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17 Eye-Catching Short Stiletto Nail Designs And Ideas

Short stiletto nails; as the name obviously implies, it’s a toned-down and a less dangerous version of stiletto nails. But it’s not any less than daring and elegant as their longer counterpart! It’s the answer for people who like the look of long pointy nails but don’t want the hassle and burden that comes with it.

With that said, I’ve compiled 17 short stiletto nail designs for you to take inspiration from!

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17 Short Stilleto Nail Designs Fit for Any Occasion

1. French Ombre Short Stiletto

 

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Let’s begin with this simple but chic look. Here we have a nude base with a light ombre blend on the tips. This design the perfect way to show off the pointy shape of short stiletto nails!

2. Eternal Moon Short Pointed Nails

 

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Bring the beauty of the moon on your fingertips with this design! The magnetizing blue hues make it appear as though the nails are glowing.

3. All Seeing Short Claw Nails

 

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Now, this design will surely draw eyes on your nails way…. literally.

4. Gothic Desire Short Stiletto Nails

 

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Full-on black nails are not the only way to go when going for a gothic look. Take this design as an example. The deep red, when combined with matte black fully embodies the edgy vibe that gothic nails give.

You can also add in some glitters or stones to add more oomph!

5. Stained Glass Short Pointed Nails

 

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Looks like stained glass patterns aren’t just for churches and museums anymore.

This design features floral and stained glass patterns with rhinestones and glitters. A true work of art!

6. Minimalist Short Claw Nails

 

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This nail design is the perfect visual example of the phrase, less is more. I mean, just look at it!

7. Dreamy Pastel Short Claw Nails

 

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There’s something about the appeal of pastel colors that is hard to ignore. Their toned down colors are a breath of fresh air and they are great compliments to unique patterns too.

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8. Black and Pastel Short Claw Nails

 

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You can always count on pastel color nails to look chic and feminine, but you can also make it look edgier with ease by adding some black accents.

9. Swarovski Dreams Short Stiletto

 

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Who knew that with just simple lines and black Swarovski crystals you can achieve something so glam?

Make sure that there are no distractions around you before trying this because this surely requires steady hands.

10. Animal Print Short Pointed Nails

 

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A fresh take on the classic leopard print! Rather than occupying the whole nail space with the print, this design features an ombre blend on the tips with negative spaces on the top and a gold rhinestone to seal the deal!

Take this example as an inspiration and recreate your own with your favorite animal print.

11. Mondrian Stripes Short Stiletto Nails

 

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Who said stripes were boring? Definitely not me! You can recreate this with striping tape or freehand. Put your own spin on it!

12. Black and Berries Short Stilleto Nails

 

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If you’re feeling extra playful, here’s an inspiration for you. This one rocks different design approaches with glitter and bling for a sparkly twist!

13. Multi-Colored French Short Stiletto

 

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Subtle, multicolored outlines. Perfect for those who love colors but don’t want to go all out.

14. Tie-Dye Short Stiletto Nails

 

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Are you one of those people that want to try the tie-dye trend but doesn’t want to fully commit to having bold colorful nails? This is your chance!

This design idea mixes the vibrant tie-dye colors with the beauty of exposed natural nails. I stan!

15. Mermaid Vibes Short Claw Nails

 

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The pastel purple color and the white seashell with the pearl on top is giving some serious under the sea vibe!

Take this inspiration and unleash your creativity by testing it with different colors and stones.

16. Sparkly Marble Short Pointed Nails

 

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Give the popular marble design an elegant whirl with this type of look. Instead of using black polish for creating the marble lines, use gold lines to produce that glam vibe.

17. Gold Rush Short Stiletto Nails

 

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What’s not to love about black and gold, really? Their contrasting colors are very eye-popping and its versatility is unlike any other.

See how you can perfectly shape your stiletto nails in this video from Kiara Sky Nails:

Much like with any other nail shape, with short stiletto nails, the design possibilities are endless. One thing is for though if you want to make a bold statement while still being practical, this nail shape is the way to go.

Did these nail designs inspire you to rock short stiletto nails? Which of these are you trying first? Let me know in the comments! 

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