Grown-up goth: 12 dark and mysterious pieces to wear for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in style

Your usual Halloween plans may have to be postponed for a year, but that doesn't mean that your at-home celebrations can't be truly special. Dressing up, at any age, is one of the best parts of Halloween, and if this year, you had planned for a grown-up glamour vibe, you can still celebrate in style.

The high street have answered our Halloween prayers this season with grown-up gothic chic - sumptuous lace in a palette of dark and dreamy colours; accentuated silhouettes, with nipped-in waists and exaggerated shoulders, a lá Morticia Addams; and plenty of luxurious velvet. Winter is just around the corner, and if this is what we'll be wearing, we can't wait.

Grab the movies, the treats and the candles - these grown-up Halloween pieces are all you need for a glamourous night to remember.


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Alessandra Rich, Lace-trimmed sequin-embellished velvet gown, €2,110 from Net-a-Porter

Over-the-knee boots with cowboy heel, €69.95 from Zara



Long lace dress, €59.99 from H&M


Lace & Beads Plus exclusive bardot ruffle top with sheer balloon sleeves in glitter heart print, €55.99 from ASOS


Erdem Ashby tiered lace-trimmed embroidered tulle gown, €3,880 from Net-a-Porter



Velvet mini dress, €49.95 from Zara


River Island lace blouse with frill sleeves and neck in black, now €42.35 from ASOS



Cecilie Bahnsen Maya open-back wrap-effect seersucker midi dress, €1,150 from Net-a-Porter


Contrast dress, €49.95 from Zara



Tulle-skirt lace dress, €59.99 from H&M


Black PU Shirred Midi Dress, €95 from Topshop


Lace & Beads Plus long sleeve polka dot midi dress with lace inserts in cream and black, €66.99 from ASOS


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