Jennifer Lopez in mustard Giambattista Valli at the Globes: lovely or tragic?


I really do not like shades of yellow on the red carpet. There are few women who can really pull off yellow, and even then… why would they want to? Take Jennifer Lopez… with her coloring and her body, she can wear so many wonderful colors. So why did she go with this mustard Giambattista Valli gown at the Golden Globes? I’m really not feeling it. But once I look past the color, I do see a lot that I do like. The actual structure of the gown is great, and I like that she’s not showing a lot of skin. I like the little mini-cape and the diamonds are fantastic. Still… that color. No bueno. Also, her date was Casper Smart. This photo happened!



America Ferrera wore a similar mustard-y shade, only this one was just flat-out bad. It sucks, because I really love America and I always hope that she’ll knock it out of the park style-wise. Not so much here, in this Jenny Packham. This looks so cheap to me, and it’s not the right color for her at all. The high neck is very Grey Gardens to me as well – this would have been at home on a much older woman.




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  1. Riri says:

    What I don’t like about JLo’s ensemble is the arm candy… Drop that deadbeat already lady!!

  2. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Tbh for the first time in a long time J.Lo killed it. She looked sexy in a mature way and the gown showed off her amazing body without literally having every inch on display.

    Keep it up Jenny, no more see-through dresses!

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:


    • Mimz says:

      Agree. She looks amazing and I liked everything about her look. Looking good !!

    • Dani2 says:

      MTE, I feel like she normally goes for one type of red carpet look but she actually did something different here and it paid off imo.

    • tracking says:


    • LadyMTL says:

      While I agree that it was awesome to see JLo in a different type of dress, I think the color was horrendous on her. It totally made her look sickly, especially on TV. That shade of chartreuse is so hard to pull off, I think the only person who ever really looked good in it was Nicole Kidman way back at the 97 Oscars.

      The style and cut were great, I just wish it had been in a different color.

      • Kitten says:

        Michelle Williams OWNED this color at the 2006 Oscars with that yellow Vera Wang number. She’s proof that this color can look fantastic with the right cut of dress and proper styling.

      • yolo says:

        That dress is the color of bile. I’m always so shocked that people think jlo looks good, I mean her face. Her body is crazy but her make up is always harsh and aggressive and for the love of everything holy… I wish she would close her mouth. I have no words for the Casper appearance.

      • Pandy says:

        Yes, Nicole and Michelle – both very pale women. JLO’s make up is very harsh and she has no expression left, she’s been so blended. Not a big fan. LMAO at the dig at Casper. Bag handler. Knows his place lol.

    • Shambles says:

      I agree, except for the fact that the color really is baaaaaad. But when I clicked a JLo post I was ready to see her wearing nothing but a glittery rope that covered her nipples and her lower body, so this is amazingly refreshing.

    • lilacflowers says:

      She looked fantastic.

    • Eleonor says:

      Totally agre. It has been ages since she has not looke like a Goddess on a red carpet.
      I like everything: the dress, the colour, the makeup, the hair. Perfection. The end.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I like this look on her a lot but good god do I wish she’d stop the sexy squinty eyes and mouth open pose. Does she not have any friends who are honest enough to tell her that she looks ridiculous when she poses like that?

    • elise says:

      My thoughts exactly. Her look was one of the few from last night that I didn’t completely hate. The yellow on Fierra wasn’t a good choice, but JLo hit a home run with that dress. For once, she left something to the imagination, which really is something of a feat for her.

    • MB says:

      Totally agree. I love this look on her, I think she looked incredible.

  3. ggra says:

    I love both the structure and the color of the gown! She looks absolutely stunning!

    • qwerty says:

      It’s not her typical vajazzled pantyhose – I almost didn’t recognise her.

      • QQ says:

        VAJAZZLED PANTY.HOSE!!! 💀💀👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Qwerty Go Home and rest, You won ( and so did J-Lo This is the first time in years Im on Board!)

    • Cynthia says:

      Yeah, I think at this point, Jlo knows her body and exactly what works well on it

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. The color works on her and it really pops. Her hair and makeup is perfect. I just wish she’d stop that silly “smoldering” face she makes for photos. It’s ridiculous.

  4. HollandW says:

    I like how she gets all her accessories on show in the header picture. Shoes? Check. Ankle bracelet? Check. Purse? Check. Ring? Check. Bracelet? Check. Necklace? Check. If she would have worn something on the back of her head, I am sure she would have gotten that in the picture as well.

    She looks good, it just looks so try-hard and over-posy.

  5. MummaDugg says:

    Thanks for saying this because I know she was getting a lot of accolades and really I don’t like it. The gown seems to be confused, I mean is it structured? Is it flowy? The overall shape of the gown dose nothing for her figure and the cape seems like an after thought. I love the diamonds and as always her makeup is perfection.

