1. What is the "Mob Wife Aesthetic" Trend?
Recently, our FYPs (For You Pages) on TikTok have been taken over by large hair, square French manicures and a whole lot of cheetah print. At the center? The Mob Wife Aesthetic. When you think of mafia content, shows like "The Sopranos" and movies such as "Goodfellas" and "The Godfather" come to mind. But how often do you think of the women behind these mobsters? This trend pulls inspiration from the iconic mob wives and girlfriends, such as Adriana La Cerva and Carmela Soprano from "The Sopranos" and Connie Corleone from "The Godfather" and incorporates specific style elements to give off a certain vibe.
Like many trends on TikTok, the exact start of this aesthetic gaining popularity is hard to pinpoint, but with over 12k posts on the #MobWifeAesthetic and two million views on creator Mikayla Toninato's video explaining the aesthetic in early January of this year, it is safe to say that it is gaining popularity on the app.
2. Red Lipstick
A striking red lip shows that you mean business. Any shade of red that complements your skin tone works for this trend, but we recommend the Makeup by Mario MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Color in the shade Poppy for a true warm-toned glossy lip.
3. French Manicure
Fans of "The Sopranos" will instantly associate a square-tip French manicure with Carmela Soprano, one of the most iconic mob wives in media. Get your own manicure at home with KISS Salon Acrylic French Press-on Nails.
4. Animal Print Anything
A bright or bold animal print pattern is another staple in the wardrobes of iconic movie and TV mob wives. Cheetah print, leopard print or any other design works, including this leopard print mini skirt from Urban Outfitters.
5. Leather Boots
A pair of knee-high leather (or faux leather) boots are the perfect footwear to stomp around New York or New Jersey (or just a night out in your city). Check out the Lizah Boot from Steve Madden for a shoe that matches the vibes.
6. Faux Fur Jacket
This trend is all about adding drama to an outfit, and what says "drama" more than an oversized faux-fur coat? This vintage-inspired faux fur from Rumored will complete any mob wife aesthetic look; the more oversized, the better.
7. Chunky Gold Jewelry
Add a pair of chunky gold earrings or a large statement necklace to any outfit for just a touch of this aesthetic. You want to be as shiny and glitzy as possible. These earrings from Amazon may not be real gold, but they are a good reference for the kind of jewelry that works with the trend.
8. Large Sunglasses
A pair of chunky black sunglasses not only match anything but also give off the same mysterious vibes as iconic movie and TV mob wives. The New Yorker Sunglasses from Privé Revaux Eyewear work perfectly for this trend and are versatile enough to pair with any outfit.
9. Sheer Tights
Top off any outfit with a pair of patterned black tights, such as these Maja Flower from Free People. A pair of patterned tights adds an extra touch to your look and brings in the darker colors that are all across this trend.
10. Off-the-Shoulder Top
An off-the-shoulder top is a mob wife staple, whether you're just running errands or having a night out with your friends. These versatile tops can be dressed up or down, but they flatter everyone. Check out this Ruched Semi-Sheer Cotton Top from Zara for inspiration or as a perfect gateway into this trend.