While the past few years were dominated by decadent and exaggerated long and pointy nails, like the coffin, and claw manicures, 2019 will be all about going back to basics. We already discussed one truly timeless style – the simple, yet stylish nude manicure. Today, we will look at another gorgeous classic, which has stood the test of time – the ever popular almond shaped nails.
As indicated by their name, these nails bear a strong resemblance to the yummy and nutritious almond nuts. Like their crunchy namesake, they are oval, have slightly pointed tips, and are usually not too long, although sizes can vary. The exact origin of the style is unknown, but evidence suggests it was popular as far back as the 1920s, and perhaps even earlier! This is hardly surprising – there is something inherently appealing about the almond shape. It looks natural and classy, regardless of whether it’s worn plain, or covered with nail polish.
Almond shaped nails – a sophisticated and glamorous look!
Although almond nails were first documented in the roaring 20s, it wasn’t until the 50s that they really entered the mainstream, quickly becoming a fashion staple. This was largely due to the fact that after WWII, the media began actively encouraged women to be “more feminine” and, as a result, ladies everywhere started spending increasing amounts of time (and money) on self-care and grooming.
However, despite the growing popularity of the almond manicure in the 50s, there were only two looks to pick from. First, there was the bright red nail polish, which was seen as sexy and provocative, and as such, was the preferred choice of independent women and femme fatales. Then, there was the French manicure – a simpler, more modest style, associated with young girls and romantic souls.
Although both of these looks are undoubtedly beautiful, we can’t help but feel tremendously grateful for the huge variety of manicures available today! Not only are there countless nail polish colors to choose from, but you can also decorate your nails with rhinestones, glitter, decal stickers and even pressed flowers!
This lovely French manicure is suitable for every occasion
Wondering how to get the perfect almond nail shape? Look no further:
A chic, black and white look
In this article, we will take a look at some of the best almond manicures available at the moment, and examine this season’s trendiest colors and styles. Our team worked very hard and we managed to find over 80 amazing nail suggestions, which we hope you’ll enjoy! Don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comment section bellow. Which is your favorite design?
Whether you’re out on the town or enjoying a lazy weekend, this lush manicure is sure to brighten up your day!
Beyoncé rocking an almond shaped manicure in gold
We are in love with these glittering gold tips!
Matte or glossy? Why not both!
Nothing beats classic almond shaped nails in smooth, glossy red
It’s hard to resist this charming minimalistic style
Those of you who’d like to change the shape of their nails from ballerina to almond will love this nifty video tutorial:
Almond shaped nails look amazing with nail polish in nude shades
The stunning Janelle Monae is a big fan of the almond manicure
Fergie with lovely nude colored nails
French manicure looks great on almond shaped nails!
Lana del Rey with her trademark red nails, inspired by classic 1950s Hollywood
How gorgeous is this oxblood shade?
Wire manicure – a super creative and truly unique idea!
And here is a an adorable Christmas idea, inspired by the Grinch
Yellow nail polish. Yes or no?
More red splendor:
How cute are these neon confetti nails?
J Lo with exquisite almond shaped nails in rose gold
Simple, delicate and cute
When in doubt, choose black nail polish!
Gold-framed marble-effect design in blue
Rita Ora sporting a bold, red manicure, adorned with diamante decorations
We love these playful, heart-shaped tips
Matte nail polish in a lovely nude shade
Selena Gomez dazzling in red
Almond shaped nails featuring stripes and geometric motifs are an absolute hit
Angelina Jolie with a gorgeous black dress and matching black nails
And here are some cute and colorful almond manicure ideas
Burgundy red nail polish is perfect for special occasions