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Jennifer Lopez is timeless, and so is her style. The Second Act actress has been slaying red carpets ever since she first came to Hollywood. She is now celebrating her 50th birthday and has been in the industry for years, and her style has gotten even better over time. After two decades of being in the spotlight and turning heads in her amazing outfits, J.Lo was chosen to receive the fashion icon award at the 2019 CFDA Awards.

Each year, the board of directors of the Council of Fashion Designers of America chooses a person who has made waves in the fashion industry. "Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power. Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements," CFDA chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said in a statement at the time.

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This recognition is a long time coming for Jen, who has been serving jaw-dropping looks since the early 2000s. For the Grammy Awards in 2000, she showed up on the red carpet and changed the world forever. Her green Versace gown with a plunging neckline became the talk of the night and even inspired Google to create the Google Images section on its site after so many people searched for photos of her in the dress. Talk about impact!

Since then, every time Jennifer attends an event or an awards show, you know you can expect her to show up wearing something magnificent--and she effortlessly blows anyone out of the water with her looks. Need proof? Here are J.Lo's most iconic and ageless fashion moments EVER!

--Gallery written in collaboration with Johanna Ferreira. 

J.Lo was awarded the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDAs in 2019. 1

J.Lo was awarded the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDAs in 2019.

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And with reason! Jennifer Lopez has been killing the fashion game for years, and, of course, she arrived at the event looking like total perfection. She chose a two-piece orange Ralph Lauren design that made her look incredible. Her midsection was on display, and all the focus was on her abs!

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Jen has a thing for Versace. 2

Jen has a thing for Versace.

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She arrived at the 2019 Met Gala in this sparkly, flapper-inspired silver number designed by Versace specifically for her. She paired it with some sky-high platform heels and a matching headpiece.

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J.Lo looked like a vision in this Tom Ford. 3

J.Lo looked like a vision in this Tom Ford.

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Jen attended the 2019 Oscars looking so glamorous while wearing a mirrored, long-sleeved turtleneck gown, proving that she can look like an absolute dream without showing a single inch of skin. 

At the 2000 Grammy Awards, she changed style forever. 4

At the 2000 Grammy Awards, she changed style forever.

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Love it or loathe it, no one will ever forget the plunging green-and-blue print Versace gown J.Lo wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. It made fashion history.

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She was the guest of honor at the 2018 Video Music Awards. 5

She was the guest of honor at the 2018 Video Music Awards.

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When you're being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, you have to look the part! J.Lo did just that when she arrived on the red carpet wearing a gorgeous metallic silver dress that perfectly complemented her fit, golden figure.

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She wore a fierce dress for the 2018 Met Gala. 6

She wore a fierce dress for the 2018 Met Gala.

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Jen completely slayed the 2018 Met Gala in a jeweled Balmain dress. Everything about it was total perfection, and we dare to say it might be one of the best Met Gala dresses ever. 

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She looked so young and fresh in this over-the-top gown. 7

She looked so young and fresh in this over-the-top gown.

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Not many others could've pulled off a look like this one. Jen wore this to her Second Act premiere in 2018 and completely made a statement in her youthful hot pink gown.

Jen attended the 2019 Oscars and looked gorgeous. 8

Jen attended the 2019 Oscars and looked gorgeous.

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She wore a silver dress to the award show, but it was her after-party look that really turned heads. The blue strapless gown looked so gorgeous on her. It's quite possibly one of her best looks ever.

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She rocked this monochromatic look like no other. 9

She rocked this monochromatic look like no other.

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While we're used to seeing her in gowns at award shows, Jen went a little more modern and casual for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. She paired a burgundy skirt with her staple thigh-high boots. She looked so chic.

Jen knows a thing or two about how to rock a naked dress. 10

Jen knows a thing or two about how to rock a naked dress.

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This naked Versace dragon dress that she wore to the 2015 Met Gala was everything. She absolutely loves wearing sheer dresses, and they suit her so well. 

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She also wore a jaw-dropping sheer gown to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. 11

She also wore a jaw-dropping sheer gown to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

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This dress left little to the imagination, but with a body like Jen's, we don't blame her for showing it off.

She has been serving looks at the Met Gala for years. 12

She has been serving looks at the Met Gala for years.

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She stunned at the 2010 Met Gala in breathtaking Zuhair Murad dress. Who says she only does bodycons?

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Her look at the 2011 American Music Awards was so elegant. 13

Her look at the 2011 American Music Awards was so elegant.

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Jennifer had all her famous curves on display at the 2011 American Music Awards. She looked like a total hottie in that see-through black lace Zuhair Murad gown.

She looked amazing at the 2011 Women of the Year Awards. 14

She looked amazing at the 2011 Women of the Year Awards.

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She looked like a goddess wearing a dove-gray Atelier Versace gown that featured a thigh-high slit at the 2011 Women of the Year Awards. Work it, chica!

