This Minimalist Nail Trend Is Perfect For Wedding Season

When you're walking down the aisle, fingers wrapped around a bouquet of peonies that took you three months to settle on, you want the frame — your manicure — to be given the same amount of careful consideration. While French tips or any old nude polish may feel appropriate, there's an assortment of minimalist nail designs that are similarly classic, but with just enough individuality to keep you from feeling like every other bride.

Ahead, find your foolproof guide to the perfect wedding manicure. Whether you're looking for that "something blue" with a pastel polish, a barely-there rose, or the skinniest stripe of sparkle to complement your cushion-cut engagement ring, scroll through to find the perfect final touch to wear on your big day.

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NYC's trendy Paintbox Studio just launched this two-toned, diagonal striped design for summer 2019. Though it might not be bridal per se, the pink and white combo makes the coolest complement to a statement ring (this one's designed by David Yurman).
You can't go wrong with a glossy nude polish, like OPI Tiramisu For Two, with a skinny swipe of fine-milled glitter at the cuticle.
Think of this shimmery gold mani as a 2019 refresh of the traditional, white French tip.
If you're going for clean and simple, grow your nails out just past your fingertips, shape them round, and finish off the look with a glossy, barely-there gel polish.
London-based nail salon, Dry By London, calls this design the Maid of Honor. But considering the delicate white heart etched on the ring finger, we'd go right ahead and say it's perfect for the bride, too.
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Need "something blue"? Add it to your fingernails with this pastel polish by Olive & June.
To get the ombré French look, use a clear base coat over your whole nail and Essie's white polish in Blanc for the faded gradient at the tip.
A warm, peach-tinted nude feels fitting for your glide down the aisle. And the color will still work through the next week, when you're sipping a pineapple margarita on your honeymoon.
Another way to bring blue into you bridal mani is with some negative-space sparkle.
Cuticle striping is all the rage right now, and we're loving the minimalist accent — plus a pink tip — for wedding season.
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Ombré glitter over a pearly base polish brings to mind the chimes of Pachelbel's Canon.
Minimalist meets ooh la la in this rhinestone-studded manicure.
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