23 Classy Nail Designs to Inspire Your Next Manicure

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Always searching for elegant nail art? Then this is the place to be! We have been looking through some of the best nails on Instagram and have found 23 classy nail designs that you need to try. Throughout this post, you will find elegant nail art, beautiful colors, glitter, gems and more. Any of these designs will keep you looking classy for any occasion. You can even have a go at creating some of these yourself at home. What are you waiting for?! Take a look and make sure to pin and save your favorite designs.

1. Nude Nails with White Lace Design

We would like to begin by showing you this elegant nail idea. The nails are all nude and each one has beautiful white nail art on the tips. This is such a stylish and classy nail design. You can create similar nail art with a stencil and it will suit all nail shapes. You can recreate the whole look or have nude nails with just one white accent nail.

Nude Nails with White Lace Design

Source: @nail_sunny

2. Sparkly Nail Idea

If you love glam nails with sparkle, then this idea is perfect for you. Some of the nails have a classy French ombre design and the rest are sparkly. It is a beautiful nail idea and a manicure like this would be great for a special occasion such as a party. A design like this is best suited to longer nails and it will suit any shape.

Sparkly Nail Idea for Coffin Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

3. Nude Nails with Gold Stripe Design

A beautiful and classy color that you could try on your nails is nude and these nails show how to wear nude in style. Each of the nails is painted in a soft nude shade. There are also accent nails that feature a gold stripe and gold rhinestone. We love the gold art because it jazzes up the nude and the two colors look gorgeous together. You can easily recreate the whole look at home since gold rhinestones and stripes can be bought online.

Nude Nails with Gold Stripe Design

Source: @nailsbykatrins

4. Nude and Grey Ombre Nails

Ombre is still one of the hottest nail trends to try and here is how to wear ombre in a chic way. Some of the nails are nude and then the color blends into a stylish grey shade which creates an ombre look. There are some nails that are just nude too. The grey is so classy and it will look beautiful on anyone. If the ombre is not for you, then you can try just wearing grey nail polish.

Nude and Grey Ombre Nails

Source: @nailsbymztina

5. Gold Foil Nail Art

Glam up your nails with nail art like this! The nails are a light color and each one has been decorated with gold leaf foil. As you can see, the gold looks so chic and stylish! You can buy gold foils online and there are lots of tutorials that show you to how to apply it. A manicure like this would be perfect for a special occasion. This photo features shorter nails but a similar design can be created on long nails too.

6. Pink and Silver Glitter Nails

Look pretty in pink with our next nail idea. For this look the nails are dark pink and two nails have silver glitter tips too. The pink is so stylish and beautiful and the glitter just jazzes up the nails. A design like this is simple to create, you can just paint your nails pink and then sweep silver glitter polish over the nails, near the tips. It is an elegant and gorgeous nail idea that will suit everyone.

7. Nude Nails with a Crystal Accent Nail

Next, we have another nude nail idea to show you. These nails are all painted in a glossy nude color except for one. The accent nail is covered in stylish crystals. Nails like these are classy, easy to wear and will glam up your look for any occasion. A design like this will suit all nail lengths and shapes.

8. Chic and Classy Coffin Nails

Want nails that make a stylish statement? Then these are for you. Three of the nails are painted in a chic and light shade. There are two accent nails that feature different designs too. One of the nails is covered in glitter and the other has a glass design. It is a trendy and elegant nail idea and it will make you stand out from the crowd with class.

9. Pink Chrome and Silver Glitter

Another stylish nail trend that you should try is chrome. These nails feature pink chrome and there is one silver glitter accent nail too. As you can see, the chrome looks so trendy and cool. We love the pink version of chrome because it is so elegant. Nails like these would be perfect for a party, night out or even for Valentine’s Day because of the color.

Pink Chrome and Silver Glitter Nails

Source: @nailsbykatrins

10. Classy Nail Design

Next, we have a chic nail design to show you. These nails have a classic French manicure design with one accent nail. The accent nail is white with elegant nail art. We love this because you can’t get much classier than a French manicure, but it does have a trendy twist because of the accent nail. Nails like these are easy to wear and will suit everyone.

11. Glam Chrome Nails

Our next idea features another gorgeous chrome look. The nails are coffin shaped and are painted in a grey shade. This manicure is stylish, classy and easy to wear. The color will suit any occasion too. This is one of our favorite looks and it will make you look classy in chrome. You can recreate a similar look on any nail length and shape.

