14/08/2014 16:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Beauty Trend Alert: White Nails

New beauty trend alert klaxon! White is THE colour for your nails this Autumn. Yes, the usual culprits (plum, navy, burgundy) will all be as popular as ever, but this is a fresh alternative to the traditional hues of the season.

It started with Lea Michele's white manicure, showcased at the Elle Women In Hollywood dinner, and is being continued with our round-up of the best five white polishes on the market.

However, a word of warning: no nail varnish looks good when it's chipped, but this is especially bad when the colour is white. It's like looking at your living room the day after you've thrown a house party: a depressing mess.

So, invest in a top coat and off you go! Here they are, the white varnish top five...