Jennifer Lopez in Tom Ford

Posted on June 14, 2013

Let’s get a Diva all up in this joint on Sausage Friday before we get overwhelmed with, well, all that sausage. We can pretend we’re at an old-fashioned circuit party.


Jennifer Lopez attends the 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala New York at The Plaza Hotel in New York City in a Tom Ford blue sequin gown paired with Harry Winston jewelry.

She looks like a sexy roll of Hanukkah wrapping paper.

We don’t know… we’re all for boldness and sequins, but this really doesn’t feel like a dress for June, does it? She looks pretty fab – and drag-appropriate for an amfAR event – but you can be fab and glam and sparkly without looking quite so … New Year’s Eve. Give this thing a little more of a neckline and a little less in the way of sleeves and we might be fine with it, but the color plus the covering-up makes it look cold-weather to us.



[Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images]

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  • mjude

    so not a summer dress

  • greyhoundgirl

    I kind of love this in a draggy-mixed-with-Bat-Mitzvah-grandma kind of way—but I love “sexy roll of Hanukkah wrapping paper” even more!

    • czarina

      As my 85-year-old mother would say, “Funny…she doesn’t look Jewish, but you never know who is Jewish.”

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      “She looks like a sexy roll of Hanukkah wrapping paper.” I laughed out loud. Love TLo.

  • Jeff Warhurst

    She always looks so miserable.

    • ALT19

      With her mouth closed she looks miserable…but the alternative is that mouth ajar look she favors so much. It makes her look like a life-size doll. It gives me the heebie-jeebies.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Its the famous JLo Blow.

    • sugarkane105

      And she looks so beautiful when she smiles! I just wanna tickle her or something to get her to crack a grin.

    • Little_Olive

      I say constipated

  • Squarah

    It definitely doesn’t look she is feeling herself in that dress and I can’t say I blame her.

  • charlotte

    To be fair, she looks like a sausage, too. A particularly fancy one.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Haha I was thinking the same! A stuffed sausage with blue casing just weaseled her way into Sausage Friday!

    • Little_Olive

      Austrian marzipan roll.

    • Danielle L

      A Blue and Gold sausage. Mmmm.

  • lobsterlen

    JLo doesn’t bow to weather. Weather bows to JLo. If JLo wants to wear her New Years Eve gown in June then New Years Eve will be in June. Weather, seasons and holidays are the worries of lesser mortals.

    • aeb1986

      This. Is just what I needed for my Friday morning.

  • Oh but I do love that color on her, for all that she looks like she’s an extra prize in a dreidel game.

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      that color would work with a little more makeup I think

      • TLJezebel

        I agree. Her make-up is always so monochromatic, no?

  • Annarosa

    the only thing missing is a big glass vault around her, full of water and fake snow.

  • That neckline just says “skating costume” to me.

  • You’ll be doin’ alright with your Christmas of white
    But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas…

  • Did she win that from sequinqueen dot com?

    • StellaZafella

      No, but they sent it to her, gratis, compliments of Mariah.

      • formerlyAnon


    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      working googling that….

      • Monzerrat Ontiveros

        Oh, that’s where the jersey shore cast buy their wardrobe…mmm

  • StellaZafella

    Jenny, I bet RuPaul gave you the stink eye all night long for out-dragging her “girls”.
    She’s packed like a sausage…so I guess this qualifies for Sausage Friday…but the tuck in this must be murder!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Def. not a summer dress, but I think the illusion of nakedness is supposed to counter balance the sleeves? (maybe). Also, most places have their air conditioning jacked up way beyond comfortable so this might actually be comfortable (well, as comfortable as a skin tight gown can be). She should wear this color more often, looks stunning on her.

  • teensmom99

    “sexy roll of Hannukah wrapping paper”–perhaps your best yet.

  • Jessica Freeman

    So. Tired. Of. See. Through. Illusion. Netting. Lace. Sequins. Just stop already!

  • Lily-Rygh

    Why is she covering her crotch with her clutch in all of these pictures?

    • as @StellaZafella:disqus wisely told us, the tuck must be murder ; )

    • LJCdoc

      I was thinking that’s some pretty strategic clutch posing right there.

    • Targettaste

      Covering up for some misplaced lace?

  • marlie

    This was an “of course” for me. Skintight, lace, see-through, bland makeup and slicked-back hair.

    • Targettaste

      My whole face and head hurt just looking at how tightly her hair is pulled back. So harsh.

