Taylor Swift Style: From Country Princess to Red Carpet Mainstay
Date October 7, 2014
With her much-anticipated album 1989 dropping in less than a month, there’s no question Taylor Swift has captured the buzz, yet again. At only 24 years old, the country-turned-pop star’s resume is already populated with plenty of music accolades as well as a perfume line, an education centre and most recently the key advisor spot on The Voice. Her relatable, super-catchy song lyrics plus her loveable personality (this Tumblr is proof) may make us believe she’s just like us, but we know for a fact she is anything but your regular girl when it comes to her wardrobe.
Back in the day, déjà vu hit us every time the country singer stepped out on the red carpet, showing us every form of sparkly dress known to man. But gone are the days of wearing custom-made prom queen dresses and cowboy boots. These days, T-Swift is all about topping best-dressed lists with her sexy yet elegant red carpet looks.
The singer-songwriter has definitely come a long way since her red carpet debut (cue this vampy CMAs outfit circa 2006) with Zuhair Murad, J. Mendel, Reem Acra being her go-to designers nowadays. While Swift does no wrong when it comes to her tried-and-trued glittery dresses or form fitting outfits, Old Hollywood glamour suits her to a T. Such was the case at the 2014 Met Gala, when she arrived pretty in pink in Oscar de la Renta. Her red and pink Monique Lhuillier gown at The Giver premiere was pretty unforgettable too.
But the singer is no stranger to throwing a fastball every so often. Crop top ensembles and thigh-high slits may have been head-turners once upon a time, but the starlet really got the Internet talking when she walked the 2014 VMAs red carpet in nothing but a Mary Katrantzou body suit and Elie Saab booties. Talk about shaking things
From country princess to red carpet mainstay, we’re taking you through our November cover girl’s style evolution, one look at a time. Never want to miss a Taylor Swift outfit? Fret not, Swifties. We’ll be updating this gallery with every new red carpet appearance. We promise.
Taylor Swift Fashion CMAs 2006
November 6, 2006: Stepping out at her first red carpet event, Taylor Swift looked particularly vampy black outfit at the 2006 CMA Awards, complete with matching evening gloves.
Taylor Swift Fashion ACM 2007
May 15, 2007: Probably writing her hit single Love Story at the time, the country singer dressed up as Juliet at the 2007 ACM Awards wearing a customized Sandi Spika gown.
Taylor Swift Fashion CMAs 2007
November 7, 2007: Taylor Swift arrived at the 2007 CMA Awards looking like a Disney princess–particularly Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Taylor Swift Fashion Grammys 2008
February 8, 2010: Once favouring pageant-like dresses for all red carpet events, Taylor Swift wore a customized lilac gown by Sandi Spika for the 2008 Grammys.
Taylor Swift Fashion Met Gala 2008
May 5, 2008: The country star was every bit the golden girl at the 2008 Met Gala wearing an all-inclusive Badgley Mischka ensemble that included of a gorgeous gold and bronze ombre sequin and crystal fishtail gown.
Taylor Swift Fashion CMAs 2008
November 12, 2008: Working her trademark look, Swifty wore a custom sparkly creation by Kaufman Franco at the 2008 CMA Awards.
Taylor Swift Fashion Grammys 2009
February 8, 2009: Surprising everyone, Taylor Swift didn’t show up in her usual sparkly numbers but instead went head-to-toe black at the 2009 Grammys. Wearing another Kaufman Franco piece, this time she opted for a jersey gown that features leather trimming in the bodice. The singer finished off with jewels by her soon-to-become fave jewellery designer, Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion CMAs 2009
November 11, 2009: If Taylor Swift was running for prom queen, she’d definitely take the crown with this gold strapless Reem Acra Fall 2009 gown at the 2009 CMA Awards.
Taylor Swift Fashion Grammys 2010
January 31, 2010: Shining bright at the 2010 Grammys, the songstress picked a blue sequined gown by Kaufman Franco for the big night. Adding to the drama, she teamed it with extravagant earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion Met Gala 2010
May 3, 2010: At the 2010 Met Gala, Taylor Swift worked a romantic white georgette creation by Ralph Lauren that featured beaded details. Strappy heels by the American designer and minimal jewellery by Fred Leighton completed her outfit.
Taylor Swift Fashion CMA awards 2010
November 10, 2010: The young country singer was a lady in red at the 2010 CMAs wearing a customized Monique Lhuillier strapless dress that featured a thigh-high slit. She completed the sultry look with earrings by Neil Lane and strappy heels by Jimmy Choo.
Taylor Swift Fashion AMAS 2010
November 21, 2010: All eyes may have been the debut of her new straight ‘do, but T-Swift certainly rocked a gorgeous beaded mini dress by Collette Dinnigan and heeled sandals by Jimmy at the 2010 AMAs.
