These 3D Nail Ideas Will Literally Make Your Manicure Stand Out

It doesn’t get bolder than this.

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If you want your manicures to make a statement, nothing will draw attention quite like 3D nails — a rising trend that quite literally takes your manicures to another dimension. Ahead discover 3D nail art inspo and begin planning your next mani appointment.


If you’re loving the recent ‘90s craze, this bright neon manicure is for you. Prepare to time travel with this nostalgic mix of colors, designs, and, of course, 3D elements.@nailsbymei
For something on the sweeter side, try this twist on a French manicure featuring 3D heart embellishments and a smattering of crystals.@blkgirlnailfies
Given that Dua Lipa has been spotted with multiple chrome blob manis, it’s no surprise that they’ve been popping up everywhere. This aquamarine shade is particularly striking.@mannequin.hands
These simple but eye-catching pearl decals are a great way to dip your toes into the 3D nail art trend. Paired with a traditional French manicure, it’s the perfect balance of classic and cool.@claw_queen
This one’s for those with expensive taste. Celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik created this stunning manicure using Swarovski crystals, but you can get the same effect with any crystal embellishment.@tombachik
Yes, even minimalists can have fun with 3D nail designs. A completely naked nail is taken to new heights when topped with delicate chain and pearl adornments.@betina_goldstein
Can’t settle on one nail look? Combine several trends into one with this part-3D, part-French manicure look that also mixes in a bright orange pop of color.@nailsbymimi
No, those aren’t real water droplets, but it would be understandable if you just did a double-take. This hyper-realistic — and straight-up impressive — design is an excellent way to bring the summer vibes all year round.@sojinails
Be warned: You may have to stop yourself from snacking on these realistic-looking 3D nails with a variety of fruit-inspired jelly designs.@vexnails
It’s hard to decide what’s more gorgeous about this manicure: the color story or the variety of 3D designs. Either way, it’s a winner.@angelcitynails

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