23 New Ways to Wear Leopard Nails in 2020

There are so many different nail art designs to try from floral to polka dots. One of the most popular designs that never goes out of style is leopard print. Leopard print is a fun, stylish and wild pattern that will really jazz up your nails. Not only that, but it is quite easy to create too. To create leopard nails, you can use stencils, stamps, stickers or opt for press on nails with the design already on. For those with steady hands, there is the option to hand-paint the pattern too. All you will need is the colors you want to use and a thin nail art brush. You can just paint the base color, then paint horse shoe shapes with the black and add a few dots here and there. There are so many ways to wear leopard print and today we have 23 amazing designs. Take a look and take a walk on the wild side!

1. Nude Nails with Leopard Tips

First up, we have these nude nails with leopard print tips. The nails are a pretty soft shape and the actual leopard print is kept chic with a neutral tone and a simple black pattern. This is a fun and trendy way to wear leopard print. It is also easy to rock because the pattern is not too over the top as it is only on the tips, so this mani will look amazing on everyone!

2. Leopard Print Accent Nail

There so many different versions of leopard print and this one looks creative and quite unique. This mani features short nails and each nail except for one is painted in a matte neutral tone. While the accent nail is white with leopard print. We love this pattern because the brown inside the black has a white outline which just makes it stand out more. It is just an awesome and stylish pattern. Recreate the whole mani or put the leopard print on all nails.

3. Glam Leopard Stiletto Nails

This next nail idea is one of our favorites because it is so glam and gorgeous! Here we have long stiletto shape nails. Most of the nails are nude with an elegant black tip while the others are nude with a leopard print tip. Each nail is also adorned with gold chains or rhinestones. The leopard print is stunning and the black tips really make a statement. Nails like these will wow.

4. Leopard And Glitter Nail Art

If you want a bolder leopard look, then this nail idea could be perfect for you. These nails are a long coffin shape. Some are black and sparkly while the others have a classic leopard print pattern. This is such a fun, glitzy and trendy idea. The glitter really glams up the nail art. Nails like these are great for parties, nights out or on the days when you want your nails to look fabulous.

5. Subtle Leopard Print for Short Nails

Maybe the more statement making designs are not for you? If so, you need to see this next idea. Here we have short and nude nails with dark tips. This is such a chic and easy to wear look and it will suit everyone. You can recreate a dark leopard look like this so it is low-key and easy to wear just by adding the print on the tips. If you want the print to be more visible, then just use a lighter brown tone for the tips.

6. Pink and Black Leopard Design

Love bolder colors such as pink? Then this is perfect for you! This mani features sharp stiletto nails and most of them have a different design. Two nails are a bright bubblegum pink, one nail is black with rhinestones and the last nail is nude with black and pink leopard print. We love the black and pink leopard print, it is so fun and cute. This mani will be perfect for the summer. Try the whole look or put the leopard on all nails.

7. Red and Leopard Coffin Nails

This next nail idea is cute and colorful. For this mani, some nails are a gorgeous leopard print while the others are a bright matte coral color. The bolder color looks stunning with the more neutral leopard print. This is a fun and vibrant nail idea and it will be great for the spring, summer, festival season and vacations.

8. Long Nude Coffin Nails

Next, we have more long coffin nails. This time most of the nails are glossy nude and one nail has a gorgeous leopard print design. Some nails are also adorned with rhinestones. It is a very glam and trendy look. We love this because it is bold but the leopard print is quite low-key because it has been paired with nude. If you recreate without the rhinestones, this could be an every day mani too.

9. Glitzy Nail Idea

Love glitzy nails with glitter? If so, take a look at this. Here we have mid length coffin nails. Some are light pink, one is pink and sparkly and the last nail has pink and black leopard print with glitter. We love the colors used, they are so chic and glam. This is a stunning idea and the glitter inside the black leopard pattern looks gorgeous!

10. Nude Nails with Leopard Art

The next nail idea features more trendy tips. This time we have square shaped nails that are nude with classic leopard print tips. It is a fun and stylish nail idea and the nail shape looks gorgeous. This shape is perfect for those who want a longer nail length without the sharp point. Of course, this design can be created on any nail length and shape though, so it will suit everyone.

Nude Nails with Leopard Art

Source: @ivynailss

11. Sparkly Leopard Nails

This next mani is another one of our favorites! Here we have longer nails and each one is different. The thumb is a lighter color, the other two nails feature black or gold glitter while the last two nails have sparkly leopard print. We love the color palette of this mani. The black, gold and grey look stunning together!

