The Details of Jennifer Lopez's Nearly-Naked New Year's Eve Bodysuit

01/04/2010 at 07:13 PM ET

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When Jennifer Lopez first showed her longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes her sexy catsuit the day of her appearance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, she asked him, “Do you think it’s too much?” But, there wasn’t much doubt she’d be wearing the daring look, designed by stylist Paula Bradley. “She said, ‘It looks cool, right?’ She was so excited. She said ‘I like it!’” Barnes explains,“She was having such a good time and it really showed. She has confidence about her body. She’s not hiding behind any insecurities.” And Barnes marvels at her incredible shape, considering she is the mother of twins! “She is 40 and she’s had two kids,” he says. “Her body looks better than ever. It was so hot!” Husband Marc Anthony also approved, according to Barnes. The catsuit however, wasn’t quite as naked as it appeared on TV. “It was nude with black mesh over it,” says Barnes. “She wasn’t that cold. It was like having a ski suit on underneath.” And her bodysuit wasn’t the only sexy thing Lopez was sporting — Barnes highlighted her eyes with smoky makeup including charcoal eyeliner, several coats of mascara and Swarovski crystals sprinkled over her lids, paired with nude lipstick from Lancôme layered with pink gloss and a little highlighter on her cheekbones. “There was enough going on,” he says of balancing her out-there catsuit with a lighter makeup application. And lest this look be soon forgotten, Barnes places it with J. Lo’s most iconic look. “The bodysuit is right up there with her Versace dress [from the 2000 Grammy Awards],” says Barnes. “After a decade in the public eye, most women wouldn’t have the guts to wear something like that but she is so confident. She’s a woman and she celebrates it. Everyone else is trying to be a size zero but not her.” What do you think of J. Lo’s look? Vote in our poll below!–Liz McNeil

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hotmama26 on

Jlo, I love that you sang an old song, but you are too old to wear these things! She’s so beautiful and sexy, but this was overkill. It made me sad for her.

liz on

This suit makes her stomach look very round. It also may be expensive but it looks cheap. A black suit would have been better, or leather. But she is too fat for this anyway

Rebecca on

As women, we should all support each other. She is a daughter to someone, she is a mother to two children and she is a wife. Let her be strong in her self, let her be proud and spunky and have fun in life. It was New Year’s Eve, it wasn’t just another day. She didn’t wear it to a dinner party, to a restaurant, or to the movies. She’s an entertainer, and there are times they wear different styles than we would in everyday life. I’m sure she was well aware there would be discussions. But I feel as women we should support her and her right to wear what she wants to wear.

Tiffiney on

Loved the suit BUT yes she is 40 with twins .. dont assume that body is natural.. Im just sayn..

Katie D on

Seriously, if I look THAT good at 40, I’m calling her peoples to try and buy that suit so I can wear it! lol People need to stop criticizing, it’s probably because they could never look that good. Jennifer Lopez is absolutely stunning, she has a beautiful family, an amazing body, and confidence…we should all be so fortunate!

john love on

The Purrfect disaster outfit. Jenny from around the block got it wrong. Had twins, who cares. She looks like a crazy siamese cat looking for her litter.

cyndi on

be real ladies. she had twins. she also probably had a team of doctors to give her liposuction AND OTHER COSMETIC procedures. what you ladies need to realize is that she has the world at her disposal. everything she wears she gets for free while young girls are saving weeks of paychecks so they can wear what Jlo is wearing. She could care less about each and every one of you.

Vee on

She looked amazing! People don’t know what to criticize anymore… she looks phenomenal, a woman who is confident, sexy, and clearly makes sacrifice in the gym to look good!

seymour on

I think it’s pretty obvious that she’s wearing Spanx!! She’s way too smooth.

BB on

Yeah. Don’t care that she has a hot bod after twins. That was a disaster. You can be totally sexy with a classy look and vamp up the makeup and accessories. That was just some kind of PR stunt – must be a new album or something coming up.

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