Way back when I was going to prom (it really wasn’t that long ago, TBH) I had everything ready to go- the dress, the shoes, the date- you name it, I was all set. I knew exactly how I was going to do my hair, what time pictures were, and even what to bring. What I didn’t think about, though, was what color my nails were going to be. I know it doesn’t sound like a huge deal, and in the grand scheme of things, it really isn’t. But if prom is important to you, and your prom look is important, then your nails definitely play a part in that. They’re more noticeable than you think!
So, back to my prom: I had to rush to the nail salon the day before prom and pick out a color that matched my ~look~. Since I didn’t really have any time to think about it, I ended up choosing a boring color that didn’t look good with my dress. Luckily for you, I am giving you some warning to pick your color and design ahead of time, so that you won’t be stuck in the same annoying position I was in. It’s actually pretty surprising how much a little thing like your nail color can affect your look. If you want to stand out, take a look at these cute and unique nail looks for prom this year.
Rose Quartz NailsThese have been all over instagram lately, and for good reason: they are unique AF and a perfect color for spring. They go great a white or light-colored dress and you will totally stand out. I mean, they ACTUALLY look like healing crystals. It's almost too real. Source
Shimmery NailsTBH, glitter goes with everything, even your prom dress. You can get the glitter to match your dress, or just go for a funky color that will help you stand out. They will look great and sparkly with some cute rings and bracelets. Source
Chrome NailsChrome nails give a cool spacey vibe, which would look awesome with a black dress, IMO. They are shiny and different, and will look super sleek. Plus, they are super Instagrammable. If you want to try something super different, try black chrome with a white dress. You will definitely stand out (and looks super badass). Source
Matte NailsIf you don't want to go shiny and chrome, try some matte nails. It's subtle, but still a classy look that every girl can pull off for prom, and look amazing in. Plus you can try it in basically any color you want. Add some rings and you'll look super chic. Source
Subtle OmbreOmbre can get a little overwhelming, but a nice subtle one will look great on anyone. Have your dress color fade into a white or lighter pastel for a pretty look, or fade into another color for a funky look. Source
Abstract DesignsIf you want to step up your nail game, try an abstract nail look, like a triangular design or stripes. If you have a striped or abstract dress design, try and match your nail design to you dress for a super put together look. Add some glitter too, because, why not?! Source
All Different NailsTry to get a different, unique design on every nail if you really can't decide which design you want. Have glitter on one nail, a cool design on another nail, and or a chrome style. You can even switch it up and do different colors, or a color to match your date. There are so many options! Source
Jeweled NailsIf you're not a fan of wearing jewelry on your body, wear it on your nails! It will give your nails a nice sparkle and you will look ~royal princess~. If you do end up wearing jewelry, try and match the color to your nail jewels for a super pretty look. Source
What nail trend will you wear at prom? Tell us in the comments!