Sparkly Leopard Nails

Source: @art_emma

12. Matte Leopard Tips

Love the chic nails that are nude with leopard tips? If so, take a look at this. This mani features stylish coffin nails with a simple and gorgeous leopard print pattern. Nails like these are pretty and simpler leopard print is very easy to wear. Recreate this or you could even have all nude nails with one leopard tip nail for an even more low-key look.

13. Nude and Leopard Nails

Many of the leopard print designs feature lots of leopard spots in a more ditsy pattern. But, this next one is a little different. Here we have nude coffin nails. Some are decorated with rhinestones and some have larger leopard print spots. By using larger spots, you make more of a statement and it just creates a different look to the smaller pattern.

14. Cute Leopard Mani

Next, we have a cute and easy to wear mani. Here we have short nails. One nail is black, the next silver and the others feature sparkly leopard print. It is a pretty and glitzy look that looks amazing on shorter nails. This mani was created with IsaDora 191 Gothic Black, L’├ôreal Color Riche 864 Peach Neglige and China Glaze Glistening Snow. There is also a tutorial on the nail artist’s page.

Cute Leopard Mani for Short Nails

Source: @judyrox

15. Stylish Stiletto Nails

If you like the stylish stiletto nail shape, then this look is for you. This mani features sharp stiletto nails that are nude with leopard tips. We love this version because the tips are not clearly separated between the nude color, it is more of a blend. These press on nails are available to buy on the page below so keep checking back for when they are taking new orders.

16. Glitzy Leopard Nails

Love the glitzy nails? Then check out this mani! Here we have shorter coffin nails. Some are covered in rhinestones or glitter, one nail is nude and the other is covered in leopard print. It is a stunning look and the glitter and crystals are so dazzling. This is a fun mani that is perfect for a party.

Glitzy Gold Leopard Nails

Source: @onyxfiles

17. Trendy and Wild Leopard Design

This next nail idea is trendy with wild leopard print. For this look, the nails are again a sharp shape and each one is nude with statement making tips. The tips are different tones of brown with black leopard print over the top. We love this mani because the tips have a stunning amber look. The whole design is just gorgeous.

Trendy and Wild Leopard Design

Source: @thalyanails

18. Minnie Mouse Mani

Are you a Disney fan? If so, this nail idea is perfect for you. This mani was inspired by Minnie Mouse. Most of the nails are different – some have red art, one has a cute cartoon Minnie and the rest are leopard print. This is a fun and unique mani that is a must-have for anyone who loves Disney. Recreate this or you could even add Mickey to the design too.

Cute Leopard and Disney Nails

Source: @ewuleeek

19. Leopard French Tips

French tips are a classic nail look and this version has had a wild makeover. Here we have shorter nude nails and instead of the traditional white tip these nails have leopard ones! It is such a fun and stylish idea. Not only that, but the design allows you to wear bold art like leopard in a more subtle way. This nail art will suit all nail lengths and shapes.

20. Cute Short Nail Design

Earlier in the post we shared leopard print nails with a bright coral color. If you loved that idea, then check out this mani. This one is similar. It features shorter nails and most have sparkly leopard print while the others are bright red. It just shows how you can use leopard print with any vivid and vibrant color.

21. Neon Leopard Nail Art

Neon colors are must-have and here is how to give them a wild look. Here we have stylish coffin nails. Most are neon orange and two nails feature black, neon pink and orange leopard print! We love the vibrant and bold version of leopard print, it is stunning. This mani is perfect for the summer and festivals. Recreate this yourself or you can buy press on nails with this design on the page below.

22. Glam Mani with Glitter and Rhinestones

Next, we have a glam nail idea with glitter and rhinestones. For this look, the nails are a coffin shape. Some are nude with a lighter nude tip, one nail on each hand is sparkly and two have leopard print art. It is a glitzy and fun look and this mani perfect for those who like statement making nails.

Glitter Leopard Nail Art Design

Source: @onyxfiles

23. Nude Nails with Trendy Tips

The last leopard nail idea is trendy, cute and easy to wear. These nails are mid length with a square shape. They are all nude with classic leopard print and a matte texture. This is just a stylish and easy to wear mani. You can recreate this or try a longer or shorter version. Also, for a more low-key mani, you can have all nude nails with this design as an accent.

Nude Nails with Trendy Tips

Source: @nailsbyniko

We hope you have found a trendy leopard print design to try!

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