Jennifer Lopez’s Style Transformation Over the Years

Jennifer Lopez has been at the forefront of Hollywood for decades. Somehow, she seems just as young as she did when she first entered the scene. Her skincare and workout routines are surely to thank, but her fashion game definitely helps keep her young.

We’ve seen her style transform over the years, but it’s amazing to see just how far she’s come. From 1996 to now, here’s how J.Lo’s style has only gotten better with age.

15. Throwing it back to the ’90s

Selena stars Jennifer Lopez and Becky Lee Meza

Selena stars Jennifer Lopez (right) and Becky Lee Meza coordinated in pink. | Tiziana Sorge/AFP/Getty Images

Throwing it back to 1996 makes us realize just how beautifully Lopez has aged. She’s rocking that ‘90s style in a structured, light pink jacket and skirt combo. She was only 26 at the time, when she portrayed the title role in Selena.

Here she was attending a press conference, along with co-star Becky Lee Meza and the parents of Selena Quintanilla. Lopez was praised for her portrayal of Selena, who had been tragically killed by her own fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar, one year prior.

Next: She did this 14 years before Kim Kardashian.

14. Breaking the internet before Kim Kardashian

Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the 42nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on February 23, 2000

This is still Jennifer Lopez’s most notable fashion moment of all time. | Scott Gries/ImageDirect

This look is arguably one of the most iconic award show outfits ever. Lopez turned heads and dropped jaws in this green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. We still can’t get over its barely-there style, featuring the deepest V possible and a fun, tropical print over sheer material.

Apparently, this dress is the reason why Google Images exists. According to USA Today, “the massive amount of users Googling Lopez’s dress that night inspired Google to create its image library.”

Kim Kardashian may be famous for #BreakingTheInternet, but Lopez actually did it first.

Next: She went all out for the Super Bowl.

13. Glitzy for the Super Bowl

Jennifer Lopez backstage before MTV's TRL on Superbowl Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 28, 2001.

Jennifer Lopez’s daring style has always been on point. | Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Lopez has never been shy when it comes to fashion. She was clearly feeling festive for the 2001 Super Bowl, and back then, we would have definitely been feeling jealous of her glitzed out denim-and-belt combo.

Her top is somehow even more glamorous, and it gave her the chance to show off her super toned abs.

Next: We’d love to see her wear this outfit again as a throwback.

12. Making a fashion statement

Jennifer Lopez during TRL at the MTV Studios in New York City on May 22, 2002.

Jennifer Lopez rocked heels with this sporty outfit, if you can believe it. | Scott Gries/Getty Images

Have you ever seen a more quintessential early-2000s outfit? The tracksuit paired with heelsThe one-leg-scrunched-up fashion statement; The pageboy hat — it’s almost too much to process all at once.

She brought this look to the TRL stage back in 2002, and somehow, we still think she’s pulling it off.

Next: Do you remember this look she rocked while engaged to Ben Affleck?

11. Rocking that engagement glow

Actor Ben Affleck (L) and his fiance actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of 'Daredevil' at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

This was peak Bennifer, and Jennifer Lopez is flaunting it. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ah, the days of Bennifer. Here, Lopez and her former fiancé, Ben Affleck, attended the premiere of Daredevil in 2003. Lopez looks particularly fresh-faced, and we love that she showed off her engagement glow by pinning her hair back in a bun.

The majority of her dress may be black, but the pop of color at the top looks super fun and playful.

Next: She looks fierce in pretty much anything.

10. Proving she can pull off anything

Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives at New Line Cinema's Premiere of "Monster In Law" at the Mann National Theatre on April 29, 2005 in Westwood, California.

This dress is pretty strange, but she somehow manages to make it look good. | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

We’re not sure that many people could pull this dress off, but Lopez managed to make it look sleek. The silky, mint colored dress features billowing sleeves and an accordion-style skirt, which definitely made a statement at the 2005 premiere of Monster In Law.

Lopez’s side-swept lob kicks her fashion game up a notch, proving she can literally pull off any hairstyle, too.

Next: This is definitely her color.

9. Stunning in white

Actress/Singer Jennifer Lopez (L) and Marc Anthony in the audience at the 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Few people look quite as good in white as Jennifer Lopez. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Seated with her (now ex) husband, Marc Anthony, at the 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards, Lopez looks as stunning as ever. We would definitely classify this look as timeless, considering we could honestly picture her wearing this today.

