Mariah Carey in Atelier Versace at the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Gala

Posted on May 30, 2014

We rarely ever feature Mimi here. We’re not sure why that is except that she’s kind of tacky and doesn’t really do anything interesting with her style. Glitter and butterflies for years; like a tween’s Trapper Keeper with boobs. She hasn’t evolved or changed much in well over a decade.


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We suppose we could spend an hour googling this but … it’s Friday. So you guys tell us: is there something wrong with her hands? No joke. We’re asking. We know she sported a cast for a while last year but is there some reason why she’s wearing these hideous, we-don’t-care-if-they-ARE-Chanel driving gloves with a gown? Because we might be forgiving if she has a doctor’s note, but otherwise, they’re terrible.

The dress is fine. Perfectly Mimi, very boobular. Her face looks like it’s ceramic.



[Photo Credit: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Mike Coppola/Getty Images]

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  • Karen Belgrad

    She wore a single glove back in February on Jimmy Fallon. So either she has some skin thing (psoriasis?) or we are now living with what Madonna has wrought.

  • joything

    Maybe she has middle-aged hands and doesn’t want it to show.

    • ktr33

      WTH are “middle-aged” hands?! Hands without baby fat? There’s old-lady hands, sure! But mid-40s hands? Only if she’s been picking cotton or digging ditches in the hot sun.

      • Skippymom1

        I am 47, and everywhere except my hands looks younger [my icon is me and my husband – I don’t look years younger, but don’t think I look 47 either]. I have RA and the damage done to my joints makes me look as tho’ I have old lady hands. Yet I am middle aged. My nails are great..but my joints and the backs of my hands are aged. It’s not a stretch to say she might suffer from something similar in her mid 40s. But she should have gone all the way with whole gloves, Chanel or not.

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          I am the save age as you and have the same problem as you — although I don’t have RA. Everyone says I look and act younger, but my hands unfortunately look like my mother’s — veiny and boney. So not cute! So yeah, I know only too well the embarrassment of “middle-aged hands”.

          But I STILL wouldn’t wear hideous those gloves.

          • Skippymom1

            I am glad I am not the only one. I used to love my hands so much – but no. Veiny and boney is the EXACT description, yet – the rest of me looks like I could have kids. My hands say retirement home.

            I saw your screen name, a hugs LOVE btw, Skippylovesshoestoo. My daughter found two, brand new, tags on, Michael Kors wedges at the consignment shop today for $8 a pair. I was so jealous – they are so cute, yet at an almost 6 inch wedge Mom isn’t going there….But a girl can dream, right? Thanks.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            I salivated at the notion of $8 Kors….. but, um 6 inch wedges? This Mama isn’t going there, either. In my line of work (therapist) I wear really nice heels for work, but always have a backup pair of comfy sandals in the car for later!

            AND it’s nice to know I’m not alone in my self-imposed hand-disdain (Retirement home-ready? Why, yes) ……but my hubby likes ’em, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. The one thing is, he likes red nail polish, but I think that coupled with how they already look makes me look like a little old lady in a retirement community in Boca. Your thoughts?

          • Skippymom1

            I laughed out loud at your last line. In Boca no less. heehee But I did read a fashion tip for painting your nails when you have older looking hands [or are in a certain demographic age wise] and I swear it works – as my husband is also a lover of bright red and burgundy nail polish. The tip was instead of solid, flat colors on your hands, pick your favorite color in a frost. Mmmm it’s sparkly! It’s sounds silly but my nails get long, and when I grow tired of cutting them back [and filing, etc.] I paint them and I swear there is a HUGE difference between frost and flat. The frost actually makes your hands not look like your booking your Snowbird ticket to Boca for the winter months and a bunch of shuffle board and bingo. I don’t know why but try it and let me know if I am just imagining it [hoping it’s true.] Oh and I found a pair of Anne Klein sling back patent leather pumps at the same consignment shop [not new with tags, but hardly worn] and they were $5. I don’t usually buy shoes at thrift/consignment stores, but when a deal like that presents itself – and they are hardly worn – I squee like a little girl. LOVE. And we also happen to have an excellent owner at the consignment and she only takes labels and great condition. With the added bonus of living in small town America the prices can’t be beat. Thanks again for you comment. Glad I am in awesome company. 🙂

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Well, shoot. I read “Anne Klien sling backs patent leather pumps” + the words “consignment shop” and from then on I lost touch with reality briefly! [Sidebar: I’m a bit of a germaphobe, but can’t say “no” to used shoes. One time my husband said, “I don’t understand why you are willing to put your feet into used shoes where other feet have been?” I looked at him balefully and simply replied, “Because they’re shoes”. Yup.]

