The Jennifer Lopez Style Transformation: From Velour Tracksuits To Glittery Bodysuits And Every Kinda Suit In Between

Jennifer Lopez kicked off her style career with a bang when she rocked that famous cut-down-to-there Versace in 2000, but the chanteuse has worked numerous unforgettable ensembles since. From sweatsuits with Chris Judd to matching black tie gear with paramour Ben Affleck, Lopez loves to reinvent herself with every passing phase of her life. However, one facet of the singer's style has remained the same: her devotion to ultra-sultry, figure-flattering designs. Take a trip down memory lane, because here are 31 of J.Lo's most unforgettable looks.

by Tyler Atwood

The Versace To Beat All Gowns

The Versace that started it all, this 2000-era gown will likely still be iconic several hundred years from now.

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Track-Suited Up

I dare you to find a shot of Jennifer Lopez looking this dressed-down from 2014. Even in tracksuits, the performer is in full regalia, hair, makeup, and accessories included. This was the era of Chris Judd, when Lopez channeled a more relaxed vibe to match her husband’s.

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Track Suit Part Deux

Giant hoop earrings, a striped pageboy cap, and matching pastel pink hoodie? Ah, the early aughts.

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Glamorous in Black

Post-divorce from Chris Judd, J.Lo kicks her style up a notch with glossy, Shirley Temple ringlets, lit-from-within skin, and daring low-cut ensembles.

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Vivid in Versace

Though she received unmitigated criticism for the inexplicable volume of her hair, Lopez’s rose petal pink Versace mermaid gown at the 2002 Oscars was simply divine.

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Evoking Past Singers in White

One part Bianca Jagger, one part Diana Ross, and several parts hip hop goddess, this is one statement ensemble. What the outfit is trying to say, however, is lost on me.

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Mint Green Valentino

Ah, the era of Bennifer. In all fairness, Ben Affleck is still one half of a Bennifer couple, but this dashing duo just wasn’t meant to be. Still, Lopez’s circa-2003 ensembles are modern classics, this vintage-inspired Valentino stunner included.

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Bennifer: Back in Black

Another red carpet event, another semi-color-coordinated ensemble for Bennifer. Lopez certainly rocked a lot of skin-baring gowns back in the day (though that particular facet of her personal style hasn’t changed very much in ten years).

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A Vision in a Printed Column

The glamorous couple both rocked white satin at the Daredevil premiere in 2003, though Lopez’s is incorporated into the bodice of her incredibly streamlined gown.

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A Denim Don't

This particular denim-accented getup was lost to history until now. Despite the fact that J.Lo is fit enough to rock a look like this, I’m relieved that the ensemble hasn’t resurfaced.

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Grecian Michael Kors

Post-Affleck, Lopez adopted a more pared-down look, though her glamour is still very much intact. Michael Kors certainly knew what he was doing when he created this grecian stunner.

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Chic in Cream

A somewhat fluffy-looking dress and matching cream boots kept the singer chic and comfortable for a public appearance.

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Crystal-Encrusted Glamour

Lopez was all about sparkle and glitz in an embellished column gown at the premiere of her film Shall We Dance? in 2004.

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A Kids Choice Awards Mistake

For every fashion hit, there must be several misses, and this confused Kids Choice Awards ensemble is one of the latter.

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Streamlined In Blue Satin

During her first blissful wedded year with Marc Anthony, Lopez rocked a bias-cut satin gown at the Latina Billboard Awards.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Lopez was incredibly–and unusually–restrained in a grey turtleneck and silver satin maxi skirt at the premiere of An Unfinished Life.

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Radiant In Red

Lopez was a vision in an embroidered red mini at the anniversary of The Los Angeles Free Clinic in 2006.

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Gorgeous In Gold

Lopez was golden from head to toe snapping up an MTV Video Music Award award in 2006.

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Rocking The Bump

A newly pregnant Jennifer Lopez greeted fans at a Good Morning America concert in 2007.

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Maternity Style At Its Best

The singer demonstrated just how chic maternity style can be in an angelic single-shoulder gown alongside fellow performer John Legend.

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Figure-Flattering Satin

Post-pregnancy at the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lopez picked up her sultry style again.

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Barely-There Bodysuit

There are no words for this glittering bodysuit. Only an internationally renowned pop icon could possibly wear this anywhere.

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Golden At The Globes

This gorgeous gilded Marchesa, worn by Lopez at the 2009 Golden Globes, is just shy of iconic.

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Ladylike Chic For Kohl's

The now-designer began to rock beautifully cut sheath dresses by day, to supplement her cheekier numbers by night.

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Elegant in Nude

The singer began her now-infamous obsession with nude platforms heels. In all fairness, she wears them well.

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Metallic At The Met

This jaw-dropping Zuhair Murad number, worn by Lopez to the 2010 Met Ball, put all other gowns to shame.

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Wowing At Women Of The Year

The singer bloomed at Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year awards.

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A Performance-Worthy Jumpsuit

Lopez renewed her obsession with sparkle when donning this bedazzled silver jumpsuit/bikini/mesh bodysuit for a concert in 2012.

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Fabulous In Florals

The multitalented Lopez was a vision in muted florals (and matching eyeshadow, of course), on the red carpet in 2013.

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Fringed Costume in Concert

However, the fun isn’t over yet. The singer throws on this little number for a concert. She’s how old and looking like a 20-something?

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Better Than Ever in 2014

At 45 years old, J.Lo is just as edgy, sultry, and chic as she was when she began performing two decades ago.

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