Mariah Carey’s Holiday Special Dress Weighed 60 Pounds

  • Mariah Carey wore a stunning gold Dolce & Gabbana dress to her holiday show on Apple TV +.
  • She told Fogg that it took six men to carry the dress train.
  • In the same interview, Carey also said that the dress took 250 hours to bead.

Mariah Carey looked stunning in the gold dress she wore to her new Apple TV + holiday show — but according to the singer, the dress wasn’t comfortable at all.

Carrie appeared in Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, which premiered on Friday, in a floor-length Dolce & Gabbana dress with a plunging neckline, thigh-high slits, and a train.

Speaking to Christian Allaire of Vogue, Carey said the dress weighs 60 pounds and takes 250 hours to bead.

“The decor is not your average decor. The stones themselves were huge, but still looked beautiful and shiny,” she told Vogue magazine. “It was cool, but it hurts like a mother’s wear.”

Mariah Carey's gold Dolce & Gabbana dress took 250 hours to bead and weighed 60 pounds.

Mariah Carey’s gold Dolce & Gabbana dress took 250 hours to bead and weighed 60 pounds.


Carey added that she only had to carry six men by train so she could walk to the stage for her performance.

“Everyone was like, ‘Oh, she’s exaggerating,'” Even They kept it for two seconds,” she told Vogue magazine.

Not only was it heavy; Carey said the tight dress made singing a challenge.

“When something is so tight in the middle, it’s hard because you have to catch your breath and sing,” she said. “But I’m used to it.”

At the holiday special, singer-stylist Deandre Tristan wanted her look—which took Old Hollywood glamor with her gold beads and train—to be vintage-inspired, Carrie said.

“It’s walked against the backdrop of New York and the Chrysler Building,” the singer told Vogue. “It has a bronze, gold, and copper texture that’s very festive, but not in your face.” “I live with all the traditional Christmas colors – red, green, white, silver – but this one was different.”

Reps for Carey and Tristan did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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