Jennifer Lopez Heads to the “American Idol” Studios in Kohl’s

Posted on April 04, 2014

We have to laugh sometimes at the messages inadvertently sent by celebrities who go out wearing their own department store clothing lines. Some ladystar gets a deal with Kohl’s or Target and suddenly, they’re A-OK with going out in public wearing something from Kohl’s or Target, but only their own pieces and only very briefly and in low-press situations, for the most part. The message is always, whether they intend it or not “I’d NEVER wear a thing from this store except the things with my name on them,” which is a great message for the star, but a LOUSY one for the store in question.

Who honestly believes Jennifer Lopez ever owned and wore anything from Kohl’s in the last two decades? Aside from this, that is:

Jennifer Lopez heads into the “American Idol” studios in Los Angeles, California wearing a pink crepe romper from her own Kohl’s collection.

It’s kind of cute, though. We’ll definitely give it that. Too much jewelry and we hate the shoes. She’s trying too hard to dress it up, which is another funny thing celebs do when they model “downscale” lines. They throw so much upscale shit on it that it comes off like a frantic attempt to hide the cheapness instead of a smart bit of hi-lo style.




[Photo Credit: Bruja/Juan Sharma/PacificCoastNews]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Maid’s uniform with the Mrs’ jewels on.
    Also, too short.

  • SewingSiren

    I the 2nd picture it looks like she’s doing the goose step.

  • Evan

    Boy does she love that color. I feel like I’m experiencing deja vu.

  • Bernd

    The bold color is that outfit’s only saving grace. And JLo of course. Looking around the pix, it looks as if shredded jeans are a THING yet again.

    • 3boysful

      I noticed that, too (shredded jeans). Tho if I’m becoming aware, it’s on its way out again.

      • Liz

        I saw shredded jeans at Starbucks this morning, also wondering if it was a thing again.

        • teensmom99

          As the mother of a teen who was just trying to buy jeans, I can tell you that not only are shredded jeans a thing but they are sold totally shredded. We rejected a few pairs at American Eagle Outfitters because even when on sale for $29.99, we couldn’t imagine how they would survive a few washes given how shredded they were. And they were all shredded in the exact same way–clearly by some machine. It made me long for my 1970s childhood and the experience of buying dark denim levis and having my friends drag me around while I wore them so that I could wear them out (and many, many washes, of course).

          • marlie

            I used sandpaper to “wear out” my jeans back in the day.

          • teensmom99

            How did I forget the sandpaper?

          • Guest

            I don’t want to purchase something that will not last more than 30 days or 5 washes, which ever comes first.

          • Janet B

            My teen bought shredded shorts for $36(!!) the other day. I’m not sure they’ll last a wearing, let alone a washing.

          • Glam Dixie

            I’m kind of glad our daughter’s school dress code has banned them. Now I won’t have to buy any.

          • suzq

            My son carefully poked holes in the jeans I bought for him a few weeks ago. Very artistically placed holes.

          • And sitting in the bath to shrink them? Never really worked for me, but it was supposed to!

    • My teenaged nieces have been wearing jeans so shredded they are held together by threads (despite the ungodly dose of rhinestones on the ass pockets) for a few years now, and they live in the sticks of NorCal, so I think (hope) that trend is finally dying away again. Sadly, it’s already too late for my wooden furniture.

      • teensmom99

        Re getting them on, dd is now–at last–into boyfriend styles rather than painted on denim.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Not Fierce.

  • This actually looks much less cheap than the probably much more expensive neoprene J Brand ensemble she wore not long ago.

    • Kitten Mittons

      It’s hard not to compare them when she wears two outfits in the exact same shade of pink. I like this much better, and it does read more expensive to my eyes as well.

      • Same shade of pink and walking across the same bit of road, I think!

        • KinoEye

          I had deja vu when I saw the thumbnail; definitely the same shade, and good eyes! Looks to be the same road.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Hey, if it ain’t broke…..

  • Nancer

    Cute! I like the color. I think, though, that this is going to be really hard to pull off for a normal person….

  • Anna

    This woman has NOT changed since 2001. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.

    The satin romper looks hilariously downscale and cheap indeed teamed with all the rocks that she’s got (don’t be fooled).

    • Anna

      I wholeheartedly agree that JLO is still portraying herself in the same way as 10+ years ago. Admittedly, she looks great, but I just feel like she’s trying so hard to hold onto her youth that she ends up looking kind of ridiculous.

      • Anna

        Yes, exactly. In the third photo especially, there’s really not much difference between that and the way she looked circa her J.Lo album.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        COMPLETELY agree.

  • AmeliaEve

    The sleeve tabs are the death blow. I have always hated them, even on long-sleeved shirts that actually roll up. But here not only are they gratuitous, they bring in that extremely cheap-looking gold button.

    • decormaven

      I think it would be funny as hell if she took a page from Versace and had buttons and belt hardwear that mimicked the Roman coin motif- but with her profile on it.
      Those shoes are too much for that cheap romper. No way they came from Kohls, or anywhere near that price point. Needle scratch.

