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Bridesmaid Nail Ideas and Designs

Bridesmaid Nail Ideas For Every Type of Wedding

Let's be real: weddings can be a lot of work β€” and that's not just if you're the bride. Accepting the role of bridesmaid comes with its own list of expectations and responsibilities, from the big stuff like planning the bachelorette party and your dress to the smaller details like coordinating how you'll do your hair and nails. When it comes to the latter, it's worth noting that bridesmaid nails don't have to be boring or basic – you can play with the latest trends and still be "bridal-appropriate."

The role of a bridesmaid has undergone a bit of a transformation in recent years. Many people are opting to let their bridal party pick their own dresses so they're wearing something they're comfortable in, and the same rings true for their hair, makeup, and nails. Sometimes the bride will share perimeters and guidelines for what to get; others will leave it up to you. If they don't care, first, say thank you β€” and then you can begin your research of bridesmaid nail ideas.

Bridesmaid nails can be whatever you want them to be β€” it all depends on the bride's preference and the overall vibe of the wedding. In general, subtle and understated is always a safe route to go. You want to look nice, but not too nice. Minimal beauty is on the up and up so there are plenty of trendy nail designs to choose from. While you can stick with the classics β€” beige nails or your standard pink nails β€” there are far more interesting nail-art styles to choose from that are still safe. This includes options like Hailey Bieber's famous "glazed-doughnut" nails and the "milk-bath" nail trend. French manicures in the traditional nude-and-white color scheme are another great option β€” they're very on trend right now, but also a classic. Alternatively, if you're looking for winter or fall bridesmaid nails, a classic red manicure may be fitting.

To get inspiration for bridesmaid nail designs, keep scrolling. (Remember: no matter what style you decide to go with, it's never a bad idea to run it past the bride.)

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