Almond shaped nails are hip without being too out there (lipstick shaped nails anyone?). This beautiful shape, great for gel or acrylic nails, tends to be long, slightly-pointy-yet-round and filed at the sides. Everyone can wear this shape, too! Check out some of our favorite almond nail looks.

This gorgeous grey-lilac shade is perfect for winter and the off-white sculpted accent nail adds a cozy sweater feeling to the look.

These party-perfect nails work with any color outfit and are a great way to ring in the New Year!

Get glittery with a sparkly set like these. Gold sparkle would work just as well if that is more your style. These nails prove that almond-shaped doesn’t have to mean super long.

Welcome winter with these wonderland-like nails, also featuring a sculpted sweater nail.

These almond nails are sleek and chic. The marble accent nail adds a bit of panache while balancing the grey and still remaining neutral.

No design doesn’t have to mean boring! Liven any set of nails by choosing bright, complementary colors, and using different colors on each nail

Keep things pretty and be inspired by the beautiful ombre and glitter pink and grey set of almond nails. Lavender or a grey-blue shade would also work well in a similar set.

Shimmery, icicle-inspired nails will have you looking forward to the cold weather.

Glimmering, galaxy-like chrome chameleon nails make us want to head to our local planetarium.

You can’t go wrong with these almond nails in a classic, shiny deep red shade. Hello, old Hollywood glamour!

These super shiny nails in a barely-there pink-nude are sure to impress without commanding all the attention and are perfect if you want a more conservative look.

Cat eye nails are super on trend, and this set proves you don’t have to stick to one color…try them all!

Another marble set that also features pink and grey, plus a bit of gold accent. Switch out the pink for a lavender or light blue shade to change it up.

These matte almond nails could be done in any color and you could use any complementary color for the glitter accent! Not feeling the glitter accent nail? Try a crème accent nail in the same shade as the matte nails instead.

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A classic glitter gradient on short almond nails is always in style!

White nails can be statement-making too, especially with a glitter gradient accent nail. Try it in matte!

Simple, yet sparkly, this set offers a pop of design and glitter.

These deep, dark nails with gold and rhinestone accents elegant while still showing off some trendy nail art.

Lia is a makeup addict in Washington, D.C. When not at her digital marketing day job, she explores all things beauty and works as personal makeup shopper. She enjoys a strong latte in the mornings and a strong cocktail in the evenings.