I Thought This Print Was Done For Good—Then J.Lo Wore It From Head to Toe

Snakeskin and fashion have gone hand-in-hand for a while now, with the print rising back to popularity in 2018 following a major spike in all animal prints, from leopard to cow print. But just as with most trends, the once-ubiquitous pattern has since started to ebb. Or at least, I thought it had until Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Today Show wearing the eye-catching print from head-to-toe. After all, if anyone can turn a trend around, it’s J.Lo. 

For her appearance on the talk show, Lopez wore a look from Roberto Cavalli’s pre-fall ’22 collection, which included a thin turtleneck with thumb holes; a body-con, knee-length dress; and tights—all of which were covered with the same snakeskin print. For further effect, she added a denim-and-snakeskin trench coat on top and point-toe, snakeskin pumps from Le Silla. 

Just as she always does, J.Lo looked beyond perfect, which is why I’m now questioning everything I previously thought about snakeskin’s waning popularity. Who knows? Now that J.Lo’s given the print her stamp of approval in 2022, the print could very well be on its way to top-dog status once again. Get ahead of its rise by shopping the trend below.

On Jennifer Lopez: Roberto Cavalli jacket, dress; Le Silla heels

How cool are these?

This loafers-and-socks combo is unmatched.

Slime-green snakeskin—why not? Shop the matching Rotie Snake-Effect Vegan Leather Straight-Leg Pants ($240).

The prettiest.

Bottega Veneta is on-board with the trend, too. 

Fact: Your outfit can’t be boring if your pants are snakeskin.

This is a such a low-key take on snakeskin.

This color green is so big right now.

A statement topper.

The orange details are *it.*

The back of this vintage tank is completely open. 

An automatic statement-maker.

Slip skirts, like snakeskin apparently, will never go out of style.

Summer, here we come. 

Open Edit rarely misses the mark.

This menswear-inspired top is pretty much perfect.

Peek the little loafer gem.

*Gasps audibly.* . Shop the matching Marley Snake Print High Waist Pants ($338).

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