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

Jul/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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Anne Hathaway Has the Most Discussion-Worthy Denim Style in Hollywood Right Now

Jun/17/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Anne Hathaway weekend styleAKM-GSI; Doug Meszler/Splash News Online(2); Ken K

Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo have long been the reigning queens of celebrity street style (denim edition), but we think they might have an Oscar-winning contender for the top title coming up right on their heels. Anne Hathaway has been stepping out in her Brooklyn neighborhood in one head-turning denim ensemble after another, and we’re ready to discuss.
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Heels With Sweats? Random Fishtails? Knee Frames? We Need Your Snap Judgment on These Unusual Style Choices

Jun/12/2014 at 02:30 PM ET

We are perpetually grateful to stars who make interesting style choices. Without them, we would have nothing to debate in “Obsessed or Hot Mess” and our at-work AIM conversations would be so dull. Why, just in one day alone, three stars stepped out wearing items that had us furiously typing out our Feelings, and now we’re sharing those Feelings with you.

Khloe Kardashian Shredded jeansAKM-GSI; Splash News Online; AKM-GSI

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All About Amal Alamuddin's Style: She's a Fan of Statement Accessories

May/23/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Amal Alamuddin StyleINF (2); Getty (2); Splash News Online

Her engagement to George Clooney in April certainly put Amal Alamuddin on the paparazzi’s radar, and she’s responded by stepping out in one statement-making outfit after another. It’s hard to define her fashion sense; one minute she’s in lawyer mode and hits the streets in a sensible modern suit. The next, she’s celebrating her engagement in a neon tee with a crystal skull on the front. One thing is for sure: Alamuddin doesn’t step out without a statement piece (or two).
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Adventures In Fake Celebrity Hair: Naomi's Pretty Pony and Rihanna's Pink Wig

May/16/2014 at 01:13 PM ET

Rihanna Pink HairMatt Baron/BEImages; Noel Vasquez/GC

It’s apparently Noteworthy Fake Hair Week in Hollywood, and everybody who’s anybody is celebrating. We’ve had Nina Dobrev’s blonder, fuller mane, Blake Lively’s truly outrageous braid, Jennifer Lawrence’s luxurious beard — and now Naomi Watts and Rihanna are joining the party with their most recent locks looks.
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Hollywood's Hottest Trend: Wearing a Famous Person's Face on Your Shirt (and It Gets More Meta from There)

May/13/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Stars wearing shirtsCourtesy Pizza Underground;Courtesy Beyonce;Courtesy James Franco; Wireimage

If you were wondering to yourself yesterday, “What’s Macaulay Culkin been up to lately?”, well, your timing was impeccable. Because as it turns out, he was posting a photo of himself to the Twitter of his Velvet Underground cover band, Pizza Underground. (More on that here.) But it wasn’t just any photo of himself. It was a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt that featured an image of Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt that featured an image of Macaulay Culkin as a child. And yes, he knows it’s trippy. “Let’s get meta #ryangosling #macaulayculkin #shirt” he captioned the below photo.
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