Taylor Swift Fashion Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011
February 27, 2011: T-Swift went ultra-short for the Vanity Fair Oscars 2011. Dressed in a Zuhair Murad Spring 2011 beaded strapless dress, she accessorized with Jimmy Choo peep-toed pumps and clutch.
Taylor Swift Fashion Met Gala 2011
May 2, 2011: Keeping her sequined numbers at home, the country princess arrived at the 2011 Met Gala in a dramatic bespoke gown by one of her favourite designers: J. Mendel. Minimal jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz finished off her look.
Taylor Swift Fashion AMAS 2011
November 20, 2011: Swifty sparkled in a strapless Reem Acra gown at the 2011 AMAs. While she accessorized with gold Jimmy Choo heeled sandals, the singer added a pop of colour with a pair of emerald green earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion Grammys 2012
February 12, 2012: Taylor Swift wore yet another sparkly gown but this time upping the ante in a Zuhair Murad Fall 2011 Couture gown at the 2012 Grammys, which she paired perfectly with Prada heels.
Taylor Swift Fashion New Years Eve 2013
December 31, 2012: Performing on Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve at Times Square, Taylor Swift wore a sequined red motorcycle jacket by Iro, black leather pants by Saint Laurent and knee-high leather boots by Jimmy Choo.
Taylor Swift Fashion Peoples Choice Awards 2013
January 9, 2013: At the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, T-Swift got jaws dropping when she showed up in a show-stopping white Ralph Lauren gown that consisted of a plunging neckline. Statement blue drop earrings by Sutra and d’orsay pumps by Christian Louboutin completed her outfit.
Taylor Swift Fashion Golden Globes 2013
January 14, 2013: Rarely stepping out in this plum shade, Swift wore this dramatic Donna Karan Atelier piece at the 2013 Golden Globes.
Taylor Swift fashion Grammys 2013
February 10, 2013: For the 2013 Grammys, Taylor Swift looked elegant in a Grecian-inspired white dress by J. Mendel from the Spring 2013 collection and silver heels by Jimmy Choo.
Taylor Swift Fashion Brit Awards 2013
February 20, 2013: The country songstress got heads turning in a floor-length black Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2013 dress at the 2013 Brit Awards that featured sheer panels in the shoulders and skirt. Keeping things simple in the accessories department, Swift completed the look with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Neil Lane ring and a gold belt.
Taylor Swift Fashion Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet
April 7, 2013: Taylor Swift went glitzy glam in a Dolce & Gabbana form-fitting dress at the 2013 ACM Awards. Making sure her dress got all the attention, she kept her jewellery at a minimum with only a pair of earrings by Norman Silverman and ring by Le Vian.
Taylor Swift Fashion Met Gala 2013
May 6, 2013: Channeling her inner punk for the 2013 Met Gala, Swift nailed it in a dramatic black gown by J. Mendel, which featured a bedazzling neckline. She topped it all off with a miniaudiere by the designer and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion MMVA 2013
June 16, 2013: Showing off her body (and her legs!), T-Swift wore a Herve Leger white mini bandage dress with black piping details at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards. The songstress accessorized her ensemble with minimal amount of jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira, as well as a pair of black gladiator sandals by Christian Louboutin.
Taylor Swift Fashion VMAs 2013
August 25, 2013: At the 2013 MTV VMAs, Taylor Swift wore a signature bandage midnight-blue gown by Herve Leger, complete with sparkling beads on the bodice and a plunging neckline. She accessorized with black and blue platform pumps by Prada, statement earrings and bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz and a simple black leather envelope clutch by Smythson.
Taylor Swift Fashion TIFF 2013
September 9, 2013: T-Swift was every bit the picture of youth in a mini cut out dress by Calvin Klein at the One Chance after party during TIFF 2013. Simple jewels by Cathy Waterman and metallic Giuseppe Zannotti heeled sandals to complete the clean look.
Taylor Swift Fashion Education Centre Opening
October 12, 2013: Taylor Swift wore a black Elie Saab Fall 2013 dress and burgundy Miu Miu heels at the unveiling of the Taylor Swift Education Centre in Nashville. Red C jewels completed her sophisticated look.
Taylor Swift Fashion Singer Songwriter Award 2013
October 12, 2013: Shimmering in a sheath dress by Houghton from the Spring 2013 collection and Christian Louboutin silver heels, Taylor Swift accepted her sixth Songwriter/Artist of the year award presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Taylor Swift Fashion Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2013
November 13, 2013: Performing with the Fall Out Boys for the British Invasion segment of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Taylor Swift showed off some British pride in a head-to-toe Union Jack-inspired outfit, complete with a top hat fascinator and matching booties.
