No one quite makes a case for all-black fashion better than the Addams Family — and we’ve been reminded of just that with the release of Netflix’s Wednesday. The series by Tim Burton has been creating buzz for many reasons, be it for Jenna Ortega’s dance routine, the record-breaking number of viewed hours on Netflix, Christina Ricci’s memorable cameo, or Wednesday Addams’s black-on-black fashion inspiring us all this season.
We may not feel the same way as Wednesday Addams saying, “I break out into hives and the flesh peels off my bones,” to explain her color allergy, but we definitely can take style cues from her dark but tres goth chic wardrobe. Here are our top 6 picks for you to create black gothic looks in true Wednesday Addams style.
The Uniform! Nevermore Academy honors Wednesday Addams’s dislike for color with her own pin-striped uniform set, made by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood and her team. To channel that chic school OOTD, we picked this floral jacquard velvet polka dot blazer and skirt set by Emporio Armani. Wear with tights and platform shoes for a wholesome edit.
A black dress is on the list because we’re still thinking of Jenna Ortega’s (now viral) dance moves that she choreographed herself and her Alaïa dress for the Rave’N Dance scene in Episode 4. This one we chose is by Self-Portrait, and it may not look exactly like Jenna’s, but it definitely has a lot of appeal! Complement it with a pair of Prada’s Monolith loafers.
Another black dress, cause why not! This maxi satin black dress by Ganni, adorned with polka dots, is a stunning pick for the Holidays — it’s dark but glamorous. Pair with Mach & Mach heels and a black Balenciaga Nano Neo Classic tote.
A cool oversized hoodie over a striped T-shirt is the casual outfit to wear when writing your novel if you’re Wednesday Addams, that is. The ‘writing a novel’ part may not be everyone’s goal, but the relaxed ensemble is easy to replicate. For you, we chose this Givenchy black hoodie. Style it however way you like!
A pair of military combat boots by Miu Miu to tie the whole look together and keep the head-to-toe black & white look hauntingly fashionable! Even Mr. Gomez Addams’s little viper would approve of these.
Whether she’s at school or out exploring, our modern Wednesday Addams is seen carrying a structured backpack from The Cambridge Satchel Co. Our pick here is a black Chanel backpack in chevron-stitched leather with gleaming gold-tone hardware. It’s an apt choice to house your Thing(s).