Stiletto nails are the sexy new nail trend that everyone’s itching to try. These nails boast a sharp tapered point that resembles an animal claw. You can rock this look with real nails, gel nails, dipped nails, and more. Just be sure to familiarize yourself with your phone’s voice activation setting, because texting with stilettos isn’t for the faint of heart, If you’re willing to try out this trendy sculpted look, we’ve got 50 fabulous designs that will up your nail game. Read along to get the rundown on the latest stiletto trends.
50 Sexiest Stiletto Nail Designs to Inspire Your Next Salon Visit
Who wants rounded tips when you can have your own set of talons? Stiletto nails have a stagger-like appearance that can put both fear and lust in the minds of your admirers. These tapered nails aren’t to be confused with round, tapered almond nails nor timid heel-tipped ballerina designs. That’s because stiletto nails are the absolute queen bees of the nail game. It’s no surprise that celebrity boss ladies like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian have been seen sporting this wild nail style on more than one occasion. It’s a look designed for the truest and most confident fashionistas.
There is no limit to what design you can put atop a tapered nail. Rhinestone, glitter, and detailed paint jobs are just a few options. You can even rock a french manicure with stilettos! What’s more, because this look is so sexy, we love to balance it off with sweet and seemingly innocent designs. After all, the stiletto is the perfect shape for creating a unicorn horn. Not to mention, Kloe’s My Little Pony stilettos sure did look good.
Stilettos can be real, press-on, gel or acrylic. Whatever you choose, your nails need to be quite long to achieve a pointed end. We won’t attest to the practicality of these nails, but they sure do look good! If you’re thinking about rocking stilettos, make sure your nails are in good health.
If you’re not feeling the razor-sharp points, you can even go for a shorter style with a slightly softened tip. No matter what look you’re after, we encourage you to check out the long list of nail ideas below. When it comes time for your next manicure, be sure to choose one that feels right. Remember, these eye-catching creations are going to draw a lot of attention!
1. Pretty in Rose Gold, Glitter, and Nude
If you’re looking to show your girly side, fierce yet feminine stiletto nail designs like this one are a great way do it. We love that you don’t need to stick to one color or sheen. This set boasts rosy nude pinkies and thumbs. Meanwhile, it also includes lustrous rose gold ring-fingers and sparkly rose pointers and middle fingers. The whole mix will have your fingers looking prettier than a penny. Not to mention, you get bonus points for being in vogue.
2. Cotton Candy Pink with a Golden Accents
There’s something seemingly naughty about sexy stiletto nail designs with pretty color schemes. In fact, these pretty cotton candy-colored talons look good enough to eat. However, what makes this look especially cool are the impressive accent nails. With a clear base and flowery gold foil design scattered across the surface, these girly nails really pop!
3. Baby Blue Nails with Crystallized Mermaid Flair
Do you want to look cool in blue? If so, these tapered nails are a cool choice for your next nail appointment. Starting things off right, this designer nailed the cool baby blue base. However, what makes these stiletto nails so awesome are the flashy glitter and gemstone accents. The crown-worthy crystal clusters are simply mesmerizing. Meanwhile, the simple sprinkling of silver pays homage to underwater treasures.
4. Pale Pink Tapered Nails with Ballerina Tips
With such an eye-catching shape, sometimes the best choice for stiletto nail designs are solid colors. In fact, these pale pink stilettos are a perfect example of simple sophistication. While these nails have a beautiful sheen, the muted pink appears to be somewhat matte. Meanwhile, the tips have been filed down to create a one-of-a-kind stiletto contour. If you’re looking for an easy look you can do at home, these cute tapered nails are an awesome choice.
5. Blunt Matte Black Tapered Nails with Accents
Today’s nail color trends don’t get much cooler than matte black. In this case, the designer mastered blunt stilettos thanks to this flat and flattering hue. The look is tied together with two black and white accent nail wraps. On one hand, a black and white rose looks absolutely stunning. On the other hand, a mix of cursive lettering and texture and depth to a second ring finger.