Taylor Swift Fashion Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2013
November 13, 2013: Blending right in with the rest of the models, the singer performed in a bespoke sparkly bejewelled mini dress and Nicholas Kirkwood heels for the Snow Angels segment of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Taylor Swift Fashion AMAs 2013
November 24, 2013: Swift was golden at the 2013 AMAs wearing a metallic mini number by Julien Macdonald that consisted of a nude triangular panel in the bodice. The singer continued the sparkly theme down to her Jimmy Choo strappy metallic heels.
Taylor Swift Fashion Winter Whites Gala
November 26, 2013: The songstress stunned in a floor-grazing white Reem Acra Spring 2014 gown at the Winter Whites Gala in Kensington Palace where Prince William played host. Perfect for the night’s theme, Swift’s dress featured a silver embellished bodice and modestly accessorized with platinum jewellery by Rene Caovilla, Swarovski crystal heels and a clutch by Jenny Packham.
Taylor Swift Fashion Golden Globes 2014
January 13, 2014: At the 2014 Golden Globes, the songstress chose a Carolina Hererra Pre-Fall 2014 dress that featured a raspberry pink ball-gown skirt for the night. She kept it effortless with a pair of sandals by Christian Louboutin, a clutch by Jimmy Choo and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion Grammys 2014
January 26, 2014: Taylor Swift looked statuesque in a silver column Gucci Première dress with embellishments. She accessorized with heels by Jimmy Choo and jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor Swift Fashion Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014
March 2, 2014: Stepping out in a particularly vampier look than usual, Swift wore a sparkly black long-sleeve floor-length dress that features a sheer back detail by Julien Macdonald. An Emm Kuo clutch, Tamara Mellon suede sandals and a Lorraine Schwartz statement ruby and diamond ring complete her sultry outfit.
Taylor Swift Fashion ACM Awards 2014
April 6, 2014: Possibly inspired by her super model besties, Taylor Swift arrived at the 2014 ACM Awards showing some serious skin in a two-piece ensemble (with a thigh-high slit) by J. Mendel.
Taylor Swift Fashion Met Gala 2014
May 6, 2014: Taylor Swift arrived pretty in pink at the 2014 Met Gala. Wearing a custom Oscar de la Renta embellished satin gown for the night, she finished off with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin peep-toed pumps.
Taylor Swift Fashion Teen Choice Awards 2014
August 10, 2014: Taylor Swift arrived at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in a Novis Spring 2014 green and black tweed matching set. She accessorized with Effy gold hoop earrings, an Ivy ring and Charlotte Olympia knotted sandals for a perfect summery look.
taylor swift fashion the giver premiere
August 11, 2014: Taylor Swift wore a red and pink colour block gown by Monique Lhuillier from the Resort 2015 collection at The Giver New York premiere. The singer continued the colour scheme down to her shoes, which were a pair of nude suede pumps by Casadei, and completed the look with Sylva & Cie rings and Brumani ear climbers.
Taylor Swift Fashion VMAs 2014
August 25, 2014: Taylor Swift shook things up on the MTV VMA red carpet in a figure skater-esque body suit from the Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 collection. She finished off with a pair of Elie Saab booties and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Taylor Swift fashion iHeart Radio Music Festival
September 19, 2014: Taylor Swift worked a sexy look that consisted of a white tube top and red mini skirt from the Calvin Klein Resort 2015 collection at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. She colour coordinated with tri-colour strappy heels by Christian Louboutin and finished off with diamond jewellery: a Le Vian ring and Sethi Couture earrings.
Taylor Swift Fashion 2014 CBC Radio
October 24, 2014: Taylor Swift performed at CBC Radio’s We Can Survive, wearing semi-sheer crop top and hip-hugging white high-waisted shorts.
Taylor Swift Fashion David Letterman
October 28, 2014: Taylor arrives at the David Letterman show wearing a sequin embellished Antonio Berardi dress and Giuseppe Zannoti pumps.
Taylor Swift Fashion Sirius XM
October 29, 2014: Taylor wears a Marco de Vincenzo rib-knit sweater and rainbow metallic skirt to the 1989 Town Hall airing at Siriux Xm Studios in New York City.
Taylor Swift Fashion Good Morning America
October 30, 2014: Taylor Swift performs at Good Morning America in NYC wearing diamond patterned bodysuit and high-waist shorts by Sass & Bide.
Taylor Swift Fashion Good Morning America 2014
November 11, 2014: Taylor Swift attends Good Morning America wearing a matching black jacquard top and skirt from the Calvin Klein Resort 2015 collection.
