I got a manicure last weekend before a friend’s wedding. When the nail tech asked me what shape I wanted my nails, I panicked. I’m never quite sure what the right answer is, especially because I keep my fingernails pretty short.
Thanks to Mashable, I now have a nifty guide to nail shapes and an idea of how trends have changed over the past century.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, short and round nails signified wealth and cleanliness. As the 20th century progressed, the almond nail became more popular. It was popularized by stars like Lucille Ball and magazines like Revlon.
In the 90s, square and “squoval” nails reigned supreme. Still, some fashion icons like Princess Diana opted for a natural look, bringing things full circle to the 19th century.
Today, almost every nail style is considered fashionable. It all comes down to personal preference. Whether you have artificial stiletto nails or round and natural ones, there’s no wrong answer.
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