When It Comes to Mob Wife Fashion, No One Does It Like Adriana La Cerva in 'The Sopranos'

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I'll be channeling her all winter.

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Move over, clean girl aesthetic. There’s a new trend in town, and it’s a far cry from the minimalist vibes that inundated your former For You Page. If you’re feeling fatigued by slicked-back buns and barely-there makeup, rejoice: The bold “mob wife” trend is here to shake up your mood board. And who better to demonstrate the overtly glamorous look than The Sopranos’ own Adriana La Cerva? Portrayed by actress Drea de Matteo, and girlfriend to Christopher Moltisanti, Adriana had a keen sense of style despite her ongoing legal mess throughout the American Mafia series. From statement athleisure to iconic sets and jewelry galore, she’s a prime example of Fashion TikTok's latest obsession: Unabashed maximalism signature to Italian American women of yore.

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Not unlike the delightfully disheveled “frazzled english woman” trend, the mob wife aesthetic thrives on imperfection. A little rough around the edges, it possesses a certain je ne sais quoi that appears authentic and unrefined. History repeats itself, so it was only a matter of time before we collectively leaned into the grandiosity exemplified in the nostalgic crime drama which takes place in the late '90s and early 2000s. Adriana consistently delivers an alluring femininity by way of hip-hugging silhouettes, bold prints and dramatic hair and makeup.

A devotee to form-fitting garments, she steers clear of oversized looks, making a case for skin-tight snakeskin pants, patent leather dresses and statement workout sets. Oozing sensuality with an array of amped-up ensembles, she’s committed to the drama, underscored by voluminous waves and a signature smoky eye—not to mention an affinity for animal print. In this style universe, leopard print is deemed a neutral (our cue to table the creamy beige). Adriana’s audacious collection consists of zebra stripe mesh, cheetah co-ords, and a vintage Roberto Cavalli slip dress featuring a full-on face of a tiger, later worn by none other than Kardashian sisters, Kim and Kourtney.

The iconic character’s stylistic motif wouldn’t be complete without its undying dedication to all of the gold jewelry. Stacked bangles, iced-out rings and the nonnegotiable gold hoops scream not-so-quiet luxury. Now’s your chance to do the most—a.k.a. make your deliciously showy stacks a reality. If you think this means to pare back your handbags, think again, and top off your look with a little logomania via a statement handbag from your Italian fashion house of choice. Final step? Vintage fur and a fire red mani, of course.

Nothing fancy on the agenda? Doesn’t matter. As TikToker @maleyanichole points out, weekend errands are reason enough to dress like you’re on your way to your ex’s funeral. Whether Adriana was playing tennis or doing a quick spin session at the gym, the iconic looks persisted. After all, she was being surveilled by the FBI, and I think we should all feel empowered to dress like all eyes are on us. So go ahead and borrow from her playbook of coiffed updos and saucy acrylic nails. It’s the antithesis to understated minimalism, and a testament to the sartorial outlook that maybe more really is more.

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