Jennifer Lopez's 19 Most Viral Outfits of All Time

Jennifer Lopez's most viral outfits


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Although we've spilled a lot of ink talking about '90s-era celebrities who shy away from taking fashion risks, we'd be remiss if we overlooked a daring style icon who rose to prominence during the decade, someone who isn't one to play it safe. We're of course referring to Jennifer Lopez. The style muse has been stepping onto the red carpet in outfits that elicit audible gasps ever since she donned that now-iconic, barely there green Versace gown in 2000 (you know the one).

Ahead, we culled through Getty's archives to bring you Lopez's most viral outfits of all time. Spanning the shockingly sheer Chanel ball gown she wore to the 73rd Annual Academy Awards in 2001 to the glittering naked dress she donned at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party to the jaw-dropping crystal-encrusted crop top she sported at the 2019 CFDA Awards, these are without a doubt Lopez's most talked about red carpet moments to date. Scroll on to relive all of J.Lo's most memorable fashion moments from 1998 to 2019.

Jennifer Lopez 17th Annual CFDA Awards



WHAT: 17th Annual CFDA Awards

STYLE NOTES: Lopez stunned in a sheer, sparkly black dress, showing her affinity for naked dresses early on.

Jennifer Lopez 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards


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WHAT: 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards

STYLE NOTES: She bared her toned abs when she walked the red carpet in this color-blocked cutout gown at the Golden Globes.

Jennifer Lopez 7th Annual MTV Movie Awards


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WHAT: 7th Annual MTV Movie Awards

STYLE NOTES: Lopez was the epitome of the '90s fashion in a sparkly halter top, low-rise leather skirt, and rhinestone barrettes.

Jennifer Lopez 1998 MTV Video Awards


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WHAT: 1998 MTV Video Awards

STYLE NOTES: Just the first of many statement-making hats Lopez has worn on the red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez 42nd Grammy Awards


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WHAT: 42nd Grammy Awards

WEAR: Versace dress

STYLE NOTES: This plunging Versace dress solidified Lopez's status as a risk-taking style icon.

Jennifer Lopez 2000 MTV Video Music Awards


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WHAT: 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

WEAR: Sean John crop top and jeans

STYLE NOTES: Lopez donned a midriff-baring all-white ensemble to the 2000 VMAs, complete with, yes, belly button art.

Jennifer Lopez 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001


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WHAT: 73rd Annual Academy Awards

WEAR: Chanel gown

STYLE NOTES: The style icon turned heads in this sheer Chanel ball gown at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003


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WHAT: 75th Annual Academy Awards

WEAR: Valentino gown; Harry Winston jewelry

STYLE NOTES: A marked departure from her revealing red carpet looks, this one-shoulder gown was a stunner.

Jennifer Lopez 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011


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WHAT: 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 

WEAR: Emilio Pucci minidress; Christian Louboutin heels

STYLE NOTES: Lopez did the most (in the best possible way) in a sparkling mini dress, studded heels, and a crystal encrusted clutch.

Jennifer Lopez 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013


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WHAT: 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

WEAR: Zuhair Murad gown

STYLE NOTES: This sheer lace gown was a harbinger of many naked dresses to come in Lopez's fashion future. 

Jennifer Lopez 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013


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WHAT: 55th Annual Grammy Awards

WEAR: Anthony Vaccarello gown

STYLE NOTES: J.Lo proved that black doesn't have to be boring with this high-slit, one-shoulder gown.

Jennifer Lopez 2014 Billboard Music Awards


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WHAT: 2014 Billboard Music Awards

WEAR: Donna Karan bodysuit

STYLE NOTES: A plunging neckline and leg-baring silhouette made this red carpet look one to remember.

Jennifer Lopez 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party



WHAT: 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

WEAR: Zuhair Murad

STYLE NOTES: J.Lo stepped out in yet another naked dress for the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Jennifer Lopez 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2016


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WHAT: 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

WEAR: Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit

STYLE NOTES: Lopez wowed at the Latin Grammys in a sheer jumpsuit with strategically placed embellishments.

Jennifer Lopez 59th Grammy Awards 2017


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WHAT: 59th Grammy Awards

WEAR: Ralph & Russo gown; Christian Louboutin heels

STYLE NOTES: Who could forget this pink confection complete with a plunging neckline and high slit up to there?

Jennifer Lopez 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards


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WHAT: 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards

WEAR: Julien MacDonald gown

STYLE NOTES: This J.Lo look checked all the boxes. High slit? Check. Plunging neckline? Check. Sultry cutouts? Check.

Jennifer Lopez 61st Annual Grammy Awards 2019


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WHAT: 61st Annual Grammy Awards

WEAR: Ralph & Russo column gown

STYLE NOTES: The style icon made headlines after sporting one of her signature accessories on the Grammy's red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez 2019 Met Gala


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WHAT: 2019 Met Gala

WEAR: Versace dress; Judith Leiber clutch; Harry Winston Jewelry

STYLE NOTES: Lopez brought the drama to the 2019 Met Gala in a beaded Versace gown and matching headdress.

Jennifer Lopez 2019 CFDA Awards


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WHAT: 2019 CFDA Awards

WEAR: Ralph Lauren top and skirt

STYLE NOTES: Lopez made our collective jaws drop when she showed off her abs and wore a sparkly crop top glittering with over 43,200 crystals.