6 Bridal Nail-Polish Shades That Are Better Than A French Manicure

From a color palette perspective, fall is the best time for a wedding. Mother Nature provides the blazing red and orange foliage, only to be matched by the beauty in the subtle details, like your maid-of-honor's burgundy gown, velvet copper ties on the table cards, a lush garden rose bouquet, and your bridal manicure wrapped around the stems.

Now you just need a shade of nail polish that feels right. Maybe a rosy mauve to play well with your accessories. A shimmery champagne or dark red wine to fit the reception you have planned. When all else fails, the poetic "something blue" comes to life in a $4 Revlon polish. Whatever your bridal vibe, find your perfect wedding-day nail shade, ahead.

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Pale Purple


Believe it or not, there's been a 'something purple' manicure trend amongst brides in Hollywood. Most recently, Sophie Turner wore a pastel plum manicure for her wedding to Joe Jonas. Meanwhile, Hailey Bieber remixed her bridal manicure with shimmery lilac tips. For a subtle take on the purple-tinted bridal mani trend, try this dusty taupe with soft lavender undertones.
OPI OPI Nail Polish in Taupe-less Beach$13.00 Buy

Mocha Beige



When you want to wear a nude polish, it can be tough to find the right shade for your skin tone. This one, created by Black-owned nail brand Àuda.B, is a foolproof pick.
AudaB Queen B$18.00 Buy

Rouge Noir



Kaley Cuoco recently endorsed this tone of burgundy, or Rouge Noir, as the shade for fall. Given the strong Cabernet vibes and the rich, romantic undertones, we think it's the perfect dark polish for fall "I dos."
OPI OPI Nail Lacquer in Got The Blues For Red$10.50 Buy

Rose Mauve



If you're going with a gel polish, nail pro Sarah Gibson Tuttle recommends the CND formula. "Not only does it really last, but the removal is kind to your nail plate," she tells us. Shade wise, you can't go wrong with the cool purple-pink designed for the bride: Married To The Mauve.
CND CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Married To The Mauve$10.50 Buy
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Champagne



Margot Robbie recently wore a champagne manicure on her press tour for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, and we were immediately inspired by the subtly and elegance of the look.
Essie Nail Polish in Imported Bubbly$9.00 Buy

Something (Sapphire) Blue



Maybe you're the traditional bride, and maybe you're not. Either way, that "something blue" feels a little less old-fashioned when you wear it on your fingernails in electric sapphire.
Revlon Revlon Nail Enamel in Urban$3.52 Buy
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