6. Blue Flame French Manicure with Clear Cuticles
Are you tired of seeing the same old stiletto nail designs over and over again? We promise that these cool blue-tipped gel nails are few and far between. The clear base helps show off healthy cuticles. Meanwhile, it offers up a fleshy shade of pink that expertly compliments the Smurf-colored ombré ends.
7. Pretty, Pretty Princess with Jewel Accents
How do you feel about pretty princess meets wicked stepmother? If you’re torn between naughty and nice stiletto nail designs, this girly look might be for you. These tapered nails boast pastel pink and purple ombré base coats with a matte finish. They also boast a purple gemstone crust that is quite regal.
8. Unicorn Horns with Rhinestone-lined Cuticles
Let your imagination run wild with these magically delicious stiletto nails. The nails in this assortment are either glittery, swirly, pearly, or plain. Not to mention, a number of cuticles are lined in thin half moons of bright white rhinestones. Naturally, they come in baby blue and bubblegum pink. They’re so beautiful that they’ll have you questioning if unicorns are really real.
9. Matte Mauve with Golden Triangles Stiletto Nail Idea
There’s something simple and ladylike about the color mauve. As of late, we’re seeing this cryptic color make an unexpected comeback. Why not show off your creative side with a soft plummy base coat? Add some irregular golden triangles and you’ll look like the dame who stole the Midas touch.
10. Over-the-top Pink Stilettos with Prismatic Rhinestone Accents
The circus is in town and it found your nails. For real, though… These tapered nails start with a glassy pink base coat with shimmery glitter accents. On top of that, there are Henna-like pink designs with flowery angles. Finally, prismatic rhinestone clusters add extra charisma to this already lavish look.
11. Peaches and Cream with Golden Highlights
Do you need something to look forward to in life? Why not treat yourself to one of these beautiful gold-encrusted stiletto nail designs? We admit it is difficult to focus on just one highlight of these over-the-top stiletto nails. Nearly every finger on the hand has a different base coat. Nevertheless, milky white, pale pink, coppery orange, and gold are the common denominator.
12. Cute Little White Clouds on a Blue Background
These adorable blue sky stiletto nails are one of the most enticing nail designs we’ve come across. The atmospheric blue base coat is to die for. In fact, we love that is translucent and fades into clear tips. Of course, the cartoonist white clouds and sparkling starbursts are just the icing on our weather-themed cake.
13. Matte Black Tapered Stiletto Nails with Fierce Accents
We said it before, and we’ll say it again. Matte black is as sexy as it gets. These mesmerizing stiletto nails are blacker than the night sky. But these inky masterpieces would be nothing without there multifaceted accent nails. On one hand, you have a few nails with black and white striped tips. On the other, you have white tips with black crackle lines. These are certainly a design to remember for ladies looking to show their sorceress side.
14. Winnie the Pooh is Sweeter Than Honey
Dig your nails into the Hundred Acre Forest with these Winnie the Pooh-inspired ballerina tip nails. On one finger, you have the face of everyone’s favorite yellow bear. On the other, you have the depressed yet lovable donkey, Eeyore. Of course, honeycomb accents make this playful look all the sweeter. While we would have liked to see a Piglet-coated pinkie in the mix, this look needs little improvement.
15. Pink Glitter Nails with Pearly Unicorn Horns
If you’re going to rock pointy dagger-like nails, why not go big? This look boasts a varied collection of pink and silver nails. There is metallic pink, pink glitter, pink and silver glitter ombré, and pink and mauve ombré. Not to mention, there is a textured unicorn horn-inspired accent nail with a pearly white finish. Did we mention you’ll also need a couple of rhinestones to complete this look?