      • marlie

        I’m surprised she doesn’t suffer from traction alopecia, with the way her hair is always pulled so tight.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    It’s not a summer dress, but dangit if I don’t love it when J-Lo does J-Lo things. And this is a J-Lo thing.

  • stubbornthoughts

    At least she brought her CENSOR clutch for her crotch. It’s a crotch clutch, ha! Oh…god. Let’s not make that a thing.

  • filmcricket

    Cobalt is not my favourite shade of blue, but this is the 2nd celeb this week I’ve seen wearing it to perfection. Yet another way in which they’re Not Like Me.

    Agreed that this is a winter dress, but they all have to be ahead of the season, right? That’s why we saw so many spring dresses on February red carpets. Just silly.

  • Same ol’ shit. And I like J. Lo, too.

  • Howard Sturrup

    Yikes…. burn it….. the dress may find a new home if donated to a thrift shop…..

  • Judy_J

    In every shot she’s covering her crotch. What is she hiding?

  • formerlyAnon

    I think she hit the mark at which she was aiming.

  • MilaXX

    Agreed, there’s nothing wrong with the look, but it all reads winter to me.

  • Jecca2244

    i feel bad saying this, but I hardly ever like anything Tom Ford designs. It always seems gaudy to me.

    • sekushinonyanko

      I kind of love that about Tom Ford stuff. It’s all so very much, but not in a Versace “are you SURE this isn’t Versayse from a trailer park yard sale?” kind of way.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love JLo, but this dress looks cheap.

  • Little_Olive

    Cold weather dress, indeed.

    Apart from that, does anyone feel that JLo has maybe become… too JLo? Like she is always *on*? I guess it’s the mark of a diva, but she is becoming tiresome.

  • bertkeeter

    Definitely not loving the total sequin coverage on sleeves!

  • unbornfawn

    You guys nailed it. In winter this would be a great diva dress. The fit. The sparkle. Wish she had the big diva hair to go with it.

  • plinkiedoodle

    I’m sweating for you, JLo.

  • Danielle L

    Not a wrinkle (face or clothing) in sight.

  • MarissaLG

    Loving the natural (looking) makeup but this gown is a little much- even for her.

  • BlueBell42

    So very tired of JLo. Especially her I’m So Fierce Face (image 4).

    • Howard Sturrup

      she has skated by on her looks since the very beginning

  • Sara__B

    She needs a foundation that’s closer to the color of her hands, or she needs more color in her face, or something. Her beige-i-ness plus that super tight ponytail make her look a bit under the weather. (Maybe she was!)

  • nannypoo

    This dress is definitely made for another season. She looks pretty angry about it.

  • pivia

    “She looks like a sexy roll of Hanukkah wrapping paper”!!!!!!! And that sort of pithiness is why I love you both. Dying of laughter over here.

  • Michelle Wilson

    Sequins rarely look anything but cheap, and paired with a full body fishnet they don’t stand a chance. TRASHY.

  • carpediva

    Of course.

  • Agreed. Pretty but very winter.

  • Does she ever wear her hair down anymore?

  • conniemd

    Is it all see through or is there a hint of a slightly lighter skin tone of beige bra and panties so that the purpose of the clutch isn’t to cover her ladyparts.

  • Lola Channing

    well, it does command a certain amount of ‘welcome to my world bitches’

  • ThaliaMenninger

    To me, it looks very dragon lady AKA Hollywood stereotyping Asian women as exotic and evil. As opposed to stereotyping Latinas as exotic and erotic. Whatever is wrong with this picture, we don’t need anymore Dragon Lady drag.

  • PrunellaV

    The dress looks a little silly, but good god, that bod!

  • AutumnInNY

    Cut off the bottom half at the top of the thigh, use that material to make a flounce skirt and you’ve got a figure skating or majorette costume.

  • demidaemon

    Not flattering.

  • bellafigura1

    Very hard to make so much shine and sparkle boring, but that’s what’s happening here. Yawnsville.

  • quiltrx

    My mind so went straight to “wrapping paper” too. Except I was thinking “graduation wrapping paper with a rash.”

  • understateddiva

    In my mind, she is hiding some sort of wardrobe malfunction with her clutch, and in the last shot, she is attempting to kill her clothing gay with her eyes.

  • Rebecca Clifford

    The hair is terrible. She looks so bland and tired from the neck up.