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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Dawn on

She looks great! I don’t understand all the fuss. No boobies hanging out; no hot pants, no peekaboo holes, no mini skirt – just a pretty cat suit and she has the body for it.


I think most of the people commenting on JLO are haters! And to say she is FAT is ridiculous. Most Latinos and Afro-Americans have curves not breast. Our body’s are proportioned differently. I think she looks great and I don’t even care for her that much. I didn’t think there was and age requirement on wearing a CATSUIT. Most of you are mad you can’t get your FAT ASS into one! Go to the DAMN gym and stop hating on JLO! My body is proportioned like JLO and I’m far from fat because I do believe in working out.

Jessica on

Love it, but it could use a belt! You go Jennifer.

doloresburd on

Jennifer Lopez is and will always be a multi-talented actress, singer, and designer. Yes, this is your opportunity to place your very own comment, but let’s face it, most of you sound jealous as all get out. I say she has got “it” to flaunt and do so woman! You “haters” especially the idiot who stated something about being “FAT” needs to re-evaluate what it means. You people are way too picky about others. Jennifer is who she is and doesn’t pretend to be someone she is not.

Harmony on

J-Lo is fearless and fierce and the catsuit was great!! She’s young she’s gorgeous and still has a great body after having twins. She should be commended not dissed. Jealous much haters!!

Sarah on

Looks good but not as nice as if she had worn a pretty dress. Then again, she always wears a pretty dress so I guess this is different.

Sue on

I think she is pretty but she’s always going to have a big butt, big hips and big legs. At 40 and having had twins, she looks great. I hope I look that good at 40 but that catsuit does nothing for her whatsoever. Good for her that she has the confidence to wear it but it doesn’t look good on her.

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Stacy on

I think she is a very beautiful women. However, I don’t think it is proper for a women of any age to wear something that literally shows the lips of ones lower half!! Don’t get me wrong…she looks great and has a great body. I just think some things should be left covered up.

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