Mariah-Oh-Meter: Rate Her Casual Look!

12/11/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

We’re so used to seeing Mariah Carey in full-on glam mode — big hair, little dresses — that we almost didn’t recognize her on a recent shopping excursion to Dior in Beverly Hills. The singer looks casual and trendy in her wedge boots, skinny dark jeans, and striped henley top. But it is still Mariah — don’t forget the sleek high ponytail, oversize shades, and some major diamonds. On a scale of One being Congresswoman conservative, and Ten being ready for her video vixen close-up, we’d give this look a 4. It’s the most covered-up that we’ve seen this diva in a long time. Tell us: On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate Mariah’s oh-factor in this look?

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I don’t care what she wears, she’s the hottest/sexiest female out there.

JJ on

***Clears throat*** Uhm… Maybe she was cold?

JJ on

Uhmmmmm…. Maybe she was cold?

mary carey on

she’s scared of mary carey the porn-actress-turned congress woman who will wreck her reputation thu wearing cheap skanky clothes

funfun100 on

I think she looks good, but would look better if she lost the glasses. Oh, and with her hair down, that would look better too! But I like this look much more than her normal one anyway!

carolina on

hah, hasn’t anyone ever noticed that when Mariah Carey goes out of the spotligh, she gets “fat”…self proclaimed fat, and then whenever she releases a new album she gets as skinny as she can so she can flaunt it off asap. So she’s probably feeling a little fat right now…and perhaps a little chilly?

Bluebonnet on

ya sure. She’s the most superficial person in every sense.

Laura on

It’s about time she put some clothes on. Thank you!

Becky on

she is a good looking woman but her outfit is still way too tight. she desn’t need to show all the goodies all the time.

stephanie on

I think that she looks great here. She looks classy! The only thing I would change are the boots. Maybe some charcoal paddington boots like Jessica Simpson.,com_browse/task,product/celebrity_id,377/product_id,2618/
They would match better!!

Twentyfourgetonwithit on

It’s good to see her covered up for a change. She is in desperate need of another stylist.

rocka on

thank goodness she’s covering up. it’s like an early christmas present! nobody needed to see all that.

Diana on

First of all… THANK GOD SHE IS FINALLY WEARING CLOTHES… Secondly she is not the sexiest artist I’m sorry to burst your bubble. Yes, she does have an amazing voice though. I give her a “6” for improvement.

Stephanie on

I love her casual look, but the boots don’t really go…

Ashley on

This outfit is hideous. She just can’t get it right either way, she’s either dressing like a teenage sleaze or she’s wearing unmatching gross outfits like this, and whats up with the greasy ponytail? She is a star i would imagine she could at least wash her hair before she goes out… yuck!

Terra on

Um…… I beg to differ…. I believe she is just looking plain terrible lately no matter what she’s dressed in. I thought if she were to cover up more, that she look better and more her age – I was wrong…. she’s really starting to show her age.

Red on

It’s nice to see so little of her skin for once! She’s absolutely beautiful! I just wish she didn’t feel the need to look trashy, when she could look as classy as the lady I’m sure she is.

Kristin on

Is it just me or is her face getting a little full- she’s not the “it” girl anymore, sorry…

steph on

i agree w/ ghostrider. she has kickin curves and looks great in this outfit! where can i get those boots!?

Ainsley on

Nope. She needs long sleeves and pants every now and then on a cold day. But they have to be skin tight!

Ainsley on

Nope. She needs long sleeves and pants every now and then on a cold day. But they have to be skin tight!

Evelyn on

I think she makes a poor fashionista: too much skin, too tight, dresses too young for her age. I wonder if she could look classier ala Jennifer Lopez Anthony? I think that if she went in that direction, she might actually look together. Unfortunately, her choices in clothing make her look fatter than she is.

Angie on

Mariah Carey wearing clothes! Stop the press – Mariah Carey is actually wearing clothes, people!!!

j on

thankfully she’s more covered up for a day of shopping, but i don’t think she often shows good taste when dressing. she seems to dress a lot smaller than she actually is??

ig on

She has come a long way in the clothes she wears. I don’t see anything wrong with her dressing comfortable. She shouldn’t have to dress to a T every day of her life. And what is with you people and stylists? Shouldn’t you be allowed to dress yourself instead of someone else dressing you. Whatever happened to “original style?”

MJ on

I really do like this look. She is a Great singer but I think she shows too much and looks trashy on most of her videos. She looks great even covered up.

yen on

she looks good although does boots are ugly well at least she tried

Michele on

It’s nice to see her wearing normal clothes instead of the streetwalker attire she normally does. Reminds me of Pam Anderson trying to dress 19 which neither of them certainly are. One thing though, as wide as Mariah seems to be getting these days…why on earth would she wear horizontal stripes on her shirt? Yuck!

andrea on

beautiful outfit–minus the boots. i haaaaaate ugg style boots with wedges. they are so tacky. other than that, i would wear that outfit in a heartbeat. it’s a good look for her i think.

also i will add, her figure is absolutely amazing! *jealous*

Sondra on

Please stop trying to wear a size 4 when you know you are not!

hoogee on

I think she looks great. She discovered how to wear clothes instead of pieces of fabric! Kudos. Still her style, but a bit more conservative. The colors and styles complement each other, and I like the boots. Very nice. *applauds*.

alice on

An improvement, but temporary I’m sure. She’ll be back in her Kelly Bundy dresses before you know it. Even this outfit looks a little young for her age.

abc123 on

She looks nice. It’s about time we saw her in some clothes! Very good look!

