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50 Stunning Prom Nail Ideas To Look Ravishing For Prom

by Sherri Owens

Prom was a really big deal for me in high school. My friends were voted prom king and queen and I didn't want to be the ugly duckling that hung out with the cool kids.

So I decided to slay. From the dress to the nails, everything had to look stunning. I went for extra bling. I used plain nails with rhinestones and I'm glad I did. Some of my friends used matte nails with 3d flowers and rhinestones. Others went for ombre nails with glitter and they all looked stunning.

From subtle to not-so-subtle to extra loud prom nail ideas I came across, here are the 50 most amazing prom nails for inspiration.

Prom Nail Ideas For You

1. Nude and White Ombre Prom Nails

Nude and white nail acrylic with glitter is a lovely prom look.

Nude and White Ombre Prom Nails

Image by @nailsbysabrinax via Instagram

2. Floral Rhinestone Nails

This is a cute pink Frenchie decorated with glitters, rhinestones, and flowers that will make you look gorgeous.

Floral Rhinestone Nails

Image by @pretty.nails.by.claudia via Instagram

3. Extra Bling Glitter Nails

This extra long nail design will go with any dress you choose to wear to prom. The silver stone and glitter are both classy and chic.

Prom Nails with Extra Glitter

Image by @ennysglamroom via Instagram

4. Butterfly Nail Art

Nude and glitter nail art are a big trend on their own, but adding butterflies to the design makes them even better and fit for special occasions.

Butterfly Nail Art

Image by @anyanails1006 via Instagram

5. Negative Space V-Tip Nail Designs

Clean nude nails like these are your go-to if you want a sophisticated look. The silver glitter is just ideal to make your prom mani pop.

Clean Nude Nails with Silver Glitter

Image by @houseofhamadi via Instagram

6. White Nail Polish

White nails are a prom classic, as they will go with any outfit you choose to rock.

White Long Nails with Stones

Image by @beau.tybyree via Instagram

7. Black and Nude Nails

Not a fan of acrylic? Paint your natural nails with nude polish, and add a lovely dark accessory like this for an awesome appearance.

Nude Nail Polish and Lovely Dark Accessory

Image by @nailsatno8 via Instagram

8. Gradient Nude Almond Nails

We can't think of anything more classy for prom than this amazing color combo with glitter.

Gradient Nude Almond Nails

Image by @nailbeauties.le via Instagram

9. Glamour Nails

This floral nail design, with a touch of white at the tips, looks classy. It is a lovely nail option if you would like to look elegant for prom.

Floral Nail Design With White Tips

Image by @glamour_naillounge via Instagram

10. Glitz And Rhinestone nails

The rhinestone and flower design on this long square-shaped nail art gives it a shiny finish and creates a beautiful sparkle that will make you stand out on your prom night.

Glitz And Rhinestone Nails

Image by @nailssbyleoo via Instagram

11. Blue Tip French Manicure

If you're searching for a fun nail design, you should go with this. It has polka dots and animal print tips. These nails will look better if your prom dress has a touch of blue.

Blue Tip French Manicure

Image by @__formechloe via Instagram

12. Prom Nails With Gold Glitter

For a fancy and stunning look that will look awesome in pictures, wear these classic white nails with rubies.

Classic White Nails With Rubies

Image by @michelle.cosmeticss via Instagram

13. Pink Glitz Nails

You can't go wrong with shiny pink and white nails for prom.

Shiny Pink and White Glitter Nails

Image by @.j.nailz via Instagram

14. Bright Pink Nails

The long vibrant nails look like extensions of your real nails and the touches of glitter bring out the natural beauty of your skin.

Bright Long Pink Nails With Glitter

Image by @glammedbybeauty via Instagram

15. Glam Nails

You may want to try out this look if you love to match your earrings and bracelets with your nail accessories.

