Remember when we said there were some debates happening when we put together our Best Dressed issue? Well another one of those debates is happening right now over one of the ladies on the list: Jennifer Lopez. The one thing the whole staff can agree on? She’s fearless when it comes to her style. Okay, and one more thing — she definitely doesn’t look 45. But two editors have very differing views on one of her latest look: a blue leather DSquared2 snakeskin mini dress, worn with matching heels, purse and even blue eyeshadow to the American Idol XIV photo call in N.Y.C. Read the battling sides below.
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LOVE IT! Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: In my opinion, J.Lo can do no wrong, and I love that she takes risks. The matchy-matchy thing is on trend right now, and legs like hers deserve to be shown off all the time. (Hey, she works hard for them!) Also, because the dress is a slouchy silhouette and not skin-tight, the micro-mini hemline doesn’t bother me.
LEAVE IT! Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: I call dresses like this “Subway Nightmare Dresses,” because there’s no way you’re going to sit down on a public seat in them. And Lopez’s dress may actually be so short that she can’t sit down, period, in it. Yes, the lady’s got legs for days, but even the best stems are better served by a mini that’s short and sweet, not gynecologically dangerous. I might have overlooked the dangerous length if she’d paired it with a cool clutch and a flat metallic sandal, but the repetitive print took this from “fun fashion risk” to “oh no, J.Lo.”
Who do you agree with? Are you a fan of this look? Share your thoughts below.