According to the famous wedding rhyme, "something blue" is just one of the good luck charms a bride needs on her big day to ensure a successful marriage. That's superstition for you—and if you're on the hunt for that special something to fulfill the cerulean requirement, consider a blue-hued manicure. We're talking to all of you manicure-obsessed brides-to-be out there: The perfect shade of blue nail polish doesn't just tick the "something blue" box arbitrarily, it complements a classic white or ivory gown and can show off a little personality along the way.
We've done the legwork and have plenty of options to fit your wedding day beauty vibe. For the manicure-loving classic bride looking for a muted shade, there's soft pastels and barely-there blues. Bold brides looking to make a statement can pick from a range of metallic finishes, high-impact cobalt, and really go for it with a navy lacquer. Beyond that, there's a multitude of shades in between to suit every bride's needs (and if you're really looking to take your "something blue" to the next level, go all out with graphic nail art).
Feeling inclined to wear your something blue on your fingernails? Feast your eyes on 8 different shades of blue nail polish that fit the bill.
Chanel Le Vernis in Bleu Pastel, $28 at Chanel
Essie nail polish in Bikini So Teeny, $9 at Walmart
CND Vinylux Weekly nail polish in Denim Patch, $10.50 at Amazon
NARS nail polish in Night Out, $20 at NARS
Nails Inc. gel effect nail polish in Baker Street, $15 at Sephora
Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polish in Soothing Sapphire, $9 at Walgreens
Christian Louboutin nail colour in Biana, $50 at Sephora
Smith & Cult nail lacquer in Kings & Thieves, $18 at Dermstore