16. Milky Nude Stilettos with Dazzling Decals
Nude polish is ultra sexy, especially on long tapered nails. This pale milky color looks great with a bit of bling. In this look, the teardrop-shaped crystals highlight the sharp talon-like shape of the tips. Meanwhile, pearly rhinestones add character to the otherwise naked cuticles. Crystal accents are fun to play around with and an easy way to dress up monochromatic nail jobs. You may even consider trying this look at home.
17. Queen of Hear Cuticles with Malevolent Tips
At first glance, these shiny red nails look simple and solid. A closure look reveals they consist of crimson painted hearts. Keep in mind that this look is brought to life with a super shiny clear top coat. In fact, it’s so glossy it almost looks wet. To add to the sexiness, we love this blood red color. Overall, this look really brings the heat!
18. Assorted Pastel Ombré Nails with Crystal Accents
There’s something purely chaotic about this look, and we love it! These pointy tapered nails have a seemingly random ombré pattern that consists of around seven different muted colors. There are blue, orange, turquoise, and even yellow tips. The only constant seems to be the pale pink bases. Finally, teardrop-shaped prismatic rhinestones seem like a happy accident that shroud a few accent nails.
19. Blue and Purple Galaxy Nails with Rhinestones
We love a good space-themed fashion trend. In fact, these cute nails may as well be from a galaxy far, far away. Not many stiletto nail designs are this intricate, but we’re sure your favorite nail technician will be willing to give this a try. The rhinestones are cute too, but we don’t think they’re necessary to pull off this intergalactic concept.
20. Pink and White Ombré with Flower Accents
First off, we adore these cute sparkly pink and white ombré stiletto nails. They’re super girly and flirty at the same time. We’re also head over heels for these ornate pressed flower accent nails. The addition of real dried flowers makes these nails look like they’re fit for the hands of a fairy princess.
21. Glittery Black Galaxy Nails with Space-themed Decorations
Do you often find yourself daydreaming about your nails? Why not let them take you up, up, and away? These stiletto nails feature a black base with oil slick glitter and space-themed prints. What more could you ask for than robots, spaceships, and a Saturn’s ring finger?
22. Artsy Matte Black and Yellow Stiletto Nails
These elongated stiletto nails look like they could really sting you. Meanwhile, their bumble bee-inspired colorway looks great in a matte finish. We also love the tribal accent nail and the ombré pinkie. In fact, this formidable fusion may be the fierce look you’re after.
23. Pastel Milk Glass Stiletto Nails
If you’re a millennial, you probably remember the gel pen epidemic of the mid-nineties. The milky pastel swirls that make up these stunning stiletto nails are a direct reminder of the bygone trend. We love this look’s pearly sheen. While you probably can’t achieve this look on your own, it’s worth saving for your next stop at your neighborhood nail salon.
24. Black Stilettos with Sexy Silver Sparkles
Do you want a look that is more simple and sophisticated? These stiletto nails boast a solid black boast coat. An ample layering of silver glitter makes these nails a bit more playful. While black polish isn’t for everyone, it is easy to coordinate with. Not to mention, it’s a great shade for winter.
25. Matte Black Stiletto Nail Idea with Fractal Autumn Color
We absolutely adore the dynamic pattern on these tapered nails. The matte black color dramatizes the red, orange, and green bursts of color. Meanwhile, gold and pink rhinestone crosses serve as the perfect decorations to pull this look together. There’s a lot going on in this look, but it coordinates nicely. In fact, the completed look reminds us of the reflection of changing leaves in the surface of a pond.
26. Needle-sharp Stilettos with Green and Silver Glitter
Black bases work well in all seasons, but we especially love them for winter. While we’ve featured several matte looks, we love the glossy finish on these pointy stilettos. Not to mention, the green, purple, and silver glitter specks give off an atmospheric glow. After all, one deserves to look good when traversing the space-time continuum.
