30 Beautiful Bridal Nail Styles

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No bridal look is complete without the nails! A big part of the wedding ceremony, your hands, will be centre stage. Make sure your nails are looking their finest by treating them to some fun art work or a splash of colour. From glamour and sparkle to fun jewels and graphic prints, here are 30 nail styles to inspire you…

Glamorous Nails

Sparkly nails are a glamorous choice. Whether you want to cover your nails in one simple sparkly shade, something subtle such as a shimmery polish at the cuticles or a stripe of sparkly colour at the tip of the nail, there are lots of fantastic styles you can try that will add some glitz.

Sparkley Nails

Credits: Pink glittery nails, Weddbook | Pink nails with silver and white tips, A Polish Addict | Bronze glittery nails, Glitter and Nails | Pink nails with gold details, Obaz | Gold nails with glitter cuticles, So Nailicious | Pale pink nails with silver jewels via Pinterest

The More Natural Nails

If you’re looking for something subtle, the classic French manicure is one way to go. However, if you want something extra special, try one of these twists on the neutral nail. Use a soft pink, peach or clear base and add in touches of white such as florals, lace patterns or pretty polka dots for a delicate bridal look.


Credits: Full floral nail design via Pinterest | Gold detail nails, via Pinterest | White lace french nails, FavNails | Polka dot nails, The Beauty Department | Feather detail nails, Tenshi No Hana | Pale pink nails with white scallop edging, Amy Photo

The Prettiest Pastels

Soft pastel shades such as lilac, pale pinks and peaches will add a hint of colour to the nail without being too dramatic. If you’re looking to add more colour, why not try the ombre or gradient trend which uses several shades of the one colour to give some depth to the colour. Little details such as hearts and flowers can also look cute using these softer shades.


Credits: Multi-coloured pastel nails with heart and gold details, Fab Fashion Fix | Floral nail design, Nailed It | Pink gradient nails, The Nailasaurus | Lilac nails, Fashion Gone Rouge | Peach nails with silver stripe, Fashion Diva Design | Gold and peach tipped nails, Crystal Nails

Gorgeous Graphics

For the more daring brides who love experimenting with their nails, there are lots of fabulous graphic prints you can try. Graphic lines, interesting shapes, swirls, florals, or even little hearts to sum up the romance of the day will look striking and cool. Decals and jewels can also be added in if you want to have some more fun. This style of nail is all about making a statement!

Graphic Prints

Credits: Cloud shaped nails, We Heart It | Wine nails with motif, B-Nails | Purple nails with gold details, Painted Polish by Lexi |White nails with tribal print via Kelsie’s Nail Files | Black and white graphic print nails, Pshiiit | Heart tipped nails, So Many Lovely Things

Jewel Tones

You can’t beat a red nail! But you don’t have to stop there. Darker shades can work really well on the nails (and they hide any marks or blemishes too). Plumy or berry tones, deep pinks and greens or darker shades like greys, silver and charcoal black can be the epitome of elegance.

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Credits: Pink nail, Women X One | Red nails, Caitlin’s Creative Corner | Berry nails, All Lacquered Up | Multicoloured nails, Lady We | Orange and gold nails, Polish-Me | Black and Gold Nails, Wacki Lacki

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