With celebrity nails on the mind — including Meghan Markle's clean manicure at the Baby Sussex reveal and Hilary Duff's French tips for her engagement announcement — we're fully reconsidering the importance of the special occasion manicure. And if there's one event where your hands are more photographed than ever, it's your wedding.
You've likely already chosen the flowers and the bridesmaid color palette, and your wedding-day manicure should receive the same careful planning. To make things easier, we've broken down the nail-polish colors specifically designed with brides in mind (complete with cute matrimony monikers, too). From Essie's Blushing Bride (a nude peachy tone) to the perfect "something blue" by OPI, find the ideal polish to toast the big day, ahead.
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Lauren B Nail Polish in Love
Lauren Berkovitz, founder of Lauren B. Beauty, actually created this shade, Love, for her own walk down the aisle. She calls it a cool, sheer petal-pink — that will still look classic when you’re showing your wedding album to your grandkids.
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Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Muguet
Brides who want a sheer color that's not too pink nor too nude will find their happy place with Dior Gel Shine polish in Muguet.
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Nail Lacquer in Glow Business
Similar to Essie Blushing Bride, Marc Jacobs polish in Glow Business was designed to give nails a transparent, almost plasticized finish. The polish has patented bonding agents that make this formula resistant to chipping — which is helpful if you're heading straight to your honeymoon destination after the reception.
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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Shell We Dance
Sally Hansen's gel-like formula comes in this white-tinged pink that's adorably called Shell We Dance. If the name and timeless tone don't convince you, you can fall back on the fact that it's a color strikingly similar to Meghan Markle's fresh mommy manicure.
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