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Jennifer Lopez's Pants/Dress Combo Platter Inspires an Editor Debate: 'Obsessed or Hot Mess?'

07/07/2014 at 03:26 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez is never one to play it safe on the style front — and this latest look, an Atelier Versace high-fashion jumpsuit-slash-dress, is just another notch on her risk-taker belt. And much like any fashion-forward ensemble, it inspired a debate in the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices. Below, we take sides; read on, then tell us where you fall on the great jumpsuit/dress pro/con spectrum.

Jennifer Lopez pants/dress hybridDominique Charriau/WireImage

OBSESSED: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: I have been experiencing jumpsuit fatigue lately. I love the trend, and I have a few onesies hanging in my closet, but it’s becoming a little stale on the red carpet. So when Jennifer Lopez introduced this gown-meets-pants Versace creation at the label’s Paris show, I got very excited. In my opinion, it’s like the jumpsuit’s sassy older sister. Plus, it fit her body impeccably and gave me flashbacks to old-school JLo. To be clear, I don’t think this look would work for just any formal occasion (and if Forever 21 or H&M comes out with a look-for-less version, I’m not sure that I’d be brave enough to wear it), but it was a very refreshing outfit compared to the other expected gowns or minis that we usually see on the carpet. And it has two editors involved in a really fun fashion debate, which I think was the whole point.

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HOT MESS: Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: I can’t be “over” jumpsuits because I was never “under” jumpsuits (yes, Friends jokes, still as fresh today as they were 15 years ago). But I can grudgingly admit that in certain circumstances, on certain stars, they can look as fun or elegant as a dress. I haven’t, however, ever felt the need to see a jumpsuit combined with a dress. But Jenny from the Block has been answering questions I haven’t asked since way back in 1999, and this Atelier Versace look is no different. “What would a high-slit gown look like with one sparkly rogue trouser look like?” I never wondered, and here’s the result. Listen, I’ll give J.Lo points for choosing a risky outfit — but then I’m going to take all those points away for her “bronzer by exhaust pipe” makeup job.

With whom do you agree? Can this outfit be saved — or is it perfect as is?

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Hair Gone Wrong on

Its different cute, but there was something like that designed in the 80’s so not really new to fashion but is anything really ever!!!

Tracy on

Odd, but she had the body to pull it off.

Guest on

Awful. ESP the klunky shoes. Looks like 2003 . Where’s diddy? Act your age jennifer. Tacky tacky. Gotta go home to the kids at some point. Nothing sadder than a woman in her late thirties or older trying to be a popstar. Don’t want to end up like Madonna. Fifty something with gloves w no fingers. Embarrassing!

Guest on

Looks tacky. ESP the klunky shoes. Looks like a pic from 2003. Where’s diddy? Another middle aged woman making a fool of herself. Give it up jennifer

jenfun on

how do u pee in that thing?

Janie on

Not even Counselor Troi could pull this look off.

Pam on

Different – Yes
Attractive – No
Too bad – would have been a gorgeous gown.

Sue on

She is trying way to hard….peculiar outfit at best.

Yo-Yo on

Yuck. Not a good look at all.

pthomas on

It’s ok. Looks like a student project. She is a gorgeous woman I wish she would stop trying so hard. She dresses too young and it does not do her looks justice. And I am tired of her slicked back hair. Why have long hair if you always slick it back?

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