            AND…. I’ll try the “oooo sparkly” approach on my nails! Thanks for the tip, pun intended! This chick isn’t ready for shuffleboard in Boca and/or the earlybird 4:30 buffet line (“I hear they still have pudding!”).

          • Skippymom1

            You crack me up. As long as you stay away from the Jello, I’ll leave you the pudding and we’ll still be pals. And I think we are married to the same guy – but when my husband asks the same question, I reply “Well that’s what Lysol is for” and literally the only thing I buy Lysol for – Honestly I won’t buy shoes if they’re gnarly – mostly I look for the never worn deals….I am picky, but when I grabbed those sling backs my husband did say – “Well think of all the people that try on new shoes before someone else buys them at a shoe store.” I think I wore him down or he was trying to convince himself – they are THAT sweet, but he has a good point. Besides…he’s been following me around all day after I wore the shoes. Thanks for the laughs tonight. I look forward to reading more of your comments on TLo’s future posts. Good luck with the nails.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            See you around TLo, (new) girlfriend!

      • unbornfawn

        Since my mid thirties I have had dark spots and warts on my hands. Warts, I can eventually get rid of, not so much with the spots. I have nice nails, so it all balances out. Somehow I think gloves would draw more attention to the bits I’m not fond of. I kinda think for her the gloves are a style choice.

    • RescueMe23

      Sorry – I’m 52 and my hands are fine. No need for me to put on the gloves unless its for my boxing class.

    • Monica

      Madonna rocks the fingerless gloves on the red carpet for the same reason.

      More power to ’em, though I’d like to see a resurgence of dainty little white gloves. 🙂

  • Judy_J

    Her hands must be showing their age, hence the gloves. She looks spectacularly tacky here.

    • rockin robin

      The sad thing is, she’s only 44. There’s nothing quite so aging as being self-conscious about your age.

      • MilaXX

        Agreed. If she were to have a make under and actually wear clothes both age appropriate and that fit her, she’d probably look younger and slimmer.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          I agree completely but I’m also convinced the world would hurl slap off its axis if Mimi were to wear something chic and understated.

          • BlairBear

            Especially if J Lo and Madonna did the same. The tack quotient of the earth would be reduced by a good 40%

          • Skippymom1


          • Qitkat

            Y’all forgot the K Klan 😉

          • BlairBear

            No I just feel shudders when I type those words out 😉 I’m trying this if I don’t mention it they don’t exist in my consiousness

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Word. Proper fit is everything.

      • Right, and if she relaxed about it all, everyone would probably be saying how effing great she looks.

      • Constant Reader

        Yes! I was trying to think of a way to say it, and you nailed it. The problem most likely isn’t her hands, it’s her worry about them.

    • AnaRoW

      As far as I know there’s nothing wrong with her hands. They’re probably a style thing. I’ve said before (on a JLo post) that tacky comes with the territory when you’re talking about singers but my problem with Mariah is that her clothes are always a size or 2 too small. That dress would still be tacky if it fit. It’s just unnecessary.

  • Denise Rambo

    She’s one of those people who I wonder “WHAT does she see when she looks in the mirror?”

    • Kate Andrews

      She probably has a “youth” mirror or something. Like a skinny mirror, but it takes off 15 years.

      • DeTrop

        Where can I buy one?

        • Kate Andrews

          I wish we all knew that.

      • Jackie4g

        I would buy one of those mirrors, but 15 years won’t quite do the trick!

      • Denise Rambo

        That mirror probably has a “skinny mirror” component to it too since everything she wears is AT LEAST one size too small!

    • 3boysful

      Agreed. She’s way up on my irrational hate list.

    • jen_vasm

      Who needs a mirror when you have paid assistants/stylists/makeup artists following you 24/7 telling you how fabulous you look?

      • Denise Rambo

        Even if they ARE lying through their teeth.

        • jen_vasm

          It’s easier on them if they lie. If they tell the truth, the whole shoot the messenger thing kicks in.

    • Introspective

      here’s what she sees: FACE FACE FACE BEAUTY FACE

      and we are all the more amused for it. mimi, youre a mess. never change darling.

      • Spreecord

        But that face has gone full Kidman. Sigh.

  • Kate Andrews

    Same reason as Madonna: hands show age. Oh, Mimi.

