Category: dress

Leaving @Madonna’s Madame X show w/ Antoni Porowski | New York City, NY | October 12, 2019

Free People ‘Zoe Swit Dress’ – $227.00

Bringing the fall vibes via this cozy PSL number. Is anyone else reminded of her Elizabeth and James cropped orange sweater from October 2016? Her repeated usage of grounding such a bold look with black accessories is also a lovely callback to that previous look which used black denim, boots, and bag to anchor the autumnal dose of burnt orange.

Worn with: Etro bag

Saturday Night Live | October 5, 2019

Kevin Germanier ‘Recycled Glitter Ruffle Satin Slip Dress’ – $2,811.00

Would absolutely love to see Taylor wear this blazer by the same brand or matching skirt at some point in the future. 

Worn with: Area earrings

Get the look: Revolve, $178.00

Saturday Night Live | October 5, 2019

Manish Arora Spring 2019 dress

The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon | October 3, 2019

Each Other ‘Deconstructed Off the Shoulder Tailoring Dress’ – €850.00

I was personally convinced that this look was custom Monse — but here we are! 

Someone asked the other day if I had thoughts regarding Taylor’s style transformation so far during the Lover era and if it’s a regression to the tougher styling that we saw during rep

Sometimes, it’s a good thing to delay thoughts because while I still am very much not a fan of the look as presented, with time comes an opportunity to really slow down and assess not just what a lewk looks like — but what that lewk is trying to say. To that end, I think it’s really great for Taylor to have multiple facets to an era’s style (I think we can all remember in era’s past when the style for that time period was much more formulaic and uniform. see: 1989 co-ord sets). It symbolizes natural human complexity. An entire body of work like an album isn’t always just about one thing, but about the many facets of many things. We saw this style dichotomy with rep as well because that album had a surface-level message (toughness, bombastic, in-your-face edginess as presented by lots of black and leather and snakeskin) but an iceberg-level deep message too (the ice melting feeling of tentatively finding a real true love, finding happiness and peace in that feeling as presented by sparkles and rainbows). That’s still very much a part of Lover’s story. 

This album represents a huge shift for Taylor: full ownership of her material, a fierce protectiveness over what she values and holds dear following a fight to the death to keep it around, an older and wearier and more wary pop star still spooked by the media. We’re seeing that here as she flirts between pastels, ruffles, and butterflies and these stronger, masculine-inspired suited looks. 

“Get to the point!” you say. And the point is, with all that context of two waging sides of a complex body of work, perhaps it makes sense that we’re presented with a lewk that is half classic business attire (pinstripes are an iconic pattern to mean Bidniss) and half … well … dripping in golden daylight. 

Potential symbolism? 8/10
Actual lewk execution? 4/10

Worn with: Kat Kim jewelry and Christian Louboutin pumps

Get the look: Shein, $28.00

Apple Music | September 6, 2019

Faithfull the Brand ‘Daphne Dress’ – $159.00 

Taylor looked very sweet and dare I say RED-era esque in this Blonde In Yellow approved floral dress in an interview with Apple Music. Cheers to @allergicswiftt for the video grab. 

Get the look: Oasis, $65.00

Apple Music ad (x) | August 31, 2019

Attico ‘Rainbow Sequin Wrap Dress’ – $2,725.00 (sold out)

It’s an incredible shame that the editing of this image completely saps this dress of all its rainbow sequin personality. What’s more funny though is that this dress wouldn’t have been out of place during the reputation era when Taylor wore many a sequin rainbow dress (mostly by Ashish). 

Fun Fact: Katy Perry wore this same dress during her American Idol run.

Get the look: Revolve $70.00

Lover album photoshoot | August 23, 2019

Thanks @dynastycloset!

Francoise ‘Floral Print Silk Blend Lamé Wrap Dress’ – $1,151.00 $575.00

Everything in this photoshoot is so pretty. 

Worn with: Chloé boots

Get the look: Shein, $23.00

Kuguo China exclusive | August 23, 2019

Reformation ‘Dolci Dress in Vienna’ – $248.00

Wearing Reformation and looking casually stunning in an exclusive selfie for Chinese Swifties on the music platform Kuguo. 

“Lover” music video | August 22, 2019

Elisabetta Franchi tweed dress – pictured similar

You’d be forgiven if you thought this dress was originally by Chanel. But instead it’s actually by Italian designer Elisabetta Franchi. 

Worn with: Mulberry barette and Sophia Webster sandals

Get the look: Mango, $29.99

“Lover” music video | August 22, 2019

Ralph & Russo ‘Rainbow Plisse Frilled Evening Dress’ – $8,725.00

I’m not going to say it’s a crime that we didn’t get to see this gown in all its dry glory. 

But it’s a crime we didn’t get to see this gown in all its dry glory. 

The pastel, the frills, the floaty plisse chiffon. This is everything Lover era and it’s a shame it was only captured inside a fishbowl.