Chic Ways to Nail the Mob Wife Aesthetic for Women Over 50

If you spend any amount of time on the various fashion, pop culture publications and social media platforms, you’ve heard about the mob wife fashion trend. While it can definitely be argued that the glamorization of mafia culture is problematic, today we are here to talk about the mob wife aesthetic. No unsavory activities are necessary to rock the look! 

The Mob Wife Aesthetic 2024

The mob wife look can be a lot, especially if you’re over 40 or 50. It might seem a little tacky, over-the-top, or just downright clash with your preferred aesthetic. But we can all pick up a little swagger or flair from the mostly fictional mob wives who have inspired this trend. From Carmela Soprano to Ginger McKenna in Casino (as played by Sharon Stone), there is no denying its iconic appeal. 

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Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate the mob wife trend into your own wardrobe without looking like you’re an extra in Goodfellas. 

Mob Wife Aesthetic: Big (Faux) Furs

A statement fur like a mink or sable is a staple in the mob wife’s wardrobe. However, you can still get the look with faux fur. Go for something with volume and oomph like this fluffy mink from Lisa Colly via Amazon, or opt for some major drama with this long faux leopard print from Donna Salyers

Animal Prints

Speaking of leopard print, mob wives love a good animal motif — tiger, cheetah, zebra, snake, or giraffe — anything goes. A button-up shirt in this type of print (bonus points if its a little sheer like these versions from ASOS and Verdusa via Amazon, you can always layer a cami underneath) is all you need to make an everyday pair of pants or jeans into an Adriana Soprano-inspired statement. 

High Heels

A mob wife or girlfriend wouldn’t be caught without her high heels, even when she’s running errands or hosting a casual get-together at her house. Knee high boots like these from Vince Camuto are favored in winter locales and open-toed stilettos are a must in warmer weather or climates like Vegas or Miami. 

All of The Jewelry

She never takes off her gold chains or rings. Bonus points for diamond studs and rings the size of ice cubes (pick up a moissanite pair like these 2 carat studs from Amazon for all the sparkle and almost none of the cost). Herringbone gold chains like this gold-filled one from The Essential Jewels via Wolf & Badger are a great choice for daily wear too, and they won’t get tangled up in long hair. 

Leather Pants and Skirts

If you don’t have at least one pair of leather pants or a leather pencil skirt, can you really call yourself a mob wife? This Susana Monaco black faux leather skirt is a perfect example and long enough to be classy but sexy enough for a mob wife. 

Logos and Labels

All the Italian big names like Gucci, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana will be represented, with Pucci and Missoni for vacations. She also loves Louis Vuitton. However, the Versace Medusa logo is a favorite, with a medallion belt like this one (available at Saks Fifth Avenue) being an everyday necessity.

Mob Wife Aesthetic Sunglasses

Large and dark so she can watch you, but you can’t make eye contact with her. These Gucci sunnies with the signature double G logo at the temples are ideal. 

Long Nails

Mob wives wear either French manicures or bold red nails like OPI’s Affair in Red Square. There are no other options. 

Shop The Mob Wife Trend for Women  Over 50

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Lisa Colly Women Winter Coat Jacket Luxury Faux Fox Fur Coat, $96.90

Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs Roam Free Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $375

ASOS DESIGN long sleeve soft shirt in mixed animal scarf print, Now $19.34

Verdusa Women’s Snakeskin Print Bishop Long Sleeve Button Up Shirt Blouse Top, $25.99

Vince Camuto Kashleigh Boot, $154.99

Amazon 2CT Moissanite Stud Earrings, $39.90

Wolf & Badger Gold Filled Herringbone Chain – Large, $84

Susana Monaco Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, $158

Versace Medusa Medallion Leather Belt, $525

GUCCI Sunglasses GG1178S, Now $247.50

OPI Nail Lacquer, An Affair in Red Square, Nail Polish, $19.99

What do you think about the mob wife fashion trend? Is it too much for women over 50, or is a little bit just right? Do you already wear any of these styles or pieces? Let us know in the comments or in our Growing Younger Facebook group! 

–Jacqueline Zenn

You may also like to read more of Jacqui’s fashion tips like What Is A Cocktail Dress And Why You Really Need One and Winter Vests: Love Them, Hate Them or Simply Just Not That Into Them?

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