      • Chris

        Yes those shoes are definitely not part of her “lace espadrille” line at Kohls.

    • 3boysful

      I have the same reaction to sleeve tabs. They usually call to mind inexpensive old lady clothes.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Sleeve tabs make sense if you are doing something outdoorsy such as a day hike when you want long sleeves in the morning, and then can use the tab to keep the rolled up sleeve in place. I keep some of those shirts for my birdwatching trips-but for a fashion look, no ma’am.

        • Wink

          Sleeve tabs seem to only work on (some) men’s shirts. On women, they are definitely more ‘miss’ than ‘hit.’

  • Nicole C

    That third photo down confused me for a sec – I thought she somehow transformed it into a romper with black shorts in the middle of this. Perfect timing from the woman in the black blazer.

    • Sophie

      I thought it was a black pencil skirt, which I liked much better than the pink shorts. Sadly, I then noticed what had really happened.

  • DeTrop

    I’m a fan. I like JLo. I don’t always like some of her fashion choices but this I like. This is a terrific warm weather outfit to go shopping in or to have a casual lunch with friends. I agree with TLO about too much jewelry but hey she’s a super star with lots of bling. My friends and I are always lamenting the fact that we have so few opportunities to wear our ‘good stuff’ so once in awhile we’re guilty of too much adornment. Back to JLo, I love this color.

    • @Biting Panda

      Also, if this is for AI, she’s sitting at that table, the big necklaces will look good on camera.

    • Agent Sculder

      Personally, I can’t imagine shopping (or doing anything) in a romper. They may LOOK cute (occasionally) but they are impractical in the extreme. Any outfit that requires me to practically undress just to use restroom is not something I would ever wear voluntarily.

      • DeTrop

        But, but, but s’posing she’s going out for shoes, or to have a mani-pedi. Also, you’ve never worn an all-in-one undergarment I gather. What fun that is to unhook, when nature calls and you’re in need. We all suffer, at one time or another, to look sharp. I like a romper for an occasional change. You look pulled together but, hey, different strokes etc.

    • Sobaika

      She has the power to make this average look sing like the troops came home. Gotta hand it to her, it made me consider getting a hot pink romper for warmer weather before I realized how ludicrous if look in it.

      • demidaemon

        Mission accomplished for JLo, I guess.

  • marlie

    The shoes and that medallion necklace are tacky. And it would have been nice if her onesie had a better belt, too.

  • imspinningaround

    REAL TALK: I bought a white pleather motorcycle jacket from Jennifer Lopez’s Kohl’s collection and I love it. It’s super cute and fits really well.

    • kimmeister

      I have a pair of JLo shoes and maybe one pair of shorts, I think that’s about it. A few things have caught my eye over the years, but the shorts tend to be crazy short and the pants tend to have ridiculous pleats. I did used to have a blouse, but it was super tricky and had a piece in the front that had snap buttons to attach to the armpits . . . which always came unsnapped. Donated that sucker after maybe 2x attempting to wear it.

  • The photo where someone is standing in front of her with a black jacket? And it looks like JLo is wearing a fuchsia top and black bottom? MUCH better than the solid color design. And yeah, there’s nothing like wearing $700 (or whatever) stilettos with what is probably an under $50 polyester romper. Also: your hair, honey……it is screaming for deep conditioning.

  • 3boysful

    Skip the romper. I want her legs.

    • deelup

      Her legs are amazing. But it’s a shame those shorts end right at the widest part. It does nothing for her.

  • But seeing her in it makes me think a non-JLO would never be able to pull this off.

  • sagecreek

    Between this and the Chenoweth disaster the other day, I’m left with one lowering thought: are rompers back?

    • @Biting Panda

      Only for the delusional and super self confident types. Also, those with very little need for the restroom.

      • Gatto Nero

        “Delusional” and “super self-confident” often coexist.

        • demidaemon

          They are pretty much the same thing, for the most part, unless you get “delusional” and “insecure,” which is usually super frightening and someone in need of mega levels of therapy.

      • kimmeister

        Only the fabulously wealthy can afford urine evaporation machines.

    • KinoEye

      I asked the same thing before reading this. Please let it not be so.

    • bessann28

      Back? They’ve never been out. My one year old wears them all the time!

      • Alyssa

        You win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lilithcat

    A cheap version of Mychael Knight’s Pam Grier-inspired PR romper.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Ohmygosh, you’re so right.

      That was one of my favorites.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Pam motherf##king Grier! One of my all time favorite PR moments.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    So are rompers going to be a thing?

  • Heather

    This outfit doesn’t even look good on someone who has the wealth and personal trainers to be very in shape and toned. So not looking forward to seeing this walking down the street…

    • teensmom99

      Yeah, I think you’ll see it on the 75% off rack at Kohls and not on the street.

  • KinoEye

    It’s definitely her look, and it works for her. But please tell me rompers aren’t going to be The Thing this spring. I don’t know if I can handle it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Rompers and jumpsuits seem to be catnip to designers and fashion editors. They keep trying to make them a trend, and I for one ain’t buying.

