GUEST POST: David’s Bridal – 5 Nail Styles to Spice Up Your Prom Dress

Prom is a great time to take casual manicures to the next level. With so many fun textures and colors to work with, you can make sure you showcase your gown in the best possible way. 

Caviar Under the Stars

The dark, Gothic lines and pick-ups of this David’s Bridal high-low gown will make you feel sleek and sophisticated. 

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You can make sure your nails have an equally mysterious look by painting them with deep purple or black matte polish and covering them with tiny caviar beads in a matching shade. You can also add a glossy tip to contrast with the main dark color.

Moonlight Mermaid

While this dress isn’t cut in a classic mermaid silhouette, its gorgeous aqua hue, low back and flowing drapes of chiffon will make you dream of clear water and white sandy beaches.

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You can offset the dress and soft ombre hair by going for a seashell manicure. Crushed luminous flakes of mother-of-pearl will take the place of a classic French manicure. They will catch the light as you dance, but not in an obviously blinged-out way. 

Razor’s Edge 

Girls opting for the clean, graphic lines of this white jersey dress will love the unexpected oval cutout on the side. 

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This would be the perfect opportunity to do a reverse French manicure. You can choose a black, white or this season’s seafoam green polish by OPI as a base and paint the half moon portion of your nail in a contrasting color.

Bubblegum Punk

This “Pretty in Pink” high-low chiffon dress is just begging to be roughed up a little through styling.
 

You can channel ’80s glam a la “The Carrie Diaries” by throwing on a white leather studded motorcycle jacket for your grand entrance. 

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Soft pink or white nails will look super cute with the addition of a small silver pyramid stud on each tip. It’s just the right amount of unexpected. Feel free to rock that big hair as well!

Carnivale Cutie

The hot neon orange of this one-shoulder gown with illusion waist will look great swishing and swirling to the music as you dance the night away. 

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You can give your nails some Latin lovin’ by coating them in different shades of warm neon, from fuschia to orange to yellow. Complete this look with mismatched bangles and a neon feathered clutch.

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  • sarah

    Excellent review! I love love love the orange/red nail colour. do you know how to create that effect?

  • Victoria Ess

    Great pairings! The first nail pattern is my favourite!

  • emi

    what’s the name of the seagreen opi nail polish?

    • I’m not sure of the exact colour, but the closest shades I can find are Thanks a Windmillion and Mermaid Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection… Alex By the Books from Nicole by OPI and Color Club’s Blue Ming are also very close. Hope that helps!

  • Hey Sarah – sorry for the late reply on this one… I’m actually working on a tutorial to show how to achieve this, so check back in the next week or two!