Jennifer Lopez: My style is a mixture of Jackie O, Ava Gardner & Madonna

Jennifer Lopez

When I think of Jennifer Lopez’s sense of style, the image isn’t really a negative one. In my mind, JLo is a risk taker, and she isn’t afraid to wear body-conscious ensembles that are fierce and flamboyant while (usually) managing to flatter her figure. Make no mistake, Jennifer possesses a fantastic body, and she must work awfully hard to maintain it, but it must also be a challenge to tailor clothing to her assets that probably aren’t easily flattered by off-the-rack items. Whatever the case, I certainly do not think of Jennifer in terms of classic fashion (except for her recent wrinkly turn in Christian Dior on the Walk of Fame), but she seems to think that descriptor fits her. In fact, JLo insists that her style is very obviously a blend of Jackie O, Ava Gardner, and vintage, 1980s Madonna. Now I can sort of see the latter, but as far as Jackie and Ava are concerned? Bitch, please:

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez says her style is a mixture of late US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, singer Madonna and Old Hollywood starlet Ava Gardner.

Jennifer Lopez’s style is a mixture of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Madonna and Ava Gardner.

The 43-year-old singer – who has her own fashion range for Kohl’s – revealed she takes inspiration from the three very different style icons.

She said: “If you mix Jackie O with Madonna in the ’80s and Ava Gardner, that would be kind of like my style.”

Like Madonna, 54, Jennifer is known for her provocative stage outfits, but she is regularly commended for her red carpet style – much like former US First Lady, Jackie, and Old Hollywood actress, Ava, were.

No matter what she wears, the singer-and-actress insists it’s important to carry every outfit off with confidence.

She explained: “You just have to decide what you feel most confident in, because confidence is what makes people sexy. You have to be you but don’t get stuck.”

[From Contact Music]

Okay, Jennifer has a point about carrying her various fashion forays off with confidence. She always wears her outfits — they do not wear her at all. But I still unavoidably laugh at JLo thinking people will readily tie her fashion sense to Jackie O and Ava Gardner. She seems to think that she can just put that out there, and eventually people will believe it, which is ridiculous … especially when Jennifer’s most important accessory of the past couple years has been a young piece named Casper Smart. Madonna would totally go (and has gone) there though.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet


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  1. bowers says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Jackie Chan maybe hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah God, they’re all just deluded, aren’t they?

  2. Elodie says:

    LOL and OMG at that delusion of grandeur!
    JLo girl sit your beautiful a$$ around the Brooklyn block, your style is a mixture of a mess and a mess alright!

  3. Jayna says:

    No Jackie O, except maybe her hair for events years ago, very sophisticated. I see Ava and I see Madonna and I see Marilyn Monroe.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Totally delusional on the Jackie O. Not. Even. Close.

  5. Jennifer12 says:

    I would say more Cher.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t think so. I believe Cher looks at her wardrobe as costumery but JLo takes it all very seriously. Also, JLo is light years away from Ava and Jackie, whose style could be described as understated elegance. No way would I ever describe JLo as understated or elegant, for the most part.

  6. Jess says:

    Maybe years ago when she was actually going for a more Old Hollywood style (I think this was when she was with Ben?), but even then she was a low rent imitation of the real thing.

    These days she always looks like she’s wearing a full length version of a really tacky gymnasts or ice skaters outfit.

  7. pao la says:

    I don’t recall Jackie O flashing her boobs and her ass as often as Jlo does..i find her style trashy and often to be the trashiest, but she has a great body and a pretty face so she can pull off any kind of look. She is what we call in italian ‘una grandissima tamarra’. bless.

  8. Beatrice says:

    Jackie O? Please! I don’t remember Jackie wearing trashy, see-through, skin-tight clothing. At least she didn’t throw Audrey Hepburn in there, too. Do celebs realize how ridulous they sound comparing themselves to true icons of style?

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      This!! Jackie-O! LOL!!!! In her dreams!

    • Nicolette says:

      Jackie O was a TRUE icon of elegance and style that JLo could never come close to matching. Bitch please is right. In her freaking dreams maybe…….nah not even then.

      And no, celebs don’t realize how ridiculous they sound whether comparing themselves to true icons or on any of the other self-important crap that comes out of their mouths. They don’t live in reality anymore, not even in the slightest sense of the word. Delusional is a word that would sum up a lot of them.

    • DiamondGirl says:

      Jackie O wasn’t all class and white gloves. There are plenty of 70s photos of her flopping around braless and tacky. After she married a nasty old man for his $$$$$$$$.

  9. lisa2 says:

    Well like everyone else I don’t see the Jackie or Ava reference.

    regarding Madonna. Madaonna really doesn’t have a “style” she usually dresses by a theme in a sense. Because off stage she is in workout gear or some other put together thing.

    ITAWY.. that is when she was changing her image and she did dress a lot different. Now she is going with Super tight/sexy and/or young hip for Casper.