Glam Chrome Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

12. Light Pink Stiletto Nails

If you prefer your nails to look more glitzy and glamorous, then check out this design. Here we have stiletto shaped nails and each one is painted in a light pink shade. There are two accent nails – one is sparkly and the other has a rhinestone design. This is a beautiful nail idea and it would be perfect for a special event. Recreate the whole look or you can try just the pink and glitter for a subtler set of nails.

13. Classy Stiletto Nails

Next, we have a gorgeous set of stiletto nails to show you. Each of the nails is painted in a matte black color. The accent nail is covered in small crystals in a matching shade. This is a very glam and classy idea. It looks chic because even though the nails are all different, they are the same color. You can try this look or try the color matching design in a different shade.

Classy Stiletto Nail Design

Source: @hennasnailss

14. Matte Floral Nails

Floral nail art is very popular and with designs like this one we can see why. For this look, the nails are matte burgundy and there is one accent nail. The accent nail has stunning white flower nail art. This a beautiful nail idea and it would be perfect for a wedding because of the colors and romantic flowers. You can recreate a similar look with stencil which will help you with the floral pattern.

Classy Matte Nail Design

Source: @amanda.sudolll

15. Glam and Classy Nails

Looking for glam and classy nail designs with a pop of glitter? If so, these could be perfect for you. Two of the nails are light pink, two are covered in glitter and the last nail has an ombre look. We love the color combination because it is so chic and the different shades compliment each other perfectly. A design like this is easy to recreate and it will suit all nail shapes and lengths.

Elegant Matte Pink Nail Design

Source: @haramianails

16. Grey Ombre Nail Design

Earlier in the post we featured a grey ombre nail idea. If you loved that, then you may like this set of nails too. These nails have a similar grey and nude ombre design but there is an added sparkly accent nail and there are crystals on some nails too. This is just more jazzed up version and it shows how versatile the grey ombre can be.

Grey Ombre Nail Design

Source: @sheadbeauty

17. Light Nails with a Glam White Accent Nail

If you love stylish and unique nail art, then you need to check out this next design. The nails are painted light pink and each nail, except for one, has a small, white dot. For the accent design, there is a beautiful white pattern that looks a little like henna. This is a classy way to wear nail art and it will suit everyone.

Light Nails with a Glam White Accent Nail

Source: @kangannynails

18. Chic Nail Design Idea

Next, we have a chic peachy nail idea with rhinestones. The nails are a beautiful and elegant shape. Each nail has been painted in a light and matte peachy shade. Two nails also have rhinestones in blue and silver colors. The rhinestones can easily be applied with nail glue. You can find tutorials online to help you apply it.

Peachy Matte Nails with Rhinestones

Source: @haramianails

19. Classy French Ombre Nails

Our next idea features another classy ombre look. These nails have a French ombre design with a glossy finish. We love this nail idea, it is one of our favorites. It is so chic, modern and trendy. A nail design like this will suit everyone and it can be worn any nail length and shape. Nails like these would be perfect for a wedding too.

Classy French Ombre Nail Design

Source: @1masternails

20. Beautiful Burgundy Nails

If all the light nail colors are not your thing, then you could choose a darker color like this beautiful burgundy. For this look some nails are covered in glitter, some are matte and some are glossy. The dark and rich shade is so stylish and classy. You can recreate the whole look or choose just one of the designs for all nails.

21. Classy French Tip Nails

Looking for a simple, stylish and easy to wear nail design? If so, this could be perfect for you. Here we have French tip nail design where one nail on each hand is decorated with sparkly rhinestones. You can buy crystals like these online and they can be applied with a little nail glue. It is a cute and classy design.

22. Elegant Floral Nail Art Idea

Love the floral nail designs? Then you need to see our next idea. The nails are all painted in a light shade and each hand has one accent nail. The accent nail is clear and it has delicate pink flower art. Nails like these are so chic and classy. If you want to try and recreate the design yourself, you can buy nail stickers online which will help you achieve a floral look that is a little similar to this one.

Elegant Floral Nail Art Idea

Source: @nailsbymztina

23. Matte Nude Nails

The last nail design we have to show you is trendy and modern. All of the nails are a nude shade. Most of the nails have nail art that features gold and silver sequins while one nail is covered in sparkly rhinestones. It’s such a creative and unusual idea. We love this because it shows how you can create cool nail art, but keep your nails looking chic and classy too.

Matte Nude Nail Art Design

Source: @vipnailsru

We hope you have been inspired by these classy nail designs!