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Gorgeous Prom Nail Designs to Wow from Head to Toe ...

By Eliza

Going to the prom is one of the highlights of your high school career. Never again will you get to experience the allure of a night of dancing followed by hours of after party fun. Naturally you're going to want to look your best when your date arrives to pick you up. You've got the dress, you've planned your hairstyle, and now it's time to get the most perfect nails ever. Every single idea on this list is an great option for your big night. With nails as gorgeous as these, this is definitely going to be a night you'll never forget.

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Table of contents:

  1. Glittery french
  2. Color transition
  3. Coral shock
  4. French shine
  5. Light burberry design
  6. Crystals and glitter
  7. Glittery smudge
  8. Night champagne
  9. Matte blue
  10. Pen strokes
  11. Candy cane nails
  12. Big fat glitter
  13. Egyptian style
  14. Black hearts
  15. The classics
  16. Colorful crystals
  17. Purple mountain
  18. Very white
  19. Glossy purple
  20. Simple yet stylish
  21. Posh 3d nails
  22. Dazzling white
  23. Silver stream
  24. Colorful beads
  25. Delicate pink
  26. Blue lagoon
  27. Golden stripes
  28. White flowers
  29. Solid color mix
  30. Beautiful petals
  31. Black tips
  32. Fall tunes
  33. Fun and games
  34. Aquamarine french
  35. Crystals and glitter
  36. Japanese motives
  37. Tip design
  38. Creative extravaganza
  39. Just black
  40. Help for short nails
  41. Colorful flowers
  42. Triangles
  43. Starry sky
  44. Lilac and aquamarine
  45. White caviar
  46. Blinding blue
  47. Red and black

1 Glittery French

French is a perfect manicure that is suitable for any occasion in the world. But simple French nails might not be enough for a prom. Consider adding some glittery polish on just one-half of each nail to give them a festive look.
$5.79 at amazon.com

2 Color Transition

Color transition is easy to create and it can make your nails look really impressive. Make the base of your nail pink and cover half of it with several layers of burgundy glitter. Apply just one layer near the base for the transition to look perfect.
$12.50 at amazon.com

3 Coral Shock

Short coral nails always look neat and can be a great addition to a white or an emerald dress. In order to give these prom nails some additional style, use silver line stickers on one of the fingers. You can cover them with clear polish for better effect.
$9.00 at amazon.com

4 French Shine

These are perfect nails for a darker prom dress. The glittery burgundy base looks amazing with large black tips. Such manicure will look good on any nail shape and size as long as it’s neatly done.
$4.99 at amazon.com

5 Light Burberry Design

If going full-time Burberry is not your goal, you can settle for this fun imitation. Black base stops looking dark and dull when you add some colorful lines on top of it. You can either draw them or use stickers. Different colors for each nail are preferable.
$1.19 at amazon.com

6 Crystals and Glitter

If you are not a big fan of bright nail designs and want to keep everything simple yet stylish, consider sticking crystals to the base of your pink nails. In order to diversify the manicure, consider making one of the nails silver and glittery.
$7.99 at amazon.com

7 Glittery Smudge

This is a truly unique way to go about prom nails. Essentially this is square nails painted pink and covered with clear glittery polish. However, the polish is not neatly applied but is smudged on the surface.
$17.99 at amazon.com

8 Night Champagne

Black nails can be a very suitable choice for many different prom dresses. But there is nothing special about simple black nails. Add some glitter to at least one of your nails to make the effect of a champagne bottle being opened in the night.
$10.00 at amazon.com

9 Matte Blue

Matte blue nails are an interesting choice for a prom that shouldn’t be overlooked. It is hard to choose a dress that suits blue nails but if you have one of those, your manicure will look fantastic. Think about making one of your nails silver and glittery.
$10.00 at amazon.com

10 Pen Strokes

A prom signifies the end of carefree high school life so why not pay it some tribute. Make a simple French manicure and apply blue strokes that resemble pen writing on one of the nails.
$9.45 at amazon.com

11 Candy Cane Nails

Candy cane design is a great idea for prom nails. You can use any color you’d like but the most neutral will be white and silver. Such color combination is perfect for any image you choose.
$3.83 at amazon.com

12 Big Fat Glitter

Adding some black glitter to pink nails is a good idea which is easy to do at home. A black and pink combination looks impressive and can be a great addition to your prom style.
$7.95 at amazon.com

13 Egyptian Style

Painting all of your nails with golden glitter seems like going overboard. However, one golden nail among pink ones creates a fun Egyptian style most girls should consider for their prom image.
$9.00 at amazon.com

14 Black Hearts

Get creative with your French manicure by painting black hearts on the tips of pink nails. Add even more fun to the image by making one of the nails silver or golden and glittery.
$3.86 at amazon.com

15 The Classics

You can never go wrong with the classics. Classical red manicure is suitable for any occasion including your prom. These prom nails can fit almost any image you choose.
$3.59 at amazon.com

16 Colorful Crystals

Simple silver glittery nails are great for a prom. But in the modern world such simple manicure might be considered dull. Add some blue crystals to at least one of your nails.
$6.50 at amazon.com

17 Purple Mountain

If you like complicated shapes, these prom nails are for you. Mountain nails will look wonderful with bright purple colors as long as they suit the rest of your image.
$9.00 at amazon.com