  10. lady mary. says:

    i say her fashion choice is more like vegas show girl ,figure ice skaters and erm liberty ross in that last pic

  11. Christin says:

    I don’t see Ava or Jackie at all. Maybe she’s worn oversized sunglasses and counts that as her Jackie influence.

  12. Adrien says:

    She was channeling Jackie O back in her Bennifer days. The huge 80s hair she wore at the Oscars and the Valentino sari gown were all Jackie O inspired. I liked her style when she was daring and not classic.

  13. TOPgirl says:

    She’s none of those styles. She can’t pull off anything high class that flows or is soft, so she sticks to what works, tight dresses.

  14. Nev says:

    OF COURSE she’s a fashion icon up there with the greats!!!!

    she changed the game of red-carpets with that GREEN VERSACE…and she wasn’t even all that happening yet!!


  15. hi says:

    oh, you forgot one…Streetwalker!

  16. Rux says:

    Madonna?! Yes….of the 80′s. Ava and Jackie O is she out of her freaking mind! I have never seen this woman embody “classic style”. She is a risk taker and has a great figure and I like that she has a full butt HOWEVER…Jackie, Eva and maybe even Madonna would not wear a full body spider glitter nylon outfit.

  17. yolo112 says:

    Who does she think she is!? Seriously!? What an insult to Jackie O and Ava Gardner. And maybe even the 1980s Madonna. She knows that by making that statement it will be the ONLY time EVER her name is mentioned with Jackie and Ava…. this woman needs to get over herself!! *btw, I laughed out loud the entire time I typed that*

    Next, she’ll be comparing her acting skills to Katherine Hepburn (who won 4 Oscars)

  18. Robot Rosie says:

    Dear JLO,

    No way in hell.

    P.s. Hahahahahahahaha

  19. lucy2 says:

    That is laughable.
    She usually looks like she just hopped off a Vegas stage, not the White House.

  20. s says:

    jackie O just rolled in her grave.

  21. Dredz says:

    If you guys think this is bad enough, when she just got engaged to Ben Affleck, there was an interview in Hollywood Life/InStyle (?) of hers comparing herself to Elizabeth Taylor and her pink engagement ring to the Burton-Taylor’s diamond. Imagine that…!. It was so hilarious I actually remember it to this day.

  22. Jaded says:

    She’s a combination of street cheap and budget ice-skater.

  23. pnichols says:

    Yeah if memory serves Jackie O never wore gold or electric blue tin foil dresses. This bitch is straight up circling the drain. Save it honey. Youre the Bronx thru and thru.

  24. annaloo. says:

    Mae West, Eartha Kitt and Barbie when Bob Mackie is designing.

    Every woman wants to think they are channeling Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn, but very few actually do. I agree with all posters before that Jackie O is the last person I think of when I think of her outfits. MAYBE the light green number she wore to the Oscars when she was part of Bennifer v. 1.0, but I think the style icons I mentioned apply to Jennifer Lopez more than the ones she listed herself.

  25. madchen says:

    I confess I’m not a fan but this makes me a little sad and says a lot about what she may actually be like e.g. giant ego with major self-esteem issues. If she were confidant in her look she’d say something about how she likes to highlight her assets and has some great help getting there…then she’d name check her favorite designers to ensure more free clothes.

  26. 5thHouse says:

    Didn’t Jackie and Ava have….class?

  27. Velourazure says:

    I think she’s confusing Joan Collins with Jackie-O.

  28. ParisPucker says:

    I just threw up in my mouth…twice.

    B*tch, please. If squinty-eyes-while-I-part-my-mouth-cuz-i-think-i-look-Latina-hot-when-I-sport-this-look is seen again i will SCREAM. We are affirming her being so deluded by still paying attention to her.

    Go away, JLO – you’re tired. JNO por favor.

  29. Lulu says:

    I personally thinks she looks great, I dont care who she compares herself to but I love her style and I have bought several of her designs at Kohls. By the way, I am Colombian, Jlo represents very well a sexy, dramatic, latino style.

  30. samr says:

    Hahaha, I was thinking Charo!

  31. AnnieC says:

    One can only laugh! Hahaha!!

  32. genevieve says:

    Well, my style is a mixture of Princess Grace, Cleopatra, and Bea Arthur. Bask in my glory.

  33. Boxy Lady says:

    She’s more like Ava in her personal life, with Marc Anthony being her Frank, but otherwise no to everything she said.

  34. Anon says:

    She thinks she’s way hotter than she actually. Coug needs to pay more attention to her personal life than her style.

  35. Meanchick says:

    Part Siegfried & Roy, part Solid Gold Dancer.

  36. NeNe says:

    OMG! Coffee just went up my nose when I read this.. How can someone with ZERO CLASS compare herself with these people? Actually, now that Madonna is more pathetic than ever, she and JL have a lot in common. Nobody I know has ever accused JL of having style. That is, unless you consider trashy style!!
    It’s so laughable.

  37. Daniel says:

    Wow! Maybe Cher, Charo, etc. Heavy Latino influence on her dress, not main stream USA what so ever.