Festive dress? Check! Dancing shoes? Check! Fresh manicure? Check! Wedding season is here which, for many of us, means more primping and polishing in preparation for the big event. Whether or not you find yourself on a guest list, take a look at these manicures that are worth wearing all summer long.

9. Geometric Manicure

With a more subtle take on geometric nail art, blogger Anna Leisemeyer of In Honor of Design shares her tips for how you can easily master this nude and white-hued look.

8. Bright Poppy-Hued Manicure

What says “romance” better than a red manicure? This red-orange twist on the classic look is ideal for a modern wedding. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere shows that a poppy hue, when done right, is easy and elegant for any occasion.

7. Brush Strokes Manicure

Jenni of I Spy DIY and the Style blog drew inspiration from the Chanel Spring ’14 art-inspired runway show for this look. Have a steady hand and a love of painting? This manicure is for you!


6. Blue Triangle Manicure

Add another dimension to your geometric nail art by using two different shades of the same color. This mani, seen on Love Maegan, really ties into the whole “something blue” wedding tradition.

5. Galaxy Manicure

Playful and cool yet elegant enough to wear to a summer wedding, galaxy nails are worth the wear. Layer coats of deep blue, green, and purple polish to achieve a look that is out-of-this-world.


4. Checkerboard Manicure

Leave it to Marc Jacobs to take a mod checkerboard print and make it the focus of fashion-minded girls everywhere. This mani, seen on Swellmayde, plays off of the trend made famous at the Louis Vuitton runway show.

3. Silver Stripe Manicure

If you’ve ever used striping tape for an at home manicure you know it’s one of the easiest tools to use to guarantee the lines on your nails are straight. Use this miracle tape to achieve this pail blue design from I Spy DIY.

2. Nude Manicure

There’s nothing boring about a nude nail, especially when it’s accessorized with delicate jewelry a la Alix of I Covet Thee. For that perfectly polished look, paint several layers of ‘barely there’ shades like Essie’s Topless & Barefoot.

1. Glitter Stud Manicure

Black flecks of glitter give this pale pink manicure a glamorous upgrade. After painting several coats of your favorite pale shade, apply single pieces of glitter to your nails to achieve that retro, polka dot look. This playful look was created by manicurist extraordinaire Madeline Poole for The Glitter Guide.