:last-child

The :last-child CSS pseudo-class represents the last element among a group of sibling elements.

/* Selects any <p> that is the last element
   among its siblings */
p:last-child {
  color: lime;
}

Note: As originally defined, the selected element had to have a parent. Beginning with Selectors Level 4, this is no longer required.

Syntax

:last-child

Examples

Basic example

HTML

<div>
  <p>This text isn't selected.</p>
  <p>This text is selected!</p>
</div>

<div>
  <p>This text isn't selected.</p>
  <h2>This text isn't selected: it's not a `p`.</h2>
</div>

CSS

p:last-child {
  color: lime;
  background-color: black;
  padding: 5px;
}

Result

Styling a list

HTML

<ul>
  <li>Item 1</li>
  <li>Item 2</li>
  <li>Item 3
    <ul>
      <li>Item 3.1</li>
      <li>Item 3.2</li>
      <li>Item 3.3</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>

CSS

ul li {
  color: blue;
}

ul li:last-child {
  border: 1px solid red;
  color: red;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
Selectors Level 4 (Selectors 4)
# the-last-child-pseudo

Browser compatibility

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See also