Mariah Carey Performs in Dubai in Sparkly Platform Sandals & a Glittering Gown

No one does glitz and glam like Mariah Carey.

The 49-year-old pop star appeared at the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, yesterday dressed to impress in a red carpet-worthy look, complete with sky-high heels.

The “One Sweet Day” hit maker wore a shimmering, nearly sheer gown embellished with gold and copper beaded designs by Furne One, a Dubai-based designer and the founder of Amato Couture.

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Mariah Carey (L) in a dress designed by Furne One and silver sandals in Dubai on Oct. 20.
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For footwear, the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer selected soaring sandals. Her shoes of choice? Glittery silver platforms.

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A close-up look at Mariah Carey’s glittery platforms.
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While Carey has long been a fan of soaring heels for almost any occasion, even bowling and running on a treadmill), platforms are an especially popular choice for fall ’19.

The sky-high platform style is trending in a big way, thanks to high-end designers such as Rick Owens, Gianvito Rossi and Jimmy Choo. Platforms provide a height boost while offering extra stability compared to a stiletto, which can lead to a feeling of empowerment for the wearer. Carey isn’t the only A-lister to hop aboard the platform train. Lady Gaga has long been a fan of statement-making platforms, sometimes with nearly a foot of extra height; other proponents of high-heels with platforms include Britney Spears, Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.

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Mariah Carey in a dress designed by Furne One and silver sandals in Dubai on Oct. 20.
CREDIT: Kamran Jebreili/Shutterstock

Flip through the gallery to see Mariah Carey’s most body-confident outfits over the years.

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