I grew up loving Marvel comics and I'm usually a fan of the films too. I'm not sure that I'd ever want a stand-alone movie for Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, but if they ever make one, I hope she wears an outfit like this at some point.
Black Widow wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider. Instead, she earned her name and received a costume designed to reflect the poisonous eight-legged crawler to symbolize how lethal she was. Especially, to men.
I'm not fond of actual spiders. But, I am fascinated by their webs. So, I wanted to wear something to symbolize them. These locally made-to-order white gold earrings, which do just that, seemed like the right choice. When writing this post, I found out the earrings are named Blade Ear Crawler... so they really were.
Widow spiders are named as such because the female spiders often eat their male partners before, during, or after they mate. It's a cruel seduction that feels a lot like this structured plunging V.
The fringe of this vintage belt is another web-like element that brings an overall edge to the look. It maybe adds a little more Spider Girl than Black Widow to the look, but can we just talk about how dope Natasha must be to be a deadlier spider without superhuman powers?
These thrifted babies were the cherry on top, or in this case bottom. Although they make chasing after bad guys harder, they're good for commanding the attention of the target at a cocktail party.
Agent Romanoff stands alone at the bar. The villain, captivated by a darkness they both share approaches:
Villian: Hello, I'm Charles.
Ms. Romanoff: Hello Charles, I'm leaving.
She leaves. He waits a few minutes, then follows her. The night is hers.