Arrivederci Quiet Luxury, Mob Wife Aesthetic Has Arrived
After years of quiet luxury, the subtle “stealth wealth” look, a la Gwyneth Paltrow, luxurious, in-your-face “mob wife aesthetic” is in style. Women have been cultivating the idea of looking clean, minimalist, subtle, natural, and, let’s say it, plain looking for years, but some women never bought into it, and they’re having the last laugh. Women in places like Boca Raton, Long Island, and New Jersey are having their moment. Nude makeup is out. Black-winged eyeliner is in. This look screams, “I’m not here to play. I’m a boss. Show some respect.” Fashion is a reaction; much like politics, the pendulum is swinging the other way in 2024. You, too, can start living your mob wife era. Here’s everything you need to know about the look exploding on social media.
According to Fashionmagazine.com;
Risen from TikTok’s black hole of micro-trends, the mob wife aesthetic is everything 2023 minimalism is not. It is flashy, garish, and brimming with designer logos. It welcomes heavy winged liner, nude lipstick, and dangerously long acrylic French tips. And, believe it or not, it’s here to help you fight the slog of winter ennui.
Say goodbye to yoga, green smoothies, and the precise subtlety of the no makeup, makeup look. Say hello to black clothing, piled-on jewelry, and martinis. As fashion icon Iris Apfel says, more is more and less is a bore. Dressing like a mob wife is relatively easy for those who grew up in the 80s. This is your go-to comfort look; it’s just more of it.
To start, all-black basics. (“If you look like you’re going to a funeral, you know you’re doing it right.”) Next, a fur jacket — preferably vintage — for that statement authoritative edge. Finally, over-accessorize with reckless abandon: pile on the gold jewelry, reach for your biggest Y2K sunnies, and grab a bag that is basically screaming a designer name.
When I first moved to Florida, I tried to fit in and wear subtle pastels, but it made me miserable, so I went back to black and did things like a boss. As for winter, we all know how Floridians feel about seasons. If we liked them, we wouldn’t live in Florida.
You may wonder how a South Floridian can stand to wear chunky fur coats. I can tell you from my experience that I often wear fur coats. Once you’ve lived in Florida for a few years, your idea of “cold” changes drastically. I have no problem wearing a fur coat to a movie theater. The bigger and fluffier, the better, and it makes me feel powerful, which is what this look is all about.
Diane Franco, related to fashion designer Dennis Basso, whose designer clothing and furs are iconic, has nailed the mob wife aesthetic. She knows many people who never gave it up and never will. She says;
Believe me when I tell you that the elite and wealthy love their furs, diamonds, and couture clothing; most have hair extensions and professional makeup done every morning. I can show you pictures of women who are so wealthy that they have live-in help that do nothing but take care of their clothing, make-up, and hair.
You don’t have to be wealthy to cultivate this trend. All you need is to pile on the accessories and strut with attitude.
Arrivederci, quiet luxury, Mob wife aesthetic is a lifestyle that’s all the rage and here to stay.
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