25 July 2007

So few do it better


Her songs may not be in any of my workout mixes, her collection of men may furrow my brow, her casual style may be a bit too ghetto-fabulous for my sheltered taste, and her films - with the exclusion of Out of Sight - may not be among my quite low-standard 2,300+ DVDs, but if there is one thing I love about Jennifer Lopez, one thing this woman does better than anyone out there, famous or not, is that she consistently finds party dresses that both flatter her gorgeous but nonetheless tough-to-dress curves and that strike the perfect 50-50 split between sexy and elegant.


Though I'm not particularly fond of the pearl-adorned hemline, I'm gape-mouthed shocked at her square-toed pump selection (I mean, honestly, why, when you have access to these?), and as my girl K pointed out to me yesterday, the front of this dress could do with a wide center-pleat and a more structured bodice, the showstopping lantern-style neckline I so love complemented by a sheer, mesh overlay, a not-too-long-not-too-short hem tied together in an oh-so-seasonal ivory linen more than make up for these deficiencies.

Once again, J.Lo's out showin' the young ones how to get it done.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

this dress is hideous. are you serious on this one? christ.

K said...

Yes, chestier women need a leeetle more support than those lazy half-the-height-of-the-bust vertical darts rising up from the empire seaming. Or, ya know, a strapless bra could have helped out here.

But the overall look is divine; that is a mere nitpick.

However, I had *not* seen a photo with the shoes, and I am appalled. I believe my mother wore those in 1981 with a lavender linen suit, tonal neck scarf, nude hose, and mega shoulderpads. Don't get me wrong, Moms had it goin' on in professional 80s attire, but today it's downright unacceptable, particularly in the privileged set.

Noelle said...

Totally disagree with anonymous, I absolutely love this dress. She always looks spot-on in her fashion choices.

fashionable.girl said...

wow, picking Jennifer Lopez as a style icon. that's some groundbreaking "analysis" you've put forth.

etcetera said...

lurve the neckline

bff in chicago said...

She's the shit. God, I love her style.

roissy said...

it looks like she fell into a plastic grocery bag. she's a wall victim.

Alisha said...

Aside from a few indiscretions here and there, I absolutely love J.Lo's style...and it certainly doesn't hurt that she is beautiful to boot.

brown rowergirl said...

I think the dress is supa and looks nothing like a plastic bag. Do you know who the designer is? I'm guessing you don't or else you would've posted it. Am I right to assume that you're poring through pages and pages of runway photos trying to find out to whom it belongs? Lucky guess!

a fan said...

She's soooooooooo pretty!

Whoever did costumes for Shall We Dance? really understood her curves.
Check out this dress http://images.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/10/15/dance/story.jpg

west coast devotee said...

She's the real deal, and she's never looked better. Look forward to your 30s, Jo, 'cause you're gonna turn that many more heads.

Just please, PLEASE don't marry a gaunt egomaniac with a taste for ribbed turtlenecks.