Mob wife aesthetic
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How to master the Mob Wife aesthetic

05 Feb 2024|By Hitanshi Kamdar

Leave quiet luxury behind and embrace the bold confidence of the mob wife

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Bored of the cashmere jumpers, tasteful wool trousers, and natural dewy faces that ruled the trend cycles last year? Then have we got good news for you. Just as the extreme minimalism of 2023’s quiet luxury and clean girl aesthetics were starting to feel bland, this year’s first big trend – the ‘mob wife’ look – is here to cut through the monochrome monotony.

A complete upheaval of the clean girl style, when it comes to the mob wife aesthetic, less is no longer more and luxury is no longer quiet. We’re talking animal print, oodles of leather, (faux) fur coats, big hair, and bold makeup. What started as a TikTok trend has now hopped off screens and onto celebrities such as Dua Lipa, Dakota Johnson and Kendall Jenner. SS24 catwalks also reflected this maximalist explosion with fur coats and animal prints across brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent.

The moodboard for the mob wife aesthetic? Carmela Soprano and Adriana La Cerva from The Sopranos, Sharon Stone’s Ginger from Casino, and more recently Sofia Vergara’s Griselda. The key to tapping into the unabashed glamour of the aesthetic is confidence. A formidable outfit paired with smoky eyes and red lips will look like mere cosplay (or, worse, sheer tackiness) if not accompanied by the bold personalities of these fictional mob wives. 

Ready to find your most intimidating and glamorous self? We’ve curated all the essentials you need to master the trend everyone can’t stop talking about.

Leather

Toteme croc-effect leather coat

Update your classic leather coat with this croc-effect iteration which promises to add an edge to your look while also being a timeless investment piece. 

£2,160
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By Malene Birger Evyline high-rise flared leather trousers

By Malene Birger’s supple black leather trousers make for a great base to be sandwiched between a leopard print halterneck top and stiletto boots for the mob wife around town look.

£800
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Gucci cashmere lined leather gloves

For a subtle dip into the mob wife aesthetic, opt for Gucci’s black leather gloves adorned with a chunky interlocking chain and the famed GG logo. 

£485
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Dolce & Gabbana belt

Reminiscent of a tan belt with a chain Carmela wore in The Sopranos, Dolce & Gabbana’s patent leather belt features a gold chain attached to a lock and key charm.

£525
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Leopard print

Raey lace and leopard print silk slip shirt

Channel your inner mob wife at work with Raey’s leopard print silk crepe shirt patterned with semi-sheer floral lace inserts.

£695
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Tom Ford leopard-print wide-leg trousers

No mob wife wardrobe is complete with luxurious loungewear. You can’t get more glamorous than Tom Ford’s leopard print pyjama style trousers that’ll even work well on a night out styled with a sleek satin top and heels.

£860
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Alaïa Le Cache Coeur leopard-print clutch

Alaïa’s popular Le Coeur bag gets a mob wife makeover with the heart shape overlapped with panels of leopard-print pony hair.

£1,320
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Balenciaga leopard print faux fur clutch

Balenciaga’s lush leopard-print faux fur clutch is modelled after traditional hand muffs. Carry with a black leather dress and oversized fur coat.

£2,350
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Fur coats

Yves Salomon Toscana oversized shearling coat

Yves Salomon nails the most important piece of the mob-wife aesthetic: the oversized enveloping shearling coat that’ll add oodles of glamour to any outfit.

£2,520
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Dolce & Gabbana oversized leopard-print faux fur coat

Part of Dolce & Gabbana’s SS23 collection, which was based on archival pieces selected by Kim Kardashian, this oversized fur and leopard print shawl collar coat makes for a great instant mob wife outfit.

£3,650
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The Frankie Shop Liza faux fur jacket

While large fur coats are glamorous, this loose shaggy fur jacket from The Frankie Shop is better suited for everyday use.

£501.60
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Rotate Birger Christensen Melika faux fur hooded jacket

Another short jacket, Rotate Birger Christensen’s Melika hooded jacket is ideal for a mob wife look for a night out.

£360
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Pointed-toe shoes

Paris Texas croc-effect leather knee boots

Tap into your inner bad b***h with Paris Texas’ knee-high boots embossed with a croc-effect and cut to a sharply-pointed toe.

£690
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Versace embellished leather ankle boots

With sharp pointed toes, a slender heel, and the iconic Medusa motif embellishment, Versace’s ankle boots are made to be worn with leather trousers and a cosy fur coat.

£1,070
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Dolce & Gabbana Formale point-toe pumps

Make a statement in Dolce & Gabbana’s Formale pumps embellished with the gold D&G logo and finished with sky-high heels.

£825
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Valentino Garavani Rockstud 100 calf hair pumps

Pointed toes. Stiletto heels. Leopard print. These Valentino Garavani Rockstud pumps tick every box for the mob wife aesthetic.

£1,080
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Chunky gold jewellery

Sylvia & Cie Liliane 18-karat gold diamond hoop earrings

Complete the perfect mob wife aesthetic with Sylvia & Cie’s Liliane gold hoop earring studded with diamonds.

£15,215
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Annoushka Knuckle 14ct yellow gold link ring

Primed for versatile styling, Annoushka’s knuckle ring features three interconnected bands with free moving joints to be worn stacked or across multiple fingers. Pair with a French manicure for peak mob wife vibes.

£2,200
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David Webb Zebra 18-karat gold, platinum, diamond, ruby and enamel bracelet

Remember when we said more is more when it comes to the mob-wife aesthetic? David Webb’s Zebra bracelet embodies that principle with an 18-karat gold and platinum band enamelled with stripes and set with rubies and diamonds.

£77,055
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David Yurman DY Mercer 18-karat gold diamond necklace

Inspired by the bustling energy of New York, David Yurman’s chunky 18-karat gold necklace is crafted with cable links and rings dotted with pavé diamonds. If you have any doubts that this necklace won’t make the bold statement you’re aiming for, you can always pair with the matching earrings for a seriously striking look.

£29,400
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Bold makeup

Tom Ford Satin Matte Lip Color

Enhance the bold aura of your mob wife style with a perfect red lip courtesy of Tom Ford’s full-coverage lip colour formula infused with nourishing ingredients such as soja seed extract, Brazilian murmuru butter, and rosehip seed oil.

£44
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Dior Addict lip maximizer

Top your red lip with Dior’s glittery gold lip maximizer enriched with cherry oil and hyaluronic acid for a hydrated plump lip.

£32
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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze and glow

Put away the rosy blush and embrace sharp cheekbones again with Charlotte Tilbury’s bronze and glow palette to ensure your face looks as intimidating as your outfit.

£49
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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V: Bronze Seduction palette

A smoky eye is the strongest weapon in a mob wife’s makeup arsenal and Pat McGrath’s Bronze Seduction palette features the perfect dark mattes and metallic foils needed to master it.

£119
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Read more: The must-see looks from Haute Couture Week SS24