  • Feathers McGraw

    Yeah, absolutely Spec-tacky-lar. Matching the nail polish with the gloves makes it so much worse.

  • Danielle

    Oh, to live one day in her mind.

  • For pities sake, the woman’s only 45! Can we leave off the “aging hands” comments please? I think it has far more to do with her historically appalling taste.

    • MilaXX

      Yes she’s 45, but she’s still trying to dress like she did when she was 20. My money is on “ageing hands”. I agree it’s ridiculous, but then again. Mimi is the very definition of ridiculous.

      • That is true. But since we’re compelled to look at a large portion of her chest, I’d say that if her decolletage isn’t showing signs of age, it’s unlikely her hands will be. She doesn’t really strike me as the sort to do her own washing up.

        • MilaXX

          It’s pretty safe to say she probably has more body fat on the boobies than the hands.

          • Sartorial_She

            Nah. There’s nothing but silicone in those boobies.

        • SugarSnap108

          Plus, she’s raising her hands to boob level, as if to proudly show off her sparkly fingerless gloves. She may, in fact, think it’s a cute look.

          • smayper

            When I saw that picture, I imagined her yelling, “SEE my boobs? SEE them? If you don’t, I can always pull this dress down!”

        • barbarienne

          Boobs can be surgically revivified. Hands, however, cannot.

          That said, I have no idea if her hands are looking any particular way. My first thought was that she thinks silver driving gloves are “edgy” for this look.

          My second thought was HOLY CRAP WHAT IS ON HER FEET OW OW OW because those things look waaaay tight. Her feet look as if no blood is getting to them at all. She must be in agony.

          • Skippymom1

            I have actually read about women having fat type injections in their hands to plump them up to make them look younger. It squeed me out [needles in my hands? I’ll take the grim reaper hands first tyvm. I’m needle shy] so it just goes to show you – they can plump and firm anything with a needle and some fat / silicone.

          • barbarienne

            Hand injections to make them look younger? NOPE NOPE NOPE DO NOT WANT and I’m not the slightest bit shy of needles.

            (Granted, I’m speaking from a position of privilege, here. My hands don’t look young, certainly, but they’re pretty good. One of the benefits to being fat.)

          • kimmeister

            Why do they look white? That’s what’s confusing to me.

      • AnaRoW

        When she was 30. When she was 20, she was more covered than this.

        • demidaemon

          It’s sad, isn’t it? The Deevolution of Mimi’s Style.

    • ktr33

      I agree. I’m a couple-three years older than her, and I think I am not delusional when I say my hands don’t “betray my age.” And I wash dishes everyday! And use drugstore hand lotion!

      • Whereas I’m three years younger than her and my hands look like my grandmother’s. The joke amongst the women in our family is that our hands are our personal portraits of Dorian Gray.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m shocked, shocked-you mean you don’t have a stem cell manicure to preserve your hands?Note my tongue is lodged firmly in my cheek

    • carnush

      Good point about the manicure, I also love it. Too bad that’s her only “natural-looking” feature.

    • marlie

      I agree; I don’t think it’s a “hand issue,” I think it’s a “tacky issue.”

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I agree. I don’t think the gloves are about aging hands. I think she thinks they look cool, that’s why she matched her manicure to them.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I was just asking if that was a thing now if they feel their hands look old. I can’t really see any other logical reason for the gloves being deployed in the contexts that their showing up.

      • 3boysful

        Well, everyone’s done the face, the neck, the eyes, had cheek implants and lip plumpers. Guess hands are the next frontier.

    • hermeschic

      Girls, put a tube of sunscreen in your car to use on your hands….no need to worry about needing gloves in the future…all that sun on your hands as you drive won’t harm you a bit.

    • demidaemon

      I totally agree with you. It’s just another sign of her ongoing tackyitis.

  • Don’t know. Also, if she had a skin problem, it’s hard to imagine something that would affect ONLY the parts of her hands covered by the gloves, and leave the tips of her fingers unscathed. I’m going with the Madonna wannabe, or maybe she got a deal from Uncle Karl.

    PS: the shoes look positively painful. I can’t imagine how long it will take for the imprint of all those straps to fade after she’s worn them for hours.

    • Beardslee

      I think the whole getup looks painful: the shellac on her face, that squeezed into gown, the horrible shoes, and the peculiar gloves.

      • VicD

        Those shoes look so tight (like everything she wears), but you can see all those straps just cutting into her feet.

