Jennifer Lopez Or Britney Spears: Whose Sparkly Nude Performance Outfit Was Best?

Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears

Jennifer Lopez performing at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 and Britney Spears performing at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, 2000.
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It's the performance that broke the Internet. Jennifer Lopez took to the 2011 American Music Awards stage for a show-stopping set which included two on-stage wardrobe changes, a staircase of shirtless man-candy, and a baubled dancing cane. To say the very least, our minds were blown. J.Lo went HAM, bodying the entire audience with an inspired dance routine. #flygirls4eva! She opened in a gauzy, leopard print cape-slash-gown from Giambattista Valli's 2011 fall/winter collection, with slow dramatic movements that reminded us a little of Florence and the Machine. A swift sleight of hand trick, and she was transformed into the glamazon Jenny from the block that we know and love, clad in GOBS of glittering fringe that caught so much dazzling light and movement. AND THEN, that came off to reveal a nude bodysuit decked out and bedazzled with so many strategically placed crystals. But it wasn't just J.Lo's rousing performance that had everyone abuzz. Watching Jennifer go hard in all that nude sparkly goodness couldn't help but conjure up memories of Britney Spears's iconic outfit on stage at the 2000 VMAs.

Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears

Jennifer Lopez performing at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 and Britney Spears performing at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, 2000.
Photo: Getty Images

Seeing them side-by-side, it's easier to delineate. J.Lo's rocking a full-on catsuit while Brit's was more of a bra and pants and vaguely thong-strap-esque situation. The sentiment, we think, is all the same though: LOUCHE, glittery HOTTness in which you can dance your face off. And make no mistake, both ladies did just that in these outfits. While we do have a bit of a bias and a single-tear shedding nostalgic attachment to BritBrit's verzh, we have to give Jennifer her kudos for a TRULY entertaining performance. Real talk, guys, that was really REALLY fun to watch. Since we're so indecisive, we'll leave it up to you. Which one of these sparkly nude performance outfits was best?

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