, acrylic ele­ments and unusu­al volu­mi­nous details. We warn you: remem­ber about nat­u­ral­ness, keep a sense of pro­por­tion!

Openwork print

A light lace pat­tern will suc­cess­ful­ly empha­size the del­i­cate image of the bride. Use it on just one fin­ger, as an accent, or on all nails at once. This option is so sophis­ti­cat­ed that it is sim­ply impos­si­ble to over­do it here. Roman­tic mood guar­an­teed!

Broken glass

A classy option for bold brides! To cre­ate it, they use holo­graph­ic foil, which cre­ates the effect of bro­ken glass or mir­rors assem­bled togeth­er. In the wed­ding inter­pre­ta­tion, you can beat the milky col­or or metal­lic sil­ver. One of the fash­ion­able and unusu­al trends is a rich elec­tric shade.

Negative space

Styl­ish wed­ding trend nail art 2017. The essence of this nail design is that the mas­ter cre­ates pat­terns, leav­ing free space. In oth­er words: the nail is not com­plete­ly cov­ered with a pat­tern, but only par­tial­ly. Geo­met­ric pat­terns and flo­ral orna­ments look great.

Thematic painting

Do you want a unique wed­ding man­i­cure?! Choose art paint­ing. Themed draw­ings in the form of rings, wed­ding floristry and love themes will come in handy. But­ter­flies, bows and unpre­ten­tious curls will be a great addi­tion.

classic red

Man­i­cure that is always in fash­ion. Choose it as an accent with a dis­creet out­fit. The col­ors in the com­ing sea­son will please with their nov­el­ty: the lux­u­ri­ous marsala will be replaced by red with a light rasp­ber­ry or rich scar­let hue. Remem­ber that a red man­i­cure will per­fect­ly empha­size red lip­stick.

Now you know every­thing about wed­ding man­i­cure! Choose the actu­al col­or and design for your nails and shine brighter than the stars in the sum­mer sky at the hol­i­day!

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Witness at the wedding