        • barbarienne

          Her feet are BLUE from lack of circulation. I hope she wore the shoes only for the RC and got rid of them as soon as she was inside.

    • Lori

      Psoriasis can do that. It takes a quite sever case to effect the fingers, but plenty of people who have bad patches on the backs of their hands. People can be incredibly shitty about them*, so a lot of psoriasis sufferers try to cover them up when they’re out in public. Admittedly not usually with sparkly fingerless gloves. It would be unusual for her to have it on the backs of her hands and not on any of the rest of the copious amount of skin visible in this dress, so I’m not saying that’s why she’s wearing the gloves. I’m just saying that a problem on the back of the hand that doesn’t effect the fingers is unfortunately not that rare or strange.

      *PSA–try not to do that. Psoriasis isn’t catching and there’s often not much that a person can do about it. Meds are totally out of reach for people without insurance or with crappy insurance (some policies consider it a cosmetic issue until it gets really, really bad). Even for people who can afford the meds they often can’t totally get rid of the patches and for some people the don’t work at all.

  • MilaXX

    Age, for many women the hand will betray the age, more than the face. Or it could be Mimi thinking it’s chic because Madonna and Uncle Karl do it. However, my money is on it being age.

    • demidaemon

      My money is more on the chic because of so and so, just because it seems more believable considering her track record.

  • AlisonS

    Are her feet not getting enough blood? Why does she look like she’s get white, sheer, footies seen in shoe stores over them? This is more vexing to me than the “Don’t look at my hands” LOOK AT MY HANDS gloves.

    • FrigidDiva

      That’s what I’m trying to figure out. Is there mesh in the shoes? Is that what we’re seeing? I’m hoping that’s the case and that she’s not cut off that much circulation from her feet.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Either that or they are natural colored but she’s wearing footless stockings? Or she wears boots when she goes into the spray tan booth? Or…? Yeah, probably lack of circulation. And they aren’t even CUTE shoes.

    • marlie

      GOOD LORD. I just noticed those shoes. How is she even walking the red carpet in them?!?

  • aahlife

    Is she actually blowing her fans a kiss?

    • Jessica Freeman

      Always with this one.

    • shirab

      Pretending to, because blowing would require exhaling and I’m pretty sure the dress won’t allow it.

  • Valerie Little

    She’s a modest gal that one, refusing to expose her hands to the public.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with her hands, her love of the tacky is what made her wear these gloves.

    ETA:….why are her feet bathed in baby powder?

    • C’mon, people. We all know she has epic bad taste, has for years, and isn’t going to change now. I view all this as her standard Prom, 1985 outfit with the addition of the fingerless gloves because she thinks they are cute. It can’t be about her hands aging. She probably has the most waxed, plucked and who knows what body. She would have known a very long time ago if her hands were giving it up. Nope, she did this knowingly.

      • Jessica Freeman

        She is also mixed and I believe their skin ages a bit better than most…

        • That’s true…there’s the to me true saying that black don’t crack, and yes, she is mixed. But the Spanish mami’s do ok too.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I imagine if it were an aging thing, she’d have it taken care of in a permanent fashion. She’s just got truly bad taste.

    • Town

      What treatments can you do for aging hands, though? This is why they tell people to also apply creams to the neck, chest and hands because no sense in having a 35 year old face with a 55 year old neck/chest/hands.

      • EveEve

        Cher’s hands appear to have nary a wrinkle,and she is 68. I don’t tnink any cream in the world could make that happen. If it can, please send me a barrel of it.

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        They call it a hand lift. Plumping injections in the hand. When I went in for a consult on something else, the doctor tried to upsell me. Apparently I have the hands of a hideous crone. *eyeroll*

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        I had a plastic surgeon try to upsell me a “hand lift” during a consult. Apparently, they inject fillers into the back of the hand and plump it back up. I declined – I sort of like my “crone hands”.

  • Lilyana_F

    Is it the hair that makes her appear neck-less? This whole thing is a conglomerate of WTFs.

  • She is looking like a plastic resin doll, from top to bottom. Nope.

  • Anna

    God bless this tack-tastic butterfly. Never change, Mimi! I love her in all her glittering, “ME! ME! ME!” glory.

  • DeTrop

    Are her boobs real?

    • Peeve


      • kimmeister

        Back then, it was all about her amazing legs.

  • Wink

    This is her signature look… sparkly, tight, and boobage for everyone. Don’t overthink the gloves. She’s wearing them because they match her silver shoes and nail polish… and because she just has bad taste.

