Another month, another trend that will take over Instagram reels until we’ve seen it so many times it’s appearing in our dreams. This time, it’s the mob wife look – a glamorous, slightly outlaw-adjacent style that’s taking over social media feeds and possibly my closet too. It’s been around for ages, from Carmela Soprano (The Sopranos) to Connie Corleone (Godfather), and for our more streaming-invested friends, Gloria (Modern Family) were the initial prototype of this look.
More recently, this aesthetic has been emulated by GenZ influencers and celebrities alike – from Kylie’s ravishing red look for the Jacquemeus SS24 show to Deepika Padukone’s pantsuit moment and Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet look for Dior SS24 really drove the trend home.
But what’s behind this trend, and more importantly, how can you nail the look without stepping into a real cartel or more plausibly – debt? Here’s how!
The Essentials Of Being A Mob Wife
The mob wife aesthetic is a striking mix of luxury and audacity. Key elements include faux fur, big blowouts, and the confidence of a white man. Unlike the minimalist “clean girl” look or the understated “stealth wealth,” the mob wife style screams luxury in a flashy, unapologetic manner. To nail this look, think big: bold prints, standout accessories, and an overall vibe of extravagant glamour.
When it comes to fashion, focus on the Italian Americans and their go-to silhouettes + fabrics. Think power shoulder blazers, leather pants, and faux fur coats. Leopard prints and bold coloured stockings in red, burgundy, or green are also good ways to spice up your look.
For accessories – big sunglasses, chunky rings and diamond earrings as big as your face should do the trick. Look for vintage finds for that authentic, luxurious touch. Remember, it’s all about making a statement, so don’t shy away from pieces that command attention.
And last, the most important part is hair and makeup. The first step is to forget the minimalism of the clean girl trend. The mob wife makeup look is all about drama: thick eyeliner, smoky eyes, and matte lip colours. Think ’90s supermodel glam with an extra edge. Don’t forget the long nails and a blowout to complete the look.
The mob wife aesthetic is more than just a fleeting trend, it’s a way of life. It’s easy to recreate on a budget and even easier to implement in your everyday aesthetic but the most important part of this aesthetic is the confidence you wear it with. So remember, while your fur may be faux, your boldness must be genuine.
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