    • vauvert says:

      Like I said last night, there is too much going on – a cape and a train and a swath of ruched fabric around her bum, two necklaces,, bracelet and the rings – each piece is beautiful but too much looks gaudy. hated the colour too, but at least she stopped with the nude sparkly pantyhose body suit so kudos for that. She could easily kill it in a simpler dress, but for some reason she always chooses something over done.

      • zinjojo says:

        Right there with you, vauvert. She would have benefited from Coco Chanel’s advice to take one thing off before leaving the house. Earrings and necklaces and bracelets and rings and anklet, plus sparkly purse and shoes. Plus caplet.

        Too much and she would look better if she took off the necklaces (with the neckline of the dress she doesn’t need them) and lost the caplet, as it does nothing for the dress other than make it look confused.

  6. Snowpea says:

    I absolutely love this chick. Man she has earnt every penny the oldfashioned way and even though she may have had a leeeeeetle bit of Botox, she mostly looks so killer thanks to nothing but discipline, good diet and hella workouts.

    She’s a tiny bit weird and arrogant but who wouldn’t be in her possie? Her work ethic alone leaves everyone for dust. The lady is 46 years old and looks freaking ace! Love JLo!

    • qwerty says:

      Iirc blind items say she’s a bit more than a tiny bit arrogant

    • Jaded says:

      Her work ethic is nothing more than self-promotion at all costs. I’d rather save my admiration for the countless women out there working their asses off in godawful war-torn countries in medical, military and humanitarian roles that don’t pay well, don’t get media coverage and you could lose a limb or your life.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        LOL so why are you on a gossip blog if you can only respect women whose lives are on the line?

      • cvb says:

        totally agree she isn’t really to be admired the same way other women should nor does she have that quality that makes her fascinating in the way some celeb women have (cate blancett, angelina jolie, helena bonham carter) and daria the reason for coming here is snark. That’s the main reason I come here

    • JenniferJustice says:

      she’s had way more than a little botox. She’s had a face lift. Her face is pulled so tight, I’m surprised she can blink. She’s also had her breasts enhanced recently – again. I don’t get the love for her. She’s a great dancer and that is all. She is a horrible actress. She can’t sing. Her being a coach for a singing competition is a joke. She was just an average-looking woman who has had a ton of plastic surgery and now she gets most beautiful woman accolades from magazines? She is not and never will be a triple threat. She’s a good dancer and a great choreographer. Those are her talents. That is all.

      • Snowflake says:

        Thanks jj. I mentioned her plastic surgery on another post and I was getting told she hasn’t had any. To me, it’s pretty obvious

      • Wentworth Miller says:

        Nose job?

      • blue banana says:

        could not disagree more. i think she is so beautiful, made up or makeup free… i also think she’s a decent actress. Not much of a singer, but she’s not really a singer- more of a dancer/performer. Like britney.

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      @Snowpea: I like her, too. Always have

  7. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    America looks good also

  8. serena says:

    Why doesn’t Caspar NEVER closes his mouth in photos?? It’s so irking!

  9. Belle says:

    Came here to comment on JLo but was pleasantly surprised by how great America looked color and all.

    • Carol says:

      I liked America’s dress as well. But JLO does not look good in that yellow. I loved the dress and even the color but it was not a right fit for JLO.

  10. Calcifer says:

    The fit of the dress is not great, but I do like Jennifer so much more when she wears something elegant and doesn’t show too much skin. Her face is so beautiful, she really doesn’t need a plunging décolleté or see-through materials.

  11. Naddie says:

    Finally a different look!

  12. Nancy says:

    She looked beautiful. Like I said last week she has the Benjamin Button thing going on, keeps getting prettier as she ages. All that beauty and talent and she gets the weirdest men. Maybe she knows with him, she will never have to worry about cheating, look at the guy, Jennifer really? Maybe he has hidden talents, like Marc Anthony.

  13. Ankhel says:

    With that particular piece of accessory on her arm, the answer will always be ‘tragic’.

  14. Naya says:

    Dress looks fine. What I really want to know is who her award season agent is. That girl has not met an award show that she will not attend or present at. Most celebs steer away when they arent nominated or at least are selective on which ones they attend. But not our girl, there she is, every-single-time, posing hard on the red carpet and blandly reading out cue cards on stage. Anway, one awards gala down, 99 more to go for our girl.

  15. felixswan2 says:

    I’m not crazy about her look. I like the dress, but I think the color is wrong. Also, I wish she would have edited her look more. All the diamonds are too much with her dress.
    As for Casper, what’s up with his keeper mustache?

  16. Kelly says:

    I liked the color on her plus it was nice she wore clothes as Dobby would say. Maybe she’s finally freed from house elf status.

