Jennifer Lopez's Booty-Baring Versace Met Ball Gown Marks A Major Trend

A truly intrepid dresser and indeed, performer, Jenny From the Block consistently dares to bare theatrical and sultry ensembles on the red carpet. And Jennifer Lopez's Met Ball gown is indeed a showstopper. Whether guiding young talent through the rigors of American Idol or sauntering into an A-list soiree, Lopez simply can't say no to an ostentatious confection. Sequins and embellishment are a staple, gowns slit to the waist are a necessity, and if a gown grazes the floor, it absolutely must hug every one of Lopez's enviable curves. In simpler terms, subtlety is not in Jennifer Lopez's vocabulary. Thus, Lopez's public waited with bated breath to see what divine ensemble the singer might select for the Met Ball. And for those expecting theatrics, the look did not disappoint. After all, what better occasion could there be to celebrate an utterly extravagant sense of style?

Lopez's storied figure drifted down the red carpet in a transparent crimson Versace gown with an intricately beaded bodice and a tulle mermaid skirt. However, the most riveting facet of the gown was not its cut or color, but rather the substantial amount of booty peeking out through the side of the garment's fabric.

Side-boob has long since become an accepted trend on the red carpet, but for all intents and purposes, side booty is a relatively new concept. Indeed, the carpet was abuzz with awe-stricken commentary the second Lopez's famed derriere made its way towards the gala. And if you thought Joan Holloway's walk had swagger on Mad Men, you're much mistaken, as Lopez has Christina Hendricks' signature stride beat.

Based upon Lopez's shimmering Versace, it seems that 2015 may very well be the year of the booty.

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Long may it reign.