Jennifer Lopez wore Valentino to the Globes: Christmas gift chic or re-gift it?

Jennifer Lopez attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California © Jill Johnson/

We’ve seen it happen to many a Fashion Girl – after years of slaying every red carpet when they’re just a presenter, suddenly Fashion Girls FREEZE when they’re actually nominated for something. That happened to Jennifer Lopez. She didn’t know how to present herself! Should she go with some sexy, curve-hugging number? Should she go full-glam diva? Should she go for Dripping In Jewels? She couldn’t decide. So we get this absolute mess of a Valentino gown. I felt sorry for her, because her face telegraphed the fact that she knew she made a huge mistake. She didn’t strut around the Golden Globes red carpet like she owned it. Poor Jen. It also sucks that she lost the Best Supporting Actress Globe to Laura f–king Dern. Well, at least she didn’t have to pose with a Globe statue wearing this stupid dress?

The gown is Valentino. The Valentino people should have talked her out of it. She should have talked herself out of it! She must have been thinking about Christmas gifts when she chose this dress. Ugh, I feel so bad for her. She froze, it happens to the best of us. I actually like the styling – hair, makeup and jewelry are all on point. A-Rod looks Botoxed though.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California© Jill Johnson/

Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California© Jill Johnson/

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Kaitlyn Dever also wore Valentino. I didn’t hate this, honestly. It was slightly too “fussy” for such a young woman, but her youth and beauty allowed her to pull it off, actually.

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  1. Caitlin says:

    That hair was awful. Way too much. And she has about 50 layers of contour on. Basically she dialled everything up to 100 and it didn’t work.

    • Genevieve says:

      I agree, everything was just too much….

    • Green Desert says:

      This. I actually don’t mind the dramatic dress, she carries herself well enough to pull it off. But the hair and makeup are so dated. She should have gone super simple with the styling with such a dramatic dress. But I think hair and makeup are always JLo’s problem areas, more than clothes.

    • minx says:

      Too much hair, too much pale makeup (she has such beautiful natural coloring, WHY?), ugly cheesy dress in ugly colors. Major fail IMO.

    • Gia says:

      Yupppp the hair is super dated and ages her as does the dress. All my makeup friends were freaking out over how terrible Scott did her makeup… over bronzed and color much darker than rest of her body.. not blended at all.. just tragic. Wish she kept it more simple and chic and worn something like saoirse did.

  2. vexa says:

    I guess I understand what she was going for in principle; like, normally she can pull off this kind of major, high drama gown, but this one was just bad. Her makeup really was terrible as well… I’m hoping she’ll do a reset after this and kill it at the oscars.

    Also – I really liked Kaitlyn Dever’s dress!

  3. Laalaa says:

    I loved J Lo’s dress, to me she looked glamorous.

  4. Carmen says:

    I thought her hair and makeup were fine. Take those humongous bows off the dress, and the dress would be okay too.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Even just taking off the green one would tone it down considerably.

      The jewels were fabulous.

      • not so gullible says:

        That’s what I thought, if it were two toned or monochrome would have been 100x better, loved hair, jewels & makeup.

    • Carol says:

      Yeah, I thought JLO looked beautiful. Those bows have to go though

  5. Talita says:

    The dress is ridiculous but it’s different from what we’d expect from her. Maybe that’s what she was going for. I’m most annoyed by the awful makeup.

  6. boobra says:

    nothing about this look did anything to enhance her natural beauty and spirited personality. she looks like one of those old brittle plastic dolls people keep on display, or less flatteringly, stuck in a kid’s birthday cake

  7. Rainbow says:

    This is her worst look ever!

    In my opinion not even the hair and the make up are good… Her foundation is too pale, the blush is too harsh and the false eyelashes are too large and spider-y (like the ones Kim k wears).

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      I wonder what was she thinking to make the decision to wear that dress? I am no fashionista but I would have run for the hills if that was presented to me! There are no redeeming qualities to her dress or make up. It looks like he base was 4 shades too light and it just looked awful all around. I wonder if she knew once she hit the carpet as she is not smiling as she normally does.

  8. Lena says:

    Eyelashes and nails – two things a certain type of woman (well JLo and KimK for instance) think you can’t go overboard on. I disagree vehemently. Also thought the dress looked like a Christmas present. Huge mistake.

  9. 10KTurtle says:

    Somebody else called this the “Lexus December To Remember” look.

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    That dress is horrendous. JLo deserves so much better.

  11. jaylee says:

    I couldn’t believe she wore something so ugly! A jewel toned gown that shows her beautiful body would have been perfect. It was so fussy. Hoping for something better at the Oscars.

  12. Miriam says:

    I actually liked it but the bow should’ve been smaller!

