April 19, 2012 Runway To TV Show

Jennifer Lopez In Hervé Léger by Max Azria – ‘American Idol’ Top 7 Live Performance Show

All eyes were on Jennifer Lopez when the judges walked on stage for the ‘American Idol’ Top 7 live performance show last night.

I love Jennifer, you know I do, but even I was dumbstruck by her Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2012 dress.

Whilst her cut-out metallic stripped bandage dress with braided accents has a nude lining in all the right places, it’s way too suggestive for an early TV show with kids watching. No?

The super diva has the body to wear it, no question – just look at those abs – but I’m not so sure it’s the right look for this show when she’s not performing.

Am I showing my age?

With a half-up, half-down ‘Jenny from the Block’ hairdo, the judge completed her look with nude strappy sandals and a Pomellato ‘Tango’ 18K rose gold and brown diamond bracelet.

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57 Responses to Jennifer Lopez In Hervé Léger by Max Azria – ‘American Idol’ Top 7 Live Performance Show

  1. bianca April 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Inappropriate!And I also love her..

  2. KJenNu April 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Actually, my first thought after examining the dress – the details, her abs, yowza – was ‘meh.’ Her overall look was kind of boring – from the girl next door hair style to the tan shoes, it’s as if she was afraid of it and wanted to tone down the dress as much as possible. Which worked to an unfortunate degree.
    I can’t speak to whether it was appropriate for Idol, but I did think it’s the type of dress for a person who is arm candy/video model to wear, not someone who already has established a career.
    (Didn’t J.Lo already live out the fantasy of wearing something so “eye-catching” to get attention with the green versace dress?)

  3. StylistLiz April 22, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Jennifer is my girl…she can never do no wrong! (only if I say it!) She looks drop-dead gorgeous…stunning, modernly chio, and extremely edgy. simple hair and heels completes the eye popping dress. Do any one know the heels she is wearing? Did ShoeRazi post something on her nude heels, I’m looking for a pair similar to it. I’m glad she wore this dress before any other misfit celeb (or reality star). Maybe Jennifer Aniston or Halle Berry can pull this Herve off.

  4. Lisa April 21, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    Well, I’m obviously in the minority but I think she ROCKED this look. She has the body for it and I don’t think it’s too revealing. Call me tacky if you’d like but I’d totally wear this look.

    If I looked like JLo I probably wouldn’t ‘dress my age’ either. She can get away with younger looks because she looks as such.

  5. Fabiana April 21, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    She looks absolutely gorg. One of the best looks of this AI season IMO

  6. firien April 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    My problem is not how revealing the dress is. My problem is that it’s plain ugly.

  7. Jess2 April 20, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Not a fan, considering how she has been dressing recently which has been chic and awesome this is a bit of a let down. Not really appropriate and I don’t find it appealing as the slits are too much and takes it closer to trashy and further away from chic.

  8. Joy April 20, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Agreed FC. I guess we are getting old. 🙂 When I saw her I think I gasped and even my 7yr old son & 13 yr. old daughter were taken back by the dress and commented on it. It was just too much. I love JLO. I love all her looks forever and ever. But this year it seems she is trying too hard. Even for her. No?

  9. lin April 20, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    It looks like medieval armour – chainmail, but she can wear just about anything!

  10. Sharon April 20, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    JLo looks amazing in this dress and I’m so jealous. If she toned down her wardrobe on Idol, she’d get lost between the peacocks on either side of her.

    • Fashion Critic April 20, 2012 at 7:18 am #

      Lol…you make a very valid point

  11. Prudence April 20, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    shes hot. she knows it and we know it. there is no need for her to wear such an attention seeking dress, this is the bad sexy an heading towards that other S word.

  12. Tina April 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Looks a bit too warrior-like to me. Losing the feminine edge , and not in a good way.

  13. Johann April 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    I really dont like the way she usually dresses but i have to admit that this dress is perfect for her !

  14. Bec April 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    This does absolutely nothing for me. Camilla Belle in the above post is so much sexier, and doesn’t need to show so much skin.

    I know her body is rockin, but given her age it feels a bit desperate to me.

  15. vicky April 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Don’t like it on the model, don’t like it in JLO.
    She’s got an amazing figure but this is not the right way to “display” it.

  16. Like, ROAR! April 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    There’s never a right time for this dress. Hell, even on laundry day you are better off just going out naked.

