No more ‘on Wednesdays we wear pink’. Now, on Wednesdays we wear black. Wednesday Addams has stolen our black hearts once again thanks to Netflix’s new chapter of the Addams Family story. With actress Jenna Ortega the muse and Wednesday’s wardrobe the obsession, everyone’s talking about Wednesday and how to re-create her look.
Masterminded by costume designer Colleen Atwood, Wednesday’s monochromatic wardrobe includes that iconic black dress and exaggerated white collar look, but there are also modern twists with bomber jackets, jumpers, striped blazers, and of course, *spoiler alert* that incredible tulle gown she wears to the ball. No wonder TikTok has gone crazy for it.
Wednesday’s contempt for colour (though not for a vampy dark red lip stain) is unwavering, but Colleen Atwood’s clever play with shades of black and white throughout the series creates a wardrobe that is far from monotone. It’s rebellious outcast meets gothic romance, laced with some Tim Burton magic.
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Here’s some of our favourite pieces on the high street for conjuring up Wednesday Addams’ signature look:
Iconic Wednesday dresses
Tulle Wednesday Addams outfit
Even Wednesday Addams can’t resist dressing up for fancy occasions. Inspired? Here are the best tulle and lace lookalikes on the high street for *that* Alaïa dress.
Wednesday striped tees
Steer away from nautical breton tops and towards 60s Beatnik style when it comes to Wednesday inspired striped tees.
Add some texture to a Wednesday Addams outfit with sheer jumpers, rib knit hoodies and heavy striped knits.
Jackets + blazers
A pinch of high school preppiness, but with a Wednesday edge.
Treat the biggest Wednesday fan in your life to a Wednesday-inspired scarf this Christmas.
When it comes to Wednesday loafers, the chunkier the sole the better. Wear with some winter tights and you’re good to go.