    • Skippymom1

      Thank you for saying don’t over think the gloves. We are basically the same age and it never once occurred to me that she did it to hide aging hand [like Madonna should have done a decade ago] But I DO have very old lady hands due to RA, but still wouldn’t deign to wear fingerless gloves anywhere in effort to hide them. You are so correct – she just has bad taste. It’s her signature.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I’ll take Mariah’s flavor of tacky over JLo’s any day. Mariah, at least, appears to be in on the joke occasionally.

  • HVM

    My girls have sympathy pains just looking at her.

    • decormaven

      My feet have sympathy pains just looking at her.

  • lynnlee

    She wore nail polish to match and is making a point of showing off the gloves. I’m pretty sure she wore them because she likes them. There was a time in the 80’s I would have thought they were cool too. Maybe she thinks she’s being retro.

    • poggi

      Exactly, but if you wore the trend the first time around, it’s hard to pull it off as a retro look–you just look like you dug too far back in your closet.

      • Wink


  • SistaT

    She looks exactly like when I used to mush my Barbie’s head down on her neck. No neck, puffed-out face, plastic boobs, sparkly dress.

  • ktr33

    omg, didn’t find the answer to why the gloves, but there is a website called celebrities in gloves! which includes pictures of Miss Carey. In gloves!

    • flamingoNW

      oh internetz….

    • demidaemon

      Somehow, I find this totally unsurprising yet very depressing.

  • sweetlilvoice

    She looks like an adult movie actress. Gloves are bizarre. I look forward to reading the other BK’s comments on them!

  • Betsy

    Damn, she is so affected. I’ve never gotten over her “first pitch” where she strutted out to the mound in high heels and hot pants and proceeded to throw badly on purpose. This whole look is dated and stupid. Sorry for my rant. I have to another coffee, clearly.

  • Town

    Michael Jackson tribute? That’s all I got.

    • Lori

      She has them on both hands so it’s not Michael. I was thinking “copying Madonna in the worst possible way.”

      • SugarSnap108

        I think the worst possible way would be donning a grill. But this isn’t far behind.

        • Lori

          That’s true. I stand corrected. Lawd that grill is awful.

  • WendyD

    She had some arm/shoulder injury a few months back (sparkly slings anyone?) and in recent photos I’ve seen her wearing a single glove-type thing on one arm, so I thought maybe it was leftover therapeutic requirement from that. Maybe now she’s decided gloves are her new thing. I don’t think it has anything to do with age.

  • SugarSnap108

    She looks like her hands have been treated for burn injuries at a sparkly hospital where supplies are kept in Caboodles.

    (If she actually has some problem with her hands, I will feel really bad.)

    • ashtangajunkie

      I really enjoy the idea of keeping my own first aid supplies in a Caboodle. I wish I had thought of it!

      • SugarSnap108

        Injuries would be more fun if medical supplies were cuter.

  • Eva_baby

    Oh, Mimi. Never change. She may be tacky but I love her brand of tacky. It is not affected and she isn’t trying to be a fashionista. She’s just still living in the Glitter. And I respect that.

  • kmk05

    Madonna 2.0, this time with glitter.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Jezus Christ. Fake boobs, fake face, and fingerless “Madonna gloves” to hide aging hands. Low self esteem, anyone?

  • Here’s the thing about hands. They’re exposed to the sun more than any other part of the body. And MOST people don’t spend a lot of time putting sunscreen or facial lotions on hands–only on face and neck. Hands tend to get forgotten. So it’s entirely possible that she could have “old hands” in spite of having super-preserved face and body. I’ve seen many women in their 40s or even 30s with age spots and other issues with their hands that make them look considerably older than they look in face and body. My guess is she has hands that look older than she wants to look. Thus the gloves. They don’t even have to look all that bad, if she’s personally just real sensitive about that part of her body. Body image issues don’t have to be logical.

    • empath

      There is makeup to cover age spots, vitiligo, etc. that works on hands… but there really isn’t anything logical about her look. She always looks like she tries too hard but not in a good way, and is sucking in her stomach at all times.

      • Yes, but it’s more than age spots. Skin on hands can get a crepe-like appearance that makeup really doesn’t cover. if she’s sensitive about that I don’t know what can be done to fix it. Even if it’s 99% in her own mind.

  • V No Privacy

    Here come the Ice Castles flashbacks…..

  • Maluca

    Her head doesn’t look like it goes with her body.

