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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.


 
 
 
 
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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.


 
 
 
 
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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.


 
 
 
 
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Designer Drama

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.


 
 
 
 
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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.


 
 
 
 
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Seeing Red

We can’t resist a classic mani like this set by @henrynails1990, featuring matte red polish, and a sharp coffin shape.


 
 
 
 
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