Clearly, Jennifer Lopez can’t get enough of the visible-thong trend, also known as the whale tail. The style—which was in heavy rotation in the early aughts on stars such as Christina Milian, Halle Berry, and Paris Hilton—was spotted on J.Lo earlier this year when she debuted a pair of gray, low-rise trousers with hip cutouts akin to an exposed thong. Now, she’s done it again, but this time, she didn’t wear pants that looked like a whale tail. She wore the real thing.
On Saturday, while performing at the 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Ohio, J.Lo donned a black-and-silver studded thong from Dolce & Gabbana, which peeked out from below her low-rise satin pants. With the exposed lingerie item, she wore a matching bra top, a blue coat from AZ Factory’s spring/summer 2022 collection, and a belt that might look familiar if you, like so many of us, watched Sex and the City on repeat. Indeed, the Hustlers star wore a bare-midriff belt, the accessory made famous by Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) on season four, episode 15 of the iconic series. To jog your memory, Parker’s character wore a cropped, light-pink blouse with a low-rise, lime-green midi skirt and a matching belt that was secured around her naked stomach. Suffice to say, it was a highly disputed style choice. Even the show’s costume designer, Patricia Field, said in a 2018 interview with Repeller that the accessory was “obnoxious.” Leave it to J.Lo to check off every controversial trend in one single outfit.
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