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Jen looked radiant at the 2011 Met Gala. 15

Jen looked radiant at the 2011 Met Gala.

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Jennifer's over-the-top magenta Gucci gown at the 2011 Met Gala was to die for. Everyone was talking about it for days after.

She wore a stunning emerald gown to the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch event. 16

She wore a stunning emerald gown to the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch event.

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Shortly after her split from ex-husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer attended the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch event in an emerald Emilio Pucci dress that showed off her rock-hard abs. Breakup revenge at its best!

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She looked like a trophy at the 2012 Academy Awards. 17

She looked like a trophy at the 2012 Academy Awards.

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Jennifer wore a super-sheer Zuhair Murad gown at the 2012 Academy Awards and looked so hot, it was easy to cut her some slack for that nip-slip malfunction.

It was all about the leg action at the 2013 Grammy Awards. 18

It was all about the leg action at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

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She turned heads in that thigh-high slit number she wore to the 2013 Grammy Awards. Like it or not, she still had us all talking.

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Jennier Lopez was a total golden goddess at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. 19

Jennier Lopez was a total golden goddess at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

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That gold gown by Zuhair Murad she wore to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards was definitely one of our faves.

We love this simple black ensemble from the 2014 American Idol Finalist Party. 20

We love this simple black ensemble from the 2014 American Idol Finalist Party.

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Did you see her at the American Idol Finalist Party in 2014? That hot LBD was perfection! Check out those sexy cut-outs!

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Her look at the 2014 World Cup is the epitome of her stage fashion. 21

Her look at the 2014 World Cup is the epitome of her stage fashion.

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She killed it during the World Cup opening performance in 2014. That green suit was sick! And a total shout-out to her most iconic of looks at the 2000 Grammys, don't you think? 

She's always a vision in red. 22

She's always a vision in red.

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The pop diva was all glamour at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards wearing a red Donna Karan bodysuit with sexy side panels.

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Jen loves herself a one-piece romper. 23

Jen loves herself a one-piece romper.

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That Jenny From the Block leotard suit she rocked during her 2014 iHeart Radio Pool Party performance was smoking hot!

She looked like an angel in all white at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week. 24

She looked like an angel in all white at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week.

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Jennifer was a vision in white at the Versace show during Paris Fashion Week in July. She looked like a glowing goddess!

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She rocked another beautiful cutout dress at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. 25

She rocked another beautiful cutout dress at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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I still can't get over how stunning Jennifer Lopez looked in that sexy silver dress by Charbel Zoe at the 2014 MTV VMAs. It was epic!

She knew exactly what to wear to the 2014 Fashion Rocks event. 26

She knew exactly what to wear to the 2014 Fashion Rocks event.

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The jumpsuit Jennifer wore to the 2014 Fashion Rocks event showed everything from cleavage and tummy to a whole lot of leg. She worked it!

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This look from the 2006 MTV Movie Awards was different than most. 27

This look from the 2006 MTV Movie Awards was different than most.

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Everyone had something to say about J.Lo's outfit at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. But who else do you know who could rock a sweater dress with a matching head wrap this perfectly?

She has been rocking the best onstage looks for years. 28

She has been rocking the best onstage looks for years.

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Jen loves to wear clothes that make her shine. In recent years, she's been known to wear the most glamorous one-pieces during her shows, including this one-legged catsuit she wore for her It's My Party tour in 2019.

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She has a way of mixing femininity with outright sexiness. 29

She has a way of mixing femininity with outright sexiness.

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The color of this dress she wore to the 2017 Grammys is so soft and feminine, but that high thigh slit raises the bar and adds that level of sexiness she is known for. 

This barely there dress gave fans plenty to talk about. 30

This barely there dress gave fans plenty to talk about.

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Jen showed up at the Premios Billboard de la Musica Latina in 2017 wearing this skin-baring black dress. She honored ex-husband Marc Anthony that night, and if you know you'll be seeing your ex, this is the kind of outfit you need to wear. 

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She looked so regal at the 2017 Met Gala. 31

She looked so regal at the 2017 Met Gala.

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J.Lo can do no wrong. While we might be used to seeing her showing some skin, whenever she wears these elegant type of dresses, it really highlights that there is no look she can't pull off.

Who else can get away with wearing this accessory on the red carpet? 32

Who else can get away with wearing this accessory on the red carpet?

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One thing that makes J.Lo a true fashion icon is her fearlessness when it comes to taking risks. She has the ability to wear something others couldn't get away with, like this hat she wore to the 2019 Grammy Awards, and still pull it off perfectly.

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J.Lo's outfits always look so well put together. 33

J.Lo's outfits always look so well put together.

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There's something so chic about this outfit she wore to Elle's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in 2018. This seems like an outfit that not just anyone could pull off, but she does so effortlessly.

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