Jennifer Lopez has been a style icon for as long as we can remember. Even as a "Fly Girl" on In Living Color in the early '90s, the triple threat managed to make crop tops with chunky jewelry look impossibly sexy. These days, J.Lo's brand of bombshell chic has transformed into a wardrobe that's marked with sparkles, sheer fabrics, and impossibly plunging silhouettes. The star seems to get sexier as each year passes, and we can't take our eyes off her every style move.
If you need proof that the "Amor, Amor, Amor" singer ages in reverse, take a look back at nine of her most smoking-hot looks of all time. Trust us: That traffic-stopping, green Versace gown was just the beginning. Some 17 years later, she cuts an even more striking figure on the red carpet, and her looks just got steamier ever year in between. Find the evidence below.
2000 Grammy Awards
Let's start with the dress that made international headlines, and put Lopez on the fashion map. In 2000, Santana and Michael Jackson took home a ton of Grammy Awards — but we all know who really won the evening. Accompanied by her then-boyfriend Puff Daddy (this was pre-"P. Diddy" days!), the star wore Versace's green "jungle dress," which stayed on by some miracle of gravity.
2014 American Music Awards
In a wrap-around Reem Acra dress that showed off her impossibly toned abs, Lopez had everyone talking before the show even started. Just FYI: the singer was 45 years old when this picture was snapped.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards
MTV's awards show is not a place to tone down the fashion, and Lopez was happy to oblige the make-'em-stare dress code. J.Lo turned to Lebanese designer Charbel Zoe to stitch up a silver dress with striking cutouts and a slit that offered a peek at her shapely legs.
2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
A drop-dead gorgeous gown by Zuhair Murad Couture offered strategically placed sparkles to cover up a little — but not a lot — of Lopez. The white fur adds a touch of Old-Hollywood-style glam. No doubt about it: Marilyn Monroe would have approved of this look.
2015 Met Gala
Lopez wore a sparkling, ruby-red "dragon dress" by Versace at fashion's biggest night, which had a "China: Through the Looking Glass" theme. This may have been the year that Rihanna made jaws drop in her striking Guo Pei lewk, but Lopez and her famous assets were hard to miss.
2016 'American Idol XV' Finalists Event
The former American Idol judge ditched the gowns, but stuck to a few things that suit her well: sheer fabrics, sparkles, and massive cling. A red lip and matching stilettos pulled the spicy look together. It's clear J.Lo's feelin' so good here.
Jennifer Lopez: All I Have
In 2016, the bombshell debuted her Las Vegas residency show in sparkling looks befitting the celebratory occasion. For the opening number, Lopez wore a crystal-encrusted bra top with matching bottoms, along with a massive feathered topper by Versace. What's more, each of the feathers on the jacket were lined with strips of Swarovski crystals. That makes sense in a town like Las Vegas, where the prevailing mentality is: go big or go home.
2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Lopez debuted her song "Mírate" at the 2017 event, and earned a standing ovation from the audience. She also got whoops from fashion fans when she walked the red carpet in an impossibly sexy gown with fishnet-style cutouts by Julien McDonald.
59th Annual Grammy Awards
Some 17 years after she won the Grammys in her jungle dress, Lopez nearly managed to up her game in a dreamy pink confection by Ralph and Russo. The flowing style didn't cling to Lopez's curves as much as some of her previous looks have — but don't think it wasn't grade-A sexy. The style had a stratospheric leg slit and a plunging silhouette that was classic J.Lo.
Jennifer Lopez has swagger that just won't quit.
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