Jennifer Lopez in J Brand on her way to “American Idol”

Posted on March 13, 2014

J Lo is now a living Bratz doll. Somehow, that seems right. Or at the very least, inevitable.


Jennifer-Lopez-American-Idol-J-Brand-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Lopez arrives at “American Idol” studios in Los Angeles, California in a J Brand top and jeans paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

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But she looks better in this silly outfit than anyone has a right to. Say what you will about her, but she does tend to make things work on the style front that no other human could. Having said that, we’d never recommend pairing a perfectly matched t-shirt and pair of jeans like that; except for maybe in the case of an all-black or an all-white ensemble. Neck-to-ankle shocking pink is asking a lot of the world.

And y’know? We kinda get why she went with a nude shoe here. Black pumps would’ve been one hundred percent Cha Cha DiGregorio and white pumps would’ve made her look like hooker Barbie. If you have to remain neutral (and with this getup, you do), then your choices are nude or grey. We would’ve chosen grey for her, but like we said, we can’t get mad at the nude.




[Photo Credit: Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews]

    • lobsterlen

      That’s a lot of pink.

      • bunnybstuff

        Yes, but I almost wish the shoes were pink, just to make it over the top crazy.

        • Kate Andrews

          With marabou on the toes. Get with the program, JLo!

    • @Biting Panda

      Dayum. No one should wear those gawd awful pants so well. But dat ass and those thighs are perfection. I am impressed, even though I don’t want to be.

      • leahpapa

        You took “dat ass” right out of my mouth, though I almost wondered if a size up in both the top and the jeans would have been a good idea? And that ponytail is straight out of my Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper middle school dreams (which is to say, it’s amazing.)

        • deelup

          This is what I imagine my ponytails look like. In reality they’re probably more the equivalent of Donald Trump with a mullet.

          • Alyssa

            I love how the ends of the ponytail are perfectly curled. For normal humans, ponytails are typically for convenience or bad hair days. Not for JLo!

            • Anna

              My good hair days don’t look anywhere near as good as this ponytail.

            • Rhonda Shore

              What i love is how JLo’s hair never looks the same twice. She has a new do every single day. It’s impressive!!!

            • Anna

              I know. I admit to having an unhealthy over-reliance on putting my hair up due to sheer laziness and love of sleep.

              Ah…to have other people do all that boring stuff for you, living the dream.

            • DTLAFamilies

              You too can have a perfect pony. Just buy yourself some hair and go to town. That’s what she does.

            • Anna

              Ha! With my hairstyling skills, it would look far from perfect. It’s her hired help in that department that I would need/am envious of.

            • leahpapa

              (er…I’m pretty sure that’s not all her hair.)

            • Alyssa

              Oh yeah, I completely agree it’s not all hers. But it’s still an amazing ponytail!

        • filmcricket

          Right? I have serious ponytail envy over here.

          • @Biting Panda

            I wonder if she stuffs?

          • Ginger

            You aren’t the only one. JLo is on my rational dislike list, but even I can’t hate that ponytail…or the top. Switch out the pink jeans for a light denim and it’d be just about perfect.

        • MilaXX

          Speaking of Lisa Frank as design inspiration, have you seen Solange’s sneakers for Puma? Colors for days!

        • Isabel

          She’s doing ponytails a lot lately. And painfully pulling the hair. She’s going to start to lose the real hair if she keeps pulling them too much.

    • Catherine

      I envy her perfect ponytail. And I kind of love this outfit.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      That’s the ugliest shade of pink I’ve ever seen. It looks radioactive and I’m sure it glows in the dark.

      But that body, God. That’s a piece of art.

    • TrixieConQueso

      Miss Pepto-Pink is fine until she combined it with Jazz Hands then it all looked too weird to moi’.

    • sienna elm

      Random jazz hands while walking to work. I should do that every morning!

      • Alyssa

        I randomly do jazz hands at my computer. It’s a great mood booster!

        • Saturnine

          hey, I just tried that–you’re so right!! Thanks for the tip.

      • Roz

        Ha! Nice. Air-drying the nails, was my lesser thought!

