Instead, short, square shapes, simple two-tone designs and glossy colours are replacing overdone styles favoured at the shows in the past.
In fact, the look for Autumn/Winter 2014 is turning out to be a lot more classic than ever before. Half-moon manicures in contrasting shades have been making a big comeback - high-shine black and nudes were paired together at both the Giuletta and Rolando Santana shows.
However - there's been more than just neat nails. The marble-effect seen at Creatures of the Wind's A/W 14 show was effortlessly perfect.
Beauty blogger Pretty Connected revealed Katie Hughes, Butter London's global colour ambassador, used an "orange wood stick to swirl the colours together" before pressing the stick-on nails into water.Hughes used a mix of neutrals and metallics in Yummy Mummy, Diamond Geezer, Posh Bird, Pearly Queen and Billy No Mates. The result? Subtle but shimmering.