Stiletto Nail Designs
Ah, stiletto nails. The fashion world’s answer to the question, “How can we make nails even more impractical?”. Sad but somewhat true…
However, even though they may not be the most user-friendly of nail shapes, there’s no denying that they look damn good. But what exactly are stiletto nails? Where did they come from? And how do you get them? Read on to find out everything you need to know about stiletto nails.
What Is the Stiletto Nail Design?
Stiletto nails are long, thin, and tapered at the end, much like the heel of a stiletto shoe. They can be any length but are typically quite long (think Kim Kardashian long). They’re also usually quite sharp at the tip, which can make them difficult to type with and even dangerous (ouch!). However, there are now blunt versions of stiletto nails available that are much safer and easier to wear.
Where Did Stiletto Nails Come From?
Stiletto nails have been around for centuries – I even found evidence online that they were even worn by ancient Egyptian royalty! But they only started becoming popular in mainstream culture in the 1950s thanks to Hollywood celebrities. In fact, I’ve encountered numerous posts about Marilyn Monroe and her nails but actually didn’t find a single picture of her wearing stilettos 🙂
Either way, being as noticeable as they are, in recent years, they’ve experienced something of a renaissance thanks to social media; Instagram in particular has played a big role in making stiletto nails one of the hottest trends around.
How To Get Stiletto Nails?
If you want to try out the trend for yourself, there are a few ways to go about it. You can either use fake nails or grow your own out.
If you go the acrylic or press-on-nails route, beware that it can be quite difficult to find false stilettos that fit well (most companies don’t make them in smaller sizes). It’s also important to make sure that the false nails are applied correctly so that they don’t damage your natural nails.
If you decide to grow your own stilettos out, be prepared for a bit of a commitment; you’ll need to let your nails grow for several weeks before you can achieve the desired look. Once your nails have grown out, you can then file them into a stiletto shape. This method is much easier said than done; if you’re not careful, you could end up with wonky-looking nails. It’s best left to professionals unless you’re feeling brave!
Whether you’re headed to a fancy gala or just running errands around town, stiletto nails are a great way to add instant glamour to any look. Just remember to take extra care of them so they don’t break! With a little bit of TLC, you can rock this stylish nail trend anytime, anywhere.