Jennifer Lopez in Donna Karan at the Billboard Music Awards: trashy or hot?


The Billboard Music Awards were held last night. Surprisingly, a lot of people came out. It’s weird in music these days – the music landscape now is the complete opposite of what it was when I grew up. When I grew up, everyone came out to the MTV Music Awards because they were seen as “more legitimate” and “closer to what the kidz really listened to.” Nowadays, hardly anyone comes out for the MTV awards shows and everyone comes out to the standard-bearers, the corporate music awards shows, like the Grammys and the Billboard Awards. It’s weird. You can see Billboard’s 2014 winners list here.

Anyway, Jennifer Lopez showed up in what amounted to a bathing suit and a fancy robe. This is Donna Karan. Something nice: it’s a gorgeous, rich red. And I like her hair. Something mean: I’m not saying women in their 40s need to wear burkas or anything, but Jennifer is 44 years old – surely she’s past the “showing up to events in my underwear” stage of life/career, right?


It’s kind of weird to me that Iggy Azalea is wearing the “classy” version of J.Lo’s dress. Iggy wore this similar-colored Zuhair Murad gown which… it’s very old-ladyish to me. I think it’s the lace sleeves. I like Iggy a lot and I think she’s got a really great “look” – I kind of wish she would stop trying to be “Fancy” (get it?) and just be herself. Also: I am obsessed with her body. Seriously. That little waist and those crazy hips and butt? She’s got a great shape.



Carrie Underwood in Oriett Domenech. WHOA. I have to give her some credit for mixing it up – Carrie’s “princess dress” problem is much worse than Taylor Swift’s, and I never would have thought Carrie would go for a metallic-and-acid-lime gown. I think this might be my favorite look? She’s really pulling it off.


Y’all know I love Nicki Minaj’s makeover/makeunder, which she’s been doing for the past few months. So, while I love that she’s still going for a simpler look, I don’t think this particular style is her best. The hair is too “done” (still a vast improvement from the wiglets though) and while this Alexander McQueen gown was a god idea, it doesn’t fit her properly. We shouldn’t be seeing underboob.


No one has an ID on Kelly Rowland’s dress… she just got married, so I guess she’s showing off her newlywed glow. I can’t sign on to this dress – it’s just a bra and a fancy skirt. Ugh.


Kesha walked her first red carpet since all of the eating disorder/rehab drama months ago. She looks good! She looks healthy. I’m not wild about the dress, but sure. I’m glad she’s getting better.


Cher Lloyd in Mikael D – eh. This was not her stylist’s best idea. But I’m biased – Cher’s voice gets on my last nerve.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Is it just me, or is Jlo’s face looking a little jacked? I chalked it up to make-up the other day, now I’m not so sure. Also, granny panties or old-timey exercise leotard.

    Also, her new piece is morphing into Mark Anthony a bit in the style department.

    • BendyWindy says:

      I thought I was the only one that noticed that about her boy toy! I had to do a double take because when I first saw the picture I was like, “What?! She went with Marc?” LOL.

    • smith says:

      On the whole this post made me feel very deja-2001.

    • kri says:

      Jacked face for sure on Jlo. And that cretin standing next to her is not helping. He looks like an unwashed Mr.Peanut/Jon Cryer mashup. Her outfit is straight from the Kardashian Kollection Kmart basement. No. Just no, absolutely no to them.

    • ciara says:

      Her nose looks done – it’s much thinner. And that’s not an improvement.

  2. J Lo’s look is perfect for one thing and one thing only. Staggering around your Bel Air mansion with a highball in one hand and a long cigarette on one of those old, “glamourous” long filter things, wearing mules trimmed in ostrich feathers, and mumbling “I used to be a showgirl” to anyone who will listen.

  3. Meredith says:

    JLo still thinks is 2002 and she’s relevant. ugh. She looks great but ugh put it away its not exciting anymore.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      J Lo brought Duckie from 16 Candles as her date?

      But yeah, her whole look is so early-2000s–just incredibly dated.

    • GiGi says:

      Isn’t this really the exact ensamble she wore with Diddy – that one was green, but I think it’s a near match.

      ETA – I see now that the green one was lower cut, but otherwise exactly like the red. She’s even wearing her hair the same way here.

  4. Diana says:

    J Lo is so beautiful…

  5. Maya Memsaab says:

    JLo’s boyfriend, whatever his name is, looks so sleazy. He looks like someone who’s borrowed a ‘fancy’ suit from someone and sits around in posh cafes in Hollywood looking for naive starlets and models to go up to and say “I can make you a star, baby”. Yuck.

  6. Chinoiserie says:

    I think that Iggy is the best dressed. I think that it is a generational thing but I do not associate lace with old ladies. Older women I know including my grandmothers have minimalistic styles and do not wear patterns like floral or lace.
    Kelly was easily the worst dressed.

  7. Sel says:

    J.Lo is a very beautiful woman. I like her hair here. And she has the body for that dress, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. The color is gorgeous on her. I just wish it didn’t look like a fancy robe and knickers. Highland Fashonista painted the picture perfectly. And Kiddo, I agree- Casper is totally giving off a Marc Anthony vibe with his styling in these pictures.

  8. Melissa says:

    Lopez’s image has always been fun and sexy, if she feels confident and looks good who cares if she’s the “right” age for this dress, it’s not like it’s obscene. Skin is just skin. Bar Cher and Miss Underwood everyone else in this post looks good to me as well. Good point re. MTV vs. more corporate award shows. Imho opinion it’s indicative of the recession generation – people are grasping for a spot rather than rebelling.

  9. Brynne142 says:

    It’s almost identical to the Versace number she wore in her heyday, other than the color, and the neckline is not as drastic.

