It’s officially wedding season y’all!! And not just weddings, but the accompanying showers, bachelorettes, engagement parties, after-parties, destination parties, extra receptions, photo-shoots… the list goes on.
But all these occasions have something in common: you’ve gotta have good looking nails. Here at DipWell, we believe in the power of an easy, affordable manicure to give you a whole new level of confidence walking into any stage of life. And so in the spirit of empowering all the 2019 brides, wedding parties, and guests, we’re sharing some easy ways for you to get a great acrylic dip mani. Read on for our specific shade recs.
No matter your role in the celebration, two things are certain:
1. You want a finish that'll look good in close-ups
2. You need a durable mani
Thankfully there’s a great way to fulfill both requirements, without breaking the bank. DipWell’s acrylic dip mani system makes it easy to get the same powder dip nails you’d get at a salon… at home. And since you’ll get lots of manis out of one kit, it saves big dollars over time.
Your nails will come out looking glossy every time, and they wear like armour - up to six weeks - without day-ruining chips. Now that’s what I call a wedding season necessity.
For the Classically Elegant Bride
If you’re going for a classic bridal look, DipWell has an array of gorgeous, elegant shades to suit your taste and skin tone.
For a timeless look that’ll have your wedding close-ups looking stylish for decades to come, choose NA2 or NA29. Both are gorgeously delicate nudes with hints of pink. Think: royal-wedding approved. NA2 has more peach undertones that come through in sunlight, while NA29 is a softer neutral with hints of taupe.
For a more updated take on the classic natural look, try a shade in soft white, light ivory, or pale gray. Our shade NA16 is a beautiful neutral that leans toward gray, but is light enough to pick up the shades of white in your gown, and shows up in photographs as a soft white. It’s the perfect subtle contemporary touch for an otherwise traditional wedding outfit.
For the Princess Bride
Add a bit of sparkle to your wedding day look without straying from elegance with one of our neutral glitter shades. NA12 is a shimmering peach color that flatters any skin tone and would look especially gorgeous with yellow gold jewelry. GL11 is a bridal white option. Both look beautiful in any light and are perfection in photos.
For the Modern Bride with a Hint of Edge
It used to be you were stuck with ballet pink or French tips for your big day. But the good news about 2019 is that the world of color is open to you now. In fact, bold colors are a huge wedding trend right now.
Cherry Red - the ultimate pop for a bride who wants a retro look or just loves red and wants to incorporate her signature color. CL06 is about as true red as a red can get. It’s neither too orange, nor too blue.
Dove Gray - for the bride who wants the opposite of a pop of color. CL62 is a gorgeous shade of true gray… it reads neutral and contemporary, and is perfect for an understated modern wedding. Think ivory bridal pantsuit accompanied by a bevvy of white and ivory florals… it’s elegant and rebellious at the same time.
For the bride who wants an unobtrusive manicure with more depth than a traditional pink or sheer, there’s NA18. It’s a tawny mauve that’s absolutely stunning and flatters all skin tones. Perfect for the classic bride who doesn’t love pink. (Also an outstanding pick for the Mother of the Bride or Groom!)
For the Bride who Mixes Tradition with Independence
Ensure good luck by incorporating your “something blue” in your wedding-day manicure! We found two gorgeous shades that will complement any gown and look gorgeous without looking out of place on a wedding day. PA17 is a classic sky blue, and we particularly love it for an outdoor spring wedding. PA19 is a soft blue that leans periwinkle and would be a gorgeous mani color if you’re incorporating blue in your dress, flowers, or bridal party colors.
Colors to Wear for Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower
Your wedding day isn’t the only time you’ll want fab nails. When you’re deciding which colors to wear to all the events leading up to your big day, keep in mind that you’re the star of the show, and as such, your entitled to wear whatever color your heart desires.
If you’re looking for a classic, feminine shade that’ll let you show off your bling, without being over the top, here are our top picks:
Nail Colors for Wedding Guests
Just as the world of color is opening up for brides this year, wedding guest options are wider than ever, too!
Make the most of it by choosing a fun outfit that makes you feel confident, whether you’re waltzing in with a hot wedding date or riding solo.
Neon colors are one of the top party dress trends this year, so if your outfit leans to the super-bright, think about counter-balancing it by choosing a strong neutral like one of these:
Ok that last one isn’t a neutral per se, but it plays well as a neutral when worn with bright warm shades or coral, orange, yellow, or green. (See also: our full range of neon powders)
If you’re wearing a floral print, consider picking up either the boldest shade in your dress, or a lighter shade that plays to the background without standing out too much. These are all great options:
Bridesmaid Nail Colors You Won’t Regret
If you’re standing up in a wedding this season, here are our top recs for nail colors that’ll go with any dress and will look amazing, without stealing the show. (Because nobody wants to be that bridesmaid.)
Whatever your wedding season calendar has in store for you this year, we’re here to help you find that perfect nail color that makes you feel like a million bucks. Because you deserve it.
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Written by Anna Bradshaw