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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Sherri on

While I admire the fact she is “confident”, the suit did not look appropriate. It showed all of her baby “kangaroo pouch”, and since she has now had a pregnancy, her body no longer seems in proportion. She did not look sexy. It looked more like she was trying too hard. A confident, really sexy woman would not need to wear something that looks like Longjohns of Hollywood just to show her body. And she wouldn’t have felt the need to look like this.

Marcia on

Patricia if you’ve seen her recently she rly doesn’t have much of a backside anymore. And saying that she should put some clpthes on she was totally covered that’s what a catsuit does lol. She def does try to be sexy way too much and I am over her. Her singing isn’t very good nor was it ever and her acting. Let’s just let that speak for itself as well lol

Lillian on

Women who say J. Lopez looks bad are full of envy because they do not have her body and curves.So what if she is 40, good for her. So what if she has children, that should not stop her from continue to be feel great and sensual. Life does not end after you have children.

avery on

I did not like it at all! She may have a good body but that just wasn’t her greatest fashion moment.

ashley on

You are 40+…dress like one. Pathetic you are trying to get attention this way.

Rob on

Anyone who will EVEN put on a cat suite at age 40 and look that good – all the power to them. I think she looked hot and rocked the stage!! Go JLo!!!!!

Twink on

I love J-Lo but that was way over the top. It wasn’t flattering to her figure. She could have looked so much sexier with something not so reavealing. She is a mom , too okay.

Lois on

Leaving something to the imagination is a lot sexier than wearing that ridiculous outfit.

Jlofan on

Jennifer is the epitome of beauty and her confidence radiates when she is in crowds. She is healthy, talented and worked very hard for her success. I think that the other women on here criticizing sound bitter and cynical and I dare YOU to wear something like that with so much confidence. No wonder we have such a dysfunctional culture that worships waifs and are the ones with unresolved issues. How about a resolution? Be kind and thankful you have your health and don’t judge others by the outside…she is happy and has done nothing to you!

nsbur001 on

J.Lo is hot but not in this outfit. Perhaps it’s the photo? She looks like the 40-year-old at the club TRYING to look hot, which is never cool.

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