From the New York catwalks to Instagram, the white stripe is back!

- By Margherita Verdiani

Bringing back old trends is kind of a game today, everything is old and comes back new in a decade. Today's topic is about a style that was not supposed to live only once. We're talking about french nails, the classic manicure that made it big during the 00s and that we'll see again this season.

Last New York runway has given us the “nullaosta” for the renaissance of the french nails. Brands like Khaite and Christian Siriano bring back to the fore this trend for the SS20 in so many ways: fancy and minimal the first, sparkling and flashy the second. It's not a coincidence the fact that the “white stripe's rebirth” was declared by the States. Yes, 'cause despite the tricky name, the paternity of the french nails goes to Jeff Pink, founder of the nail care brand 'ORLY'. J.P during the 70s was asked to create a simple but elegant colour and a style to match with each costume change and this had to look good with all the dresses.

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Sheer, Seafoam and sparkle with @essie nails from our runway show! #essienyfw #essiepartner

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French manicure's first step consists in a nude or pink colour all over the nail and then, once dried, with extreme accuracy it is drawn a little white line on top. Et voilà. It received so much success in Paris that it caused the automatic conversion of the original name “natural nail look” in “french manicure”.

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On instagram we've lost the count of how many it girls and fashion insiders appreciated this trend's comeback. I'ts fresh the selfie taken by the top model Bella Hadid in the side mirror of a car. Bella wants to stay true to the most classic version, as much as the actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does in her magnificent body. Again Rosie surprised us, this time with a particular version that she herself calls “the revers frenchie”. The beautiful and future mom Ashley Graham prefers a smokey french manicure, without any kind of contrasts between pink and white trying to renovate the concept.

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Love when my girl @nikkideroest comes to play make up.

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If so many celebrities are -rightly- riding the surge of “fashionable again” and they're just now approaching to the trend, there's someone who never stopped loving this style and never stopped to be loyal to it. The example for excellence is Rihanna, the queen of different hairstyles, who embodies the originality's meaning with no competitors. Between a black super short bob from “good girl gone bad” and a fiery red tint a bunch of years later, the singer has changed so many special manicure, but she repeated on a regular basis what it seems to be her beauty comfort zone, moreover “in combo”: mani plus pedi.

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Nowadays that the nail art's world has already touched points of no return in an extravagant ways (hashtag + nailart: seeing is believing), maybe french manicure is the vintage reference we need to balace today's maximalism. So it's classy, yes, but not only for the “good girls” out there, in fact we've seen wearing the french manicure on one of the most iconic and “mean girl” ever. The super blonde Regina George.