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Mesmerizing Morticia

Amanda Harper


We love the spooky season and with Halloween arriving this weekend it's only fitting that we pay tribute to one of our favorite ladies of darkness, Morticia Addams. Morticia has one of the most iconic looks in tv and film history, and while there's not a lot of fuss to it, there's plenty of detail. The particular costume we found embodies the mysterious mom’s sexy gothic style featuring a skin-tight trumpet dress covered in jet trimmings and a plunging lace-up bodice. We wanted our accessories to capture the haunting essence of Morticia, which is why Charlotte Olympia's skeleton t-strap sandals and Alexander McQueen's black rose knuckle clutch bag are a perfect fit. Mrs. Addams doesn't wear a lot of jewelry (her long stick straight dark hair makes a statement all its own), but she does love herself a ring moment. This sterling silver skull band by Werkstatt Munchen makes for a subdued yet sinister choice. If there's one thing that is a staple with any Morticia inspired look, it's her makeup, specifically her deep red matte lip. Dior's Rogue lipstick in "Velvet" serves up a dark romantic red perfect for a night of haunting good fun. If you haven't decided on a costume yet, we think our "Mesmerizing Morticia" fantasy will be the hit of any party or event you plan on attending or hosting.