Do you like your J Lo when she’s doing the most or when she’s wearing the least? That is the question put to you this day! Forget about matters of taste and elegance. Jenny can do those things if she wants, but it’s not really what your girl is best at. Like so many divas of longstanding, she’s got an image to maintain and an icon to live up to. When we went through our J Lo archives, trying to pick two highly representative red carpet looks to pit against each other, we quickly found the more tasteful stuff to be less interesting, less eye-popping, less J Lo than the tackier, loudier looks. Which is why you’re being asked to put your own taste aside, embrace the diva aesthetic, and ask yourself which J Lo is the most J Lo of all:
Is it Big Puffy Gown J Lo? The J Lo of volume and color and possibly gigantic bows and metallics? This is a J Lo that wants you to look at her (like all J Los) and wants you to see her as larger than life itself; a creature of glamour and polish who takes up space and won’t apologize for her loudness.
Or do you prefer Body-ody-ody J Lo? The J Lo of dresses that are barely there in the first place. The J Lo who MAINTAINS HERSELF and wants you all to know just how hard she works at that. The J Lo who not only doesn’t need volume or bows, she doesn’t need shapewear or even underwear to walk a red carpet. The J Lo of muscle control, poise, and in-your-face boldness.
So, kittens. Think not of chicness or restraint. Think of boldness. Think of loudness. Think of J Lo.
First Look: Valentino Strapless Gown with Bow Detailing from the Beijing Couture Collection | Harry Winston Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace, Cushion-Cut Colombian Emerald and Diamond Earrings, Vintage 1959 Diamond Bracelet, and Central Park Diamond and Emerald Ring | Judith Leiber Couture Clutch
Second Look: Julien MacDonald Black Lace Dress from the Fall 2017 Collection | Jimmy Choo Clutch | Jimmy Choo Platform Sandals
Styled by Rob Zangardi + Mariel Haenn
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]