White Glitter and Floral Nails

Image by @_glambyjulia via Instagram

16. Burnt Orange Nails

Looking for colorful and chic prom party nails? These long sparkling prom nails with an angle pattern and rhinestones are all you need to look chic.

Burnt Orange Nails

Image by @rosanailbar via Instagram

17. Royal Blue Nails

These royal blue and transparent acrylics with crystal blue sapphire carefully placed on the nails look elegant.

Long Royal Blue Nails

Image by @nailsbyarieyxdiorblinks via Instagram

18. Nude Nails With Rhinestones

Shine bright like a diamond with these stylish nails accessorized with floral and butterfly designs at the tips. The little fingernails are covered in gold glitter.

Nude Nails With Rhinestones

Image by @bellas_nails007 via Instagram

19. Elegant Prom Nails

If you think plain nude nail polish is dull, spice it up with yellow to make it appear more stylish and chic.

Plain Nude Nail With Yellow Tips

Image by @thehouzofbeauty via Instagram

20. Blue Prom Nails With 3D Flowers

Want to wear a royal blue gown for prom? This trendy nail design will be a perfect match for you.

Blue Prom Nails With 3D Flowers

Image by @nailsbyrico via Instagram

21. Nude and Black Prom Nails

For girls who aren't fond of bright colors, these nude and black tip nails with rhinestones are a great option.

Nude and Black Prom Nails

Image by @sergynailedit via Instagram

22. Gold Accessories On White Base

Canary or golden diamonds are simply astonishing on white nails. Pair with a lovely white gown for an elegant look that will have tongues wagging on prom day.

White Long Square Nails with Gold Accessories

Image by @jocyssnails via Instagram

23. Matte Beige Nails With Gold Glitz

These stiletto nude nails are everything you need for a perfect prom look. It features two accent gold glitter nails that add a subtle shine to the gorgeous matte nail design.

Matte Beige Nails With Gold Glitz

Image by @crystalsnailscene via Instagram

24. Light Blue Tip Frenchies

Here are fantastic color combos you can wear to steal the show on your special day. They have beige and light blue floral designs with stones at the base and tips.

Light Blue Tip Frenchies

Image by @l1beautybox via Instagram

25. Ombre and V-Tip Prom Nails

These pretty pink nails with a french tip pattern and rhinestones at the base are the definition of elegance.

Pink Nails With French Tip and Rhinestones

Image by @beautynails_brows via Instagram

26. Beaded Glitter Nails

You don't have to worry about nail colors to rock for prom. These lovely glossy nails with beads and stones can go with any color dress you choose to wear.

Beaded Glitter Nails

Image by @ennysglamroom via Instagram

27. Crystal Glitter Nails

Look extra beautiful with these elegant nails. I'm in awe of the royal blue french tip and rhinestones with amazing crystals on the middle finger.

Royal Blue Nails with French Tip and Rhinestones

Image by @cellasnailart via Instagram

28. Love Marble Nails

These designs are works of art. The love shape of the stones and the marble design elevate the entire look.

Love Shape Marble Nails

Image by @jmnails_biggleswade via Instagram

29. Nude Maroon Nail Art

If you need an easy maroon mani with a bit of gold, I suggest you recreate this.

Nude Maroon Nail Art

Image by @beautynails_brows via Instagram

30. Orange Ombre Nails

Interesting and beautiful ombre nail art. You can use press-on nails like this for prom night.

Orange Ombre Nails

Image by @nailsbyaleee via Instagram

31. Sparkling Nails

Command attention with this sparkling nail design topped with lovely crystal.

Blue Sparkling Nails

Image by @nick_lotusnails via Instagram

32. Beige and Black Nail Art

These simple beige nail designs with vibrant black stripes will look great for prom and other special occasions.

Beige and Black Nail Art

Image by @mayleidoesnails via Instagram

33. Silver Ombre Nail Art

Simple nail art with a silver design you can create at home.

Silver Ombre Nail Art

Image by @aprildeaustin via Instagram

34. Glowy Manicure

This is a pretty manicure, especially the glossy royal blue design.

