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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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Cardiokickdiva on

Hated it! Something about it looks off. I think she’s too short and it makes her look stumpy especially with the huge hair. Maybe if she put it up in a tight ponytail, it would’ve given her more height.

kat on

too old for that, JLO. sorry!

Diana on

She’s not Lady GaGa, she should drop the unitard. She has a great body, but she can’t pull off the look.

brad on

as a mother is this right in the eyes of your kids?? by the way is god pleased with all that NASTINESS in america..my wife would not dare go so far..its disrespectful..she should be fined!!!!!!!!!!

md/nyc on

she has a great body, but the catsuit made her look like a salamander. the catsuit created strange lines.

the way Diana Ross wore her bedazzled bodysuit at her 1983 (?) central park concert is the hot way to wear the catsuit. (look it up on google images)

but, no matter. this is a rare J.Lo miss. she usually gets it right. there’s next time (she’s presenting @ the Golden Globes).

also, i like that she’s a size 6. hot, yet attainable. that’s good for young girls to see.

anya on

Jennifer looked great in that bodysuit. Love her confidence. I think anything she wears looks good on her. I don’t know why some people just hate on her.

Manny on

She may have a great body, but the body suit is age-inappropriate and makes her look cheap. Pretty soon she will look like all the cheap latina starlet-wanna-be’s that you see on Univision.

Bettie Rooosh on

Okay, this has to shut you jealous ladies up. For one, her proportions are very desired proportions. I would be able to keep my husband with curves, not at 90 lbs like I am right now. Another thing, those talking smack are fat wives at home. Another thing, if you are saying she is too old, and a mother shouldnt do this, then ladies watch as your husbands look for sexy meat because you turned into Mrs Brady. Keep it sexy after kids, or lose your man and marriage. Stop making excuses! Youre just jealous!!

teeps on

Was she wearing a diaper?

Tamra on

Lopez seems very insecure in my opinon. And by wearing this barely there catsuit, she seems to be “screaming” for attention and she is getting it. Even if she is in decent shape, she is now 40 yoa and a mother and for me, that’s just wrong.

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