Taylor Swift style: From country princess to red carpet mainstay
November 23, 2014: Taylor Swift attends the 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, wearing Michael Kors.
Taylor Swift Victoria’s Secret Fashion show 2014
December 2, 2014: Taylor Swift performs on the runway at the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London, England.
Taylor Swift Victoria’s Secret after party 2014
December 2, 2014: Taylor Swift wears a Murad Couture gown at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show after party in London.
Taylor Swift KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2014
December 5, 2014: Taylor Swift arrives at the KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles wearing Romona Keveza.
Celebrity Style Taylor Swift Jinge Bell Ball 2014
December 7, 2014: Taylor Swift wears a red Sachin & Babi printed mini dress to the Jingle Bell Ball in London, England.
Taylor Swift z100s jingle ball 2014
December 12, 2014: Taylor Swift wears a Reem Acra dress at z100s Jingle Ball in New York.
taylor swift new years eve 2014
December 31, 2014: Taylor Swift braved the cold during her Dick Clark New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest performance at Times Square wearing a metallic jacket, crop top and pants by Jessica Jones and Joseph Cassell. She finished the look with custom sparkly black booties by Carlo Pazolini.
taylor swift golden globes 2015 after party
January 11, 2015: Taylor Swift worked sweet and girly at the InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party. Her party ensemble consisted of a canary-yellow dress by Jenny Packham from the Spring 2015 collection, a Jimmy Choo box clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Taylor Swift style
February 8, 2015: Taylor wears Elie Saab on the 57th Annual Grammy Awards red carpet.
taylor swift snl 40th celebration
February 15, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a baby blue Azzaro Spring 2014 dress with cut-outs teamed with Jimmy Choo heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration.
taylor swift oscar de la renta fall 2015
February 17, 2015: Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta at the designer labe’s Fall 2015 show.
taylor swift elle style awards 2015
February 24, 2015: T-Swift in Julien Macdonald, Giuseppe Zanotti heeled sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Ofira bands at the Elle Style Awards 2015 in London.
taylor swift brit awards 2015
February 25, 2015: Taylor Swift in a Roberto Cavalli Atelier gown at the 2015 Brit Awards.
taylor swift 2015 iheart radio awards
March 29, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a little black dress by Kaufmanfranco, consisting of micro beads and cut-outs, and teams it with a pair of Tamara Mellon shoes and rings by Rachel Katz and Porter Lyons at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
taylor swift 2015 acm awards
April 19, 2015: Taylor Swift wears an ice-blue Reem Acra Spring 2015 gown with Brian Atwood platform sandals and jewels by Luna Rossa and Doves by Doron Paloma at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Taylor Swift 1989 Tour Tokyo
May 5, 2015: Taylor Swift kicks off her 1989 World Tour in Tokyo.
Taylor Swift 1989 Tour Tokyo
May 5, 2015: Taylor Swift takes the stage for her first show of the 1989 World Tour.
Taylor Swift 1989 Tour Tokyo
May 5, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a black jumper on stage in Tokyo.
taylor swift billboard music awards 2015
May 17, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a glitzy white jumpsuit from the Balmain Spring 2015 collection and completes it with an Edie Parker ‘Bad Blood’ black clutch at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
taylor swift mtv vmas 2015
August 30, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a two-piece Ashish ensemble paired with Christian Louboutin heels to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
taylor swift mtv vmas 2015 performance
August 30, 2015: Taylor Swift wears a sparkly red Yousef Al Jasmi dress for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards opening number with Nicki Minaj.
taylor swift grammys 2016
February 15, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a two-piece Atelier Versace look to the 2016 Grammys.
taylor swift Oscars 2016 after party
February 28, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a black Alexandre Vauthier gown to the 2016 Oscar after party hosted by Vanity Fair.
taylor swift iheart radio awards 2016
April 3, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a black sequinned Saint Laurent jumpsuit and belt paired with Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toed shoes to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
taylor swift met gala 2016
May 2, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a silver Louis Vuitton cut-out dress, lace-up boots and clutch paired with Mattia Cielo, Eva Fehren and Borgioni jewellery to the 2016 Met Gala.
taylor swift bmi pop awards 2016
May 10, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a leopard print Monique Lhuillier gown paird with Stuart Weitzman shoes, an Anya Hindmarch clutch and a Noudar choker to the 2016 BMI Pop Awards.
Taylor Swift Burberry Rucksack May 24th
May 24, 2016: Taylor Swift wears a grey zip-up hoodie, black leggings, neon orange Nike sneakers and a mauve Burberry Rucksack while shopping in Los Angeles.
September 16, 2016: Taylor Swift in a striped top and maroon skirt paired with a Burberry Bridle Bag while leaving her apartment in New York City.