I think it's safe to say that French manicures are past their prime. Most women, myself included, are becoming increasingly bolder with nail polish. That being said, a neutral, classic nail definitely has its place and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
I found this idea on Pinterest, and knew I had to try it. It's perfect work or when I need to be a little more buttoned up.
I used OPI Samoan Sand & Xtreme Wear Black Out, but any neutral polish + black polish will work.
Start with clean, dry nails. Apply 2-3 coats of your neutral shade. I only applied 2, but I wish I had applied 3.
Tape off a diagonal line on the tip of your nails. Like a lop-sided French line.
Paint 1-2 coats of black polish. 1 coat worked just fine for me. Let dry.
Remove tape & finish with the top coat of your choice.
Voila! You have yourself an updated French manicure. I got tons of compliments on mine!