Do you hear that? It’s the sound of baby birds chirping, 12-year-old violin prodigies and a gust of wind through the lavender fields of Provence: that’s right, Jennifer Lopez has aged another year.
Although, as well all know, like Pharrell, Brad Pitt and Paul Rudd, J. Lo doesn’t really age, but merely matures like a fine wine or expensive cheddar. It doesn’t matter which decade the megastar enters, nothing will prevent J.Lo from putting her belly on show for the good of the people. She is, in short, our lord and savior, and we should be honored to have been graced by so many stomach-featuring looks. So, for her 50th birthday, we charted the best of them below.
Huge Valentines Day energy
The red and silver sequins, the heart belt, the bustier crop—show me a better look, I dare you.
The “Rep Your Boyfriend” fit
MTV’s Video Music Awards didn’t know what hit them when J. Lo emerged in all-white, reminding everyone she was very much Sean “Diddy” Combs girl. Editors note: no one has worn low-rise, boot-cut white jeans since and lived to tell the tale.
“Invented Google Images” Grammys dress
The green Versace dress (now sneakers) has become something of an urban legend since it was credited for launching Google images. Backless, frontless with a crotch-high slit, this will forever be the dress of our dreams (and moodboards).
“Jenny From The Block” (and the Bronx)
Point me to a cropped tee with rhinestones spelling out my hometown, immediately. Also never say no to utilitarian chic.
Pop star Malibu Barbie
Hello beaded halter that cuts conveniently above the belly button! Come back.
has worn low-rise, boot-cut white jeans since and lived to tell the tale.
You heard it here first: “I’m Real”
Pig tails? Check. Chandelier danglies? Check. Diamond-adorned belt? Check. A crop-top that, forget the names of any exes, spells J. Lo across the chest? She can do no wrong.