Top 10 Best Stiletto Nail Art Designs

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Love ’em or hate ’em, there is no denying that stiletto nails are a definite head turner. Though wildly impractical, this is a trend that is here to stay. If you ask us, nothing says girl glamour better than bold unabashed fashion. We’ve seen the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Fergie, Beyonce, Rana Del all flaunt their striking super pointed nails. So we went through blogs and pinterest to find out about this trend called stiletto nails and also bring our top 10 favourite nail ideas.

What exactly are stiletto nails?

Lady Gaga’s at the ‘Fame’ Eau de Parfum launch

Lady Gaga’s at the ‘Fame’ Eau de Parfum launch


Just like its namesake stiletto heels, these nails get their name from the sharp, pointed, feline claws-like shape. Though made popular by the likes of Lady Gaga, these daring nail shapes have been around since the 1950s and 1960s.
Some may prefer otherwise but it’s not quite feasible to get this dangerous looking shape with our natural nails. So, most people turn to acrylics that easily can be sculpted to get the desired form.

How to get the shape right for Stiletto Nails
    First the nails are clipped short and polished

  • Then these fake acrylic nails are stuck on them using adhesive glue
  • Now just cut, shape, buff and keep redoing until you get that pointed dagger like shape
  • They have to be really pointy if you want that stiletto drama.
  • It takes time and patience and unless you are like a D.I.Y queen, we always recommend getting it done at a professional salon

Time to get on with our favourite stiletto nail arts, so exciting!

10.French Twist

French Twist

French Twist

The elegant and timeless French manicure gets an edgy lift with this modern nail art. Its fierce and bold but with certain elegance and subtleness to it, loved it!

9.Red Bling

Red Bling

Red Bling

No nail art list would be complete without the color red – passion, love, lust, romance, anger and courage all sums up under this one color. This art features in our favourite list because of its sheer simplicity. It almost resembles beautiful rose petals with dew drops.
How can one go ever go wrong with that?
8.Aztec patterns

Aztec patterns

Aztec patterns


This one is an all time favourite pattern, be it on clothes or accessories. Love how the artist has played around to maintain an interesting balance – nude nails lined with black and intense black nails and Aztec patterns to bring out an ethnic tribal edge.

7.Whimsical dream

Whimsical dream

Whimsical dream


From the fancy flower vines to the dew drop effects, this art looks like something straight out of an extraordinary dream. One word – Wow!

6.Bridal charm

Bridal nail art

Bridal nail art


Pretty, soft and feminine with a touch of royal drama, this nail art is oh-so-perfect to go with your gorgeous wedding gown.

5.Rockstar Edge

Black and golden nail art rockstar look

Black and golden nail art rockstar look


Sharp intense black nails with gold studs and chains, this one is for the rocker chic girls. With nails like these, no one will ever think of messing with you!

4.Girls just wanna have fun!

Lovely colors

Lovely colors


This one has fun written all over it, right from the lovely pop of color and the fun patterns to the explosive ‘Pow’! It’s perfect for a fun gossip session with our girl pals.

3.Cold Blooded Reptile

Reptile Print

Reptile Print


Move over the usual animal prints ladies; here comes the reptile print! This nail art is just so striking that it almost makes one look cold blooded.
2. Hidden Metaphor
Golden fountain tip design

Golden fountain tip design


It’s unimaginable how much time and effort it must have taken to come up with something as exotic as this nail art. The use of gold over black and white along with the golden fountain tip design, they kind of takes us back to the old world.

1.Psychedelic magic

Psychedelic designs

Psychedelic designs


‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ This stunning nail art sums up this quote just perfectly. There’s something about the beautiful artwork that makes it appear so out of this world.

So what do you think of these ultra cool nail arts? We’ve got no idea how to work around the house, tap on our laptop keyboards or handle our smartphones with these on. But there’s no denying that with the bold attention-grabbing stiletto nails, we won’t need another statement piece. Time to dress up our nails and go daring with the audacious stiletto nails!

‘The happiest girls always have the prettiest nails.’ – Tammy Taylor

Author Biography
Nivedita Longjam Nivedita is a fashion designer, freelance writer and a computer enthusiast. She believes in the 'Zen' teachings of life that sadly, goes out the window half the time. For the remaining half, a warm cup of tea and the company of good books, good music and her adorable pets help her stay Zen like.

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