A lot of folks associate Jennifer Lopez with that now-iconic Versace gown from the 2000s Grammy Awards. Think plunging necklines, ultra high, thigh-high slits, and bold, bold prints. But Jennifer Lopez at the 2016 Golden Globes is rocking a slightly different aesthetic. It's a little more covered-up — some might argue a little "older" — but it's no less intriguing. In fact, it might just be my favorite look to date. The mustard (only it's way cooler than any mustard I've ever seen) Giambattista Valli gown has a bit of cape to it. Its design is body-hugging while simultaneously flowing. Her vampy lip is so Old Hollywood it hurts. And those OTT but somehow still totally chic diamonds? Yeah, she's basically "glamorous" incarnate.
Like, I'm sure, a lot of young Latinas growing up in the States, I first came across J. Lo when she starred in 1997's Selena. Her outfits throughout the earlier 2000s only served to add to my then-committed adoration. But the Jan. 10 awards have shown us a slightly new sartorial side of Jenny From The Block, and it's one I cannot help but ooh and ahh over. It's still got her classic thigh-high slit, but with that cape element, it simply screams "retro queen."
I don't know if this is beginning of Lopez's soiree into retro-inspired silhouettes, but I sure AF hope so. The elegance in this ensemble is out of this world, while remaining effortlessly modern. And her long bob? Color me in love.