Nail Shapes Short Nails

Let’s take a look at the best nail shapes for short nails. Whether you’re being practical because you work with your hands all day or you broke a couple nails and had to trim them all back, short nails can be sexy, beautiful, and empowering. I’ve chosen 5 nail shapes to show off your undeniable manicured prowess. Oval and Almond shapes are best for making fingers look slimmer and longer; they’re also seemingly more feminine. Squared, Squoval, & rounded nails are lower maintenance, and perfect for showing off nail art such as stamping or multi-colored designs. 

Nail shapes for short nails

Squared Short Nails

Firstly, Squared nails can be defined as bluntly filing the tip of the nail until it is a straight edge that is perpendicular to the sides of your nail. This is a good one if you have slender fingers with narrow nail beds. The shape is also strong enough to withstand working with your hands all day. A squared nail showcases nail art very well especially designs that utilize geometric shapes & patterns, negative space, and sophisticated line work. Its elegant, modern, & trendy. However this one might not be for you if squared nails make your fingers look short & stubby. The edges can also snag on things like delicate fabrics. Wear these with bold polishes or nudes. A matte can look as good as a chrome with this one. Going with a square nail can leave you feeling on-trend, stylish, and boldly graceful.

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Squoval or Squared Oval Short Nails

Secondly, squoval nails can be defined as simply rounding the edges of a square nail. Its a hybrid between an oval shape and a square shape. This one is universally flattering to both long and short fingers. Unlike squared nails this shape doesn’t make fingers look shorter and stubbier, instead it makes them look wider and longer. Its still a shape that keeps nails strong and able to withstand everyday activities. There’s also no edges to catch on delicate fabrics. The shape is a modern classic that has survived many trends. Its a softer more sophisticated look that squared nails. And is perfect for simple nail art designs that utilize bold color choices and minimalist designs. A Squoval nail really shines as a sophisticated classic look.

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Rounded Short Nails

Thirdly, rounded nails can be defined as rounding off the nail tip with a circular edge.  This is probably the best nail shape for all fingers and all styles. Its universally cool. Mimicking the natural shape our nails take when left un-manicured, but, of course, these are on purpose and therefore very lovely. This shape leaves fingers looking elongated and nail beds slimmer. Its a feminine touch on the shortest of nails and it is delightful. This shape is incredibly durable and the least likely to break. When it comes to polishes, anything goes with this one. Nudes, bolds, shimmers, elegance, minimalist or maximalist these nails show off whatever vibe you’re looking to put out into the world, today. A rounded nail displays a cool laid-back vibe that’s feminine and classy.

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Round short nails

Round short nails

Round short nails

Oval Short Nails

Fourthly, oval nails can be defined as rounding the tip into an oval shape. So its more rounded and a little pointier than a rounded nail, but less tapered and not as pointy as an almond nail. This one’s best to elongate shorter fingers making the nail bed appear thinner and very feminine. Your nail art can be as bold and unexpected as you want it to be with this shape. No matter what polish you choose you’ll display a sexy confidence that is pure joy. An oval nail puts your most empowered foot forward that’s feminine, sexy, and strong.

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Oval Short nails

Oval Short nails

Oval Short nails

Almond Short Nails

Fifthly, almond nails can be defined as tapering the edges into a rounded point, therefore its pointier than an oval nail taking more of an almond shape than oval. This one’s the most flattering to short stubby fingers. Additionally, it really elongates and feminizes your nail bed in the most empowering way. Its a favorite in the fashion world because it looks sexy cool, doesn’t break easily, and doesn’t snag on delicate fabrics. Perfect for nudes and understated color schemes. Minimalist nail designs will really accent this bold shape choice well. Most importantly, choosing an almond nail shape displays your chicest confidence yet.

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Almond Short nails

Almond Short nails

Almond Short Nails

Conclusion

In conclusion, no matter which shape you go with you will be putting forth your most sexy feminine manicured self. Square nails to be on-trend and stylish. A Squoval for a classic sophistication. Rounded nails to stay feminine and classy. Go for sexy and strong with oval nails. or lastly, try out an almond nail for a chic confidence boost. Now you have 5 ways to show off those sexy empowered short nails. Check out amazing color choices here. And be sure to share with us on Instagram. What is your favorite nail shape for short nails?

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