There’s something ridiculously comforting about super thick, warm, sweaters. Not only are they the coziest thing you could throw on all winter, but just thinking about them makes us imagine ourselves lounging in front of the fireplace and basking in the glory that is winter weather (snuggling a cup of hot cocoa, of course). Now people that live for sweater weather have something new to celebrate: sweater nails, the latest, coziest nail art ever.


Sweater nails aren’t your average winter nail art trend — it’s way beyond your average fair isle print. This look actually mimics the knitted texture of your most snuggly sweater to create a 3D, totally seasonally appropriate design. The technique can be achieved a number of different ways, though the most popular method for creating the effect is by using a dotting tool, like the one found in the Sally Hansen Nail Art Tool Kit ($6) to apply a gel or 3D gel polish in small strokes that looks like the polish is actually being knitted. So cool.

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While this trend might be slightly difficult for a nail art novice, there’s no arguing that the effect could make for a seriously great holiday style — not to mention a really fun conversation starter. So, this holiday season, dot it on and mix it up with totally cozy sweater nails — just don’t forget to take a nail selfie.

Would you try out this new nail trend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

(Photos via @j.hweya and @ham2e2)