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The Details of Jennifer Lopez's Nearly-Naked New Year's Eve Bodysuit

01/04/2010 at 07:13 PM ET

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When Jennifer Lopez first showed her longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes her sexy catsuit the day of her appearance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, she asked him, “Do you think it’s too much?” But, there wasn’t much doubt she’d be wearing the daring look, designed by stylist Paula Bradley. “She said, ‘It looks cool, right?’ She was so excited. She said ‘I like it!’” Barnes explains,“She was having such a good time and it really showed. She has confidence about her body. She’s not hiding behind any insecurities.” And Barnes marvels at her incredible shape, considering she is the mother of twins! “She is 40 and she’s had two kids,” he says. “Her body looks better than ever. It was so hot!” Husband Marc Anthony also approved, according to Barnes. The catsuit however, wasn’t quite as naked as it appeared on TV. “It was nude with black mesh over it,” says Barnes. “She wasn’t that cold. It was like having a ski suit on underneath.” And her bodysuit wasn’t the only sexy thing Lopez was sporting — Barnes highlighted her eyes with smoky makeup including charcoal eyeliner, several coats of mascara and Swarovski crystals sprinkled over her lids, paired with nude lipstick from Lancôme layered with pink gloss and a little highlighter on her cheekbones. “There was enough going on,” he says of balancing her out-there catsuit with a lighter makeup application. And lest this look be soon forgotten, Barnes places it with J. Lo’s most iconic look. “The bodysuit is right up there with her Versace dress [from the 2000 Grammy Awards],” says Barnes. “After a decade in the public eye, most women wouldn’t have the guts to wear something like that but she is so confident. She’s a woman and she celebrates it. Everyone else is trying to be a size zero but not her.” What do you think of J. Lo’s look? Vote in our poll below!–Liz McNeil

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Liza on

I think this was a horrible choice. I was embarrassed for her when I saw it. Forget the fact that she’s 40 something and just had twins, yes her body is in pretty great shape after all that and for her age. But, I have the same curves she does, with a butt, and would never feel appropriate slapping on a nude catsuit, performer or not, and I’m 24. I feel like she was trying to create a diversion so people can continue to forget she can neither sing nor act. I felt really bad for her and for her makeup artist to keep giving her a high-five for this huge mistake, just goes to show she keeps paying people to tell her she looks good regardless if she does or not.

Jean Marie Kennedy on

It’s not that it is ill-fitting, it’s just not a flattering look. She could have been a knockout, but she chose to look kind of desperate and mostly average.

Renee on

EWWWWW! Boob sweat is not attractive. So defeats the “look” she was going for.

Chris on

The pose from the picture and everything…she looked like ozzy obourne back in the day when he wore a similar suit. She was really rocking out on stage. I still love her though.

Nik on

I’m not a fan, but she looks good!

betti on

Patricia, if you think she is heavy, you have a major body image disorder. Do not mistake curves for being heavy.

Sarah on

She is so annoying. Her outfit, her voice, her husband. No one likes her anymore so of course she has to wear that to get attention!

Why Not on

Showbiz Tonight commentator says she is ‘too old and mother of two’ to wear something like the catsuit…. EXCUSE ME?
Check out Lady Gaga if you want ‘out there’. Check Madonna if you think J-Lo is ‘too old’ and then say that again with a straight face.
What a bunch of two-faced hypocrits! They are using negative commentary to stir controversy, to drive their website. Give it up, you jerks!
Jennifer looked good and she rocked the outfit!

Lili on

most of you people are real haters. the fact is more than half the u.s. population couldn’t or shouldn’t wear this type of outfit because we lead the world in obesity. she may not have one of the best singing voices, be the best actress but she is definitely a beautiful, fun entertainer.never mind that she had twins approx. 1 yr ago. Kudos to you J-Lo for putting it all out there for the world to see a 40yr old rocking it. couldn’t take my eyes off you!!!

kitkat on

jennifer lopez is classy beautiful…she is very exotic..has curves in all the right places..she looks marvelous

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