Judging from the manicures we saw at last night’s Emmy Awards, black nail polish is following in the footsteps of the Little Black Dress as a style staple that works winter-spring-summer-fall. The bad-girl hue showed up on the tips of Lea Michele and matched her Oscar de la Renta gown, as well as Anna Paquin, who matched the color with her Alexander McQueen dress. January Jones also swiped on a darker color against her bright blue Versace gown, while Heidi Klum matched her manicure to her black Marchesa dress.
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If you’re apprehensive about wearing the moody shade on a sunny summer day, try this trick for a less vampy look: File nails short (tips should be flush with fingertips) and use a matte black like Knock Out Polish in Flatte Black ($19, koknockout.com). After it’s completely dry, buff nails for a satin finish.