    • Wink

      A few years ago I thought (and prayed) that maxi-dresses would be The Thing for just one season. Those damn dresses are the fashion equivalent of cockroaches… they just keep coming back year after year!

      • pookiesmom

        I hated maxi dresses until I moved to NYC and met extreme humidity. Now they’re the only thing I ever want to wear when the thermostat creeps up past 80.

      • demidaemon

        I actually think, among fashion tends, maxi-dresses aren’t terrible, compared to some of the other examples here.

        • Wink

          I agree there are trends that are much worse than maxi-dresses (such as adult women wearing rompers)! My issue with maxi-dresses is that almost no one looks good in them. For starters, there’s just too much fabric. If you have a good figure, no one can tell because your lower half is basically draped in a bed sheet. If one wears a maxi-dress to ‘minimize flaws’… it doesn’t work because it just makes everyone wonder, “what is she hiding under that sheet?” And it doesn’t matter if you dress it up with great shoes/jewelry/bag. It still looks like a tailored sheet:)

          • demidaemon

            I definitely see your point. Probably unadorned maxi dresses are FMO, but I think there are some now with detailing and seams that can show off ones figure rather than obliterate it. I could be wrong, though.

  • bookish

    I’m wearing a Kohl’s top right now…I’m just like JLo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Cindy Claussen

    It’s funny, last time I was at Kohl’s, I also noticed there is a Marc Anthony line for men. Awkward! Must have been started long ago before they spilt up.

  • Teresa

    She wore that for the show, which is kind of sweet, since she is a role model for all the kids that participate and watch the show. Even they can look like a star!

  • teensmom99

    Barbie pink romper with long sleeves: Who believes that any one other than JLo could possibly pull this one off?

  • Danielle

    You know she ripped that off in exchange for whatever couture her gay has in his red man bag as soon as the door shut behind her.

  • Judih1

    As usual TLO, your commentary is spot on!

  • MartyBellerMask

    A lot of the JLo Kohl’s stuff is cute. I like the Lauren Conrad line too. It’s the actual *designers* that make downscale lines that are a disaster. The Vera Wang Kohl’s lines are JUST AWFUL. Peter Pilotto for Target, also horrifying.

    • Chris

      Everything Vera Wang makes for Kohls is dark and muddy. It looks like the water left in the jar after someone finishes a watercolor painting. Just looking at the clothes makes me sad for the day.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Oh, you nailed it.

    • kimmeister

      Totally agree about the Vera Wang. I know from 20 feet away which items are from that line, because they’re always the same sort of prints rendered in yucky polyester. Not that I am against all polyester, but the kind used in that line is particularly terrible! The Narciso Rodriguez line at Kohl’s was pretty decent.

    • demidaemon

      Both of Lauren Conrad’s lines are actually pretty affordable. Her special occasion line has dresses that retail in the $200 range, which is not horrible.

  • xmixiex

    She does look smokin, but on average kohl’s customer it would be a disaster.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I hate the color of her hair.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Trying to boost her sales I see. I don’t love or hate this, but I do loathe those shoes.

  • JP

    It’s weird. The look works on her, but since her clothes line at Kohl’s is all very “dress like JLo” I avoid it like the plague. What works on JLo does not work on your average Kohl’s customer.

  • elemspbee

    the color. ugh. the hair–i have the urge to reach for a gardening tool.

  • MilaXX

    She Jenny from the blocked it. Too much everything; hair, jewlery & shoe.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Does her thighs no favors…

  • alyce1213

    It’s all too, too much, except for the length, which is not enough.

  • Glam Dixie

    Anyone old enough to be shopping in Misses instead of Juniors should not be wearing shorts that short, or a romper. YMMV but I think Stacy and Clinton would agree.

  • Barbara Thomas

    Her expressions are priceless. The first two read as “The cheapness of this garment – it BURNS.” And the last couple are just angry “How much longer do I have to wear this thing?”

  • holla

    Maybe this would look less cheap if she rocked it Jenny-from-the-Block style with some sneaker pumps and that white crochet hat.

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  • AC Simons

    Taking it to tacky town.

  • Pink. Crepe. Romper.

  • Miss wks

    Those button up sleeves make my stomach turn….and JLO’s wearin’ them….hahahahahahahahaaaaa

  • suzq

    The first two expressions say it all. “Y’all keep your snarky comments to yourself. I’m selling this garbage.”

  • judybrowni

    Yeah, something that makes JLo look tacky, as well as chunky with thunder thighs, that’s what I’m gonna buy

  • NinjaCate

    Is it weird that I like it?

  • SophieCollier

    Girl is giving FACE though, isn’t she?

  • Debbie Barsotti

    Pink crepe romper…just no. That is fug.

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  • FridaStaire

    Vile outfit, but somehow…she does look great!

  • understateddiva

    a romper that ends in PLEATED short shorts. That is a world of no.

  • Veronica1022

    It reminds me of Michaels Pam Grier outfit from PR season 3.

  • Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got, she’s still, she’s still Jenny from the block haha ๐Ÿ˜›