  13. Ali says:

    Why is J Lo dressed as a Christmas present? And when she put it on and asked do I look like a Christmas present was the answer no, because no one in her life can be honest, or yes but no one has done dress up like a Christmas present before it’ll be unforgettable so go for it?

  14. Anne says:

    She tried and it didn’t work. And I think she should have won. Her role was so much better and Dern’s.

  15. Becks1 says:

    This was such a bad look on J Lo. Like one of her worst looks ever. I cant actually think of a red carpet look of hers that I dislike as much as I dislike this one.

    Hopefully for the Oscars she chooses better.

  16. Trish-a says:

    Besides the swan dress, yeah this is the worst.

  17. Flamingo says:

    Can we talk about how magnificent those emeralds are?? The rest of the styling is not my favorite, but those jewels are amazing.

  18. Lindy says:

    Kind of an aside, but does anyone else wonder if her relationship with ARod is real? They seem to have zero chemistry every time I see them together. I get this is a red carpet so maybe it’s not fair to say that, given how much of a performance it is… But they just seem like business partners to me, honestly.

    And agree that this dress is a big fail.

  19. Rachel says:

    I’m glad she didn’t win. The movie was typical, boring and so was she. I

    • BK says:

      Right? I can’t believe people think she deserves an Oscar for this role. Other than the opening dance scene, the whole movie was pretty meh. She needs to fire her stylist because the giant braid bun and dark eye makeup are doing her zero favors

  20. Marianne says:

    My mom said it looked like Ryan Reynold’s ugly Christmas sweater and thats all I see lol.

    It probably wouldnt have been so bad if the dress was in another colour.

  21. Ka Sal says:

    I think I’m the only one who loves it

  22. Eliza_ says:

    If she didn’t wear that glittering body suit, I think she’d advertising a baby in there like a present. But yeah, it’s just bad.

    The hair – Maria Callas weeps
    The jewels – so cheesey
    The makeup – badly blended
    The dress – a wizard’s choice for a muggle ball

  23. Jaded says:

    I loath everything about it. She belongs in Macy’s Christmas window display.

  24. Mgsota says:

    Laura Dern is awesome…I don’t get why you hate her so much @Kaiser!

    The green and gold in JLo’s dress scream Christmas. Maybe losing the green or gold would have worked.

    • asdfa says:

      _It also sucks that she lost the Best Supporting Actress Globe to Laura f–king Dern.

      Yeah, what’s wrong with Laura Dern? Have I missed some gossip or something? I thought J. Lo was good in Hustlers, but that’s no reason to rip up Laura Dern.

  25. kerwood says:

    My poor Jennifer is dressed like she lost a bet. There’s no way I can believe she wore that dress ON PURPOSE.

    I’m sure she felt miserable, up to the moment she saw Beyonce.

  26. lasagna jones says:

    JLo sent my brain to pun zone: “wow she really gifted us with her ‘presents’ this year” etc

  27. Nicegirl says:

    Yep, re- gift.

  28. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’d rather see JLo in this over her normal look. I like what the look does to her personality and poses. Considering the role that got her nominated, she’s making smart choices. So she looks like a gift. Gift or prostitute….gift please.

  29. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    This is so very bad.
    It’s almost “Curb Your Enthusiasm” level cringe for me.

  30. Mar says:

    I don’t get this look

  31. Kaylove says:

    Did anyone else think of Phoebe from Friends with the Christmas ribbon?! Ha!
    “So I thought fine, I’ll be political.”

  32. schmootc says:

    It’s not the best dress, but Goop completely beat her in the ugly gown competition. No contest whatsoever.

  33. Feebee says:

    A definite “did you keep the receipt”? kind of gift.

  34. Louise says:

    😊She looked awful, hair and make-up included.

  35. DiegoInSF says:

    I can’t defend the dress but she was definitely robbed, living the hair and makeup! I like Laura but she shouldn’t have won because of that movie.

  36. Daisydio says:

    She wore a crappy dress & was crappily styled. And guess what? Everyone is talking about THAT rather than her loss. Smart woman.

  37. JanetDR says:

    Both dresses are so large! It takes some doing to overwhelm Jlo…

  38. phdsd says:

    She looks like Madeline Kahn……

  39. It's a dry heave says:

    The dress is a puff pastry, and she’s decades too old for that quinceanera hairdo!!

    • DiegoInSF says:

      If a white woman had worn that hairdo would you call it a quinceañera hairdo. I hear some dog whistles…

  40. Lucia Oh says:

    She always tries too hard. Looked like she was trying to capture Grace Kelly with that hair. Fire the stylists & enough of the diva nonsense from Jenny, ugh.

  41. Seraphina says:

    Good Lord, Just say No JLo!

  42. Bread and Circuses says:

    She looks amazing from the cleavage up. That necklace! I do love me some emeralds.

  43. Peter says:

    OK, Is this just me or has she had a chin implant?