53 Stunning Short Stiletto Nails for 2022

Short stiletto nails are the best of both worlds. All the style and sass of a stiletto shape without the hazards of longer nails breaking and getting in the way constantly. This stunning nail shape can work with any look and we’ve scrolled through thousands of different styles to bring you this collection of our favorites.

They’re all on this short stiletto vibe but there’s so much you can do with this to show your own unique style. A bright and playful colorway or design can give it this flirty look while darker solid colors make them look downright fierce.

No matter what you’re looking for – we’re sure you’ll find a style you like here. If not? Your next mani is on us!

short stiletto nail polish design
Here are some minimal black painted nails. You can either wear these as an edgy black nail design or something more sleek and modern. It all depends on your accessories!
short stiletto nail polish design
Add a little bit of love with these white heart tips on top of this pink subtle shimmer polish.
short stiletto nail polish design
We’ve got here a classy set for all the girly girls out there! We’ve got this pretty blush pink set with an opaque gold shimmer accent nail.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Take a quick trip to Salem with these gorgeous celestial nails. We’ve got a combination of matte black and beige polish which are topped with moon and star designs.
short stiletto nails
If you’re in the mood for gothic nails then try these ones out! We have this matte black to magenta ombré effect and this gorgeous black embossed flower design.
short stiletto nail designs
We’ve got these classic pink to beige ombré nails. These are so popular because of how clean and simple they look! It’s like your nails but better!
short stiletto nail polish design
Starting this collection off with something a bit more grungy. We’ve got a mix of gray to black ombré nails, matte black nails, and a really big sparkly nail.
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These are the perfect Spring nails! We’ve got a combination of pretty pastels that are topped with a speckled design.
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Here are some nails that are perfect for Spring! We’ve got a mix of pink and white and a teeny tiny bit of silver.
short stiletto nail polish design
If you find red nails a bit too daunting, then try a simpler set like this one! It’s got these micro-sparkle tips and these full glitter nails.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Here’s a nail set that’ll surely keep your energy up! We’ve got a mixture of black and neon green and I’m honestly quite impressed with how they were able to replicate the can design!
short stiletto nail art
This set is honestly pretty awesome. I love the dragon design in the middle but I definitely appreciate the textured silver nails a lot more because they look like dragon eggs!
short stiletto nail polish design
This is a quick and easy way to spice up your simple muted nails. We’ve got this nice reflective glitter along with our basic black nails.
short stiletto nails
These nails look so posh and ethereal! The shine is just so mesmerizing. I really like the pink to white ombré effect and how reflective the nails are.
short stiletto nails
Here are some pretty simple blue French tips. They look much cuter with this nail shape!
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Look at these nude nails designed with some gradient black tips. Better yet, look at the beautiful glitter bottoms!
short stiletto nail design ideas
I love this colorway combination. The berry red shade looks so good with the textured gold foil and the plain pink nail with the silver line design.
short stiletto nails
It’s adorable how these nails look like jellies! We have a pink base that’s topped with a bunch of different shapes and is embellished with a thick, gel-like topper.
short stiletto nail polish design
Black, gold, and blue together always produces such a sophisticated look. We have this beige nail base with some of the nails designed with some geometric patterns and glitters.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Check out these stiletto shortie designed with this pink, blue, and white marbled design topped with some gold foil. This honestly looks like a watercolor painting to me.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Prepare to welcome summer with these refreshing coral nails. I love how they integrated some orange glitter on the white nails and how they added a full opaque orange glitter look to the set.
short stiletto nail art
We’re keeping it classy with these pink to lavender ombré nails. The nails are designed with white and gold tips and some glitter gems.
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This is life in color! We have these short coral nails paired with these colorful zebra-looking stripes.
short stiletto nail designs