  17. kri says:

    JLO wins Worst Accessory On The Red Carpet. Good god, he’s giving her a bottle.

  18. Amanda says:

    It just made me think of when Renee Zellweger wore that amazing yellow dress years back.

  19. Karen says:

    She went super Old school. I really liked it.

    Do you think also she cover up to not have a rude comment on stage joking about her golden globes being out again.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I like the structure but not the color. And I felt like her makeup was very harsh, but the necklace is interesting.
    America’s looks like it didn’t fit properly, and I don’t care for the color on her either. I like her a lot too.

  21. Nev says:

    Gorgeous. My best of the night.

  22. K says:

    J Lo dropped the mic! she nailed it! This is the first time in years the woman looked like a star a serious star to take notice of not a video vixen. I loves the dress, the hair, the jewels everything! She nailed it!!

    America was stunning, loved the dress and styling. She is so pretty and I like that she dresses for the event but remembers she isn’t 45 and has fun without looking foolish. She just always does these things right.

    I however, love yellow and am envious of anyone who can pull it of as I can’t and both these women nailed it…perfectly.

  23. NorthernGirl_20 says:

    I think they both looked amazing, I love that colour I think it suits them both.

  24. Wentworth Miller says:

    Jennifer Lopez killed it, as usual!
    America F looks amazing.

  25. ND says:

    What’s tragic is Lopez’s formidable botox brow. She’s veering dangerously close to that empty-eyed, tranquilized Kardashian look.

  26. AlmondJoy says:

    Not a fan of this dress but I still feel that Jlo slays in whatever she puts on. Even in casual clothes she’s always fierce. Love her.

  27. Rockin Robin says:

    It looks like ketchup and mustard on the red carpet. It looks heavy. I hate it…and Casper.

  28. Az says:

    Ugh the ‘stache on JLo’s rentboy is just the worst.

  29. Mandy says:

    I love the color! I love this color with a red lip especially. It reminds me of Michelle Williams several years ago with Heath Ledger.

  30. FF says:

    Eh. I don’t like the colour so much but when they were smiling together on the red carpet they looked cute.

    Liked her afterparty dress more though. And that also looked better when she was smiling.

    America’s gown, not loving so much, in terms of shape and colour. Might have been better with her hair down.

  31. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Why is tragic even an option? Can we talk about how incredible that color is on her skin tone? She looks amazing. Let’s also talk about the fact that she’s 46 years old!! She slays.

  32. Cleo says:

    Love love loved the mustard: a grown-up covered-up look. Plus great hair. JLo never looked better.

  33. Size Does Matter says:

    Most expensive coozie ever = tiny dancer.

  34. TippyToes says:

    This is the only mustard colored dress I have ever like on the red carpet.

  35. Carmen says:

    I loved Ferrara’s dress. Not so sure about JLo’s. But you could put her in a gunny sack and she’d still be drop-dead gorgeous.

  36. me says:

    America looked lovey ! I didn’t mind JLo’s dress either, except they are making fun of her pit stains on other sites.

  37. Velvet Elvis says:

    I didn’t watch because I’m not into watching the entitled of Hollywood pat themselves on the back with their endless awards shows, but I did check out the red carpet pics. Mmm… Don’t love the dress. The style, fit, cut is lovely but that mustard color is just jarring… and her makeup here ages her and makes her look hard. She tried to go with a classic glamour look but she’s really so much more beautiful when she’s done up all dewy and glowing. And don’t even get me started about that thing on her arm.

  38. Tredd says:

    Jen’s dress is a fkg NIGHTMARE, but her face and hair look amazing. And classy. Makes me wonder if she fired her stylist.

  39. mire usted says:

    Jennifer Lopez looked stunning in that dress! More conservative but still sexy. Shades of Blue is really good – very additctive. I think it may be a hit for her production company, Nuyorican Production. Ryan Seacrest is co-executive producer along with her, Benny Medina (of course) and the legendary Barry Levinson. Ray Liotta takes it to a higher level. I wish they camera guy flashed to Jennifer after the Affleck joke but I guess that’s a good thing. It’s in the past and it just doesn’t matter anymore.

  40. girlfriend411 says:

    Seriously, has anyone else thought of the movie The Village when they looked at JLo’s gown?? ok…in the movie they had to wear these yellow/mustardy colored capes in order to be safe from “those that we don’t speak of”. As soon as I saw her gown that’s what came to me. I’m sorry I love JLo and normally she can do no wrong (aside from that boyfriend, I agree with you all he needs to go…what happened to him being bi?) but my point is that this color made her look washed out and for the first time….dare I say it…..old?

  41. What's inside says:

    That is a Cate Blanchett dress if I ever saw one and J-Lo is trying to channel her with tragic results.

  42. krtmom says:

    Ugly color!!!

  43. NeNe says: