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 if you wonder how to dress like gangsters and mob wives. Enjoy!
1. Blazer as the famale gangaster essentials
If you want to look like a female gangster on a budget, dig out your blazer just seal the deal. 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 corset belt.
I personally prefer a classy look. That said, think cape blazer and double-breasted blazer that makes you look extra poised. 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 pantsuit
So now you want to look more serious, well, what about going all-in with the pantsuit set? 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. Now THAT is how a mafia lady really looks – classy and empowering.
3. Dress womanly for an Italian mafia look
Needless to say, mobster wives are not only fierce but also drop-dead gorgeous. 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 the no-brainer.
As for fabric, think silk, satin, 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. For an ” I don’t take no as the answer” fierce look, throw yourself faux leather biker jeans, vintage graphic tee, and studded combat boots and you’ll be all set.
But here’s the quick reminder, never overdo it. Wearing all leather and studded pieces from head to toe is definitely not a good look. You just don’t want people to think you are trying so hard.
5. When in doubt, go All-black
Symbolize power, certainty, elegance, and mystery, an all-black ensemble is a new aesthetic for mafia-style. If you want to look edgy but not boring in black, I’d say play with fabrics and texture to create dimensions. If you are wearing a tweed blacktop, go for other fabrics for the bottom and shoes. For example, black culottes and glossy pointy just work wonders.
As a petite girl, an all-black look is my ultimate confidence booster. It just makes me look taller and slimmer visually. ADDICTED.
6.Stay classy in suspender straps
Can you look vintage for a gangster girl look? Sure thing. Suspender belts are so underrated these days and it’s time to use them to our advantage. 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.
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. Unbeatable.
8. Swap out the round toe shoes to pointy heels
Stiletto heels aren’t for everyone but they are meant to be for mafia wives. 7-inch stiletto heels just somehow signal you who’s the real boss here and truly, empowering your style.
If high heels aren’t your thing, at least switch out the cute round-toe shoes to the pointy heels. After all, who wants to look sweet and approachable as a female gangster?
Is there possible to find high fashion looking shoes on a budget?
If you are a loyal reader of ladyrefines, you will know I seldom recommend shoes and bags on a budget. Why? Because I just can’t find any that are cheap but look good at the same time! But in 2022, I’ve discovered a new brand Charles & Keith. Their bags and shoes just hold high quality at super affordable prices! No wonder it’s all the rage in the US now.
The best part is, this brand was founded with a vision to empower women to express themselves freely through fashion. Fashion isn’t only for the rich girls. That’s even better :)! Check out some of my favourites below!
Seriously, who needs Jimmy Choo if I can find this Leather Gem-Embellished Stiletto Mules from Charles & Keith?
This one is to die for. Perfect pumps for your birthday! Check these pink pumps here! (It got different colors and the black and white one just looks so EDGY!)
Charles & Keith has a ton of shoes from workwear to party look, make sure you check out HERE to view all. But let me tell you, that’s a rabbit hole…
9. Hats as a classic mob wives look
In the mafia movies like “Godfather” and “Goodfellas”, you can spot fedora hats everywhere. Fun fact, originated from a man’s hat, a fedora hat also symbolizes the women right’s movement. So if you wonder what fedora hat say about you, that has to be strong and independent. So yes, that’s totally gangster vibes.
10. Feminine yet fierece makeup
Ladies, it’s not the time for innocent make-up and dewy lips. Put yourself together with dark eyeshadow, bold red lips, and some contouring that make you look extra sharp and divine. For the eyebrows, I’d say the slightly upward, arched eyebrows are the best to display the bossy vibes.
11. Finish up your mafia wife look with accessories
To finish up your gangster girl look, bold accessories are key. Think chunky sparkly necklaces, chokers, and nice watches. If that’s not enough, give it a boost with tattoos (stickers) and sunglasses!
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 it a go! Last but not least, here’s my favorite mob wives quotes:
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!