18 Very White

White is often the color of choice for prom nails since dresses are usually on the white side. Diversify this overwhelming whiteness with clear crystals and some silver polish.
$5.42 at amazon.com

19 Glossy Purple

Purple is a good color of choice for special occasions. Such prom nails will give your image an additional flavor. The longer the nails are, the better this color will look.
$10.00 at amazon.com

20 Simple Yet Stylish

Simple French nails are always a no-lose option. There is a myriad of ways to go about making them a little more special. For instance, you can outline the tips with some glittery polish.
$5.95 at amazon.com

21 Posh 3D Nails

If you love red nail varnish but don’t know how to make it appear festive, use 3D designs. Large crystals and shiny bows will make your nails look fantastic.
$6.99 at amazon.com

22 Dazzling White

If you have dark skin then white nails are for you. They will look especially dazzling and fabulous regardless the length.
$10.99 atamazon.com

23 Silver Stream

Black prom nails need some extra zest to appear as fabulous as you want them to. Add some silver glitter to the tips to create a wonderful impression.
$1.68 at amazon.com

24 Colorful Beads

Beads are always a smart way to go in order to make the nails look fantastic. While they might not be suitable for everyday wear, they will make a prom night special.
$7.99 at amazon.com

25 Delicate Pink

Delicate colors are perfect for prom nails. A little glitter will make them even more interesting. Just make sure not to overdo it.
$9.00 at amazon.com

26 Blue Lagoon

While dark blue is something that needs a special image, light blue and white nails look subtle enough for many attire options. Add some silver lines and glitter to shine even brighter.
$7.00 at amazon.com

27 Golden Stripes

Black and white is a wise choice of colors for prom nails when your dress is very bright. Balance out the colors with the golden stripes.
$6.37 at amazon.com

28 White Flowers

White flowers look good on practically any varnish color. If you are painting the nails on your own, get white flower stickers that will brighten up any manicure.
$3.29 at amazon.com

29 Solid Color Mix

If black and white seems too simple for you, add some shiny silver into the mix. Alternate black, white and silver nails and add some crystals to the fully black ones.
$12.99 at amazon.com

30 Beautiful Petals

Diversify your subtle French manicure with beautiful flower petals. Make sure that you add some bright colors for the nails not to look dull during the special occasion.
$1.30 at amazon.com

31 Black Tips

Black tips are an unusual addition to a simple black manicure. To go even further, add some glitter and draw a simple flower on one of the nails.
$4.29 at amazon.com

32 Fall Tunes

Give your simple French manicure some flavor by adding autumn leaf colors to one of the nails. These fall tunes can look very attractive with all kinds of dresses.
$11.14 at amazon.com

33 Fun and Games

A special occasion is a great time to go all out with your nails. Look for special pink and glittery nail polish and alternate it with simple pink varnish. Add some crystals to complete the look.
$10.00 at amazon.com

34 Aquamarine French

Aquamarine is the color which will look good on any nails. Adding some glitter will make such nails suitable for the most special occasions.
$4.29 at amazon.com

35 Crystals and Glitter

If used the right way, the crystals and glitter will make a perfect combination for your amazing prom nails. The worst thing you can do here is overdo the glitter. Be careful.
$6.11 at amazon.com

36 Japanese Motives

Pink, black and white colors create amazing Japanese designs. The color of cherry tree blossom and black strokes will make your nails look impressive.
$6.10 at amazon.com

37 Tip Design

Another way to add some zest to your French prom nails is to use tip designs. Simple white tips will immediately get a new life if you just add some golden strokes.
$3.96 at amazon.com

38 Creative Extravaganza

If you have some special design ideas, there is no reason to put them off for later. Delicate black patterns can be a great match for your little black dress.
$12.50 at amazon.com

39 Just Black

If you are into dark colors, there is no reason to overlook simple black nails. They can be a great addition to a white or a blue dress or can outline a red attire.
$5.44 at amazon.com

40 Help for Short Nails

If by the time the prom comes you won’t grow long nails and are not a fan of gel and acrylic, there is no reason to worry. Simple French manicure with bright tips will look great even on the short nails.
$5.71 at amazon.com

41 Colorful Flowers

Drawing flowers on white nails are the classical way to go about a manicure. Let your imagination run wild and draw the most beautiful flowery patterns.
$7.00 at amazon.com

42 Triangles

Triangular tip outlines are easy to make and they look like a step forward from a simple French manicure. Use any color you wish on the tips and compliment them with rhinestones.
$5.99 at amazon.com

43 Starry Sky

When you are looking for a special way to paint your nails, choosing one simple pattern can be more than enough. If you are using blue or aquamarine colors, white stars will be a great idea.
$1.54 at amazon.com

44 Lilac and Aquamarine

Knowing which colors look great together is imperative for choosing the right style for your prom nails. The lilac and aquamarine mix makes a bright yet delicate effect.
$10.50 at amazon.com

45 White Caviar

White caviar nail polish is easy to apply and will make your hands look delicate and very special.
$1.47 at amazon.com

46 Blinding Blue

The shinier the nail polish you choose is, the better impression it will make. Blinding glitter is a great idea for any design.
$5.43 at amazon.com

47 Red and Black

Black and red is a win-win color combination for any occasion including ones you care about the most.
$5.69 at amazon.com

Proms nails come in a great variety of designs. They can be chosen to suit your dress or just reflect your mood. Perfect manicure is what you need to feel fabulous during one of the most important dances of your life.

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