    If she really wanted to, she could look so far and away amazing. But she will always be Lisa Frank’s #1 fan.

  • FrigidDiva

    Ok, so I had to do a little digging to find out about those shoes, because honestly I find her feet far more distressing than the rest of her look. The shoes are the Sergio Rossi Art Deco Cage Stillettos, there’s no mesh liner in them like I had thought upon first viewing, so either her feet are dusted in baby powder, she hasn’t had them spray tanned, or those shoes are so tight they’re cutting off all blood supply to her feet.

    • Peeve

      I vote for “C”. OUCH!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Think she and Heidi Klum fought over this dress so the gloves are to hide her bruised knuckles?

    • Julie

      Ding ding ding!!

  • flamingoNW

    Shame there’s no model version of this dress – I’m convinced they showed this to her and she said “Take 3 more inches off the neckline”

    • Lori

      It’s Versace so that probably wasn’t necessary.

  • @Biting Panda

    Tacky as all the fucks.

  • Noah

    Grow up.

  • jay

    Maybe I’m just projecting but I feel like she looks super uncomfortable here. I’m going to pretend that’s because she realized too late how awful those gloves look.

  • SewingSiren

    Prom wear for Garinger High School.

    • smh4748

      Yup. I got a “slutty prom dress” vibe from this. I do like the color though.

  • Janet B

    The gloves are silly, but the shoes are hideous.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Regarding the “ceramic” face comment by TLo … Miss Mimi has long gotten my vote for “the most tense smile on a celebrity”. She never looks truly & deeply happy to me. When a person smiles and they show their teeth, but their eyes do not light up …. I worry for them.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I always get that vibe from Britney.

  • Alyssa

    My guess…just a guess…that she loves the gloves. She matched her manicure to them, after all. And holy batman, those shoes look painful.

  • boweryboy

    This entire look is just nasty. Also, calling her kind of tacky is an understatement.

  • Lex

    She makes all clothes look cheap and tacky. Her brassy over-dyed hair is sadness.

  • poggi

    Are we sure this isn’t a wax figure?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The color is lovely, but this dress would be improved by less boobage-yes, I know that is Mariah’s style, but it’s too much. As for the gloves, they look like an affectation. If she does have a skin condition, go ahead and slap me.

  • marlie

    She’s going to overly caked-on makeup route that JLo and so many other ladystars are going. Also, hate the cocker spaniel hair. And the dress looks like it belongs on someone at the “Adult Entertainment Awards.”

    • Jessica Freeman

      I believe her entire wardrobe falls under that category. Bless.

      • demidaemon


  • In_Stitches

    Is this a tribute to Alexis Mateo?

    • mar

      I think Alexis wore it better.

  • littlevase

    So….even if she is wearing gloves to hide her “aging hands” (rolls eyes, and highly doubt that’s why she’s wearing them)….what is so terrible about someone trying to hide a body part they’re self-conscious about? It’s the same reason older women wear sleeves or longer-length hemlines or someone might wear a looser dress to hide a few pounds. No, I think it’s more that she just has tacky taste. And know what? She looks very good here. This is her jam. Not everyone is tasteful.

    • Skippymom1

      I like your take and your kindness. You are right in a lot of ways. I thought she looked waxy – not in a bad way, just in a “she looks like a statue” but it’s her gig and she does it her way. Nicely said. Thanks.

  • conniemd

    Diva loves her ladies.

  • The dress is a pretty color. That’s all I got.

  • It’s like her cheeks and her boobs are in a death battle to be the most over-filled and supernaturally round things on her body.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Her feet! They’re a different color. Mimi, when your shoes are so tight that they’re keeping the blood from your feet, you need a different pair!

  • OhSheila

    It’s as covered as she gets and it’s not tight on the leg. I’m proud of her…baby steps people.

  • Paula Pertile

    She’s some kind of ‘Barbie’s friend’ doll. I’m sure there’s a set with a little brush to do her hair, a change of gloves and shoes, and maybe butterflies to stick on her dress. But boy can she hit those high notes.

  • formerlyAnon

    Even she has employed many, many, many more flattering ways to display the boobs. Intentionally on display is different from “tits don’t fit into the dress.”

    I know nothing about the hand/glove situation. 44 seems young to obsess over aging hands, but who knows?

  • traceyishere

    She looks like she is trying to revive a career in porn that never really took off.

  • Nimith

    What about the shoes? Her feet look like mini-hams!

