How to wear these fire Wednesday Addams outfits IRL—without looking like you've gone hard on the fancy-dress

No, Wednesday Addams outfits don't need to stay in storage until Halloween—we'll prove it to you

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If you take a good look at Wednesday Addams' outfits, our favorite writer-in-training and Nevermore Academy vigilante might have a future in fashion...if she so chooses. 

In Wednesday, Netflix's new rendition of the beloved kooky series, Jenna Ortega takes on the titular role and gives our heroine a Gen Z flair that we can all love and appreciate. Until now, we'd thought Wednesday's grim ensembles were reserved for cosplay, but her delightfully dreary looks are wearable beyond Halloween.

We found a few capsule wardrobe staples that scream "Wednesday," but we'll admit, you're not going to get much in the way of dopamine dressing here. But hey, all closets need their neutrals and blacks, right? (Plus, Wednesday's allergic to color.) 

"Someone like Wednesday seems very one tone. But there are a lot of different routes that you could take with someone like her," Ortega revealed to Netflix (opens in new tab) about the role.

As it turns out, the same can be said about Wednesday's closet—and we'll prove it to you. 

How to recreate the best Wednesday Addams outfits IRL

Throughout the new series, Ortega gives Wednesday an updated, fun—albeit dreary—look. From her everyday wear to her school uniform, Wednesday's outfits are very much on point. Anna Wintour, if you're looking for an intern, you might be in luck.

1. Wednesday's Rave'N Dress

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams at the Rave'N Dance in 'Wednesday'

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In the now iconic dance scene, Wednesday dons a fluffy, spooky and of course, black dress while the rest of the student body is wearing all-white at the Rave'N. Thing does the honors of snatching the eye-catching piece from a local store in Jericho. What would a girl do without him?

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En Saison Eiffel Organza Midi-Dress

RRP: $146/£127.13

Flutter sleeves, a smocked bodice and polka dot print all come together to provide a spooky, chic look that's perfect for a wedding or your next school dance. "DJ, play 'Goo Goo Muck' by The Cramps."


2. Wednesday's Nevermore Academy Uniform

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in her school uniform

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Wednesday has no problem donning a professional look, but of course, it needs a little bit of black to be complete. While most Nevermore students sport a purple blazer, she unsurprisingly opts for something darker. 

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Zara Pearl Button Blazer Dress

RRP: $89.90/£59.99

A blazer dress is the hybrid that's having a moment, and naturally, one that's black with large, white pearls acting as buttons pretty much embodies Miss Adams to a t. The V-neck lapel collar and shoulder pads only accentuate her look.


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ASOS Urban Revivo mini knit vest and shirt dress in black and white

RRP: $78.39/£62

This sophisticated two-in-one design features a white long-sleeve button down underneath a black deep v-neck dress. It's the ultimate look for a studious student and up-and-coming writer such as Wednesday.


3. Wednesday's Off-Duty Looks

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Wednesday's cute sweaters and knits are every goth girl's dream.

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Zara Oversized Striped T-Shirt

RRP: $29.99/£19.99

Wednesday in a nutshell, this long-sleeved, oversized horizontal black and white striped tee is the essence of our macabre protagonist. 


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Vans Mix Matched Relaxed Cardigan Sweater

RRP: $84.50 (US Only) 

This relaxed allover checkerboard print sweater is perfect for when you're lounging at the typewriter or taking in a scary movie with a Jericho normie.


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Wednesday Dance Style Shirt

RRP: Various prices (US Only) 

In this customizable, handmade piece from Etsy, fans can show their love for Wednesday's now-viral dance scene with this illustrated number, available in tees, tanks and sweatshirts, as well as a variety of colors. 


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H&M 90s Straight Pants

RRP: $34.99/£24.99

A loose-fit, 5-pocket pant with a high waist that pairs perfectly with black and white cardigans. 


4. Wednesday's Accessories

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Every girl needs a good pair of shoes and fun accessories. Wednesday's got both on lock.

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Free People Over My Head Ribbed Balaclava

RRP: $48/£40

Wednesday and Enid's best friends snoods are great for keeping toasty during this cool days on campus. If you're feeling a little more Enid than Wednesday, this number also comes in cobalt and bubblegum.


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H&M Calf-High Boots

RRP: $32.99/£34.99

Calf-high boots with long elasticized side panels and chunky patterned soles. Need we say more?


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Zara Basic Backpack

RRP: $39.50/£22.99

This black backpack includes two front pockets, a flap and drawstring closure and adjustable straps. Plus, it's roomy enough to fit Thing. 


Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)