Mariah Carey's 2016 started out on a high note (hellooo 35-carat diamond engagement ring...), but it didn't exactly end that way for poor Mariah. In October, Carey and her fiancé James Packer called it quits when rumors of a rendezvous with one of her backup dancers hit. Oh, and then there was that little New Year's Eve performance that, uhh, could've probably been better.
But "Shake It Off," Mimi! You've still got that ridiculous ring on your finger — and a new plus-one on your arm. Carey just attended a wedding with her hunky backup dancer beau, Bryan Tanaka, in tow. Sure, the woman may have gone from bride to wedding guest but gosh darn it if Carey wasn't going to slay in her wedding wear! But the daring ensemble the Grammy-winner donned for the "I dos" might be seen as a major don't in the eyes of some brides...
When it comes to wedding guest dress code, the rules are definitely not as rigid as they were back when your 'rents were tying the knot, but there are a still some wardrobe dos and don'ts most guests tend to abide by. Like, don't wear white unless otherwise directed to by the couple (duh, right?). Pay attention to the dress code instructions on the invite, and for goodness sake, don't set out to upstage the bride. So did Carey's nupital ensemble follow all the rules? You be the judge...
On Sunday, Carey was spotted out and about in London, where she attended a wedding at the Landmark Hotel, according to Entertainment Tonight. On her arm was her new sweetie Bryan Tanaka, and on her bod was racy black outfit that was certain to catch an eye or two! Carey donned a low-cut lingerie-inspired black frock for the occasion, complete with a thigh-high slit and strappy black heels. The sultry look would definitely score some fashion points on the red carpet, but is it wedding appropriate?
Many wedding experts advise guests to leave the sultry silhouettes at the bachelorette party and steer clear of them come the big day. But as long as you have the bride's blessing to "Work it, girl," you're probably good to rock that LBD. And considering that Carey reportedly took the stage at the reception to croon "We Belong Together," according to The Daily Mail, we're thinking that the bride loved the diva's wow-worthy look!