There is a reason why I wear the same shade of nail polish from May through October. “Sweet Nothings” by LOREAL is a very pretty sheer white with a very subtle pink hue. And it does not rub off on wedding dresses.
I have gotten more girls in and out of clothes than a high school quarterback, and let me tell you, I get very cozy with my brides. Zipping, buttoning, hooking, corseting… the list goes on and on.
And one rub of a perfectly polished nail with OPI’s “You Don’t Know Jacques” (one of my all-time favorite colors) would cause more drama than if the groom didn’t show up.
I attend all of my brides’ final fittings and during one in August, the associate at a very well-known bridal salon here in Chicago had embraced this year’s color of the year, Tango Tangerine, in full force – including her nail polish. She was assisting me with corseting the dress (yes, some people still go for this) and I am sure you can guess what happened.
An inch-long bright orange streak appeared on the dress.
I was not happy. I really expected the employee to know better. After all, she does this every single day. Perhaps it had never happened before but it only takes once. I politely (well, relatively politely) advised that she wear a more neutral shade of polish to work in the future.
The stain did come out (would you like my magic trick?) and when we returned for the final, final fitting, the employee ran up to me and showed me her beautiful French manicure.
In short, have your bridesmaids (and maybe even your mom) wear a neutral shade of polish to be on the safe side. (Neutral nails also look better in photos since your eye won’t be drawn to the color on the nails and people will see your beautiful face!)