27. What’s Black and White and Red All-over?
These artsy nails are no joke. They boast black and white vertical pinstripes that help elongate your tapered nails. Meanwhile, paint-drip tips and solid red accent nails add a bit of pizzazz. Try out these stiletto nails, and you’ll have people hollering, “Extra, extra, read all about it!”
28. Baby Doll Pink with Fairy Dust
Let your inner baby doll shine with these lovely pastel pink stiletto nails. They are super cute and sexy at the same time. We love that some of the nails are milky while other appear to have a clear base. We also cannot resist the occasional glitter-dipped tip.
29. Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
We’ll admit that we are apprehensive about the weight of these nails but are still eager for an excuse to rock them. While these rhinestone-encrusted talons aren’t suitable for professional typists, they would look damn good in the club. The pale pink base coat is barely visible beneath the sparkly clusters. Yet, it adds a bit of depth to the sparkly design.
30. Pale Purple with Crystalline Constellations and Glitter
The pale pinkish purple color of these beautiful pointed nails is unbelievably sweet. While these nails have a knowingly dangerous shape, the ends are ever-so-slightly filed. We love the variation between solid and glittery base coats. Not to mention, the refractive rhinestones add a mystical quality fit for the queen of the netherworld.
31. Mickey, Minnie, and a Whole Lotta Love
If you’re a fan of Disney classics, you may want to bookmark these fabulous cartoon-inspired pointed nails. We’ve got Mickey, Minnie, and hearts by the dozen. The combination of baby girl pink, black, and white pays homage to everyone’s favorite cartoon mouse. Since this is altogether sweet, we’d even recommend filing the tips of your nails to create a less menacing stiletto shape.
32. Muted Mauve, Glitter, and Bubble Gum
Variety is the spice of life! So, why settle on just one nail color. This look features three different colorways. On one hand, you have a muted pastel mauve that is simply irresistible. On another finger, you have a solid pink and silver glitter bomb look. Finally, the pinkies are hit with a soft pink color.
33. Solid White Tapered Nails with Crystal-lined Cuticles
We can’t get enough of these simple white stiletto nails. In fact, they’re a great choice for a bachelorette looking to show her wild side. A little ice goes a long way to accessories these polished nails. In fact, we couldn’t be more pleased with the decorative slope of rhinestones lining the cuticles.
34. Oblong French Manicure with Glitter Accents
These dramatic nails put a fresh twist on an old classic. The french tips on these filed stiletto nails are rather dramatic. While the colors are traditional, the sloping sides create a mild optical illusion. Meanwhile, every other nail is adorned with a layer of densely applied glitter. We recommend this look for an evening out.
35. Wicked Green Stiletto Nails with Silver Tips
We haven’t seen this much green since the Emerald City. Still, the bold color choice and clever use of glitter are what make this look one of our favorites. We feel that this lime green nail polish works best in spring and summer. So, be sure to bookmark this look alongside your ideal bathing suit.
36. Pastel Pink with Art Deco Decorations
It’s fascinating to see what nail artists can do in such a tiny space. In this case, the designer added some adorable art deco mockups to compliment the pale pink base coat of these nails. They also included a variety of textures in their design. While these nails are exasperatedly long, they’ve got tips sharp enough to eat with.
37. Milky Pink and White Ombré with Blue Crystals
It’s not often we find ourselves at a loss for words, but this stunning design has us fumbling over the smallest details. The look starts with a milky pastel ombré with light pink bases and white tips. There are also helix-shaped white accents with off-centered blue rhinestones within them.
38. Shiny Solid Red Tampered Nails
Red nails are a Hollywood-inspired mainstay we just can’t live without. There’s no better look to rock in red than a high pointed stiletto. These nails are super glossy and alluring. They’re extremely sexy too!
39. White Marble with White Gold Finishing Touches
These marbled stiletto nails are filed off for a stunning finish. They boast a classy color scheme while honing on the natural pattern of white granite. While the large clusters of gold crystals may seem ostentatious to some, we’re not in the business of apologizing for grandeur.
