23 Ways to Wear Popular Square Acrylic Nails

There are so many different nail shapes to try. We often see coffin and stiletto but have you thought about trying the classic square? Square acrylic nails are exactly how they sound, they have a tapered square shape. It is a trendy and easy to wear nail shape that will suit everyone. Not only that, but it also looks great with different nail lengths. To show you how fabulous these manicures can look, we have 23 ways to wear square acrylic nails. We have different nail art, nail colors and more. So, take a look and see some of the trendiest nail art.

1. Nude Square Acrylic Nails

First up, we have these chic and easy to wear nude nails. These nails are long with a trendy square shape and are painted in a light matte nude. A mani like this can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Keep it simple like this or you can add rhinestones or glitter for a more glitzy and statement making look.

2. Nail Shapes with a French Manicure

Next, we have a photo of four different nail shapes – almond, stiletto, coffin and square. If you still don’t know how each nail shape looks, this photo definitely helps. A french manicure like this is timeless, chic and as you can see, it will suit every nail shape. Also, for a subtler look you can use a softer white shade instead of the bright white.

Nail Shapes Photo

Source: @helen_zeng_nails

3. Matte Pastel Nails

The spring is here and the summer is not far away. So, why not try wearing some pastel nail colors? These light and bright shades are perfect for the warmer seasons. You can create something like this. The nails are long with that sharp square shape and each one is painted in a different matte pastel shade. We love the matte texture and the colors. Try a similar mani or you can use different pastel shades. One color can be used on all nails as well.

4. Jade Inspired Nail Art

This next nail idea is one of our favorites because it is just stunning. Here we have long nails with art inspired by the gemstone Jade. It has soft and beautiful green shades. The nail art has a marble effect and it is finished off with gold foil for a little glamour. You can recreate a similar design by watching online marble nail art tutorials and gold foil can be bought online.

Jade Inspired Nail Art

Source: @fiina_naillounge

5. Neon Orange Ombre

Ombre is still one of the hottest nail trends and next we have a gorgeous version. These longer nails are nude and then the color changes to a bold and fun orange. One nail on each hand is also adorned with rhinestones. It is a statement making and vibrant mani that will be perfect for the summer. You can recreate with or without the rhinestones. Rhinestones can be bought online and stuck on with nail glue.

Neon Orange Ombre Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

6. Pink Nails with Silver Glitter

Prefer shorter nails? If so, take a look at this nail idea. As you can see, these nails are quite short but they still have that sharp square shape. Each nail is a soft pink shade and two nails also have a sweep of silver glitter. We love the colors and the nails look so easy to wear. Nails like these are perfect for the prom, bridesmaids and other special occasions.

7. Dark Red Square Acrylic Nails

Give your nails a glam makeover by choosing a design like this one. Here we have long square acrylic nails that are painted in a dark and rich red. The color is stunning and it will look amazing during the fall and winter. A beautiful color like this is also great for evenings and nights out. Recreate something similar or you can use the color on shorter nails, too. Any nail length will have the wow factor with red like this.

Dark Red Square Acrylic Nails

Source: @fiina_naillounge

8. Nude Nails with a Rhinestone Accent Nail

If you like bling and rhinestones, then this mani is for you. All of the nails are painted in a glossy nude shade. There are two accent nails that are adorned with  big rhinestones in green and good colors. The nude and the rhinestones look amazing together. You can recreate this look or you can use any nail color with a rhinestone accent nail. You can buy rhinestones in any shape, size and color online so you can experiment to create your own version of this look.

Nude Nails with Big Rhinestones

Source: @_allured

9. Light Pink Nails with White Marble Art

Next, we have a pretty and pink look. So, all of the nails are painted in a soft and pink light shade. One nail has a white marble design. The pink and white compliment each other perfectly. This design is great for those who want to try trendy nail art without being too over the top. Try a similar mani or put the white art on all nails.

10. Pastel Orange Nails

Love the pastel nail colors? If so, check out this mani. Here we have very long pastel orange nails. There is also a lighter accent nail. This is another fun and bold nail idea that is perfect for the spring and summer. Recreate the pastel orange or you could choose a more vivid shade. Either way, your nails will look amazing.

11. Blue Marble Square Acrylic Nails

This next mani is just stunning! Here we have very long square acrylic nails and each one is decorated with a multi tone blue marble design. The light and dark blue shades are beautiful and they really look gorgeous with the marble. Choose a mani like this when you want nails that will wow. This design will make you stand out from the crowd in style.