White is definitely her color, and we love the deep V paired with her fluttery sleeves. Her hair looks gorgeous being draped behind her neck, giving us a peek at her glamorous drop earrings.

Next: She doesn’t always take fashion too seriously.

8. Having fun with fashion

US actress and pop singer Jennifer Lopez makes an appearance at an event by Japanese fashion company Samantha Thavasa in the young fashion district of Shibuya in Tokyo on March 29, 2009.

This is a funky look even for Jennifer Lopez, but she’s working it just the same. | Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Remember when we claimed that Lopez could pull off anything? This look just proves that even further. While attending a fashion event in Tokyo in 2009, we can tell she was having fun with her fashion.

If we’re being honest, her oversized jacket mixed with the black and white color scheme is giving us some Cruella de Vil vibes. However, her flowing, highlighted hair with romantic bangs definitely softens up the look.

Next: She went from Cruella de Vil to Marilyn Monroe.

7. Delivering some serious style

US actress Jennifer Lopez arrives for the photocall of the movie "The Back-up Plan" in Madrid, on April 27, 2010.

This look manages to be both youthful and mature in different ways. | Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

As much as Lopez may have fun with fashion, she knows how to deliver some serious style. She’s looking elegant, yet sexy in this deep burgundy dress, which features a very Marilyn Monroe-inspired neckline.

With her romantic waves cascading over her shoulder, statement hoops, and sky-high pumps, she brought her fashion game to Madrid for the 2010 photocall of The Backup Plan.

Next: This wasn’t the only time she rocked this color.

6. Sticking with deep red

Jennifer Lopez arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lopez looks beyond elegant in this magnificent evening gown. | Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images

Lopez stuck with the deep red color scheme at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 2012 Academy Awards. She looked incredibly sexy in this curve-hugging floor-length dress — and she’s even rocking her signature deep V.

To put the focus on her glamorous dress, Lopez opted for an updo, which fits with the overall structured look of her ensemble.

Next: This outfit makes her look straight-up mysterious.

5. Mysterious in her nature-inspired style

Recording artist Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have to show off her cleavage to look sexy. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD

Although Lopez may typically go for deeper necklines, here she looks just as gorgeous in a turtleneck style. The blue, glitzy design seems very nature-inspired, and over a nude material, it gives a mysterious illusion.

She wore this look to the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards with her then-boyfriend, Casper Smart.

Next: She brought this color back out to play.

4. Making white look fierce

Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2015 Golden Globes After Party presented by FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier and Marie Claire at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

These dramatic cutouts would be shocking on some, but not Jennifer Lopez. | Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for FIJI Water

Lopez brought her white wardrobe out to play again, which she looks seriously fierce in. We’re loving the cutout style she wore to a 2015 Golden Globes After Party, which was hosted by The Weinstein Company and Netflix.

Her dark, smoky eyes and messy updo only make her look even more fierce, as she continues leaving us stunned that she’s in her 40s.

Next: Age is definitely just a number.

3. Sexy at any age

Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez attends the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She somehow looks as casual donning this jumpsuit as she does wearing jeans. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Lopez never fails to prove that showing some skin can be sexy at any age. She wore this illusion jumpsuit to the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards, and she’s looking glamorous doing it.

Her long, pin straight hair makes the look even more intense, but in a good way.

Next: She looks happier than ever — and her outfit reflects it.

2. Glowing with happiness

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 'World of Dance Celebration', in Los Angeles, California, on September 19, 2017.

The happy couple couldn’t look more in sync if they tried. | Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images

Lopez looks happier than ever while posing with her beau, Alex Rodriguez, at NBC’s World of Dance Celebration in September 2017.

The bright hue of her dress definitely seems to be reflecting her happiness, which looks gorgeous paired with black elements.

Next: She started out 2018 strong.

1. Bringing her fashion A-game

(Left to right) Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez, Jenna Dewan, and Ne-Yo attend a photo op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' at NBC Universal Lot on January 30, 2018 in Universal City, California.

This little number on Lopez (left center) makes her stand out even among other beautiful stars. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Lopez started out 2018 proving she’s still got a fun sense of fashion. While attending a World of Dance event with her co-stars, Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Ne-Yo, each one is bringing their fashion A-game.

Even though Lopez’s little white dress looks like more of a costume, she makes it glamorous with her cascading hair and peachy makeup tones. If this look is a sign of the style she’s bringing to 2018, we’re excited to see what she wears next.

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