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The grand mistress of the look remains J Lo with the flimsy green Versace that she wore to the 2000 Grammys (it has its own Wikipedia entry), which says a lot about its popularity in the fashion stakes since. This season, brands as diverse as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Tod’s are bringing it back and putting their own spin on it: pretty with a touch of vintage; French party girl; AM-to-PM elegance. None are as risque as Jen’s (no up-to-there leg split), which only means they’re more forgiving. After years of hiding the feminine form under layers of athleisure and normcore, such sophisticated sex appeal is a welcome win for womanly dressing. – KYS
Silk satin georgette dress with crystal applique, $26,940, and patent leather d’Orsays, $1,390, Gucci. (Opposite) Embroidered lace blouse, $11,700, and embroidered velvet miniskirt, $3,900, Givenchy. Stockings, stylist’s own
Michael Kors Collection silk shirt, wool blazer, and viscose skirt with sequins, Michael Kors. Patent leather d’Orsays, $1,390, Gucci
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello silkblend romper, $5,090, and suede boots, $2,830, Saint Laurent
Prices unavailable unless stated
Photography Vee Chin Styling Imran Jalal Hair & Makeup Ling Hongling Model Iris/Mannequin