Jennifer Lopez has never been afraid to make a bold statement on the red carpet
Jennifer Lopez has been known to wear the heck out of a sweatshirt and a pair of leggings, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to glamorous events, the style star doesn’t hold back. Lopez has been making us audibly gasp with her red carpet looks since at least 1997 (and definitely since 2000, when her infamous green Versace gown first made an appearance at the Grammys), and there’s rarely a moment when we aren’t impressed or envious about what she’s wearing.
The Mother actress has so much red carpet fashion to crush that it actually takes two stylists — Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn — to keep up with her needs. The duo (known by their Insta handle #RandM) have been by Lopez’s side since 2010 and have a hand in everything she wears, from music videos and stage performances to the Oscars and Met Gala, and everything (read: a lot) in between.
Their guiding light along the way? Defining Lopez’s style as iconic, sexy, and timeless, in addition to sticking to one rule: “At the end of the day, the best dress always wins,” Haenn told British Vogue in 2021. Lopez long ago solidified her title as ruler of the red carpet, whether she was wearing silver, animal print, or a sexy naked dress, so it seems like #RandM’s rule is one to live by.
Keep scrolling for a taste of Jennifer Lopez’s best red carpet looks to date.
Jennifer Lopez in a Valentino Couture gown at the ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Los Angeles premiere in 2023
Lopez’s completely sheer Valentino Couture dress for the Shotgun Wedding premiere was sprinkled in silver sequins and floated above a nude bodysuit and canary yellow belt with a matching clutch
Jennifer Lopez in a Gucci gown at the Grammys in 2023
Lopez’s blue Gucci gown at the 2023 Grammys had everything — rhinestones, a unitard, a ruffled train — but somehow it all worked.
Jennifer Lopez in a Tom Ford dress at the ‘Halftime’ premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2022
Suggestive yet tasteful, Lopez reinvented the classic LBD with a sheer Tom Ford cutout gown.
Jennifer Lopez in an Elie Saab gown at ‘The Tender Bar’ L.A. premiere in 2021
Lopez exuded elegance in this flowy Elie Saab gown at the L.A. premiere of Amazon Studio’s The Tender Bar. The silver belt added a nice touch, cinching at the waist and defining her figure.
Jennifer Lopez in a David Koma ensemble at the VMAs in 2021
The Hustlers star went super risqué with her string-heavy David Koma separates at the VMAs, proving she knows how to dress for the occasion. After all, less is more, right?
Jennifer Lopez in a Georges Hobeika gown at the SAG Awards in 2020
For the 2020 SAG Awards, Lopez went classic and elegant, wearing a black Georges Hobeika gown with a cool $9 million worth of Harry Winston jewels.
Jennifer Lopez in a Valentino gown at the Golden Globes in 2020
The Bronx native made quite the statement at the Emmy Awards, wearing a Valentino gown that featured a large bow.
Jennifer Lopez in a Versace gown at the Met Gala in 2019
It was a power pose — and a whole lot of sparkle! — for the themed “Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion” Met Gala. Lopez wore a silver, fringed Versace gown with a plunging neckline and accessorized with a crystal fringed headpiece.
Jennifer Lopez in a Tom Ford dress at the Oscars in 2019
The Tom Ford dress Lopez wore to the 2019 Oscars was right in line with the actress’s signature style, which often includes blinged-out metallic looks.
Jennifer Lopez in a Zuhair Murad Couture gown at the TIME100 Gala in 2018
At the TIME100 Gala, Lopez opted to show a little leg in a Zuhair Murad Couture gown. She added even more shine to her look with metallic Jimmy Choo heels and a Judith Leiber clutch.
Jennifer Lopez in an Elie Saab dress at the NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City in 2017
Lopez wore another winning look to the NBCUniversal Upfront, including an off-the-shoulder Elie Saab dress with a knotted detail and a major side slit. She coordinated with a matching clutch, Narcisa Pheres and Le Vian diamond rings, and sky-high platform sandals.