Pretty Nail Polish Shades to Wear for a Fall Wedding

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No matter what you're wearing, the right shade of nail polish can be transformative in a chic, subtle way. You've seen it before: Whether it's a girl on the street or a celebrity on the red carpet, it's been proven time and time again that a gorgeous, brightly colored dress with a juxtaposing nail polish makes the look that much better. It just adds a bit more interest to it, and the mix can even be more powerful when you're working with a blank slate, like, say, a white wedding dress.

For your wedding, nail color is an easy way to infuse your personality, surroundings, setting, mood, or the day's overall ambience into your look. That being said, it's also important to note that this trick works especially well for a fall wedding, a time when you can much more easily add dark colors into your look with a flick of your fingers. Think: dark red shades like bordeaux for black-tie weddings (and for brides who would otherwise wear classic red!). Deep purples are perfect for city brides who want to add a bit of edge into their look.

If you want to add your "something blue" into your wedding aesthetic via your nail polish, however, you can do that, too: Instead of choosing a classic pale blue (that fits in more during the spring and summer months), go for something that's more gray-based and dusty. Metallic nail polish shades are a particular set that work year-round, regardless of month or season: a pretty gold is also great for evening weddings, but if you're having an outdoor garden wedding, it can also look gorgeous, catching the light among the natural, gorgeous autumnal palette outside.

Here, ten pretty nail polish shades to wear for your fall nuptials.

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Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Stockholm Syndrome
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This purple-ish mauve has just the perfect hint of color for those who are looking for a fall neutral.

Shop Now: Smith & Cult Nail Polish in "Stockholm Syndrome," $18,

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Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Beauty Nail Polish in Bordeaux Lust
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A pretty deep red is classic and standout.

Shop Now: Tom Ford Beauty Nail Polish in "Bordeaux Lust," $35,

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Jin Soon

Jin Soon Nail Polish in Audacity
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This deep wine couldn't be more perfect for autumn.

Shop Now: Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Audacity," $18,

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TenOverTen Nail Polish in Mulberry
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Looking for a pale pink? Try this dusty rose, which feels more fall than a traditional pale pink.

Shop Now: TenOverTen Nail Polish in "Mulberry," $12,

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpaca My Bags
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This shade of blue rides the perfect line between teal and gray.

Shop Now: OPI Nail Lacquer in "Alpaca My Bags," $10.50,

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Essie Nail Polish in Winning Streak
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This dark purple is both elegant and edgy.

Shop Now: Essie Nail Polish in "Winning Streak," $8.50,

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Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult Bite Your Kiss Nail Polish
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A dark purplish red that looks almost black, this will add the perfect dramatic accent to a white wedding dress.

Shop Now: Smith & Cult in "Bite Your Kiss," $18,

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Dior Vernis Nail Polish in 12 A.M.
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Gray can be perfect for evening, and especially so when it's this gunmetal shade by Dior.

Shop Now: Dior Vernis in "12 A.M.," $28,

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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Preciosa
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This copper metallic is warm, inviting, and upscale—perfect for a fall wedding.

Shop Now: Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in "Preciosa," $50,

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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Vamp
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Want to add something extra to your red polish? Go for a dark red with a hint of sparkle.

Shop Now: Chanel Le Vernis in "Vamp," $28,

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