It’s official: InStyle‘s redesign is here to stay as the magazine releases yet another cover featuring its revamped masthead. Jennifer Lopez is unveiled as InStyle‘s February 2016 cover star, replacing Viola Davis‘ joyful cover at the newsstand this month. In total contrast, Jennifer goes for a more somber and sultry mood as she gazes down the lens of photographer Greg Kadel. The singer-slash-actress wears an Acne Studios sweater teamed with a Calvin Klein skirt on the cover, styled by Melissa Rubini.
The cover, however, raised a lot of questions with our forum members. “I think Jennifer is truly beautiful but that image doesn’t do much for me at all. It also does look very Glamour!” criticized honeycombchild straight away.
“Wow, what a Glamour cover!” agreed MON.
“Jennifer’s British Marie Claire cover looked way better than this. This is too dark and moody for February. There’s also way too many different fonts on the cover – let’s leave that for Vogue Netherlands, please. Lastly, I find it interesting how InStyle is screaming ‘Love Your Body’ when they decided to crop Jennifer’s career-defining hips in favour of nicely toned arms and belly,” ranted an underwhelmed Benn98.
Echoing the same opinion was Handbag Queen: “Jennifer’s cover sure looks like a fall issue cover. That sweater and the way she has her arms aren’t working for me.”
Forum member tigerrouge wasn’t buying it either, declaring, “She looks more like an insecure victim in a horror movie than the powerhouse that she is. I suppose it makes a change that she’s dressed down, but when it comes to Jennifer, glamour and glitz is what I expect.”
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