The Glazed Doughnut look you never knew you needed: Our top bridal nail picks 2023

Pastels, glitter, glazed; 2023 is serving us a fresh take on the classic French mani.

When it comes to the perfect manicure, it’s important to show your personality and complement your dress. With gel, acrylic, and shellac options, to picking the right style, size, and shape, the choices can seem endless. So how does one make a decision?

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top bridal nail trends for 2023. Whether you want something classic, natural, chic, or statement, we’ve got it all. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get into it!

1. Highlighting your natural nails

For brides that want a more simple nail design that won’t draw attention away from the rest of their look, a soft nude is a great choice. Almost like wearing nothing at all, these nails will go with everything from layers of jewellery to multicoloured gowns, and are an ideal choice for the maximalist bride. It’s important to choose a nude polish that compliments your skin tone.

2. The perfect nude pink

For brides that appreciate a pretty hue, a delicate baby pink shade offers a pop of colour. This blush tint has a soft romantic feel to it, making it an excellent choice for the feminine forward bride. As we all know, the colour pink has long been associated with romance, but this playful shade also exudes sophistication and maturity.

3. Milky Tones

Jennifer Lopez set the trend for these pearly white beauties when the Marry Me star rocked them on her own wedding day. As the name suggests, the colour resembles a glass of milk. The milky nail technique is natural or French inspired look, with sheer white tones and a glossy finish. This elegant look is all about getting the nail polish colour right, but you can also add nail art and rhinestones to make them even more glamorous.

4. Glazed doughnut look

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Possibly the hottest trend on this list, the glazed doughnut look has got us all craving a level of new sweetness! Hailey Bieber made the glazed doughnut trend go viral, when she was photographed sporting them at the 2022 MET Gala. Many other celebrities have since been spotted with them, and the trend is here to stay in 2023. This look is achieved by applying a neutral base colour to your natural nails and then scrubbing an iridescent pearl like powder on top to achieve that dreamy glazed doughnut finish.

5. Classic French mani with a twist

The French manicure is a timeless option for a bridal nail style. While everyone has heard of the French manicure, you might be shocked to find that it did not originate in France. It was founded in 1975 by Jeff Pink, President and CEO of Orly International at the time, who was an American beauty supplier working in Hollywood. This natural looking nail polish has neutral colours that give your nails a sleek appearance. If a classic French manicure is your go-to style, but you want to switch it up a little for your big day, you can add rhinestones on your ring finger nail or even opt for a different colour for the tips.

6. White nails with a twist

Nothing shouts bridal like a classic white colour on your nails. You can even spice it up by adding a soft two-tone sheen, tiny pearls or diamonds, for a chic look with some extra decedance.

7. Lilac love

If you want to go for something different, these lilac nails are a new trend for 2023. The colour lilac symbolises compassion, kindness and serenity, with colour psychology revealing it to have a soothing and uplifting effect. They might be an unusual choice for your wedding day, but we’re sure they’ll get you a lot of compliments.

8. The metallic mani

For the alternative bride, metallic nails are a great choice. Go for this glam look or opt for a metallic shade that matches your engagement ring, for example if your ring is made of yellow gold you can choose a flattering gold metallic shade for your bridal nails. Result!

9. Something blue

Having trouble deciding where to introduce the “blue” at your wedding? Blue nails are a fun way to incorporate something new and blue on your wedding day. There are many different shades to choose from, like a soft baby blue to striking cobalt. Blue hues are a huge trend for 2023 brides so whether you encompass these sky blue shades into dress, nails or shoes, you’re sure to turn heads!

10. Bold reds

Bold brides, this one is for you. This ruby mani is perfect for a winter wedding. Red colours stand out beautifully against the white dress. Choose a colour that compliments the venue decor, bridal bouquet and of course your skin tone. You can even wear a red lippy to complete the look.

11. Nude with glitter or rhinestones accents

Nude nails with glitter accents or crystals are perfect for the bride that wants something a little more glamorous. These are ideal if you are wearing a traditional, laid-back bridal gown and want your mani to make a statement and stand out.