    Her body looks insane though!

  17. Ima Likingit April 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    J-Lo is beautiful.. with her its always Right time, Right dress.

  18. thandie April 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm #


    • Lisa April 21, 2012 at 3:15 am #


  19. Gerri April 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I love it!!! She’s not showing anything… she just simply looks fab!

    • thandie April 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      AGREE GERRI!!!

  20. Tina April 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    This is just bad , it does not suit her curves, the horizontal lines makes her look wider that she is. she looks like a weight lifter or a wrestler.

    • Dag April 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      very well said,it’s really bad

  21. Thalia April 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    It’s a shame that having a ‘successful’ music career and being a judge on one of the world’s biggest show isn’t enough for Jennifer to get attention. She has to go and wear this slutty catastrophe.

  22. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) April 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Yes. Her body rocks. I can only see wearing this for a performance. In this venue it’s ridiculous.

    • Leti April 20, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      I completely agree. This dress seems as inappropriate for the occasion as the green dress she wore to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Los Angeles.

  23. Karen April 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I thought she looked perfect for tv while many people just dress boring day in day out. Who wants to see plain Jane. I love it that JLo will mix it up every week. Some weeks she’s girly, some weeks she’s daring. She’s JLo every time. I love it. A mom to 2 kids, hey, she’s a rock star, why not wear this?

    • thandie April 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm #


      • Sarah April 20, 2012 at 1:25 am #

        Karen I totally agree. It’s not to everyone’s taste you can’t disagree that she ALWAYS pulls what she’s wearing off.

  24. Katie April 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Your spot on as always FC, i too adore JL and also i wear Herve Leger dresses myself but its just too much for American Idol..

  25. Jennifer H-K April 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    The dress is not the greatest, but those ABS!!
    If I’m 42 and have those abs I would wear that dress too!

  26. d April 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    what a body

  27. Rebecca Z April 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    First the dress is not attractive (dare I say ugly?) Second, it is in bad taste for any venue other than the performance stage where it could work. In fact, I think that’s where this belongs–it is more of a costume thatn a dress.

  28. Fiona April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    No, you are not alone FC. I too went “Oh no JLo” when she walked out. Sometimes just because you can you just shouldn’t, you know?

  29. Mandy April 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Oh my god. She is 40 with 2 kids and her body is probably the best I’ve ever seen ! Superstar personified.

  30. Alina April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    This is just too much.

  31. k.b.s April 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    No, FC, you are not showing your age. But it would appear Jennifer has forgotten hers.

  32. manja April 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    must agree with most,don’t like this,and I actually think it’s not flattering at all,is making her wide around hips and broad in sholder area…and it is OTT for my taste as well for a no performance outfit

    • dee April 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm #


  33. gurlygurl April 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Looks like we’re all in agreement with you FC! I’m not a fan if the dress either. Just a little too sic-fi.

  34. Ramsay April 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Her body rooooocks!!!!!

  35. Riley April 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Just when I thought JLo couldn’t get any trashier she does this…awful.

    • SilentVisitor April 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Agree. This dress is one of the shortest roads to Tackyville

  36. roxana April 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    she looks great!

  37. bm April 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    My comment will be the same as my last week’s comment. The point is that this look (and last week’s look) is too sexy, over the top, and bad.

  38. Nat April 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow, this is bad.
    I think that, regardless of your age, the location you’re in, your body-type, the current trends, etc., some dresses are just distasful.
    Also, it looks like her dress was involved in a bad car accident or something like that.

    • EmmaWoodhouse April 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      I totally agree!

  39. evelyn April 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    i hear you but idol = kids, no way!!! the contestants dresses half naked, the audience is very broad, jlo was covered in all the right places, sexy as hell, yes, slutty, no…the woman is on fire!!!!

  40. fashiongames April 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    You are right FC, too subjective for tv. For me she just too curvy for the look but love her makeup.

    • Raquel April 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm #


  41. Li April 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I don’t think you are showing you age at all; I just wish JLo would occasionally dress HER age.

    • rebecca April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm #


    • bas April 20, 2012 at 9:52 am #


  42. Terry April 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    It’s true this is a bit daring choice, but the dress is not really revealing and she looked fab!

  43. CreoleLady April 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Time and place. Agree, wrong time, wrong place. Crass.

  44. Christine April 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Her body is perfection. Wow.

    But yes, there is a time and aplace for this type of dress.

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