I love this lovely Lapis blue polish that reminds me of the sea.
short stiletto nail polish design
These nails remind me of salt lamps and rose quartz crystals. They just look so pretty with their textures subtle glitter.
short stiletto nail designs
It’s so cute how these simple sky blue micro French tips were paired with this glamorous crystal accent nail. It just levels up the look a bit.
short stiletto nails
These nails remind me of real marble. I love the mixture of the beige and white shades and the subtle hints of gold on top. So classy.
short stiletto nail design
Arent’s these pastel grids just gorgeous? They seem so easy to do as well since you no longer have to apply a base shade.
short stiletto nails
If you want to outshine everyone then try out these violet glitter nails! We have a full violet glitter nail while the rest are violet to silver glitter ombrés.
short stiletto nail polish design
These nails kinda look a bit bloody to me. Well, that’s because that’s exactly what the artist intended! Try out these cute gone scary Halloween nails!
short stiletto nails
The perfect warm green shade always feels so cozy, warm, and comforting. It’s like lounging below a tree for shade on a sunny day.
short stiletto nails
These nails scream Euphoria! That TV show pretty much follows a purple and silver theme and if you’re throwing a Euphoria-themed party, then this is the set for you!
short stiletto nail design
This set makes me think about all the hidden treasures out there in the ocean. I love the blue and white marbled effect and the gorgeous blue gems to match.
short stiletto nail design
Here is another one of my favorite color combinations. We’ve got a pretty beige shade topped with some gold foil. Some nails also have a cerulean marbled design.
short stiletto nail designs
Go wild with these pink and blue-colored cheetah nails! We’ve got two accent nails painted in pink and blue topped with a little bit of glitter while the animal print is painted with the two colors as well.
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We have a bunny and egg design combo, all of them looking absolutely cute! Can I… Can I have the bunny when you’re done showing off this fab mani?
short stiletto nails
Try out this simple short stiletto set. If you’re tired of having plain white nails, why not mix it up with some glitter? Choose your favorite color, anything goes!
short stiletto nail art
Some nails for royalty. There’s just something about deep blue and gold together that seems so regal. I also admire how minimal and clean the designs are.
short stiletto nail designs
Get rid of your stress and welcome soothing energies with these amazonite-crystal-inspired nails. Even just looking at them makes me feel calm already!
short stiletto nail design
This marble set kind of reminds me of two ice cream flavors melting together and honestly, it looks pretty delicious to me.
short stiletto nail art
Wow. This royal purple shade is absolutely stunning. I love how the accent nails have this gradient effect that looks as if the polish is gliding through water.
short stiletto nail polish design
Check out these matte black nails. The accent nails look like two different things, hot candle wax dripping on the floor and smoke being blown out.
short stiletto nail design ideas
These nails are giving Y2K! We’ve got this pink glitter base that’s topped with some cats and sparkles. Just adorable!
short stiletto nail design ideas
Here’s a little bit of red jelly action. I like how the red base isn’t that opaque and I also love the center where the pigment is most focused.
short stiletto nail designs
It feels like Spring with these bright yellow nails! We have a very classic combination of base nails topped with some yellow flowers and yellow tips.
short stiletto nail polish design
These patterns aren’t new but they’ve surely grown in popularity within the last couple of years. We’ve got these gorgeous pastel colors that make up these lovely checkered prints.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Sometimes all you need in life is a full nude nail set topped with some gold shimmer.
short stiletto nail designs
How gorgeous are these nails? They’re a bunch of circular violets glitters that form what seems to be a reptile-like skin print.
short stiletto nail design ideas
Some gorgeous greens! We have some matte greens but what really stands out is the shiny, reflective green polish.
short stiletto nail designs
We’re ending this collection with something simple and classy. We have this pinkish-nude base that’s designed only with some gems. These nails are quick to achieve but still quite gorgeous.

I hope you’re seeing why short stiletto nails are one of my favorite shapes. It just adds a certain statement to any look and it’s still functional enough for day to day wear. If you try it for yourself, let us see it! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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