I Thought This Print Was Done for Good—Then J.Lo Wore It From Head to Toe


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Snakeskin and fashion have gone hand in hand for a while now, with the print rising back to popularity in 2018 following a major spike in all animal prints. But as with most trends, the once-ubiquitous pattern has since started to ebb. Or at least, I thought it had until Jennifer Lopez appeared on Today wearing the eye-catching print from head to toe. After all, if anyone can turn a trend around, it's J.Lo. 

For her appearance on the talk show, Lopez wore a look from Roberto Cavalli's Pre-Fall 22 collection, which included a thin turtleneck with thumb holes, a knee-length body-con dress, and tights—all of which were covered with the same snakeskin print. For further effect, she added a denim-and-snakeskin trench coat on top and point-toe snakeskin pumps from Le Silla. 

Just as she always does, J.Lo looked beyond perfect, which is why I'm now questioning everything I previously thought about snakeskin's waning popularity. Who knows? Now that J.Lo's given the print her stamp of approval in 2022, the print could very well be on its way to top-dog status once again. Get ahead of its rise by shopping the trend below.


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On Jennifer Lopez: Roberto Cavalli jacket and dress; Le Silla heels

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.