Stiletto nails are for the baddies who look in the mirror and ask, “I don’t know what’s sharper – my wit or my manicure.”
Just like the sexy shoe, this nail shape is tapered to a fine point. It’s easiest to make with long nails, and often gets mistaken for a coffin or almond shape. But the important difference is that stilettos don’t round off or gradually flatten. They’re all sharp angles and spiky tips. Thankfully, not the frosted variety of the 90s.
But this manicure isn’t for the faint of heart. The thin point can make for a fragile, easily-broken tip, and a true stiletto nail has points sharp enough to make basic actions like rubbing your eyes a daring adventure.
On the plus side, it’s a standout look and will give you claws that would make Wolverine proud. It also gives you plenty of room for nail art. So here are our favorite designs for stiletto nails.
Stiletto Nails Sharper Than All The Tools in the Shed
1. Neutral Double French Tip Stiletto Nails
2. Galaxy Stiletto Nails
When we say we want a manicure out of this world, this is what we mean. Now the Vulcans will definitely let you into their group chat.
3. Pastel Lightning Nails
With a pastel rainbow ombré and lightning bolt art, this press-on manicure is both shocking and cute. Just like an electric eel wearing a bow! Speaking of…have you seen our pet Sparky lately?
Available on Etsy.
4. Animal Print Press-On Nails
5. Matte Peach Heart Nails
Orange you in just love with this matte stiletto set? We really ap-peach-iate the little heart accents.
6. Stiletto Textured Matte Purple
You probably thought we were plum out of fruit puns after all that orange talk. But ap-pear-antly not! Anyway, we think these purple stilettos with a textured accent nail are grape.
Available on Etsy.
7. Pastel Skittle Stiletto Nails
If you’re indecisive or just tired of making choices, Skittle nails are the way to go. This press-on set makes it easy to sport five different colors at once so you don’t have to choose a favorite. That’s right, purple, everyone loves you just as much as the rest…
Available on Etsy.
8. Neon Orange Stiletto Nails
When half of you wants to be bold and in-your-face, and the other half of you doesn’t want to be perceived, this mix of neon and negative space has got you covered. We think Aristotle said something about the best of both worlds? Or was that Plato?
9. Center Line
This is a manicure that says, “I am extremely online.” Get it? Because of the lines? On the nails? Hey look, sparkles.
10. Abstract Stilettos
We always call our manicure abstract when we do it at home, but this abstract stiletto set is truly art.
11. Celestial Stiletto Nails with an Evil Eye Accent
This starry-eyed manicure includes an evil eye to absorb negative energy. Full of negative energy and sharpened to a point? This is the most formidable pinky in the current dimension.
12. Stilettos with Pink Drip Tips
Nothing says baddie like hot pink dripping off nails sharp enough to cut. Respect the drip, Karen.
13. Flower Power Squiggles Manicure
Make like a Venus Flytrap with happy little blossoms that say “flower child,” and a sharp stiletto shape that says “I will maul you.”
14. Heart Tipped Stilettos
Not only is this a lovely take on French tips, the stiletto nail shape does half the work for you! Something we’re much more okay with than when Steve only did half the work in our third grade presentation about dinosaurs.
15. Pinks and Teals Manicure
This classic color combo is leveled up with the mixture of chrome and matte. It’s giving us major unicorn vibes. Especially if said unicorn was DJing an EDM music festival in the desert with Diplo.
16. Orange Blossoms
This floral stiletto may be our new favorite type of bloom. Right after onion.
17. Neon French Tips
Rainbow, neon, bejeweled, and French? This is a smorgasbord of style. The only things missing from this buffet are the crab legs.
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