Watch A Century of Nail Style Evolution in 2 Minutes

We maybe enjoying some very elaborate nail art these days, but the evolution of nail styles is much more gradual than that, and fascinating. Mode captures the history in the latest entry in its 100 years of fashion series, exclusively premiering on ELLE.com. One woman tries some nail trends from the last century in two minutes.

From the bare, short nails of the ’10s:

To the debut of colored nails in the ’30s:

And nail art in the ’80s:

Watch it all unfold: