Credit ‘Wear’ Credit is Due – Jennifer Lopez


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

Did you hear that People magazine this week named singer/actress Jennifer Lopez the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman?”

Good for her.  I wouldn’t say that I am a huge fan, and I might be the only person on the planet who doesn’t watch “American Idol” (never seen a single episode). 

But I do like J-Lo.   

Hearing of People’s award, I was reminded of a couple of J-Lo movies I like a lot: “Out of Sight” in which she plays an FBI agent hot on the trail of fugitive George Clooney (1998), and “Shall We Dance?” in which she plays a ballroom dance instructor opposite Richard Gere (2004).
Jennifer Lopez, far left, and Richard Gere star in Shall We Dance?

I know she’s played many good roles in other movies, but I especially like the above-mentioned ones because she wears sheer nude pantyhose (and quite beautifully) in them.  That, and they are very entertaining movies. 

Jennifer Lopez and husband, Marc Anthony

I really don’t know about J-Lo’s wardrobe in any of her other movies.  I did find a few pics of her wearing pantyhose during public appearances, right, so that makes me like her all the more. 

Of course, I love it when the stars wear pantyhose in their TV or movie roles.  Assuming they choose to (as opposed to being told to by the show’s costumer), it makes me think they are professional, or at least have good taste.  

But, before I decide whether I really like a celebrity, I look to see how many pics, if any, I can find of her wearing pantyhose during public appearances.  That tells me whether she really has any class or not.

A case in point:  One of People’s “Top 25 Most Beautiful” is Dana Delany.  I wasn’t familiar with her until her new show, “Body of Proof,” aired earlier this month.  Apparently, she’s known for her legs, and she knows how to show them off in pantyhose and heels. 

I didn’t know she was in “Desperate Housewives,” because that’s another show I don’t watch, so I have no idea whether she wore pantyhose on that show. 

Dana Delany

Since she’s known for her legs, I wanted to see if I could find some pics of her wearing pantyhose in public appearances, but I found only one (left). 

Of course, that bothers me.  I mean I am glad that she wears when she’s on-screen, but for all I know, that’s the show’s costume designer’s decision, not her’s. 

To me, if she most often chooses not to wear in public, I’m not impressed. 

An even better example is Sarah Shahi of “Fairly Legal” (below).  Cute show, and Sarah is gorgeous.  I really liked her as a detective on “Life,” but she always wore slacks in that role. 

In “Fairly Legal,” she plays a professional mediator who serves high profile clients looking to avoid lawsuits.  Her character is dressed impeccably except for the bare legs thing. 

Sarah Sashi stars in TVs Fairly Legal.

That seems so unrealistic to me, and it pisses me off that she, or the show’s costumer, is so naïve as to dress her character, who is otherwise adorable and charming, in such an unprofessional manner.  Hard for me to like that show.

More than anything, I hate when stars succumb to what they believe is the “style” or what they think is “fashionable,” and since they are expected to be the most hip among us, they must feel some pressure to “go along” rather than doing what they surely know is right. 

Clearly, there are many classy stars (seasoned and newcomers) who often wear pantyhose whenever they appear on the red carpet, at a publicity event, on a late night talk show, or on a TV commercial.  One such star who does so every time without fail is Julianna Margulies.  To me, that shows so much professionalism and class.  

What do you think about Jennifer Lopez being named People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman?”  Whom would you have chosen?  Send me your comments and let us know.

Think you know me pretty well by now from reading my blog posts?  Whom do you think I would have chosen?