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The Annie Dress: Hauntingly Adorable Classic

Let's be honest... There is no denying the Peter Pan collar trend is in full swing right now. It's doll-like but still fashionable and can even be a little dark. The Annie dress from Steady puts their pinup twist on the resurgence of the Pan collar! If Wednesday Addams were a pinup girl, this would be her favorite dress! And it's one of my favorites too.

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The Annie Dress actually comes in black and red. It was named after Annie the musical.

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This baby doll dress hits several inches above the knee but the flare keeps is super flattering and never skanky! Plus the high neckline with a contrasting white Peter Pan collar and dainty buttons adds to its innocence. This rayon/nylon/spandex blend dress also comes with a thin waist cinching white belt.

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With the right accessories, this dress can be anything from nu goth Wednesday Addams to Courtney Love riot grrrl to 60s Twiggy mod.

If you want to release your Courtney Love, throw on some Mary Janes with some ankle or knee socks. Or go full riot grrrl and break out your fave pair of 8-eye Docs. Don’t forget to smear your red lipstick a little and tease your hair to channel that “hot mess” DGAF vibe. Oh and 2 inch plus roots are a plus for this grunge look.

01 May 1994 --- Courtney Love --- Image by © Jeffrey Thurnher/CORBIS OUTLINE
01 May 1994 --- Courtney Love --- Image by © Jeffrey Thurnher/CORBIS OUTLINE

If you’re feeling more Twiggy just rock some chelsea boots or chunky vintage heels with some knee high socks. Pin your hair up into a bouffant, and load on lots of chunky mascara and draw some faux lashes with liquid liner. Daisy accessories are a plus too!

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If you are feeling a little darker, go for a Wednesday Addams look. You don’t have to do your hair in pigtails, but you can! You can pair with some trendy dark lipstick or do a smokey eye to give your look that hint of mischief. You can really wear this with any pair of tights or shoes as a more “grown up” Wednesday look.

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I incorporated bits of each of these styles into my outfit that I wore to go for a walk through one of Brooklyn's beautiful cemeteries with my handsome boyfriend and amazing photographer James David.

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I paired my Annie dress with some houndstooth wedges and knee socks and my coffin shaped To Die For purse by Tatyana. I also carried my spiderweb parasol to keep cool on this humid New York summer day. The finishing touch is a pair of daisy earrings, to give my outfit a touch of summer. ha!

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For hair and make up, I channeled a 60's vibe by using lots of liquid liner and a baby pink pout with Edge to Edge liner and Dreaminess lipstick from MAC. My blunt bangs are actually just clipped in! I ordered a pair of platinum clip in bangs from Classy Rebel and toned them to match my silver hair. So when I want to do a 1950s liberty roll look, I still can!

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This dress is definitely going to be recycled as an easy Wednesday Addams Halloween costume in a few months. All I need to do is braid my black wig. Easiest costume ever! Eeeeee! I can't wait for Halloween.
In my world, everyday is Halloween! So keep up with my costume changes and adventures by following my Instagram!

(**To check out what songs Brynna chose as her soundtrack for the day, go to www.new.steadyclothing.com**)

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