In the ever-scrolling world of TikTok and, well, the internet, the 'Mob Wife Aesthetic' has emerged as a bold rival to the demure "clean girl" aesthetic of 2023. Channeling a 'more is more' philosophy, this trend celebrates unabashed opulence, featuring exotic animal prints, extravagant faux furs, and an array of layered jewellery. Celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Dua Lipa, Hailey Bieber, and Kendall Jenner have wholeheartedly embraced their inner ‘mob wives,’ ensuring the trend reigns supreme throughout the winter season. If you want to embrace the hype and channel your inner mob wife, here are three style elements and tips to effortlessly achieve that ultra-glamorous look every time.
Animal prints (along with faux fur) take center stage for the mob wife aesthetic, drawing inspiration from The Sopranos' Adriana de Cerva. While a head-to-toe tiger print catsuit might be a bit much for everyday wear, incorporating animal prints in accessories like bags and footwear adds just enough to look the part in 2024. A fashion favourite, leopard print (can we call it a neutral?) can subtly elevate your style, whether it be via a classic pair of Christian Louboutin stiletto heels or a Saint Laurent bucket bag. Finish with an all-black outfit, sheer tights, swathed in a decadent fur coat, and you’ll be serving ultimate Queenpin chic.
Drip in Diamonds. Go For Gold.
Statement jewellery becomes the next focal point; it’s as important as a French manicure, faux fur, and a voluminous blowout. Think Sharon Stone’s Ginger in Casino; we’re talking gold chunky hoops, statement necklaces, bracelets, and cuffs. Choose a pair of Louis Vuitton Louise Hoops, with a bold LV logo, or find the Hermès Collier de Chein cuff in your wardrobe, and you’ve nailed it. If chunky statement jewellery isn’t for you, follow in the footsteps of the poster Mob Wife - Mrs. Carmela Soprano. Dripping in diamonds, layered in delicate gold chains, this character shone. Wear your finest jewellery pieces in abundance, layer Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra bracelets with Cartier Love Bracelets, and add a diamond tennis bracelet and necklace for good measure.
The hallmark of the mob wife aesthetic lies in embracing excess. Now is the time to step into loud luxury and embrace logomania - the more monograms, the better. Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel are the perfect style companions for wearable pieces that still give loud and proud luxury. If you want to go full method, there are always bold embellished bags, logo-emblazoned belts, and eye-catching statement shoes from Italian fashion greats like Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Fendi.