40 Gorgeous Stiletto Nail Designs to Obsess Over

True stiletto nails are sharp-edged, bold, and super daring!

Stiletto nails are shaped to create a pointed triangle edge, giving it a dramatic flair. Celebrities like Cardi-B and Rihanna swear by Stiletto nails because of their saucy style. The shape is so dramatic that even a simple coat of nail paint can make it pop. If you are feeling even more adventurous- you can always add rhinestones and glitter to create an epic look. 

A true stiletto nail is sharp and long. But it takes commitment and experience to handle such nails. You can always choose the comfortable nail shape or experiment with different styles. Here are a few variations for the stiletto nail style!

  • Super long and pointy stiletto nails are great for a fashion photo shoot, nail art competition, or your Instagram grid. 
  • Gel Stiletto nails look great even on naturally short nails. Your nail tech can shape the gel to match your natural nails perfectly. 
  • Acrylic Stiletto nails are a bit harder to do at home but are the traditional method for super-long nails.

Stiletto nails are fashionable but can break easily due to their super-pointed shape. If you use your hands frequently for work, consider getting almond shape nails for a sturdier design.

Now that you know what you get with stiletto nails let’s look at some gorgeous stiletto nail designs from nail techs and artists around the world!

Winter set in gold and black

You don’t need too many colors to make your stiletto holiday nails pop! These winter set nails in gold and black are perfect for your office Christmas party.

Everyday stiletto almond nails

Looking for an everyday style? Almond-shaped nails are a better choice and look great with most outfits. Here is an inspo for your next manicure session!

almond nails for everyday look

Itsy Bitsy spider

Stiletto nails are perfect for the spooky season or those who enjoy Halloween all year round! Here is a super cute spider web nail art design that pairs perfectly with pointy stiletto nails.

spider web nails

Red claws

True stiletto nails are sharp like claws! These red nails are the perfect example of a true stiletto design. Do you dare?

true stiletto red nails

Glitter french tips

Need a glamorously beautiful nail design for the wedding season? Look over here.

glitter tips on almond shaped stiletto nails

The black rose

Live your goth fantasy with these sensual black rose stiletto nails.

black stiletto nails

The Real Housewives

Need something sassy but still classy? Red nails with animal print scream the real housewives of Atlanta! Perfect for a girls’ weekend.

red nails with animal print

The evil eye

Keep away bad energy and negative vibes with these evil-eye stiletto nails. So gorgeous!

evil eye nail design

The Arabian nights

Pay tribute to your inner Jasmine with these dreamy blue stiletto nails.

Blue stiletto nails

Candlelight dinner

Expecting a proposal soon? Or dreaming about one? Here are the perfect nails for that solitaire of your dreams.

Classic black and gold nails

The Ice Queen

Feeling frosty? These White smokey stiletto nails are here to slay.

White xtra long stiletto nails


Looking for something quirky? Matte black stiletto nails with 3D bone design for those who love to spook.

matte black stiletto nails with 3D bone design

Birthday cake

Pink stiletto nails for the birthday girl!

pink stiletto nails

Animal-print Frenchies

The pointed tips of the stiletto shape add structure to the simplest of designs.

Death becomes her

Ready to cast a spell? Black stiletto nails with metal embellishments.

Black nails with metal embellishments

Purple snake print

Want to enjoy stiletto nails in all their glory? Go extra long with these outlined snake print stiletto nails.

extra long stiletto nails in snake print


Rhinestones, glitter, gold, and sparkle! Need we say more?

Gold stiletto nails

Snow globe nails

Clear gel extensions with glitter for a snow globe effect. Happy holidays!

gel nail stiletto extensions

Disney villain

Disney villains may be known for their evil plots, but you can’t deny they got style. Feel your Ursula fantasy with purple stiletto nails.

Purple stiletto nails

The Short Stiletto

Not ready for the long version of the stiletto-style nails? Try a shorter style.

Short stiletto for an easier style


Love to make your haters green with envy? Say no more. Ombre green stiletto nails with rhinestones.

Short green stiletto nails

The English Teacher

Hello ma’am! Sweet and subtle white nails embellished with pearls.

Cute white pearl stiletto nails

Skinny stiletto nails

Skinny black stiletto nails for fashion professionals.

Edgy yet classy stiletto black and gold nails

Textured White winter nails

Winter wonderland nails for the Ski resort, hot chocolate, and snow.

Winter white textured stiletto nails

Trending Cartoon 3D nails

The 3D cartoon trends have taken over Insta. This is your sign to get some.

3D cartoon stiletto nails

The Red Queen

Feel like the Queen you are with these dramatic red and gold stiletto nails.

Red and gold stiletto nails

The Wiccan

Cast a spell of whimsy and love. Get inspired by these cute short purple stiletto nails.

Red wine

Glossy red nails are a girl’s best friend.

red glossy nails for a everyday look

Micro crystals, silver nails

Micro crystals are a super-cute way to add bling to your style.

Micro crystals almond stiletto nails

The boss is on vacation

Every Girl-boss deserves a vacation and super-classy nails.

Patterned stiletto nails

Party hard nails

Nails for the nights you won’t remember!

Colorful micro crystal nails

Cocktails with a Frenemy

Need to dial up the sass? Easy, go for Sharp stiletto nails with animal prints!

Animal print on sharp stiletto nails

The bachelorette

Cute pink and gold nails, but make them sharp.

Pink stiletto nails with gold foil

Elsa of Arendelle

Make your Frozen dreams come true.

Blue stiletto nails with glitter dust

Mix and Match

Not ready for the full stiletto feel? Mix and Match shape to create a unique look.

Mix and match nail shapes to create a unique look

A Hallmark Christmas Movie

Ready to leave your big city life and find love back home?

Chunky glitter stiletto nails for christmas

Resort wear

Sit by the pool and sip on some fruity cocktails.

Resort nails for a fashionable vacay

New year’s Eve

Your New year’s eve outfit deserves the perfect nails.

Short stiletto with glitter

She owns everything

Glossy, blingy, sharp, and perfect. Just like you.

glossy stiletto nails with glitter

Hello Kitty!

We girls just wanna have fun.

Hello kitty stiletto nails

Stiletto nails are a commitment, and you must be extra careful with your hands. Be honest with your nail tech before you commit to a sharp stiletto design. You can always try press-on stiletto nails if you are keen on the style.