      • Constant Reader

        Jazz hands and chewing gum. Awesome!

    • Little_Olive

      “But she looks better in this silly outfit than anyone has a right to”.
      That is it.

      Also, My Little Pony.

      • Little_Olive

        Also also, the first picture is very “hurry up, papis, people are getting too god a look at my highlights and lowlights”

        • Constant Reader

          I am not loving the hair color at all.

      • @Biting Panda

        She needs some butterflies or flowers on her back pockets. That would be amazing!

        • Ginger


    • DeniseSchipani

      I have a sympathetic ponytail headache.

      • @Biting Panda

        Beauty is pain.

    • deelup

      I don’t know what material that is, but it is screaming Scuba Barbie to me.

    • Alicia

      Is that a neoprene tshirt? She’ll be a puddle of sweat in minutes! And her hair must be giving her a headache. I am not a fan of this.

    • Emily

      It is that shade of pink that makes my HDTV cry. Amusing, but those pants, on that body. Just. No.

    • Anna

      My Little Pony From the Block.

      • Karen Zgoda


      • decormaven

        You win the Internet.

    • Mrs. Julien

      That pony tail is so tight that it’s giving me a headache.

    • Capt. Renault

      She looks like she was drawn by Robert Crumb.

      • teensmom99


    • TheRealAndra

      If I could get away with that, I’d wear in a hot minute! Only I’d have silver glitter flats on. XD

    • Amílcar Castaneda

      The bitch is making it work here. Love it.

      • Sobaika

        My precise reaction. I can’t even believe it, but this might be one of my favorite street looks of recent.

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Come to Florida…her clones are everywhere…

      • Ginger

        They’re in Texas, too. Unfortunately they don’t have the body to wear those pants.

        • Alyssa

          But they don’t let that stop them! In OK, her clone would have at least one baby in tow, and probably be wearing a shirt not long enough to cover the stomach.

    • Saturnine

      Any day that starts off with a Cha Cha DiGregorio reference sets up to be a good one. . . . :-)

      Great face, though.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Wont skinny pants just die already? Horrid. I can’t sign off on any garment that makes the wearer’s legs look like poultry.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I agree. And yet people who wear skinny pants will not wear leggings because leggings are not pants; even though some skinny pants are just as tight as leggings. It makes no sense.

    • Carla_Charlton

      That hairstyle, though, looks painful — way too severe.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      She’s bringing the Pepto for all her “party people about to get sick on the floor”. (I think that is close to an actual lyric from a song of hers and I always think… sounds awful! hahaha!)

    • Anni

      Highlighter chic. Fashion and office supplies don’t make good bedfellows.

    • Latin Buddy

      Dayuuum. Cheeckbones for DAYZ

    • WendyD

      I was just thankful she was wearing pants for once. Her insanely short skirts were really ridiculous when her appearance on Idol consists of walking out on stage to an audience that is all standing below the stage, looking up at everyone, and then sitting down where she has to struggle to keep her legs crossed and skirt pulled down.

    • guyfromhoboken

      and her transition to East LA madam is complete.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I think I really love her hair like that. I cannot sign off on the all hot pink,but would agree she is making it work to a degree no one else could.

    • ellisd123

      Are we witnessing self-affirmations pep talk? And that is some terrible looking material.

      • FrigidDiva

        Either that or she is really pissed about something.

    • ashtangajunkie

      She is rocking that high pony. I can’t believe how much I love her hair like this.

    • crash1212

      Love the full flippy pony.

    • MilaXX

      JLo is one smart cookie. After a season of 2 female judges trying too out diva each other I’m sure this look is her attempt at being perceived as the reasonable, approachable female judge. In other words it’s JLo’s version of normcare dressing. I think I prefer the nude to a gray shoe here.

    • DagnyReardon

      Confession moment. Her style is nothing like what I would ever wear or the women I really really love like Audrey, Grace, Jackie, etc. But for this day and age she has always understood what it means to be a “movie star.” So I love watching the spectacle of pony tails and pink, white boots, plunging necklines, etc.

