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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areapal on

Is this a skin dress or a naked one funny girl.

Terrie on

Remember the story The Emperor’s New Clothes? As long as there are people out there ( especially paid staff) who say she looked good in that suit, she’ll never know the difference. Yes, she is beautiful but tacky is not classy. Bring it up a notch JLo!

Helen on

Terrie,loved the “Emperor’s New Clothes” reference. So much of what “People” promotes can fall under that category. I usually peruse this for respite (like candy for the brain.)
Yes, she needs to be a bit more classy; suit more suited :) for a 25 yr. old regardless.
At 40, I can say-just because of inherited genes-that I look great & am taller/thinner than J.Lo, but for me, it was luck & watching my diet & exercising. [I have a 12 yr. old child.]
[I support women, am one, & would hope one day that
many would not seem so desperate to seem ‘hot’ as they age. How do YOU feel about yourself?
I’m happy that I don’t require the approval of others.]

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annie on

i dont get it, wheres the nude all i see is a load of brown material… it looks to cover over 90% of her body.. i think jlo is a beautiful woman but that cat suit was U-G-L-Y it did nothing for her figure other then make her look totaly bloated. and like her boobs were heading south. for a beautiful woman that outfit was a fashion no no… what was she thinking?

spike on

I don’t know what all the fuss is all about?
I have that same out-fit!…Doh!…LOL.

joy love on

Still tryin to be Jenny from the block but your soooooooooooooo Yesterday!!! Let it go honey

Sean Mcaddam on

An other old broad fighting old age

TMC on

I think she looked absolutely ridiculous. Horrible outfit JLo, horrible!!!

Nina on

Hey I just wore the same thing last week. She looks hot. More power to her

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