How to Prepare Your Nails for Prom


How to Prepare Your Nails for Prom

prom nails

Matching shoes, a clutch, and jewelry to your prom dress may be your main focus, but don't forget about your prom nails! The shade you wear on your nails for prom can add a lot to your overall look, but choosing the right one for your outfit's color scheme can be tricky. So, to figure out how to match nail polish to your perfect prom dress or suit, we are here!

How Do I Prepare My Nails To Be Prom?


While having long nails often seems like a must-have fashion statement, it is actually much healthy for your nails to be kept shorter and trimmed. Trim your nails in a rounded shape in the weeks leading up to prom, this will help reduce the possibility of catching your nail and ripping or breaking it. Also be sure to keep a file in your bag to remove any rough edges. Don’t forget to keep your toes trimmed too! Everyone wants their toes looking fabulous to show off those gorgeous heels.

Clear Coat

Keeping a clear coat on your nails is a great way to keep your nails safe before a prom manicure. This will deflect scratches, and help your nails to build up strength under the polish. Try also keeping a clear coat on your toes to prep them for that perfect prom pedi!

Don’t bite!

While for many it seems like an impossible habit to break, try to reduce nail or cuticle biting prior to prom. Try using a stress ball or something to keep your hands occupied when you think you might have the urge to bite them, and keeping a color on them could also deter you from biting. Nail biting is often a sign of stress, so don’t forget self care to reduce stress leading up to prom!


It may seem odd, but keeping your nails and hands moisturized is an amazing way to keep your nails healthy. Just as you might apply lotion after the shower to your legs and arms, make sure to apply a moisturizing salve or balm on your nails and cuticles. Also try to moisturize your cuticles throughout the day when you think of it, because healthy cuticles create healthy nails!

How to Find the Perfect Prom Nail Designs?

Finding the perfect prom nail design for your dress can be a bit overwhelming. With so many gorgeous prom nail ideas pinned on Pinterest and multiple images saved on Instagram, picking just one can be tough! But to find the nail design that best goes with your dress, you need to take hints from the dress itself, because it will (undeniably) be the most visible element of your look. But, also keep in mind that your style and persona matter equally. If you’re going for an embellished prom dress with rhinestones, it is not necessary to go all blingy with your nails. Go for ombre or matte nails for both - your dress and your nails - to stand out.

What Color Nails Go With A Purple Prom Dress?


purple prom dress

There are so many nail polish shades that work beautifully with purple. We' re about to deep dive into them, but in case you have a party to get to, here' s the short and fast answer to what nail color goes with a purple dress: Black,white, gray, beige, tan, and navy nails go well with a purple dress. You can also wear pastels like dusty rose, lemon, and sky blue. Most shades of yellow will give a nice contrast. Emerald, forest, and sage green go well, and so will any other purple shade. Both gold and silver nails work with a purple dress.

What Color Nails Go With A Hot Pink Prom Dress?


Hot Pink Prom Dress

Hot pink is youthful, vibrant, and electric. Often seen paired with black, hot pink also works well with yellows and cyans and, on the tamer side, with white and a light pinks as an accent.

What Color Nails Go With A Blue Prom Dress?


Blue Prom Dress

Neutrals such as black, white, cream, beige, and grey go well with most colors. All of these can be partnered with royal blue. So if you were wondering how to wear white nail polish, it would look great with royal blue clothing. Blue and white are a classic color combo that never goes out of style.

What Color Nails Go With A Burgundy Prom Dress?


Burgundy Prom Dress

White nail polish is the easiest to blend in most of the time. On top of that, you can try beige, black, navy blue, peach, light gray, dusty pink, light pink, and some shades of green. You can also pick mustard, yellow, and gold which are the proper ones to enrich burgundy values.

What Color Nails Go With A Black Prom Dress?


Black Prom Dress

Lilac nail polish is best suited for a black dress because it stands out against the shade. It also looks great against any skin tone. This color is perfect for events year round because of its bright nature. Blue nail polishes also look great with black outfits.


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