      • makeityourself

        The girl knows how to wear jewelry too. A ponytail worn with 5.00cts. on each ear and a diamond necklace. She gets it and it looks great.

    • cocohall

      Oh God Bless her! If she showed up to the Idol set in the female fashion equivalent of what Keith and Harry wear, we’d all have such a collective sad. Those two always look like they’ve just come off a long tour and have no more clean laundry left. Which is fine, I guess. They are just the visual bookends to JLo who probably has some sort of contractual obligation to wear neon. Or glitter. Or both. I don’t envy her as the two fellas clearly are musicians and she often seems out of her depth in terms of critiquing the AI kids. But no one brings the visual goods quite like JLo. Minaj was close, but she was so over the top that she really was a cartoon character. JLo is nothing if not consistent. She could teach a course in brand management. Her hair stylist deserves an award for getting that pony tail to defy gravity.

      • Candigirl1968

        ITA. When I saw Harry last night, all I could think was, did he even bother to wash his face?

        I would prefer the outfit in a a color like navy, but it wouldn’t pop on television and it wouldn’t be JLo.

        • cocohall

          And Keith is clearly spending all of his prep time on strategic hair combing. I hope that he has been in contact with Matthew McConaughy’s people and is just hiding some expensive hair plugs that are taking root. Because he is getting to the point where he is going to have to comb the hair from the base of his skull forward to cover the balding. I’m sympathetic – I’m not aging as gracefully as I would like, but I think men, at some point, just have to own the baldness. I’ve had to own the fact that I can no longer wear shorts.

          And yes, navy would have been a really sophisticated choice for Jen in that outfit, but you are right, it wouldn’t pop and it wouldn’t be JLo.

    • paintedfish

      i love that huge Barbie ponytail.

    • moxie_lady

      Oh, I just adore her.

    • Beardslee

      What I mostly see is a pair of insanely high heels that she, apparently, is capable of striding in. Wow.

    • butterflysunita

      She’s like Rihanna in that she looks fabulous in outfits that would look ridiculous on anyone else.

    • marlie

      I’m less annoyed by the head-to-toe pink, and more so by the weird shape of the top. The fabric looks really stiff… is it neoprene?? But yep, living Bratz doll (hate ’em).

      • hyperionic

        I think it’s the same material as the jeans… probably polyester or spandex.

      • kmk05

        She probably chose it because it ‘keeps you in’ even when sitting.

    • SewingSiren

      Flexes claws like a cat.

    • boweryboy

      Too. Much.

    • Krysta

      Her blush is…working hard. It shouldn’t be so obvious to me, a makeup idiot, that it’s a light stripe on top of the cheekbone and a darker one underneath.

    • NBG

      “Black pumps would’ve been one hundred percent Cha Cha DiGregorio.”

      I love you guys but not being Cha Cha DiGregorio is the least of this outfit’s worries!

      What that shade of pink does the human brain needs to be the focus of a peer reviewed medical study.

    • tallgirl1204

      I’m sorry, what is that armhole seam doing? Looks good on exactly no one. Otherwise, I think this is a totally appropriate JLo outfit!

      • kimmeister

        I had to scroll back up to look, and it is a super weird seam placement!

    • R. L.

      I like it when celebrities do something unusual and manage to keep it out of the arena of weird or tacky.

    • Lilak

      OK, I realize these pix are each a nanosecond’s still shot, but . . . she looks self-conscious, and not terribly comfortable, in this get-up.

    • Betsy

      I love her hair and make up. Seriously, I know her makeup artist has great face to work with, but her makeup always impresses me. I even love the fit and color of the shirt since it plays right into my illogical adoration of bright pink. I know she loves to play up her bootie but these pants are just not right. Just because she’s JLo doesn’t mean she gets a free pass.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      I farking love this. And I know I shouldn’t. Neon is just so fabulous.

    • Bert Keeter

      Latina Barbie Doll?

    • KinoEye

      Hahaha, Cha Cha DiGregorio. Never thought of it before, but she does look a lot like that actress in addition to being dressed that way.

      If anyone has to look like a living Bratz Doll, it should be JLo.

