2018/2019 Nail Trends
By Camielle Lawson-Livingstone
The fall/ winter 2018-2019 nail trends are full of bold patterns and creative features that will elevate any look. All of the fall 2018 fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris saw a carefully curated set of stunning nail designs that ranged from avant-garde to subtle and chic.
In an everyday setting the most audacious manicure will not only be noticed, but also commented on and in many cases – duplicated. Be on the cutting edge by staying ahead of the fall 2018 nail trends and carefully applying the right designs and nail polish colors for your nails.
Nail art is an incredible inclusion of fashion on the wearer’s fingers, so take a minute to peruse the nail art trends for fall 2018 and grab a few ideas to grace your hands throughout the cool and cold weather seasons.
Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Nail Shape Trends
#1. Short and Natural
Many of the fall 2018 nail polish and manicure trends were featured on nails that were short enough to be a practicality, another facet of wearable fashion that is often overlooked. The short nails did not lack artful conception on any runway with incredible manicures and stunning, memorable colors shown in many cases.
Marc Jacobs showed off his new line of nail polish colors on short nails. Designed and embellished options like the nails on the models for Creatures of Comforts and Sonia Rykielwere also featured on short nails.
#2. Practical Ovals
Previous seasons have shown nearly excessively and impractically long fingernails for a while in order to show off great designs and styles. Fortunately for those into fall 2018 nail trends, practical medium lengths are in with oval shaped smooth tips.
Moschino’s models sported manicures designed by Miss Pop with half moons at the base of the nail rather than decorating the end of the middle. It was an interesting take made even more interesting by the length of the nail, which accentuated the small half moons with the oval tips on medium-length nails.
Antonio Maras also showed that designs could be done on medium-length nails that are intricate and deep without losing any detail. Chromat also showed off designs that matched the details of the runway looks down to even the most minute point of interest on nails that were oval and smooth.
#3. Low Square Tips
Cushnie et Ochs featured their glitter manicure on softly squared tips for what was considered to be a more graphic look. Gypsy Sport also showed graphically designed black and white nail polish on short, square-filed nails. Even Han Wen’s glossy metallic and black manicures were done on squared nails. It is a classic shape with a good, clean look that is easy to appreciate.