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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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Miranda Lambert Cuts Her Hair Into a Bob

Jul/01/2014 at 01:01 PM ET

Miranda Lambert haircut Frazer Harrison/Getty; Rick Diamond/Getty

You certainly can’t call her predictable: Just when we were perfecting our Miranda Lambert fishtail braid, the country superstar went and chopped it all off. Now we’ve got another Lambert do to add to our “must try” list.
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This Week's Best Dressed Star May Have Achieved a Personal Record

Jun/28/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Sometimes the best dressed race is a close one — the top two or three “most loved looks” are all so good, we can’t choose our favorite. And sometimes, the second-place finisher is so clearly a winner that we can’t believe the upset. And then there are weeks when the top look is so obvious that we’d be shocked if it didn’t take the No. 1 spot by a lot. This is one of those weeks.

Keri Russell best dressedJon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Steven Tyler Rivals the Models at Milan Fashion Week With Several Very Fashion-Forward Ensembles

Jun/24/2014 at 12:53 PM ET

During Milan men’s fashion week, one can expect to see all sorts of interesting and unusual fashion that might not really translate into real life. But normally, you expect to see it on the runway. Steven Tyler, however, isn’t content to let the models have all the fun, choosing a variety of noteworthy ensembles for his appearances at the Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney and Giorgio Armani shows and events — which he squeezed in while in Milan for a stop on his Aerosmith world tour.

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Transformers Star Nicola Peltz: Four Major Style Moments in Three Days

Jun/23/2014 at 01:31 PM ET

Sexy Nicola Peltz Transformers photoChinaFotoPress/Getty(2); ImagineChina/Fameflynet;

Nicola Peltz has some tight jeans to fill as the latest beauty in the Transformers franchises, following in the footsteps of Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the latest installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction. And since both of those ladies were no strangers to major red carpet moments, Peltz has some major heels to fill on her press tour, as well. Luckily, she seems to be handling the pressure beautifully — kicking off the film’s worldwide red carpet tour with a three-day, four outfit whirlwind in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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Karlie Kloss Wins This Week's Best Dressed Looking Like a Total Goddess

Jun/21/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Warning: If you’re not a fan of pastels or florals (or any other summer-related trend), you may want to stop reading. This week the top 10 most loved looks featured all warm-weather staples: flowy fabrics, lace, crop tops, plunging necklines and strappy shoes. But among the skin-baring beauties, one Grecian-inspired gown got enough votes for Karlie Kloss to nab the Best Dressed title.

Karlie Kloss best dressedDimitrios Kambouris/Getty

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