The Addams Family is back with a new spin-off coming to Netflix called Wednesday. The eight-episode series is directed by famed dark Tim Burton (you probably know his name from movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands) and will star Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Louis. Guzman as Gomez and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley. While the show won’t release until this fall (no official date yet), we can’t help but feel inspired by this dark and macabre return.
There has always been something charming and even a little sexy about the Addams Family aesthetic. Along with Gomez’s perfectly tailored pinstripe suits and Morticia’s figure-hugging black dresses (not to mention her enviable rose garden), this creepy-funky family definitely has a penchant for style. And while super-dramatic, all-black, Victorian-inspired may not be for everyone, there’s no denying there’s a certain gothic glam vibe to the Addams house.
We love that this aesthetic is completely unique to them—they won’t be caught off guard installing white subway tile in their kitchen, and you certainly won’t find them jumping on fashion granny or Barbiecore running boards anytime soon. Their commitment to their appearance is timeless and unwavering, and we should respect them for sticking to their chosen aesthetic, even if it’s not considered “mainstream”.
With that in mind, we predict the Addamscore — the Addams Family-inspired aesthetic — will be huge this fall. Victorian corsets and pinstriped patterns grace the runways for this year’s fall/winter 2022 (hello Morticia and Gomez!). Brands such as Valentino and Isabel Marant have even introduced gothic-inspired looks with dark lace, smooth leather, Wednesday Addams-approved dresses, witchy capes, and mistress-inspired boots.
Net-a-Porter senior editor Libby Page announced this. Who wears what“The Return of Black” is a key theme we’ve invested in this fall/winter that takes a much more simplistic approach to clothing in keeping with the “dopamine clothing” trend that has dominated recent seasons. We love monochrome styles for their elegance. and charm.”
You can hear your inner Miranda Priestley skeptically thinking, “Black for fall? Innovative”, but this year the trend goes far beyond the gloomy autumn colors and becomes more like Halloween. For example, vogue italy just released their September cover, featuring Gigi Hadid sporting a Frankenstein bride hairdo and a decidedly black Morticia Addams-inspired dress.
In addition to fashion and runway trends, we believe Addamscore’s aesthetic will translate beautifully into furniture, home design and accessories, especially in the coming months. While this look is certainly not for everyone (and its polarizing nature is part of its appeal), we think a touch of dark glamour, or a streak of glossy black paint, is a welcome addition to any fall home. The best part? When applied correctly, these Addams Family-inspired pieces feel dark, sexy, and long-lasting, rather than just cheap, themed décor. Here are our 10 favorite Addamscore home finds.