Struggling to find cute nails for prom and need some help? Here are the 50 best prom nails to copy in 2023!
From the more classic one color nail ideas, to the sparkly and bright nails that you could easily pull off, you’ll be sure to find one that is to your liking.
Plus, we’ve included some colorful, yet unconventional nail ideas that might match your outfit for prom.
Before we start, you might find these few resources really useful:
- 50 Gorgeous Prom Makeup Ideas
- 25 Cute Senior Crown Ideas for Girls
- 25 Easy Prom Hairstyles for Short Hair
- Our favorite gel nails for prom
- The best natural acrylic nails
- The most reliable black and white gel nail polish
Let’s dive into the ideas!
Pearl Gel Nails
The best prom nails are the ones that have the shiny pearl gel.
Also known as Hailey Bieber’s famous chrome nails.
Whether you’re rocking a green, white, or simple colored dress, you can’t go wrong with a delicate floral prom nail design.
We always suggest white nails with a white dress, but if you want something a little more unique, try a white swirl design.
This simple, cute, and trendy nail design is the “it” look in 2023.
Baby Blue Swirls
For a baby blue dress, try this short gel manicure with baby blue swirls.
Sage Green Acrylics
For a sage green prom dress try this matching square cut acrylic manicure with gold and white detailing.
Blue & White French Manicure
We’re loving the blue and white French manicure trend in 2023, especially if you have a light or dark blue prom gown.
For any colored prom dress, a rhinestone manicure will be the picture perfect prom nails that everyone will be envying.
The addition of gold stars is simply one of our favorite prom nails for 2023.
Chrome French Manicure
Chrome nails with a French tip are objectively one of the classiest prom nail ideas in 2023.
Did someone say glitter acrylics for prom? Sign us up.
Black French Tip
For a black prom dress, a black French tip nail design is an absolutely must.
Red Acrylic Manicure
Nothing says classy and sexy more than long red acrylic prom nails to match your prom dress.
If you’re asking yourself, “what kind of nails should I get for prom,” the answer will always be gold glitter nails.
Whether they’re short gel or longer acrylics, this will always be a prom favorite.
For fun, playful, and unique red prom nails, try adding a red and white swirl design.
Swirl nail designs are one of the biggest trends in 2023 so why not get them in baby pink for prom?
Mini Pastel Hearts
If you’re rocking a pastel dress for prom we highly recommend trying the mini heart trend for your prom nails.
Baby Blue Marble
For all our girls with baby blue prom dresses, you have to try the marble nail trend that looks just like soft and delicate clouds.
We’re all about the chrome nail trend for prom, especially in a trendy hot pink color.
Barbie French Tip Nails
It wouldn’t be a Barbie girl prom without a trendy hot pink French tip.
If you’re planning on wearing a yellow prom dress, you should definitely try a yellow swirl manicure on top of almond shaped gel acrylics.
Matte white prom nails are a great go-to if you’re wearing a white prom dress.
Shiny & Matte Black
For a black dress try this unique and stunning matte and shiny duo for your prom acrylic manicure.
Lavender is a gorgeous color for prom whether it’s your dress color or on your nails.
Talk about a cute manicure.
We’re obsessed with these soft pink short nails for prom.
For a dusty rose prom dress try an equally as gorgeous color on your nails.
Little Red Hearts
If you’re wearing a red dress for prom but want a subtle red manicure, get these adorable tiny hearts.
Mini Flowers Nails
For a white dress we’ll always recommend mini floral designs for your prom nails.
We can’t stop obsessing over this simple metallic polka dot prom nail design.
For an orange prom dress we’re loving this soft tangerine manicure that feels like Summer.
Soft Gray Nails
We’re all about soft and muted colors for prom, especially this soft gray color that works for any white or black dress.
For all of our boba loving girls, this Taro Tea inspired gel color makes for the perfect prom nails.
This photo single-handedly proves that brown acrylics can be the perfect prom manicure.
Short Glitter Nails
If you’re looking for a simple and easy short gel nail design then remember one thing, glitter.
Short French Tip
A short French tip manicure is a classic for any girl with a white prom dress in 2023.
Pastel French Tip
This delicate pastel French tip nail design is a must-have for any girl going to prom in 2023.
We can’t stop staring at how gorgeous these soft green prom nails are.
Make a statement at prom with a colorful pastel rainbow manicure.
Vibrant Teal Nails
There’s something about this vibrant teal prom nail color that we’re absolutely in love with.
For cute and girly prom nails, try this shade of feminine baby pink.
White and Gold
You can never go wrong with a white manicure for prom, especially if you add in some gold leaf detailing.
For a black or white dress, stand out from the crowd with an eye-catching metallic silver manicure.
Metallic Gold Nails
Metallic gold will always be one of our favorite nail ideas for prom.
We love how moody, dramatic, and romantic a dark purple prom nail color is.
Dark Teal Nails
For a teal prom dress we’re loving a matching dark teal prom nail design, especially if they’re a square cut acrylic set.
The glazed donut nail trend is a social media favorite but for prom we’re loving the chocolate glazed version.
Classic Acrylic French Tip
If you’re looking for a classic prom nail design then you have to try the classic French tip on top of almond shaped acrylics.
Black Glitter Nails
Black glitter nails are a picture-perfect pair with your black prom dress.
Silver & Black
We have been loving the trendy black and silver glitter nail combination in 2023.
Forest green is a must have color for either your prom dress or prom nails.
Short White Nails
A simple and easy prom nail design that everyone can rock is the classic short white gel manicure.
Hopefully you’ve found your favorite nails for prom after reading this post!
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!