And somewhat surprisingly, it pretty much works:
Sure, the shoe choice is hilariously wrong for that dress (in a totally Mimi way, which almost circles it back around to being perfect), but it’s nice to see a version of her that’s a bit stripped down and basic, instead of cinched-in and laminated, which is how she often tends to look. This isn’t remotely fresh or new in any way, and we wouldn’t care risk our highly valued and respected-worldwide fashion cred by calling this “chic.” But it’s cute and sexy in as unfussy a way as Mariah Carey can manage. It’s nice to see her laughing, flipping her hair and showing a little looseness. Most of the time, she needs a team of handlers to gently guide her around because she can barely move in whatever she’s wearing.
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