3 Ways to Wear: The Wednesday Addams Dress

“Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal” – said every nu goth girl ever I own at three dresses that are directly inspired by Wednesday Addams’ […]

March 17, 2016
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“Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal”

– said every nu goth girl ever

I own at three dresses that are directly inspired by Wednesday Addams’ black collar and cuffs numbers, and another two in which you could probably see the same influence, and a mesh top that Wednesday would wear if she was a goth pre-teen today (probably). I’ve never had black hair and I haven’t worn my hair in pigtail plaits in a really long time so I’m probably no expert, but the Wednesday Addams look is a pretty a-typical goth girl look.

So, here is my first ever outfit post. I plead with you to forgive me for:

  • not so great photography
  • not so great poses
  • not so great face


  • my cat turning up

Outfit no. 1: The Dress


Doll Dress – Killstar | Shoes – Asos (old)

This is pretty standard for me – swishy ponytail, Killstar dress and a pair of black boots plus familiar.

Outfit no. 2: Getting Fancy


Dress – as before | Skirt – old (similar) | Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell (similar)  Earrings – Killstar 

This would be the sort of thing you might wear to a nice family dinner. So long as you didn’t plan on eating too much anyway (who am I kidding?) – that skirt isn’t very forgiving at all. Putting the skirt on over the dress elongates the silhouette by bringing it further down and in as opposed to the flippy nature of the Wednesday dress. I think it makes it that little bit more grown up – that little bit more Morticia.

Also, sorry for the close-up of my face looking a bit angry. I think I was concentrating…

Outfit no.3 – Layered


Dress – as before | Pinafore – old (similar) | Shoes – old (similar ) | Necklace – Killstar

This look is a bit more layered. I had to fold the skirt of the Wednesday dress up so you couldn’t see it. It’s still vibing on a schoolgirl aesthetic, but it brings the hemline higher and adds a bit of colour (uh oh) too.

My hair looks a bit uneven on these photos. hmm.

Lipstick is Coloured Raine in Sugar, if you’re interested.

And so concludes my first ever outfit post. Your thoughts below please!



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Thank you! I don’t have much colour in my wardrobe these days – mostly I use my hair for colour.

James Davissays:

Ma’am, to say you are beyond stunning, would be an understatement. Phenomenal!

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