Chances are, you remember the dress. Lopez wore a tropical, green Versace gown with a neckline that plunged past her bellybutton to the Grammys in 2000, and it was instantly iconic. In fact, the dress inspired Google Image Search; the day after the Grammys, Lopez's dress was "the most popular search query" Google had ever seen. In response, Google had the idea to let users search for images. So the dress has made not only fashion history, but also tech history.
Now, activewear brand Niyama Sol is selling limited edition leggings in a print based on the famous Versace number. "We noticed that Jennifer had been quietly wearing our leggings for over a year," Allison Hart, Niyama Sol creative director and co-founder, tells SELF. "She had been spotted nearly everywhere, in all types of fitness or street looks, pairing our leggings with her everyday looks to rehearsals, to coffee dates, and to her workouts." Hart decided that Lopez "epitomized what [they] wanted the brand to represent: wearability from studio to street with ease."
The decision to create a pair of leggings based on Lopez's dress was "natural for us," says Hart. "[The Versace-inspired print] is basically our thank you to her for making our leggings more of a household name."
The brand regularly releases leggings influenced by art, music, travel, and culture, honoring artists from Basquiat to Bowie in their prints.
"We are constantly influenced by pop-culture artists, whether music, street art, contemporary art, or textile designs, from around the globe," says Hart. She views the designs as a way to connect fitness to a deeper emotion, whether it's working out with your favorite artist on your outfit or reminding you of a gorgeous vacation sunset. "That's what makes the brand so special—[we hope to create] a deep, emotional connection with each design," says Hart.
Check out these Niyama Sol prints that'll help you add some pop-culture flair to your athleisure:
The J.Lo-inspired leggings have already sold out once, but are currently restocked and available for purchase. Bonus: They're J.Lo approved. Lopez herself gave the leggings a shoutout on her Instagram story.
Joplin Endless Legging, $ 92
A Janis Joplin-inspired print worthy of a trip to Woodstock and a flower crown. These leggings are also made from 84 percent recycled materials.
These Basquiat-inspired leggings are where "pop culture and social and political commentary" meet. Customers also get to choose to donate 10 percent of sales to one of the following charities: The National Park Foundation, International Children Arts Foundation, or Off the Mat Into the World Yoga.
Stardust Endless Legging, $ 92
Remember David Bowie with these Ziggy Stardust-inspired leggings, feature the Bowie lightning bolt, a laser kitty, and plenty of space imagery.