There was a time when square and stiletto nails reigned supreme, but these classic shapes have since been toppled by squoval’s sharper cousin — the coffin nail. Coffin-shaped nails resemble the bottom half of a coffin (morbid, we know) and offer a tapered end without the severity of a stiletto nail. They’ve become increasingly popular in the past few years and are a versatile option for most lengths. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite coffin nail looks ahead to inspire your next set:
In The Nude
Sometimes the best coffin nail sets are the simple ones — like this look from California-based nail tech @quan1ah_. The soft pink shade is understated yet glam and sure to earn you compliments wherever you go.
An Ombré Dream
With baby blue trending and ombré never going out of style, this combo @nails_feed__ is one we’ll be copying ASAP.
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice
Practically made for the nostalgic in all of us, the set ahead by Florida-based nail tech @nailz_by_dev is giving us major flashbacks. The Powerpuff Girls-inspired look features pink and purple ombré nail polish and a hand painted Blossom kissing the red Rowdyruff Boy, Brick.
The coffin nail look ahead mixes streetwear and luxury fashion, featuring Fila’s signature cobalt blue and Fendi’s iconic logo. It’s definitely a statement, and is sure to turn heads on social media and IRL.
Keeping It Neutral
For something a little more understated, try this set by @nailsbybano, a subtle brown ombré and marble look you can rock any time of year.
We can’t resist a classic mani like this set by @henrynails1990, featuring matte red polish, and a sharp coffin shape.