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21 Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

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Your nails don’t have to be long to have gorgeous nail art, you can also have funky designs created on shorter nails to. To get you inspired we have found 21 elegant nail designs for short nails. There is a design for everyone whether you’re looking for stylish summer nails or pretty designs for a special occasion.

1. White and Gold Glitter

First up we have this beautiful white manicure. White is a great color choice for the summer, if you are looking for something glam you can add gold glitter just like these. Each nail has a splash of glitter and one nail is all over glitter. The white and gold combination is gorgeous and could be used to create many elegant nail designs.

White and Gold Glitter for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @melcisme

2. Pink and Metallic Nails

Next up we have this cute pink manicure with metallic accent nails. Pink is a pretty color choice for your nails and the metallic shade adds a touch of elegance. A design like this can easily be created at home with just two polish colors. You can recreate this mani with similar colors or different ones. Just make sure the colors match.

Pink and Metallic Nails for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @sinney

3. White Elegant Nail Designs

Looking for something trendy and elegant? Then this is the manicure for you! These nails feature light pink polish with two white accent nails. The accent nails feature thin strips of pink glitter and gems. There are even little pearls on one pink nail. Nails like this would be fun to create and you could also use all elements or just choose one like the glitter to make your own unique look.

White Accent Nails for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @ana0m

4. Gold French Manicure

Give your French Manicure an elegant makeover by using gold nail polish! This simple change can instantly glam up your usual manicure. Something like this would be perfect for a night out, special occasion or even a wedding. We love this look.

5. Different Shades of Blue

Can’t choose which nail polish to use? Then why not use more than one. This funky nail design was created with different shades of blue. Nail art like this is great for the summer. Add a sparkly gem to your nails to make the finished result pretty and chic. Recreate the blue look or choose your own color. Just make sure your polishes are different shades of the same color.

6. Floral Accent Nail

Flowers are a great way to give your nails an elegant look. There are so many stencils and stickers available online, so you can create your own art with your favourite flowers and colors. Flower nails are great for the summer and weddings to.

7. Light Pink and Glitter

Glitter never fails to look glamorous and pretty. Our next manicure for short nails shows how you can jazz up a nail color with glitter. The nail design looks beautiful because the glitter is a darker shade to the polish. You could recreate this with just two polishes. Pink is a great choice for summer.

8. White Manicure with Sparkle

Here is another stunning white manicure. This mani features a sparkling accent nail. All you need to create this look is white polish, gems and a clear top coat. White is a great investment color because you can create so many different looks. Elegant nail designs like this would be beautiful for a bride.

White Manicure with Sparkle for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @nail_sunny

9. Light Nails with Crystal Accent Nail

Next up we have a simple neutral manicure with one accent nail. The accent nail features just one sparkling gem. This is a minimal nail art design but it is beautiful. Neutrals are a great choice if you want a chic look, this manicure could be recreated with more vibrant shades for a summery look.

Light Nails with Crystal Accent Nail for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @hat_823

10. Ombre Nail Art

Ombre nail art is very trendy. This style is not going anywhere anytime soon, so it would be a great design to learn. You can give your ombre art an elegant finishing touch with some glitter. Add some glitter to the tips and you have a chic manicure. You could recreate this look with any color polishes. There are plenty of tutorials online.

Ombre Nail Art for Elegant Nail Designs for Short Nails

Source: @bearnailart

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