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*2023* 41 modern looks to dress like gangsters & mafia wives!

*2023* 41 modern looks to dress like gangsters & mafia wives!

Is that just me but dressing like a mafia wife has been one of my fantasies?

Alright, I will admit I probably watch crime movies and read those mob wives’ quotes too often but HEY, girls just wanna have fun.

Sometimes, that means dressing up as a gangster girl with a look that screams “Shut up or I will punch you”.

These days, gangster girl fashion is having a moment these days with all kinds of possible styles.

From a modern sassy look to a boss lady ensemble, I’ve got you covered.

Below, I’ve gathered 11 tips and 41 looks if you wonder how to dress like gangsters and mob wives.


1. Blazer as the famale gangaster essentials

If you want to look like a female gangster on a budget, dig out your blazer and just seal the deal.

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Featuring its structured cutting, you just look put together instantly.

Of course, to really spice up the look, let’s not choose the ordinary 9-5 black blazer.

Instead, make a statement with an oversized blazer dress and a corset belt.

I personally prefer a classy look. That said, think cape blazer and double-breasted blazer that makes you look extra poised.

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You know, mob wife is busy with all “Big business” and looking smart in the blazer is a must!

2. Boss up the mafia girl look with a pantsuit

So now you want to look more serious, well, what about going all-in with the pantsuit set?

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As the saying goes “Dress like what you want to be addressed”.

Getting the fitted pantsuit just makes you look like a million dollars.

Together with a nice pair of sunglasses, this is how you are ready to hit the town.

Basically, there are a ton of variations from this look.

Whether that’s the classic pinstripe pantsuit or the sleeveless waistcoat, this just looks equally tasteful.

For me, I prefer to layer up the set with a coordinated maxi coat on top.

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That’s a classy and empowering look with a modern twist.

This padded blazer is everything.


3. Dress womanly for an Italian mafia look

Needless to say, mobster wives are not only fierce but also drop-dead gorgeous.

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Speaking of the classic Italian Mafia look, you have to dress womanly but definitely not girly.

Instead of wearing the mini dress and teeny A-line skirt, go for a bold red midi slit dress that exudes a distinctive sense of confidence.

So yes, an elegant midi bodycon dress is a no-brainer.

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As for fabric, think silk, satin, and velvet that look both luxurious and feminine.

4. Leather and studs for the badass vibes

For the modern gangster look, you just can’t go wrong with the leather and studs.

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For an ” I don’t take no as the answer” fierce look, throw yourself faux leather biker jeans, a vintage graphic tee, and studded combat boots and you’ll be all set.

But here’s a quick reminder, never overdo it.

Wearing all leather and studded pieces from head to toe is definitely not a good look.

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You just don’t want people to think you are trying so hard.

5. When in doubt, go All-black

Symbolizing power, certainty, elegance, and mystery, an all-black ensemble is a new aesthetic for the mafia style.

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If you want to look edgy but not boring in black, I’d say play with fabrics and texture to create dimensions.

Say if you are wearing a tweed blacktop, go for other fabrics for the bottom and shoes.

Black culottes and glossy pointy just work wonders for example.

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As a petite girl, an all-black look is my ultimate confidence booster. It just makes me look taller and slimmer visually.


6. Stay classy in suspender straps

Can you look vintage for a gangster girl look? Sure thing.

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Suspender belts are so underrated these days and it’s time to use them to our advantage.

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Just so sassy.

If you want a dash of boyish vibes, team it with dress pants just make people can’t help but wonder “Hmmm…who’s that lady?”

7. Go wild with the animal prints

If I ever become a mob wife, this would be my outfit of choice really.

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Nothing signifies confidence and wildness more than animal prints, isn’t it?

To put the prints in the spotlight, always keep the rest of your outfit simple and clean for a nice balance.

Speaking of a winter killer look, a sleek turtleneck top and leather leggings just bring the best out of the maxi leopard print coats.


8. Swap out the round-toe shoes and pointy heels

Stiletto heels aren’t for everyone but they are meant to be for mafia wives.

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7-inch stiletto heels just somehow signal to you who’s the real boss here and truly, empower your style.

If high heels aren’t your thing, at least switch out the cute round-toe shoes and the pointy heels.

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After all, who wants to look sweet and approachable as a female gangster?

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9. Hats as a classic mob wife look

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In the mafia movies like “Godfather” and “Goodfellas”, you can spot fedora hats everywhere.

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This is giving peaky blinders vibes.

Fun fact:

Originating from a man’s hat, a fedora hat also symbolizes the women right’s movement.

So if you wonder what a fedora hat says about you, that has to be strong and independent.

So yes, that’s totally gangster vibes.

10. Feminine yet fierce makeup

Ladies, it’s not the time for innocent make-up and dewy lips.

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Put yourself together with dark eyeshadow, bold red lips, and some contouring that makes you look extra sharp and divine.

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For the eyebrows, I’d say the slightly upward, arched eyebrows are the best to display the bossy vibes.

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

11. Finish up your mafia wife look with accessories

To finish up your gangster girl look, bold accessories are key.

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Think chunky sparkly necklaces, chokers, and nice watches.

If that’s not enough, give it a boost with tattoos (stickers) and sunglasses!

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So ladies, here are the 11 outfit tips if you wonder how to dress like female gangsters, mafia wives, and mob wives.

What are your thoughts on this? Comment down below which style you’d give a go!

Last but not least, here are my favorite mob wives quotes:

We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.

By the way, if you are interested in all looking cool and edgy, I’m sure you’ll find the tips below useful! ‘

See you there ladies!

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  1. MimuHoshina says:

    Thanks so much! I was looking for ideas for a party I’m invited too and that’s mafia themed and couldn’t find anything for women. This really saved my life! Thank you! 😀

  2. Daisy CHUNG says:

    A very detailed guide for my coming costume party! Thanks!