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I Discover The Mob Wife Fashion Trend

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On the JJ Barnes Blog, I discover the mob wife fashion trend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sopranos, and inspired by characters such as Carmela Soprano and Adriana La Cerva.

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The Sopranos

2024’s first biggest fashion trend of the year, Mob Wife Fashion, has blown up on social media and is a huge contrast to last year’s quiet luxury trend. The trend coincides with the 25th anniversary of the hit mob drama ‘The Sopranos’ with characters such as Carmela Soprano and Adriana La Cerva being the perfect icons for the trend. The Sopranos is a big deal in my house, so this trend caught my attention!

The Sopranos,” HBO’s iconic drama, didn’t just captivate audiences with its gritty portrayal of the mafia. It also served as an unexpected muse for fashion, leaving a lasting mark on popular culture with the unforgettable styles of its female characters. Today, as the “Mob Wife” aesthetic experiences a surprising resurgence, it’s worth revisiting the sartorial legacy of “The Sopranos” and exploring how their looks can be reinterpreted for a modern, and ethical, take on this bold trend.

Carmela Soprano: The quintessential mob wife, Carmela embodied understated power. Her tailored suits, often in classic silhouettes and rich jewel tones, exuded confidence and a certain aloofness. Today, her style translates effortlessly into power dressing for the modern woman. Invest in a well-fitted pantsuit, experiment with bolder colors like emerald or sapphire, and pair it with a crisp white blouse for a timeless yet impactful look.

Adriana La Cerva: The epitome of glamour, Adriana brought a flamboyant touch to the show. Her love for designer labels, animal prints, and statement jewelry created a head-turning persona. While directly replicating her look might feel dated, we can capture its essence with modern twists. Animal prints can be incorporated subtly through accessories like a scarf or bag, and bold jewelry can add a touch of personality to any outfit. Remember, moderation is key to avoid looking costume-y.

Rosalie Aprile: No list of “Sopranos” fashion icons would be complete without Rosalie. Her practical yet stylish approach, often featuring comfortable separates and pops of color, resonates with today’s woman on the go. Opt for high-waisted jeans paired with a feminine blouse, or a chic sweater dress for a polished yet comfortable look. Don’t shy away from adding a pop of color with a statement scarf or bold earrings.

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Mob Wife Fashion

Google searches have seen an explosion of searches for ‘mob wife,’ increasing by 2,122% over the past 90 days, and Pinterest searches for ‘mafia wife aesthetic’ have increased by 1,011% globally in the past twelve months. On TikTok, #mobwife has gained 160.9 million views, and #mobwifeaesthetic has received 130.6 million views. 

From big fur coats to bold leopard print, the mob wife aesthetic is full of iconic, unapologetic outfit moments. Fashion experts at Boohoo have explored how to perfectly style the mob wife aesthetic through Google search, Pinterest and TikTok trends.  

Fur Coat Outfit

Searches for ‘Fur coat outfit’ explode by 456% 

A faux fur coat is a classic statement for the mob wife aesthetic and the bigger the fur coat, the better. For this trend, faux fur coats aren’t just a nighttime look. Fur can be worn anywhere through the day, to your local supermarket or going for breakfast. Pinterest searches for ‘fur coat outfit’ have exploded in January by 457%, showing it’s a winter mob wife staple.   

The Queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, has recently been spotted embracing the mob wife aesthetic with a long fur coat during the Giambattista Valli show at Paris Fashion Week.   

Mob Wife Make Up

Views on #mobwifemakeup blow up by 43.7 million 

Mob wife makeup is sexy, loud, and smoky. Think dark eyeshadow, overlined red lips paired with big messy hair. TikTok users are flocking to see how to achieve the look, with #mobwifemakeup gaining 43.7 million views since the trend started.  

TikTok star Mikayla Nogueira, who boasts 15.3 million followers, posted a makeup tutorial on how to achieve the perfect mob wife make-up look with dark smoky eyes and dark red lipstick. The video has gained 4.2 million views.  

Statement Jewellery

Google searches for statement jewellery rises by 251% worldwide 

It’s not just the hair and wardrobe that is big on this trend; it’s the accessories too. Google searches for ‘statement jewellery’ are skyrocketing as searches have seen a 251% increase over the past 30 days worldwide.

Think big chunky gold statement bracelets, necklaces and earrings and don’t be afraid to stack them. Following this is the perfect finish to any outfit and to accomplish those mob wife vibes. 

Leopard Print

Leopard print is going viral with 497.7 million TikTok views 

Tiger print, leopard print or cheetah print, all the animal prints are suitable for the mob wife aesthetic. These prints give off loudness and confidence, which is what the aesthetic is all about. If you are looking for inspiration, Adriana La Cerva from ‘The Sopranos’ served one of the most iconic mob wife looks in a tiger jumpsuit.

Leopard print is trending on TikTok, with the hashtag #leopardprint gaining 497.7 million views and #cheetahprint gaining 227.2 million views. If you are not feeling the head-to-toe look, consider animal print accessories such as hats, bags or belts. 

Red Nails

Red nails videos have been viewed 1.7 billion times on TikTok  

If you are next in the nail salon and want to jump on this trend, red nails or some acrylic square French tips are the staple mob wife nails. The hashtag #rednails has been viewed 1.7 billion times, and Google searches for ‘acrylic square French tip’ have skyrocketed by 223% worldwide over the past 12 months.  

Think beyond cherry red. While classic reds are always striking, the mob wife approach favors richer, jewel-toned reds like ruby, crimson, or oxblood. They add a layer of sophistication and avoid feeling too playful.

Long, sharp nails are the go-to, echoing the sleek and confident attitude of the mob wives. However, don’t feel pressured to go extreme. Stiletto shapes can be softened with a slightly rounded tip, and shorter lengths can still make a statement with the right shade and finish.


While I have no desire to be a literal mob wife, I do love bright nails, funky animal prints, and bold eye shadow. I love to have fun with my clothes, and not take myself too seriously, and this trend suits that absolutely!

After all, the true power of the “mob wife” aesthetic lies not in replicating a bygone era, but in channeling the confidence and self-assuredness it embodies. So, go forth, embrace your inner mob wife, and let your fashion choices be a reflection of the bold, powerful woman you are. Who knows, you might just inspire the next generation of fashion icons, one fierce look at a time.

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