It’s time to think about updating your manicures for 2017 and here are our fingertip forecast for the year, straight from the runways.
Get ready to give your cuticles some love. Gilded outer edges described as “nail jewelry” created a frenzy when first spotted backstage at Rodarte. Not into glitter? Try a simple gray outline or mismatched sorbet hues, and remember once again, a neutral nail base is key.
When cream and pearl-like neutrals are glossed over almond and oval-shaped nails there’s an instant lengthening effect that leaves fingers looking soft and feminine. Natural hues appear classic when worn alone, but also make the perfect base for simple nail art in the form of pale stripes and white swipes.
The French manicure continues to be completely reimagined for 2017. Multicoloured tips on the nail tips feel fresh and fun. Diagonally painted blue edges, bold black and white, and thin ribbons of red also prove how far this technique has come. One tip of utmost importance: be sure to coat the base of your nail with a sheer neutral and keep the length short and rounded.
When worn over a neutral lacquer, a rose-gold French, simple silver line, or textured 14-karat tip is a refined way to pull off a precious metal manicure. For the best transition from a winter white look, add a metallic overlay by brushing a platinum polish on top. The result: easy, elegant, and elevated.
High-shine black polish is making its mark as 2017’s best nail accessory. Whether vertically striped, curved around the cuticle, or painted at the tips—it’s a simple but bold look that appears equally chic when painted over bare nails or alongside vibrant pops of color.
Bright-colored pieces were all over the runways and this year nails follow suit. The quickest way to get into trend mode is with dots, stripes, and geometric patterns in bold contrasting hues.