Are you looking for a new nail shape to try? If so, you should consider trying out stiletto nails. Stiletto nails are similar to almond nails, but with a more pointed tip.
I love stiletto nails right now because they give off an edgy look and can work with so many nail designs.
Things to Consider When Getting Stiletto Nails
Before you decide on what kind of nail design you want to add to your stiletto nails, there are some things you should consider.
First, you should consider what length you want your nails to be. The best thing about stiletto nails is that they look good with any nail length, so there will be designs that look on both short and long nails. It all depends on how long you like your nails to be.
Also, you will want to consider what kind of design you want to go for. For example, do you want to do French-inspired nails, an intricate design, a solid color, etc.?
Finally, how edgy do you want your look to be? There are certain designs that you can do with stiletto nails that will give you an edgier look. (I’ve listed some below.) If you want baddie vibes, you can make it happen with these nails.
To help you in deciding what stiletto nail look you want to go for, I have compiled a list of the 15 best nail designs for stiletto nails to make your decision so much easier! Check them out below.
Short Stiletto Nails
1. French Abstract Nails
If you are obsessed with abstract nail designs and you want to combine this look with some stiletto nails, you totally can!
For these kinds of nails, I recommend trying out a French-inspired abstract nail design like the one shown in this video tutorial.
This will give you the abstract look that you want for your nails, and it will also look super cool with the stiletto nail shape.
This look is also simple to recreate at home. Just make sure to have white nail polish, a small detail brush, and a base coat and you will be able to create this design on stiletto nails!
2. French Stiletto
Of course, if you like French nails and you want to continue doing the classic French-inspired nail looks, you can also definitely do that!
French-inspired nails still look super cute on stiletto-shaped nails, as shown in this video tutorial. And, if you want to add a little extra something to your nails, you could include a cute design like these pink hearts!
This design also looks super cute on short stiletto-shaped nails.
3. Mermaid Stiletto Nails
This is a much more detailed design, so if you are looking for something to make your stiletto nails stand out, this is the design for you!
This is a mermaid-inspired nail design with stiletto nails. It combines a lot of sparkles, and silver and blue shades, as well as some sparkly gems, to create a mermaid-inspired nail look.
If you are loving this look and want to give it a try, I recommend watching this video tutorial to see exactly how to do it.
Related reading: 20 Gorgeous Beach Nail Designs You’ll Love
4. Gradient Stiletto Nails
Another great option for stiletto-shaped nails, especially if you want something a bit more simple, would be to do a gradient design. With this kind of look, you could go for a more nude and white ombre look or you could make it a little bit more fun by using some fun colors.
For example, in this video tutorial, they used pink shades to create a pink gradient design on short stiletto nails. And, to add even more to the look, they added some rhinestones for extra sparkle.
5. Sparkly Accent Nails
If you want to include some sparkly nail polish in your stiletto nail design, I recommend going for the accent nail look.
This will add a pop of sparkle to your nails to make sure that everyone notices your new stiletto-shaped nails.
What I also love about this look is it is super simple to create at home. All you will need is some sparkly nail polish and one or two other colors that you will be using on the rest of your nails.
Long Stiletto Nails
6. Foil Nail Art
If you are into the longer stiletto nails looks, there are also totally a ton of different ways that you can style these nails!
One way to make long stiletto nails stand out is by adding something shiny like gold foil! Gold foil is a great alternative to sparkles if you want to try something different and it will look great on your long stiletto nails.
Just add some to the tips of your nails and you will have a pretty gold foil look!
7. Marble Stiletto Nails
If you are one of those people who has always loved the marble nail design, this look is the perfect one for you! It is the marble nail look, done on stiletto-shaped nails.
However, instead of using white and grey for your marble design, I encourage you to try out some different colors like this gorgeous teal shade to make your nails stand out even more.
8. Floral Stiletto Nails
For those of us who are into floral nail designs, this may be the perfect design for your next stiletto nail look. It includes a combination of sparkles, gems, and flowers that you can add to your stiletto nails to get a super fun floral look!
9. Ombre Stiletto Nails
Of course, you could also try out the ombre look on stiletto nails. I think that this look is perfect for longer stiletto-shaped nails, as shown in the video.
Also, if you want to add some extra sparkle to this look, adding some rhinestones and gems onto your accent nail will do the trick.
10. Abstract Nails
Are you interested in doing the abstract nail trend on stiletto-shaped nails? If you are, great news: These designs also look great on stiletto nails, even longer stiletto nails.
What I love about abstract designs is they are easy to do at home because you can create whatever kind of look that you want by making simple lines and shapes on your nails.
So, if this is the kind of look you are going for, I recommend checking out this video tutorial for a great example of an abstract design you can do on stiletto nails.
Black Stiletto Nails
11. Black Lace Nails
If you want to go for an edgier nail look, I suggest trying out some black stiletto nails. The combination of black with the shape of stiletto nails will definitely give your nails an edgier look if that is what you’re going for.
You can also add some designs to them. For instance, the black lace added to these nails gives off a more dark and gothic type of look.
12. Sparkly Black Stiletto Nails
Another way you could go, if you want black stiletto nails, is to try a simpler look with just black nail polish.
And, if you want to still keep it simple, but add a little something extra to the look, you could use some light sparkly black nail polish. This will give you a gorgeous and edgy stiletto nail look like the one shown above.
Edgy Stiletto Nails
13. Gothic Letters
If you want an even edgier look, you could add some detailed designs to your nails to show off your edgier side with your mani.
For example, a great way to do this would be with some gothic lettering. You can spell out whatever you want on your nails and as long as you use gothic-style letters like in this video, you will create an edgy nail look that you will love with stiletto nails.
I also recommend using French tips for this nail look. I’m a particular fan of how they added a girly touch with pink French tips and simple heart designs in the video tutorial above.
14. Glass Stiletto Nails
If you want a super cool and edgy nail look that you can make using stiletto nails, I recommend trying out these gothic glass stiletto nails.
This look is all about using black nail polish or a dark color for the base of your nails, then making the color fade out so the tips of your nails are transparent.
You can also even add some cute gems to this design as they did in this video.
15. Croc Stiletto Nails
If you like animal print-inspired nails, I highly recommend trying out this croc skin design for an edgier nail look with stiletto-shaped nails.
What I love about this look is that the animal print is designed to look 3D, which will make your nail design stand out even more.
Also, for this look, I highly recommend using some chrome nail polish to add an even edgier vibe to these nails as shown in this video.
Which stiletto nail ideas from this list are you going to try for your next nail look?
What kind of stiletto nails are your favorite? Have you tried stiletto nails before?