And now she gets her due on Monday as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. The program will air at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as other streaming services.
It’ll be a big moment for J-Lo, and it leads up to a history of the diva bringing head-turning looks at the awards show.
Back in 2000, Lopez was already a style icon, with a white bandana that wrapped her braided hair, and a cropped, bedazzled tank top. Her hoop earrings, lettered necklace and chain belt were just the perfect finishing touches for a new millennium outfit.
On her feet, J-Lo chose a pair of strappy, skinny silver sandals under her boot cut white jeans.
In 2006, the singer’s style seemed to have changed exponentially, growing beyond the mid-2000s basic look.
In a sparkly mini-dress with matching head-wrap, she still kept up with the trends of the time in her heeled, patent leather, over-the-knee boots.
Lopez went for a scandalous, cutout Charbel Zoe glittering dress for the 2014 VMAs. The revealing gown with a thigh-high slit showed off her toned bod and coordinated sparkling heels.