    • BLauD

      I’m honestly concerned for her feet. Look at the color of her skin there – looks like it’s lost all circulation. Eek!

    • PastryGoddess

      Are you sure that’s not netting?

      • PastryGoddess

        Never mind FrigidDiva answered that question

  • GillianHolroyd

    [embarrassed to admit that I bought that nail polish last week]

  • SistaT

    She just looks so uncomfortable. She has those thangs up on a platter and her leg all the way out but she looks timid about it, embarrassed even.

  • MissusBee

    It’s not so much the look in itself that’s disturbing, as the level of self-delusion and reality avoidance thereby implied. I wonder if she’d look at me and see an equally terrifying level of glamor-avoidance and surrender to the forces of gravity. That is, if celebrities ‘see’ normal people, which they probably don’t (as the above picture seems to make clear).

    I guess it’s possible she views the whole thing as a bit of a joke. There are some celebrities with ridiculous images who are totally self aware.

  • FibonacciSequins

    No idea why she’s wearing gloves; I suspect she just thinks they go with the ice-blue of the dress. That color is very Barbie-gown, but somehow I like it.

    God bless Mimi for her longtime support of the Fresh Air Fund.

  • I would think she probably has a scar on the injured hand. I heard at some point that the injury was worse than it was initially made out to be, so she may have had surgery.

    • PastryGoddess

      She broke her collarbone, why would they do surgery on her hand? That’s like operating on a big toe to fix a broken leg

  • B_C_J

    The dress is a beautiful color. However the décolletage has left me speechless. This falls off the edge of seductive into the cesspool of ludicrously vulgar.

  • No. Absolutely not. This isn’t a sexy Disney film. Grow up!

  • Julie

    Never change, Mimi. Never change.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Is that something that celebrity women are doing now if they feel that their hands are showing their age?

    • Miss wks


    • TerryMH

      Yes – and young women who have extra cash to burn as well. There was a big article on that in the New York Times recently about how women are getting fillers and peels on their hands to the tune of $2000-$3000 so that when they take selfies of their engagement rings, their hands don’t look normal, I mean old. I put the link below…(thousands of years from now, when an advanced race studies our culture, they’re going to wonder how we got as far as we did…)

      • decormaven

        Very interesting article. I wonder how much medical research has been dedicated to studying the effect of fillers in the hands. There’s so little fat in hands-basically skin, tendons, bone. There has got to be some longterm effect to injecting a foreign subject into such a compressed cavity.

      • Gatto Nero

        Clearly the end times are near.

  • Skippymom1

    Are you sure these pics weren’t taken at Madame Tussauds? It looks waxen and who can even get past whatever is going on with it’s cleavage to concentrate on the hiddy gloves? Oh, wait – it moved and it assisted the masses. It raised it’s hand to it’s face. ‘We see them now. . .Yep, those gloves are awful.

  • I just realized how much Chloe Bennett from Agents of SHIELD looks like her. I hadn’t noticed before.

  • Of course.

  • E. D.

    She looks really uncomfortable. That neckline is not doing her any favors.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe she had her hands “done” and is waiting for them to heal?

  • Kerry McCombs

    “like a tween’s Trapper Keeper with boobs.” SPIT TAKE! I DID A SPIT TAKE! I’m seeing a titscrepancy. For reals.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    When you wear something a Kardashian would think was tacky, it is time to change your dress.

  • MannahattaMamma

    She makes me sad. She’s (another of the many) living embodiments of what happens when you fear aging. Boobs out to here, lashes out to there… and spackle (or gloves) over anything that might betray her actual age (or body).

  • frannyprof

    So over her and her husband. Feel so sorry for her kids.

  • Gatto Nero

    Oh please.

  • MarinaCat


  • bunnydiet

    Why does she insist on looking like her clothes were spray painted on her?

  • GTrain

    She always looks puffy to me, like she’s about to pop.

  • d4divine

    Same old…I have never understood the appeal of this woman for many reasons…oh well

  • MarissaLG

    I’m pretty sure there is something wrong with one of her hands. (It may be that she’s self-conscious, but I doubt it because plastic surgery is a thing). She’s had one or both hands covered in every public picture for at least the past year or so.

  • JP

    “Glitter and butterflies for years; like a tween’s Trapper Keeper with boobs.” *dies laughing*

  • FoxInSocks

    Is it Madonna who started the “I don’t want people to look at my hands, so let me call attention to them with bizarre gloves” thing?