Glossy Royal Blue Nails

Image by @naildriprv via Instagram

35. Lovely Beige Prom Nails

Don't you just love these lovely nude nails decorated with white and silver glitter? If you do, then you've got your perfect prom nails. Screenshot them and show them to your nail tech for inspiration.

Nude Nails with White and Silver Glitter

Image by @slayedby.tiff via Instagram

36. Maroon Butterfly Prom Nails

Spice up your manicure by making different designs on each finger.

Maroon Butterfly Prom Nails

Image by @janailsupplies via Instagram

37. Beauty Prom Nail Designs

You can never go wrong with nude manicures and white swirl designs.

Nude Manicure and White Swirl Designs

Image by @beautynails_brows via Instagram

38. Gold Glitter Prom Nail Designs

With the gold flecks and nude nail polish, you can recreate this design at home for your big night.

Gold Glitter Prom Nail Designs

Image by @nailsbynatalina via Instagram

39. Glossy Black Nails

Glossy black paired with rhinestones for a shiny finish instantly grabs attention.

Glossy Black Nails with Rhinestones

Image by @nails_before_males123 via Instagram

40. Marble Floral Combo

This is a colorful and bold floral nail design that's perfect for girls who love blue.

Colorful Bold Floral Nail Design

Image by @cloud9claws via Instagram

41. Neutral Nails With Pink Flowers

Colorful trendy nude nails that look even more interesting with a pink flower design at the tips.

Nude Nails With Pink Flowers

Image by @golden_filenailsalon via Instagram

42. Neutral Shades With Slight Red

You don't have to go the extra mile for a stunning look. Aside from the exaggerated length, this is a simple mocha and red nail design. If you prefer short nails, you can recreate this with a shorter length.

Mocha and Red Nail Design

Image by @glamnailsbybritneyyy via Instagram

43. Matte Butterfly Glitter Nails

This is definitely one of the most stunning manicures on this list. If you like glitter, gemstones, and butterfly art, then try this beautiful prom-inspired manicure for great results.

Matte Butterfly Glitter Nails

Image by @nailsby.alex via Instagram

44. Black Craft Prom Nails With Crystals

If you want to make a statement, this long rare black mani decorated with crystal is what you need to feel like a celebrity on prom night.

Black Craft Prom Nails With Crystals

Image by @polishedbyneena via Instagram

45. Floral And Butterfly Design

These ombre manicures are charming on their own. Add colorful florals, and gemstones with butterfly details and you have insanely cute prom nails.

Blue Floral And Butterfly Nail Design

Image by @salonfabulous via Instagram

46. Floral French Design

For a simple feminine appearance, a neutral shade is always a good choice. You can add glitter and flowers to make it sparkle.

Nude Nails With Floral French Design

Image by @mandiecures via Instagram

47. Croc Frenchies

A creative prom nail option is to go for extra long french nails with crocodile nail tips and large golden rhinestones.

Extra Long French Nails with Crocodile Tips

Image by @nailsbyyshyy via Instagram

48. Ombre Glitz Design

This gorgeous mani features mocha and purple ombre with two accent nails on the index and middle fingers.

Mocha and Purple Ombre Nails

Image by @nailsbymari.ibel via Instagram

49. Neutral And Maroon Glitz

The 3d flowers and petals on the ring accent mani gives a rich, baddie vibe. If that sounds like you, this is a great mani option to opt for.

Neutral And Maroon Glitz Nails With 3D Flowers

Image by @_valsnails via Instagram

50. Glitter White Polish On Beige

These pretty beige nails mixed with white encapsulated glitter are gorgeous. The glittery rhinestones make the look extra ravishing.

Glitter White Polish On Beige Nails

Image by @yai.nailedit via Instagram

Rhinestones, glitter, and flowers are trendy nail designs for prom this season. Pick your favorite design and get ready for your prom nail appointment. 

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