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Updated on Aug 21, 2018. Posted on Aug 20, 2018

Jennifer Lopez's Best MTV Video Music Awards Fashion Looks

Jennifer Lopez has decided to NOT let anyone catch a break — she's still slaying the red carpet twenty years later.

On Monday, August 20th, Jennifer Lopez is accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. And while we are excited that J.Lo is being honored for her musical work, I want to know what she is going to WERK on that red carpet, honey!

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This is me exploring the metaphysical concepts of Jennifer Lopez's closet and how she may just pop out, and we're really not ready.

What I love is that J.Lo kills the red carpet. Every. Time. But here's a look back on Lopez's epic style evolution at the VMAs:

1998

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Jenny from the block hit the ground running, stepping out in this leather maxi skirt and a metallic halter top that showed us a very young (and toned) J.Lo.

1999

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Jen has a love of leather, and honestly who's going to judge her?! She pulled the metallic halter top and a black leather skirt again, but she's undeniably STUN.NING.

2000

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This was pinnacle early 2000s R&B style. I don't know anyone who didn't want to rock an all-white outfit like this after J.Lo, even if we couldn't wear the short Sean John crop top or pull off the bedazzled bandana. Also, this was one of my favorite hip-hop couples of all time.

2001

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By this point, Jennifer Lopez and fiancé Cris Judd looked like two sweet Bohemians roaming through, which I completely stan. Lopez wore a Roberto Vacalli mini dress, thigh-high boots, and a floppy hat. Love.

2002

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THIS was the moment I knew Jennifer Lopez was not playing with us anymore when it came to style. Who is going to give you little black dress vibes like this, with a plunging neckline and angles on angles?

2004

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This look had a lot of moving parts, but sometimes more is more and you just have to wear feathered heels, a sequin halter dress, and a bold-ass hat. Why not?

2006

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J.Lo gave us legs and '60s glam in this sparkly silver mini dress with a matching headscarf.

2009

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This is when we really started to see Jennifer pawp out with the angles and the reveals. So yes, she was going to slay in a halter babydoll dress, and caged cheetah booties. Because why the heck not?!

2014

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Jenny took a five-year break from the VMAs, but when showed back up, she SHOWED BACK UP. She stepped out on the red carpet in this cutout silver gown, showing us that she had not lost it — whatever "it" is.

J.Lo, make all the fashion kids proud tonight!