12. Nude and Red Glitter Ombre

Next, we have another ombre design. This time the nails are nude with glitter red ombre. This is a gorgeous color combination that is perfect for the spring and summer. You can recreate this or jazz up the nails with some rhinestones. A more vivid red can be used as well. These nails will also be great for any special occasion.

13. White Square Acrylic Nails

Love the longer nail ideas? If so, take a look at this. Here we have very long square acrylic nails. Three of the nails are simply painted in a bright white shade, while the other two feature a white glitter design. White is so easy to wear, it can be glammed up or down to suit any occasion and it will suit every season. Not only that, but any nail art will compliment white. Try this simple and chic look or experiment by adding more rhinestones.

14. Trendy Marble Mani

If you like the marble nail art, then this mani could be perfect for you. For this look, some nails are a chic and stylish dark nude shade. While two nails are covered in trendy marble art. This is a modern, fun and bold mani. You can recreate this or use a different color palette. The design will suit all nail lengths.

Trendy Marble Mani

Source: @amur_nails

15. Nude Nails with Flowers and Rhinestones

We love this beautiful manicure. Here we have very long nude nails. Two of the nails are also adorned with rhinestones and 3D flowers. It is a stunning nail design that will be perfect for the spring, summer, parties and even special events like weddings. Recreate this look or you can choose different colored flowers because any color will compliment nude.

Nude Nails with Flowers and Rhinestones

Source: @sheadbeauty

16. Dark Green Square Acrylic Nails

Earlier in the post we shared dark red nails. If you liked that idea, then take a look at this. This mani features the same nail type but in a dark green shade. As you can see, it is rich and intense shade just like the red. These nails will wow and make a statement in style. This look would be great for the holiday season. Maybe have a mix of the red and green for a trendy holiday mani.

Dark Green Square Acrylic Nails

Source: @chaunlegend

17. Glam Marble Mani

Next, we have another glam mani. This time the nails are long with with a grey and white marble design. It is a stunning nail idea and it looks so chic, modern and elegant. Recreate this simpler look or you can jazz up the mani with some glitter or gold foil. This design will look amazing on shorter nails as well.

18. Lavender Nails

Another nail color that is a must-have is lavender. The next nail idea shows how to wear the soft and pretty color in style. Here we have square acrylic nails and each one is painted in a light lavender shade. It is a gorgeous nail idea and it will look amazing for the spring and summer. Recreate this you can try a more vivid lavender color.

19. White Nails with Stars

This next nail idea is so cute! All of the nails are painted in a white shade and each one is decorated with pretty pink stars. Different pink shades have been used both light and dark. This is a fun, bold and unique design. You can hand-paint stars or buy a nail star stencil. Try the white and pink look or try white with different colored stars.

White Nails with Pink Stars

Source: @chaunlegend

20. Nude Nails with Leopard Art

We love this next nail idea! Here we have long and nude square acrylic nails. Each nail also has leopard print nail art along the cuticle. The leopard print looks amazing and it is unique to have the art going along the cuticle. You can find leopard print nail art tutorials online.

21. Light Pink Square Acrylic Nails

Another color that is great for the upcoming spring and summer is pink. This mani shows a cute way to wear it. The nails are long and are all painted in a light pink color. Each nail is also adorned with silver rhinestones along the cuticle. It is such a pretty shade and it will be perfect for the warmer weather. You can recreate this light pink or you can opt for a neon or darker shade. Matte neon nails would look stunning.

22. Pastel Green Ombre

Next, we have another ombre look. This time the nails are nude with pastel green ombre. We love this because it shows how to wear green in style. It is also has a fun, cute and minty look. Keep the ombre simple or you can jazz up this mani with rhinestones. This will look great on shorter nails too.

Pastel Green Ombre Nails

Source: @chaunlegend

23. Gold Glitter Square Acrylic Nails

The last nail idea is trendy, unique and bright. Each nail has a different design – one nail is nude to orange ombre, one is orange with gold rhinestones and two of the nails are simple gold glitter. This orange shade looks stunning with darker gold. Recreate this or opt for just one nail design.

We hope you have found some stylish square acrylic nails to try!

About the Author

Rebecca Puttock


3 thoughts on "23 Ways to Wear Popular Square Acrylic Nails"

  1. Lori Stout says:

    Those are beautiful nails I like the very long blue ones and glossy red ones

  2. Kim King says:

    About acrylic nails too old fashion,But ok for everyday wear. The new look that’s ok is the gel and gem look. As A cos grad. It’s hard to judge the two.

  3. Joy says:

    I really love love his nails very well can you teach me how to make up any new very well because I’m a nails technician of my hand and not that strong make this kind of nails I want to learn

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