Me and Mariah go back like babies and pacifiers. Well, not quite that far back. But Mariah’s Grammy-winning debut, Mariah Carey, was the first record I reviewed professionally. So I have witnessed the Long Island Lolita blossom from a demure, stick-thin songbird into the curvy, spotlight-craving diva she is today.
Award season is the time when celebs usually showcase their designer best (or at least what their stylists’ deem best). Mariah, however, has used this festive time to show off her, er, best assets. To put it kindly, the results have been mixed.
Tell me what you think of each of Mariah’s recent award season gowns. Are they Hot or Not?
Mariah was decidedly more covered up in this red, one-shoulder baring gown at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Yes, the rhinestone butterfly on the side is tacky, but for Mariah the fact that the dress fits and conceals her "girls," is a triumph.
Mariah wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe Award, so she brought two of her own! Seriously, what possessed Mariah to squeeze her zaftig figure into an Herve Leger dress that's at least two sizes too small?
Mariah called this dress "drama" after she struggled onstage during the People's Choice Awards and had to be helped by her assistant... I mean husband Nick Cannon. Mariah looks like she's wearing a stage costume or an '80s wedding dress.
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