Category: dress

Fan Event | Guangzhou, China | November 12, 2019

Ashish Fall 2019

For those of you feeling tired by blazers and black, Taylor returned to technicolor top form in a plaid-like rainbow coloured dress by Ashish. 

Is this dichotomous half of the Lover aesthetic your preference? 

Get the look: ASOS, $33.50

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

Get the look: Shein, $28.00

Rolling Stone | October 2019

Louis Vuitton Fall 2019

This fall LV look aligns more with the traditional Lover palette and fabric technique that I would expect from this era’s first established style. Closer to pastels of pink, purple, and blue as well as a ruffled neckline. 

Worn with: Jessica McCormack earrings

Rolling Stone | October 2019

Erdem Resort 2020

I’m intrigued by a few things here and here they are in descending order: 

1. Blondes In Yellow™

2. Beautiful makeup

3. Lovely earring

4. What an interesting hair choice. Typically, I would associate such tightly done braids like this with a woman about to get in a HIIT workout or who is attending some kind of military-esque obstacle course. This is complete speculation, but with such a romantic dress and an inherently romantic album to promote, one can very easily distinguish the difference between soft, pulled-apart crown braids over something tightly done and utilitarian as these braids. And given the material of the interview with both its gripping vulnerability and the new toughness and guarded shell Taylor has had to develop over the years … it’s interesting. 

Worn with: Jessica McCormack earrings

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