Until just recently, it was almost unimaginable for a woman to come out in public with chipped nail polish. However, things are changing and, as such, what was impossible before is now norm.
The chipped nail polish trend is not new, having been started by celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton, but it continues to fare wonderfully, especially with teens and younger women.
Just recently, it has also been introduced on the catwalk and at fancy events, which can only mean one thing, says the Daily Mail
: expect to see chipped nail polish everywhere in a few weeks.
Just like the French manicure was once the epitome of sophistication and trendiness, now the chipped manicure is held as the standard to which all women must aspire, it is being said.
Granted, the chipped nail polish goes best with a grunge outfit, but not few have been the cases when it was also rocked on the red carpet, in combination with a lot of gold and floor-long gowns.
This, of course, can’t but mean that the trend is catching on
– and struggling to go mainstream.
“These days every fashion no-no (flashing your bra straps) seems to be becoming a yes, yes – and the ladylike manicure is the latest casualty,” the Mail writes.
“The trend started when fashion designer Amy Smilovic met fashion editors at Vogue and Elle. She noticed that, along with their £5,000 bags and YSL scarves, both were wearing chipped red polish a la Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton,” says the tab.
“Inspired by this look, Smilovic actually paid to have a chipped manicure done and posted pictures of it on Facebook,” the same publication reports.
Of course, just as well, she could’ve had a regular manicure – and then waited out for it to become chipped in a few days’ time.
In one description for the pics, Smilovic wrote, “It somehow screamed, ‘I’m put together, I love red, but really, who has the time?’”
Though fashion insiders may see the chipped nail polish as the ultimate statement ever, many regular women are still hoping it will go away – and quick.
It’s not a sign of sophistication to have chipped polish on your fingernails, as it bespeaks carelessness and too much indifference about how you look when you go out, they say.
Or, as one user put it in her comment to Smilovic’s remark: “You know what really says, ‘Who has the time?’ No polish at all.”