From multicolored tips to fancy acrylic extensions, check out our exclusive guide to help you make the perfect choice for your big day.
After countless trials and hours spent on the stylist’s chair, the bride finally decides on her hairstyle and makeup look, jewelry, and the pièce de résistance, her wedding outfit. However, amidst all the chaos of planning a wedding, more often than not, a bridal manicure ends up being the last thing on the list. This, then results in a hurried visit to the manicurist where a nondescript choice is made on the spot from a series of pre-set designs.
How about changing it for yourself this time around? Let us lead the way to help you prepare for stunning nails as a final cherry on top to complete your diva look for the wedding day.
This wedding season, let your creative manicures make a style statement that not only reflect your personality but also compliment your entire look to make heads turn on your big day.
Explore our quick guide to the hottest nail trends for the fashion-forward Indian bride:
Go French with a twist
The regular french manicure with its pure white tips has been a classic favorite for ages. But, how about taking things up a notch for your big day? This french manicure with its artwork tips is perfect for brides who love to go bold yet stay elegant at the same time.
Photo Courtesy: Pooja Joseph Photography
Less is more with Jelly Nails
Perfect for the minimalistic bride who’s looking to make a statement, transparent nails, popularly known as, ‘Jelly nails’ are currently a huge rage in the nail art community. A versatile trend, this style can be worn in several ways, which include the classic single accent nail or a more blingy version that includes chunky holographic glitter. Either way, this manicure makes sure your nails stand out alongside your intricate mehndi.
Double the Accent, double the style
The Single Accent nail has been an old favorite amongst nail art aficionados. But, the start of 2020 has been witness to the rising trend of Double Accent nails where not just the ring finger but the middle finger is also highlighted. With this style, you can play around with a plethora of designs ranging from floral to geometric. However, if you’re feeling particularly playful, you can also etch a cheeky ‘I do’ for your soon-to-be better half!
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Make a statement with minimal nails
If you’re a bride who is just looking for a simple yet unique manicure to go with your ornate lehenga, then be sure to earmark this trend for your salon appointment. This minimalistic and versatile manicure relies on color blocks and geometric patterns that can be adapted to any hue of your choice.
Glam it up with Glitter
An all-time favorite and a tough contender to all the other trends present on this list, glitter nails can be adapted to many different styles depending on your bridal look and personality. For those who love a subtle hint of shimmer, a glitter ombre manicure ticks all the right boxes and is also easier to refill. And if you’re open to taking the less beaten path, one can also go for soft pink or chunky holographic glitter to truly stand out in the crowd.
Photos Courtesy: Dipak Studios and The Rich Pages
Bring on the Bling with Rhinestone nails
Bling has often been many a bride’s best friend. The nail community’s love affair with all things shiny has been taken to a new high with blingy rhinestone nails. Thanks to pop star Cardi B, this high maintenance manicure has found its way to every girl’s wish list. And for a day as big as your wedding, why not treat yourself to this extravagant manicure? While there are plenty of options out there when it comes to picking rhinestones, a sparkly diamond or gold and red-hued manicure always works well for the Indian bride!
Photo Courtesy: Sunny Dhiman Photography
Back to basics with Milk Nails
Milky nails are slightly translucent and are usually white manicures that look very much like a glass of skim milk has been poured over your nails. This trend can be adapted in many ways to suit the Indian bride and is quite stunning in its simplicity. From adding glitter accents to experimenting with floral patterns, this nail trend makes sure your hands look elegant throughout your nuptials.
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