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Dear Hollywood,
    There are evening dresses, and there are bathing suits. They are two separate items of clothing, for two separate types of events. Each has it’s own place, and own kind of beauty. Each looks real stupid when you confuse it with the other and wear it to the wrong event. Stop it.
    Yours truly,
    concerned that you can’t see this yourselves

  11. homegrrrl says:

    I’m sorry, but Mrs Robinson posing with her cougar catch should -not- make it that much more obvious wearing a cheesy 1970’s p@rn costume!

  12. paola says:

    I’m sorry but JLo can do whatever she wants. She looks 15 years younger ad it was appropriate for the Billboard awards… that dress was good on her and she looked amazing. Her bf though is another story…that douchy mustache is just the cherry on the top. He’s so gross.

  13. OriginalCrystal says:

    I can never hate JLo. She had some decent pop tunes in her peak and she still looks amazing. Her performance was terrible though. I was hoping for a medley of ‘Get Right/If You Had My Love/I’m Real/Waiting For Tonight’. That would have been good. I’m always here for WOC in the industry and even though she isn’t the most talented, she works her ass off. Girls like Bey, Kim K, Iggy wouldn’t be lauded for their bodies if it wasn’t for this woman because she made curves fashionable.

    She isn’t the best actress either but I loved ‘Selena’ and she makes some really cute and cheesy rom-coms.

    Love her. And I liked her speech too.

    Kesha looks beautiful. I’m glad she’s doing ok now.
    Nicki’s body is bangin’ as usual but her dresses are getting boring now that she’s toned things down.
    Iggy is just…ugh. Awful all round.

  14. Nicolette says:

    Rihanna recently wore something similar, in a light pink. But Rihanna can pull off the look, and make it fabulous. JLo? Ugh, just becoming more insufferable to me. Her antics on Idol this season have been truly annoying.

  15. HappyMom says:

    Carrie Underwood’s dress is hideous. She’s supposed to be such a beyotch that I think every stylist she works with intentionally does this to her.

  16. Helvetica says:

    I love J.Lo’s look. The only thing that ruins it is the guy with her.

    • Annaloo. says:

      Me too. That’s the only fault of the look is that thing standing next to her

  17. db says:

    She looks like Endora.

  18. BendyWindy says:

    J. Lo’s dress looks like she’s trying to recreate her infamous Grammy dress. Not a good look.

  19. Shiksa Goddess says:

    JLO always looks beautiful but her outfit looks like a one piece bathingsuit with a cover up.

  20. itsetsyou says:

    HOT! JLo have always looked smashing and this dress is totally appropriate for the occasion. Love it!

  21. feebee says:

    I don’t find it trashy or hot, I just find it very JLO.

  22. Justaposter says:

    I’m just going to come out and say this.
    The top picture of her and what’s his face.. Looks like “Bring your son to an awards show day”

    Such a shame, because I just saw a picture of her with her Mom, and she looked so fresh and pretty.

  23. JenniferJustice says:

    JLo’s dress is trashy, but isn’t she almost always so no surprise. What is annoying is the constant smoldering look pose. She can’t stop making love to the camera, but then if I had to choose between her dweeble dude and the camera, I would make love to the camera too.

  24. truthful says:

    JLo’s look is boudoir and she looks silly..
    I hate Kelly’s outfit, with the “carwash” skirt, lol..
    Carrie’s outfit is gorgeous, even though I do not care for her
    Iggy’s fake body built by TI, is gross and her face is sad or something, I can’t put my finger on it.. but I do like her outfit.

  25. mollie says:

    Kesha was clearly drunk and slurring her speech during her portion of presenting.
    It was very uncomfortable.

  26. Kosmos says:

    I hate to say it, but JLo’s award at this event was (IMO) certainly over the top and undeserved. I thought when the audience did not really show a big response after her act or number, the presenters came out and asked the audience for a little more show or support……probably because we’re really OVER JLo. She really doesn’t have much talent in the “singing” or “acting” department and I haven’t liked her stage numbers at all in the last year or more. I think all the dancers and props cover up the fact that she’s just not that good. I’m just wondering who was forced into giving her this kind of an award when other people might be more deserving.

    • Jayna says:

      Or probably more because the audience is filled with a younger demographic who want to flip over MIley Cyrus, One Direction, etc. These types of shows anyone over a certain age just seems ancient in comparison and not a huge amount of fans in the audience. It’s why I don’t watch a lot of these award shows anymore except the Grammys, etc.

  27. Glasses McGee says:

    JLo looked awesome even in that weird looking dress. The color looked great on her.

  28. Sunshine says:

    JLo looks incredible, unbelievable that she is 44. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but one thing I love about her is she doesn’t seem “try hard.” She just is, “JLo.” A fierce sexy diva. She works super hard, and has a fantastic bod that women of any age would kill for. As compared to some younger HW ladies (such as Blake Lively) who are dripping desperation.

  29. D says:

    I think JLo is beautiful although I don’t care for this outfit. I just cannot understand why she is still with that stupid dorky guy. He’s not even attractive let alone seems to have much personality or anything. She is successful, gorgeous and has a great lifestyle and some personality. Why this dweeb who is completely gross on top of it??? Cannot understand at all. Isn’t she embarrassed? I would be for sure especially in her position !

  30. thebutlerdidit says:

    Ball gowns and updos at the Billboards? WTF, seriously? That’s Grammy wear, BB’s are like MTV Awards, bring the funky. JLo is the one more appropriately dressed.

  31. Anna says:

    I think Nicki looks great, but I think the dress was too small for her boobs..

    Everyone knows Iggy’s butt is fake, it never used to look like that.. I used to like her but I can’t stand her voice anymore or her racist, homophobic comments and lyrics.