40. Matte Black Stilettos with Racy Textures
These fierce black nails represent the true nature of stiletto fashion. It’s about being bold, showy, and sensual. The sharp tapered tips of these inky nails appear dangerous to the touch. Meanwhile, they’re wrapped in chains and feature blunt studs. In fact, this looks brings out the Fifty Shades of Grey in us.
41. Metallic Rose Gold with Glittery Accents
These trendy rose gold stiletto nails are absolutely adorable. They’re ultra feminine and bursting with sparkles. We love the idea of dressing up this muted color for the holiday season. It is easy to match up to everyday clothing as well as formal wear.
42. Pointed French Manicures with Hibiscus and Gems
Going for a Hawaiian princess look? These sharp stiletto nails have a tropical flair and plenty of bling. Of course, the combination of fine and chunky glitter sparkles adds texture and depth. We also love the rhinestone clusters that give way to tiny pink hibiscus flowers.
43. Rainbow Chakra Nails with Translucent Base Coats
Looking to heal the energy centers of the body? This amazing stiletto nail design puts the seven chakras at the tips of your fingers. Each nail is emblazoned with a Sanskrit symbol and a coordinate base coat. Namaste, anyone?
44. Mustang Sally with Square Tips
Monotone paint jobs don’t need to be boring. This fiery crimson color is fit for the racetrack. It’s also super easy to coordinate with clothes and accessories. While the points of the tapered nails have been filed away, the blunt look adds an extra element to this modern rendition of the classic red nail.
45. Extra-long White Stilettos with Color Bursts
These Seusical stiletto nails have a pretty basic white base coat. Nevertheless, the whimsical flowers painted add a bit of artsy pizzazz. Meanwhile, the blue and gold rhinestones help dress up the design. If you’re looking for a unique nail design, this one could definitely serve as inspiration.
46. Hot and Cold Nails with Glitter Slicks
We love when nail artists play around with left-right dynamics. In this case, the designer has used a variety of hot and cold colors on each hand. While multi-colored base coats would have been enough to entice us, the slanted strip of glitter managed to completely redefine these pointy nails.
47. Translucent Stiletto Nail Design with Princess Vibes
It goes without saying that pointy nails aren’t for the meek, Perhaps that is what makes this girly design stand out. The look features pale pink, glitter, flowers, and rhinestones. While the sharp tips of these nails send one message, the fairy tale-inspired arrangement sends another.
48. Blue and Pink Ombré with Filed Tips
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last five years,ombré is in! We love the unconventional combination of baby blue and pink in this stunning stiletto nail design. This look is as sweet as cotton candy. Even the ever-so-slightly filed tips will tell you that.
49. Black, Gold, and Bejeweled Talon Nails
We can’t think of a better way to dress up dagger-like nails than with a punch of gold and glitter. While the inky pinkies help keep this look grounded, its fair to say that it offers plenty of sparkles. Not to mention, the nude base coast is the best backdrop.
50. Marvelous Marble with Fierce Stiletto Daggers
We cannot think of a better way to wrap up our list of the best stiletto nail art than with a look with a memorable point. This nail design combines slate grey, marble, and crystal-crusted daggers. It’s super dramatic, which we love. While we don’t suggest you attempt it at home, it’s a great look to take to a skilled professional technician.
50 Eye-catching Stiletto Nail Ideas that Add Personality to Your Look
We hope you enjoy these 50 beautiful stiletto nail designs. These edgy selections are definitely not for the faint of heart. Still, if you’re considering trying something new for your next manicure, be sure to bookmark one of these out of this world looks. Want to be like Cardi or Kim? In that case, opt for the full-length point with loads of accents. Otherwise, you can tone things down by rocking an ever-so-slightly filed point and still be one of the worst queens in the land. If you are looking for a nail design that exudes pure feminine confidence, you found it. Just remember, these nails really are as sharp as a knife!