O'Wryly on

Try as she might, she simply never looks good. She constantly makes the mistake that the majority of Americans do … if I can squeeze myself into it, it fits. Forget about breathing, sitting, bending, etc. Well fitting, slightly loose clothing looks far better than second skin, especially when that FIRST skin is a wee bit chubby to begin with. Mariah always looks like the “before” picture – when is someone going to help her achieve the “after” improvements?!?!

Amber on

I rate her an 8, I’d give her a 10 if her boots were black. Those camel colored boots don’t do well with her outfit.

Pkaminsk on

No way dude. She’s still wearing stuff that is way too tight! Conservative my bottom!

Rebecca on

Could she please try an item of clothing that isn’t second-skin tight? Ugh- no class in Mariah’s outfit even though she did manage to cover up more skin. Also, the shirt is a bit too raggedy looking, even for a casual day.

Heather on

People still like her? Are you serious..ick..she’s trashy. She looks terrible.

micheleeee. on

Mariah always looks classy.

Dee on

She really is Beautiful. It’s just hard to see that when she wears the “trashy” attire or tries to show so much skin.
We can see that she’s been blessed with a great physique…to show too much skin is overkill… It really would be a pleasant change for her to show a little more modesty by appearing in “age appropriate” attire. Afterall she is “Thirty Somethin”. I’m not saying to dress like the Queen Mum. There are many fashions out there to flatter her figure…they not only look great, but are slimming too!

kizz on

who cares what she’s wearing?! she’s the diva of divas and her voice is all she needs… but still, she’s the sexiest woman i’ve ever seen… no matter what she┬┤s wearing!

Elda on

I wish i had her CURVES, Mariah you look great!! Can i borrow them for a weekend?? You go Girl!

night on

This is a step up from what she usually wears in the winter…(belly baring tops and short jackets left open to bare her cleavage.)…I don’t like the outfit…but have to say she at least tried not to look like a street walker this time.

Diana on

Mariah Carey Look’s Good In Anything She Wears….Cause She’s Mariah Carey

shopoholic on

love her ………..not the oufit!
did anyone notice or is it just me,but, her hair looks a little funny when it’s all tight like that

sherri on

MC needs to understand.. lose weight,then wear tight clothing. Note to self-i look worse w/tight clothes and slicked back hair

PJM on

She thinks she’s thinner than she really is. Her clothes never fit her well. She needs a new stylist.

sharon on

if she would buy clothing in her actual size, maybe forgo the little girls sizes and move into real woman sizes, she would look great. it seems every pic of her, she looks poured into her clothing….not a flattering look.

alaskan_chic on

mariah is a bigger woman. not fat, big boned. she needs to quit wearing clothes that cling to her like saran wrap. seriously lady, buy some loose shirts, maybe a longer dress. and ditch the pants! and, pulling your hair back that tight will make your face look all plumped up. you need a stylist honey. or a new one. end of story.

Olgaki on

she gets a great 0……..!!!!!!!!!

ramya on

she is too fat to rock skinny jeans

mary on

I have this top, but I wear a tank top under it b/c it’s low cut. Then again, I don’t have big boobs like Mariah.

Samantha Leigh on

i dont know how anyone could say mariah looks good in this picture.. her shirt isnt that cute and her hair is in the most unstylish fashion pony tail and i like her boots but… she needs to put on something else…

Marty on

I totally agree with another post made earlier.
SHE IS the sexiest girl ever to walked this earth!!!
I’d give up my life to have a girl like HER by my side!

Jessica on


Dude on

I don’t get it, what’s wrong with tight fitting clothes? They look good, they COMPLIMENT ones figure, loose fitting clothes look terrible.

Ken, Philippines on

mariah looks lovely her! best style in the last couple of months.

go mimi! ;p


willy on

you know what? don’t care about mariah, we all know she’s the worst woman you’d ever seen, but where the matter, you’d better leave her. the most important thing to me is that she remains the one and only. i’m a true fan, and i just love looking at her. she’s a real attraction but also a golden voice, even a lil damaged…

ericasharlette on

God you people can’t help yourselves! Why in the hell are you so HOSTILE? Y’know what MC. go on about your business girl cuz these fools have some self-esteem issues they’re hella scared to reflect on.

I DON’T like your tee, it’s not my kinda style, but then that’s MY style (and opinion), not yours and I’m afraid I’ve yet to see the Miss Piggy these folk are all imagining?

The simple fact is, I don’t pay your bills (because I couldn’t), and you don’t pay mine, so who are either one of us to tell the other any damn thing?

Beckie on

I don’t necessarily like this look on her but it is definitley better than the usual outfits.I feel sorry for her.. not only does she not know how to dress but she has people commenting on her weight as well.. Mariah, wear clothes that aren’t too tight and actually cover you and you will look your weight and age which are still good things to be.

Lena on

She can do whatever the hell she wants ’cause she is MARIAH CAREY. You people just like bringing everybody down ’cause you yourself are fat and ugly.

Anonymous on

It would help if she covered up some that’s only respect for her husband. So that other men won’t be looking so hard. she only needs to look good for one man. But other than that she looks ok.

Tanner on

you guys need to stop judging her its relly makin me mad!!!!!

jada on

this is cute. but i think she shoulda had change her shes

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