This Y2K Nail Trend Is Back With a Vengeance—Here's How to Wear it

Through the early '00s, a certain nail trend sprung up with gusto: floral-stamped french tips. Loved for the playful, cheerful vibe they bring, floral nails were (and still are!) a no-fail way to bring levity into your every look—which is precisely why the masses are taking a shine to them again.

Though some associate the motif with spring dresses in heady liberty prints (think daisy and wisteria), today's "nailfluencers" are proving that florals are entirely suitable for year-round wear. Need inspiration? There's no shortage in our 25-part roundup, which includes a melange of looks with sheer bases, color-soaked nail wraps, and everything in between. 

As you peruse, consider where you're at in your nail art journey. Are you ready to pick up a fine nail brush and get to DIY-ing, or are decals more your speed? Either way, there's a mani for you—and a product to help you achieve the look. 

Minimalists, gather 'round and admire this sheer mani topped with delicate floral stamps.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, unlock the macro florals trend with this gilded mani.

This mani dabbles in color (corals and aquas, to be exact), which will instantly sync with that neon top you just added to cart for summer.

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This look takes no more than five all-star colors. Start by painting each nail a different hue, and then create unique florals atop each nail in the same color family. 

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This minty-fresh mani adds palm leaves for a tropical twist.

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Go deep with indigo nails (leaving one blank, of course) and top them off with complementary florals. 

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Elevate your daisy mani with neon hues and a glitter-flecked base.

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@paragonnails

The same applies here. This design takes something of a painter's eye to pull off, mixing deeper shades with lighter ones for a watercolor effect.

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Would you describe your nail-art skill level as intermediate? If so, try your hand at this intricate floral nail design.

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Back to basics with this dainty, versatile daisy mani.

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@thehangedit

This nail look is deceivingly simple. Paint each finger a different color, dabbing five white circles onto each nail and allowing it to dry before going in with the darker blue hue. Finish off with a black dot at the center, and voilà!

For those working with a slightly larger canvas (aka long nails), consider changing up the size of your flowers for a dimensional look.

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Play with negative space by adding waves of color before starting your floral design.

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@paragonnails

Short on time? Relegate your florals to a few nails rather than all 10. Problem solved!

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@thehangedit

This set taps into the groovy, Emilio Pucci–inspired print trend and ties in daisies for an extra punch of nostalgia.

Nothing pairs better with summer whites than soft pastels. Style these with your best white tank and matching jeans for an energized pop of color.

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@thehangedit

Nail pros, this one's for you. Begin with baby pink as your base and go in with that ultra-fine brush to construct flowers that feel true to life. 

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@oliveandjune

To-the-point and uniform, these basic daisy nails are workplace-appropriate without sacrificing creativity.

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@oliveandjune

This micro-floral look may try your patience, but if you're willing, every nail will come out like a work of art.

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@thehangedit

Just in time for Pride Month, this mani joins together florals and rainbow motifs for a sunshiny look.

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@oliveandjune

The ideal summer-into fall mani—brought to you by these Bordeaux-hued florals.

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@thehangedit

Ditch staid yellow-and-white daisies with this groovy floral mani.

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@oliveandjune

Who says short nails can't be fun? Dress up yours with clear polish and mini flower designs. 

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@oliveandjune

Tie in butter yellows and a high-gloss topcoat for a hydrated nail look.

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Before you go, some classic daisy nails to soothe your feed.

Next: 22 Non-Tacky Takes on Summer's Wildest Nail Trend

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