Do you need a nail shape that is both soft and a bit dramatic? A nail shape that is versatile and can be worn with both long and short nails? A nail shape that is a favorite among many actresses and celebrities? Well, we’ve got the perfect shape for you – the oval nail shape! It produces a very elegant, sophisticated, and lovely look for special occasions or simple everyday wear!
One of the biggest advantages of the oval nail shape is that it produces the elongation effect. If you think you have short, chubby, or stubby fingers, this nail shape, with its long sides and round tip, will help your nails look more slender. Here is a gallery of 55 great ideas for when you want to sport oh so classy oval-shaped nails.
For understated sophistication, keep your oval-shaped nails very natural
For a very sleek and sophisticated look that is not overdone or overdramatic, keep your nails natural with pale, natural, or clear polish. These looks are extremely versatile! They’re sophisticated enough to be worn out to a nice dinner but also understated enough to wear to the office or to professional events.
You really can’t go wrong with the classic French tip! Yes, the traditional French manicure looks great on oval shaped nails, wouldn’t you agree?
This clear and natural look, with a sprinkle of pretty details is so elegant. It’s perfect for a wedding or prom night!
Don’t be afraid to keep your manicure very simple!
Sometimes, you don’t have the time for very fancy designs or intricate patterns. If that’s the case, no worries! Find the right shade of polish and your simple nails can still do a great job at standing out of the crowd. Why not choose some deep or metallic hues as in some examples below?
This simple manicure uses natural nail polish with a blank accent nail and minimalist black dot for a very modern and easy look.
Here’s an extremely royal look that is also quick and simple to pull off! Simply choose a deep red hue and include some bold gold nail decals!
For a feminine look, try these pretty and girly nails, inspired by nature
If you need your oval shaped nails to soften up your entire outfit, why not turn to nature for inspiration? The following manicures use floral designs and animal print to produce pretty, cute, and colorful effects.
Here’s a stunning look that incorporates snowflakes and candy apple red paint. It’s perfect for the holiday and Christmas season!
Here are the classic French tip and moon tip with modern twists!
Who says that traditional looks can’t be made modern sometimes? Everyone knows that the French tip is classy and sophisticated, but here it’s made modern and chic!
The moon tip is like the French manicure, except the base of the nail is painted instead of the tip. Normally, it would be painted in white, but in these examples, the moon tip is given quite a face lift!
Exude strength and boldness with these tribal print looks
Here are oval shaped nails that incorporate tribal inspired designs. The clean edges and straight lines produce a very strong and unique look.
These black patterns are very modern
Black is bold and beautiful, every time. The first black patterns below is extremely easy to perfect – simply use a nude or another color of polish and black felt tip marker to paint on the intricate details! The last pattern takes a bit more work, but its combination of mod designs and metallic polish will give your manicure a very futuristic vibe.
Glam it up with glitter and rhinestones!
If you want your oval shaped nails to make a dramatic entrance, feel free to use all the shimmer and shine you want! Sparkly nails with rhinestone accents or glitter polish always make quite a statement.