In case you haven’t had enough Jennifer Lopez in your life this week (the live Top 13 performances began on American Idol, and we may or may not have been glued to the TV), get ready to take in even more: This week’s Best Dressed winner is showing a whole lotta skin, and we can’t blame readers (over 20,000!) for showing her some love.
Proving once again that a.) the cutout trend isn’t going anywhere, and b.) this woman has the body of a 20-something, J.Lo stepped out at a West Hollywood Idol party in a Cushnie et Ochs LBD, which showed off both her enviable ab and arm muscles. And if you don’t need the gym inspiration, perhaps you can get some hair inspiration instead, thanks to her chic topknot. (She does do topknots better than anyone in the biz.)
Elsewhere on the red carpet, black continued to be the color of choice, as evidenced by Top 5 contenders Sofia Vergara, in a bandage Hervé Léger mini at a Sydney Modern Family media call, and Keri Russell, who had us prepared to try a menswear-inspired look herself, thanks to her Saint Laurent jacket and trousers, plus a Balenciaga top and gorgeous side-swept waves (worn to the N.Y.C. season premiere of The Americans).
And because it’s Oscars weekend and because she’s our current girl crush, we should discuss (who else?) Lupita Nyong’o, who landed at No. 8 in yet another bold color: a burnt-orange Givenchy gown, which she paired with a matching clutch and gold cuff at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. We just can’t wait to see what she’ll wear at Sunday’s big event (although we already have some ideas!).
Tell us: Do you think J.Lo’s LBD deserved the No. 1 spot (or at least a place on your fridge for gym inspiration)? Or did you prefer someone else’s look?
— Whitney Little