Your gran's favourite embellishment could be this season’s biggest nail trend

Classic is cool again
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Your gran's favourite embellishment could be this season’s biggest nail trend
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While pearls may evoke classic images of a super-polished, glammed-up Audrey Hepburn, the latest iteration of the timeless embellishment isn’t quite so prim and proper.

Often featuring irregularly shaped pearls in varying sizes and finishes, this season’s take is every bit as chic and playful as Carrie Bradshaw would dream for it to be.

Seen adorning trainers at Miu Miu; oversized on the ears of Zendaya; and strung around the necks of models at Alexander McQueen, pearls have infiltrated the sartorial and now the beyond. The beyond being our nails.

That’s right. No longer reserved for chunky hairclips and bedazzled heels, pearls are taking the nail world by storm.

Surprisingly versatile, you can sport the minimal look by adding a single bead to a neutral mani, or go all the way with multi-pearl-encrusted nails on all five fingers. Scroll through for our favourite ways to wear the trend.

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