13 Dead Serious Ways to Wear Coffin Nails

Only true nail aficionados dare try them.

Long nail lovers, rejoice! This long, tapered shape with a flat top — also known as "ballerina nails" if you're a little creeped out by the whole coffin thing — is totally on-trend. Check out these amazing ideals, ranging from simple and solid to totally extravagant.

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Dripping in Gold

Go luxe by painting your two center nails a glitzy shade of gold, then leaving the rest a creamy white.

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Laced Up

Paint an elegant lacy pattern on your accent nail, then dress the rest of your mani up with pretty studded embellishments.


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Baby Blues

Just because your nails are ultra-long doesn't mean they have to be dramatic. This soft pastel blue shade keeps the manicure subtle — and perfect for stacking delicate rings.


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Pointe Shoes

Match your mani to your favorite lipstick with a rosy nail polish in a satin finish.


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All That Glitters

Holographic, metallic nails are totally trending. Why not take your shimmer to the next level with this long, strong shape?


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Back to Basics

This isn't your eighth grade self's moody black mani — it's a glossy glam noir in a totally of-the-moment shape, making it a perfect grownup style.


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Flat & Matte

Playing with texture keeps things fun, so skip the glossy topcoat and instead try a matte finish. Then, add a cool statement nail to each hand.


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Lovely Lilac

A sweet, flattering shade of pale purple looks beautiful with this long, feminine shape. Add an on-trend round-faced watch and a few shiny rings to make this look ultra-luxe.


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Gothic Glamour

Show off your dark side with a matte black mani complete with lace-patterned accent nails.


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Beauty Bouquet

Show your love for all things rosy with a beautiful blossom accent nail. The added length of coffin nails gives you double the flower power.


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Smiley Nails

Coffin nails don't always have to be super long — if you like the shape but not the length, you can ask your nail technician for the same silhouette, just a bit shorter. Add a fun accent nail with cute nail art to spice up your simplified mani.


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Blue Moon

High-shine nails in a chic bold cobalt shade? Yes, please.

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All Gemmed Up

Give your nails the royal treatment with a gorgeous, elaborate embellishment on one finger plus glittery undersides.

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WATCH: 15 Life-Changing Nail Polish Tricks

Painting your own nails has never been so easy.

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