6 Nail Art Looks That Are Perfect for Square Manis

In a world where “ballerina,” “coffin” and “claw” are all words used to describe nail shapes, “square” can sound pretty basic. It’s true that square-shaped nails are a classic, but that doesn’t mean they need to be boring. If you’re a square nail lover looking to spice up your manicures, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite manis on Instagram that are perfect for square nails.



The filled-in squares and overlapping outlines play off of the square shape here. Plus, we love the pops of colors.

With Love

This is not your average heart design mani — it’s a heart French mani that puts a whole new spin on the classic.

Cow Print French Tips

Cow print is having a moment in fashion right now. Get your nails in on the action, too!

A Little Bit of Everything

When you don’t know what design to do, do all of them! These square nails with various colorful printed tips are anything but basic.

Top Two 

This set keeps things classic by incorporating French tips, but keeps things interesting by only having two nails sport the design.

Glow Bright 

This almost glow-in-the dark design lines the frame of your nails, bringing attention to the sharp square shape. Slap on Essie Matte About You Matte Finisher before you paint your neon lines for a smooth backdrop that doesn’t distract from the design.


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