Why white? Why now? It's retro-modern, elegant, goes well with a nice tan, and is the best thing to go with pearls since well, pearls.
Cecily Carrington, Fred Segal Beauty nail specialist, is already painting it white: "Short nails painted opaque white are going to be the it trend this summer for both fingers and toes."
Brands that have the pale-nail trend all bottled up include, of course, Chanel, with its limited edition "Blanc Ceramic," Nars' "Edelweiss," "Fit for a Queensland" from OPI, Creative Nail Design's "Cream Puff" and, for the bargain hunter, Bic's Wite-Out will work in a pinch.
-- Lizzie Garrett