Ever since Chanel coated the fashion world in a shiny black lacquer, the quest for the next It Nail has been raged.
There were deep blue bottles and shiny gray polishes. There were Mad Men
shades of secretary red and Entourage
hues of porn star pink. There was even a Louboutin manicure, where the undersides of each nail got painted a trademark scarlet.
But now it seems some designers are over it. Bare nails hit runways everywhere, from Rodarte to Jenni Kayne, and with them a defiant pull from the Next Big Nail.
But then came Dior. They too declared "nude" to be the color of the season - then created their own It Polish to celebrate. Called "Nude Chic," it's $19 and only available for a limited time.
The bad news is, you'll need to explain to your friends that you're wearing polish at all. The good news is, if it chips, nobody will notice.
--FARAN KRENTCILBonus: Rebecca's Fashion Week analysis of nude nails.