Why Jennifer Lopez Says Wearing That Iconic Versace Dress Was Her ‘Biggest Fashion Moment Ever’

Over the course of her career, Jennifer Lopez has always looked stunning in everything she’s worn.

From making guest appearances to walking red carpets, J. Lo just never seems to disappoint when it comes to fashion.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Throughout her many years in the entertainment industry, there has been one dress that has rendered fans and fashion critics speechless and that is the iconic Versace dress Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammys.

The dress was picked out on a whim

When it comes to high fashion, there is always a story behind each and every piece a celebrity wears.

As it turns out, Jennifer Lopez’s iconic green Versace dress has an interesting story that shows why wearing it was definitely “her biggest fashion moment ever.”

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, J. Lo reveals how she ended up wearing the jungle print Versace dress that is still well-known to this day.

In 2000, Jennifer Lopez’s song “Waiting For Tonight” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Usually, artists spend months planing out their looks for The Grammy’s, which is considered the biggest night in music.

That wasn’t the case for J.Lo.

Instead of planning out her looks, Lopez was out shooting her movie The Wedding Planner and had no time to do dress fittings with her stylist.

The day of The Grammy’s Jennifer Lopez’s stylist brings her two dress options, a white dress and the jungle print Versace dress.

J. Lo’s stylist tried to persuade her to pick the white dress seeing as though the Versace gown had already been worn by three people.

Jennifer decided to try on both just to see which one looked better and her longtime manager, Benny Medina, knew the Versace dress was the winner the minute he saw her in it.

J.Lo and her dress made headlines

Throughout the night, J. Lo received an abundance of applause for her unexpected dress and was the highlight of that year’s Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez (Photo by S. Granitz/WireImage)

After that year’s Grammy’s concluded, Jennifer Lopez was shocked to find that even though she didn’t win an award that night, she was on the cover of every single newspaper and magazine because of her dress.

Fans still talk about that jungle print Versace dress to this day and as Jennifer Lopez shared, it just goes to show how much power fashion really has.

The dress solidified a special moment for the actress that it was the reason behind a tool that many of us use today.

It turns out that so many people searched for photos of this dress, that Google Images was created.

It is still her “biggest fashion moment ever”

Even though it has been 19 years since that iconic dress hit the red carpet, Jennifer Lopez still considers it one of her favorite looks.

Not only was it a pivotal moment in fashion, but it also gave people inspiration to express themselves through clothing and to not be afraid to wear what you want.

According to Jennifer Lopez, “one dress can change the trajectory of how people dress for the next 10 years,” and that is what her jungle Versace dress did.