Jennifer Lopez in 1997's Selena


Private Icon: Jennifer Lopez In Selena

How to get the quintessential Selena Quintanilla style.

Jennifer Lopez is now a superstar, but back in 1997 she was a relatively unknown actor as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the biopic on the “Queen of Tajeno.” Decades later, the film’s fashion (by costume designer Elisabetta Beraldo) still holds up. Ahead, take a look back at Selena’s best outfits.

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Even off the stage, J.Lo as Selena still had A+ style.

A classic white crop top you'll want to wear with everything.

Stay Free
Straight To Hell

A Western shirt is a must-have when channeling the Tejano star.

Bae Boyfriend Crop Jeans
Universal Standard

Now's the time to embrace white jeans.

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Including Selena’s iconic jumpsuit was a no-brainer for the film.

Lyanna Jumpsuit
Sachin & Babi

A more formal version of the Selena jumpsuit (but still over-the-top sparkly).

Swap sparkling sequins for string details and still make a stylish statement.

A more versatile, off-stage version of Selena’s famous performance look.


A show-stopping rhinestoned bra and baker cap.

A hand-studded sparkling bustier.


Flared black denim with a removable belt.

You can't forget the hat.

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