    Someone has a lot to answer for.

  • If I’m remembering correctly, she’s still suffering from some injury to one of her arms and hand.On the Today show, she was wearing an opera glove, but it was like an opera compression glove. This is probably an attempt to keep wearing whatever weird compression thing she has to keep on that hand while trying to up the style a bit.

    Not succeeding, mind, but trying. 😀

  • Semi aging PORN STAR!

  • azaleap

    Channeling Michael Jackson? Prepared to catch the booblets when they hatch?

  • GeoDiva

    She wore this dress on the subway too!

  • surfergirl70

    The dress is not fine. She looks fucking ridiculous. Vulgar, tacky, desperate and sad.

  • paginatrix

    I have no theory about her hands. But I do notice that her bodice is so tight I can see the veins in her boobs.

  • amanda lynn

    Oh, Mariah… please put the puppies away.

  • J. Preposterice

    please stop messing with your face, lady. it is such a nice face.

    • livesarah

      In that respect she reminds me of Kim Kardashian (except Mariah has an actual, discernible talent from which she earns a living). Both amazing, stunning-looking (arguably now just stunned-looking) women who seem so insecure about their appearance that they are compelled to constantly mess with their faces.

      Her dress I think I might like on someone else, but I’m not sure who (NOT you, Heidi!). I think the gloves might be an ill-fated attempt to give the Barbie-gown a bit of edge.

      • J. Preposterice

        it always makes me sad when people seem to feel like they *have* to mess with their faces. whether because of internal issues or external/career pressures, I always want to go Mister Rogers on them and be all IT’S YOU I LIKE, IT’S NOT THE WAY YOU DO YOUR HAIR! YOU ARE SPECIAL!

        I realize this is not a thing that is at all helpful in reality, but man.

  • dalgirl

    They’re getting some Fresh Air, all right.

  • That dress is quite literally a more boobular, slit version of my Junior Prom dress. As Mimi is not sixteen, and the year isn’t 2002, I think the gown is a bit juvenile/dated. I can see those shoes giving her waffle-feet from here. No comment on the gloves.

  • Trickytrisha

    Porn award ceremony.

  • Judih1

    This women needs a style intervention STAT. She wants so much to be a Marilyn Monroe sex goddess, but that is so NOT in her wheelhouse.

  • demidaemon


    As far as I know, the gloves are pure dumb style. Probably an attempt to imitate Madonna.

  • Courtney

    I don’t much like the dress, and I like it even less on her, but props to the elves who did the construction on the bodice and neckline. There’s some defiance of the laws of physics happening there.

  • in a pickle

    She’s starting to resemble Lil Kim.

  • musi_

    why does she think this is ok? her feet look like they’re suffocating in those shoes. the gloves are hiddy. her face is caked in make up – girl you don’t need that much. plus sooo much booby to add to all of that. girl needs to relax.

  • Michelle Gennari

    She’s a nut. Then she went on the subway in this dress afterward. Her husband is always so impeccably groomed and well dressed. I don’t get it. Maybe opposites attract.

  • lilibetp

    I hate when people wear their hair in front of their shoulders.

  • Jai Piper

    The gloves are a safety measure . . .in case her boobs explode, the gloves will protect any innocent bystanders


    She’s in a new superhero movie, she’s playing Breastica and the gloves are part of her outfit.

  • JaCory Deon

    The thing is, she always looks so uncomfortable in whatever she’s wearing. She tries to be but is just not sexy…it’s just a quality she lacks. I don’t know. She’s not bad looking but needs to get more elegance and restraint in her looks and less cleavage. Maybe the gloves are an attempt to edge it up but “edgy” is the last word I’d use on her and as such, it’s not working. She needs a new stylist/team.

  • AzSportsGirl

    The Real Housewives franchise would not accept her for begin too tacky. That’s saying something. NOTHING about this is attractive.

  • Orange Girl

    I don’t care. I love me some crazy Mariah. Hopefully her hands are OK.

  • JynxTheCat

    Its the Madge – my hands give my age away syndrome – says I.

  • adel

    why doed she bothers do photoshop on all of her photos when she goes out in public ?

  • Daniel Grønvold

    Okay, she dislocated her shoulder last summer. And got some nerve damage. Wich might explain the gloves. She wore a sling for a loong time last year. So there must be a connection.
    And might also be the reason why she doesn’t care about her weight anymore.

  • Daniel Grønvold

    Aaand if the gloves where on jlo noone would’ve had a problem 😀