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Jennifer Lopez connects to '80s style

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Jennifer Lopez connects to '80s style

Jennifer Lopez "connected" most with the '80s style in the 'Ain't Your Mama' video, according to stylist Mariel Haenn.

The 46-year-old singer, who released the music video to her latest single on Friday (06.05.16) which sees her sport ensembles symbolic to every decade, preferred the 1980s era the most because it was the period she could easily relate to.

Speaking to PEOPLE about Jennifer's favourite wardrobe choices from the video, Mariel said: "I would say definitely the '80s. I mean, every single one of them was fun, but the '80s she sort of connected to. I think because she was a young girl in the '80s and she could relate to those styles, and the hair and the makeup and everything.

Mariel allowed the 'Shades of Blue' actress to experiment with other signature styles during filming.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the outfits, Mariel said: "We really went with the classic '50s housewife, and then the '60s we went with the secretary look, sort of 'Mad Men' inspired. Then '70s we went with like a Norma Rae type feeling. '80s we did 'Working Girl', and then her dance look was just a modern day J. Lo. I think as far as styling goes, we got to do literally almost every era that you would ever want to.

"We kind of, sort of agreed from the beginning that we didn't want it to feel like a costume.

"There were some earrings that just took it a little too far and it made it really funny, versus just a cool outfit. And we made sure not to push it too far ... We wanted to make sure that it didn't feel like we were making fun of anything."

The mother of two - who has twins Maximilian and Emme, both eight years old, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony - adorned the Nine to Five boots from Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik Denim Desserts range to dance in, although she usually wears boots with thicker heels.

Speaking about the thigh high stilettos, Mariel said: "That last look was supposed to be something different, and then we wound up featuring the boots in that scene. She's [Jennifer's] a trooper. At first I was like, 'That's a lot of dancing. I don't know if you'll be able to dance in these.' But she did.

"They're really high, and usually when she wears heels for dancing, she likes a thicker heel because it's more support. But she's always a trooper to make it happen for the shot."