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‘Wednesdaycore’: Get the Look Inspired by Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams

Actress Jenna Ortega arrives on The Tonight Show wearing a black dress
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It’s hard to deny that Wednesday Addams is having a major moment. Spurred by the popularity of Wednesday, Netflix’s take on our favourite member of the iconic Addams family, Wednesday Addams goth-inspired style (think: layered black ‘fits, big collars and edgy hair) is more than just a 2023 fashion trend: it’s a mood.

With this in mind, we turned to the source for inspiration. For her recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Golden Globe-nominated actress (and Wednesday star) Jenna Ortega exemplified the perfect three-ingredient recipe for a modern Wednesdaycore look:

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Get Jenna Ortega’s Wednesdaycore look: a sheer black dress

Black ensembles are essential to capturing a Wednesdaycore aesthetic (think of it as the antithesis to Barbiecore’s hot-pink). As Glamour UK details, Ortega channeled Wednesdaycore for The Tonight Show in a trend-right way in a sheer black Dolce & Gabbana maxi dress. By opting for a sheer look — while keeping with the dark hue — Ortega brought Wednesday from screen to real-life chic. 

Try: Semi-sheer flowy dress, Zara, $80.

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Get Jenna Ortega’s Wednesdaycore look: a huge white collar

Whether it’s Ortega’s Dolce & Gabbana dress or Wednesday’s iconic show ‘fits, collars are another key touch to consider when embodying Wednesdaycore. For a versatile option, a detachable collar can be layered under favourite sweaters and crewneck dresses to create multiple Wednesday-esque looks. 

Try: ANZERMIX Peter Pan Detachable Collar, Amazon, $17 (Plus shipping)

See also: Festive manicures and nail ideas to match every holiday outfit.

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Get Jenna Ortega’s Wednesdaycore look: an edgy haircut

While the character Wednesday tends to opt for braided hairstyles, Ortega went edgier for her look on The Tonight Show — in a way that still feels solidly “Wednesdaycore” — with a shaggy shoulder-length wolf cut (courtesy of hairstylist Dave Stanwell).

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