    • kmk05

      She fills out both those pieces beautifully, but why on Earth would you pair them? Her face and hair are on par for her.

    • seelebrennt

      her hair looks like ratty ass. somehow she makes all this pink work though.

    • aahlife

      Her spray tan is looking ashy. An odd effect.

    • Tracy_Flick

      The stiffness of the fabric and odd fit of the sleeves is really giving it a doll-clothes look. I can’t hate it, though. It fits, it covers, she’s working it….

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I bet her daughter LOVED this whole look!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Yes, JLo is probably the only woman who could possbily make this work…and how she walks in heels that high never ceases to amaze me.

    • Katie

      Cheese and rice, is that neoprene?! The top fits strangely, perhaps it is just the fabric.

    • GSMSF

      While watching the show last night, my 13 year-old son (who keeps his clothes -dirty and clean- in a pile on his bedroom floor) commented that he did not like her outfit. I concur.

    • Imasewsure

      You go Diva Barbie (although I kind of do prefer Hooker Barbie myself)

    • DailyDose

      I guess she is too excited about the 2 Barbie dolls that Mattel has just made in her likeness, so she goes out all the way Barbie..

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Did they, really?

    • alytoyou

      her clothes are always bimbo, but she has a smokin hot bod. Wow.

    • peachy

      omg. she IS a living bratz doll. ew. but man she has a gorgeous face. wow.

    • webslice33

      damn hot body!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      That is the most perfect ponytail I have ever seen.

    • Aurumgirl

      That last photo is Jennifer telling us she’s “got your Cha Cha di Gregorio right here”.

    • MannahattaMamma

      okay but you know, really, it looks like someone hung her by her ponytail & dipped her in a vat of pepto-bismol. there’s just really no reason to want to do this to yourself or to the people who have to look at you.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I can’t look at her anymore and not think “Holla Lovers!” :)

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        We told the Fug Girls that they pretty much owned all J Lo and Britney commentary.

        • H2olovngrl

          Maybe so, but Chloë Sevigny belongs to you.

    • EEKstl

      …especially when the shoe has some texture to it. Agreed.

    • mjmiller77

      yuck on the outfit – way too much! but love the pony.

    • kimmeister

      Well, she matched contestant Jessica Meuse’s hair streak.

    • ovarB

      You had me at “Cha Cha DiGregorio!!” 😀

    • formerlyAnon

      “Cha Cha DiGregorio!” XO

      I don’t like this look, but as she so does, it nails “rich gorgeous Latina of a certain age.” Which, yes, is stereotypical but tracks with my personal experience (Knowing, not being, the well-off and Latina).

    • Calinda_L

      If nothing else, this outfit is a pretty great example of why getting clothes tailored to fit your body is a good idea.

    • anonylind

      Gotta give it to her. She looks great.

    • Lilyana_F

      Aw, I will never not love her, she magically makes the unthinkable work for her.

    • save_the_hobbit

      I kind of love her. She constantly makes tacky work.

    • Trickytrisha

      If I say the phrase “trailer park” will I get banned?

    • KT

      This bitch better be wearing the exact same outfit when she’s 80, or I’m going to be really disappointed. I’ll allow it if she switches out the heels for orthopedic shoes, because we all know she’s gonna need em. But they better be the MOST FABULOUS ORTHOPEDIC SHOES ANYONE HAS EVER FUCKING SEEN!!

    • Belle239

      I think she is beautiful, even in this all-pink get up. She has the perfect head for that pony tail, too!

    • Robert Beukema

      “They call me Cha-Cha because I’m the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s!”

    • Pennymac

      Not mad at the nude shoe. But that color pink may make me just a little angry. It hurts my eyes.

    • Granny panties

      she looks better than anyone should look in head to toe pink stretch fabrics.

    • Gener1c

      I love how she looks a little nervous. Precious.

    • Danielle West

      I am so jealous of her ponytail.

    • JynxTheCat

      That’s a lot of pink and a LOT of contouring. I mean RuPaul would call that a lot! Not a fan but I cannot deny she sure is perdie.

    • quiltrx

      But she IS the love child of Cha Cha and Barbie!