In case you may have forgotten during those two years she took off to spend time with her new twins, Jennifer Lopez, style goddess, came back with a sartorial vengeance to remind you just how serious her fashion game is. With a string of perfectly styled hits, she dazzled on red carpets from Miami to Madrid to Monaco. Here are a few of our favorites. Let us know if you're loving the looks as much as we are!
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Maybe it was Monaco that made us feel like this leopard print Roberto Cavalli dress—worn with a snakeskin bag and zebra print earrings—was appropriately over-the-top for Jennifer as she arrived at Tuesday's World Music Awards to receive the honor for Legend for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. Though the plunge comes dangerously close to that Versace dress that shook us all up years ago, the 40-year-old shows how have it and flaunt it with style.
Reminding us exactly why she's still the one to watch when it comes to fashion, the actress wowed the crowd at the Regency Village Theatre for the LA premiere of The Back-up Plan in a knockout, silver Gianfranco Ferré dress that showed off her curves. She accessorized with a studded Christian Louboutin cluch and silver Ferregamo satin peep-toe heels.
We love it when a superstar gives her support to an emerging designer. (Hello, Michelle Obama for Jason Wu.) Here, Jennifer Lopez wears a darling dress by up-and-coming design duo Sachin & Babi for her appearance on The Early Show. The color combo of an iridescent pewter top and mustard yellow skirt worked so well, as did the simple Sergio Rossi peep-toes and slicked back hair. Keeping all else simple allowed the dress to take centerstage.
Getting "casually chic" just right in black and white, Lopez poses pretty before heading to a beer garden in Cologne, Germany, in her cropped leather jacket, black cigarette jeans, killer stilettos and—the perfect accessory—an Hermes bag in a contrasting color.
The golden girl shines in Christian Lacroix couture at the Hyatt Hotel in Cologne, Germany. Like Jennifer, when going for shimmer on top, balance your look with a dark bottom and accessories.
We're not sure we can take it: Too. Cute! J. Lo looks adorable (in a grownup sort of way) in this ladylike white skirt suit by Paule Ka, complete with above-the-knee skirt, cropped jacket and towering YSL peep-toes.
Just a reminder: This woman has given birth to twins! A body-confident Jennifer Lopez wears a skintight Gianfranco Ferré dress with her five-inch (at least) heels and a black Loewe tote as she leaves her hotel in Paris.
Jennifer arrives at Hotel Crillon in Paris giving us bohemian beauty in her floor-length Etro maxi-dress, platform sandals and oversized shades.
Rocking it like only she can while heading to dinner at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris, Jennifer Lopez dares to wear a thigh-skimming Andrew GN dress (from the runway of the designer's fall 2010 collection) with thigh-high suede Emilio Pucci suede boots. The style icon finished the look with Jimmy Choo's Tatum fringe-trimmed shoulder bag. (Don't be afraid to wear black shoes with a brown bag. Really—it works!)
Oh how we love La Lopez in Lanvin! Jennifer wore this dazzling, beaded designer gown with a waist-defining black bow for her appearance on Regis and Kelly. Her neutral colored chain-strap Lanvin heels were a perfect complement. When looking to add shape to your look, try a bow or belt to cinch the waist.
As stunning as ever, Jennifer Lopez exudes elegance in a strapless tulle Zuhair Murad Couture gown with a sequin leaf print and a Judith Leiber clutch at the 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala. What can we say? Flawless.