When Taylor Swift first came into the limelight, she was singing about “Teardrops on My Guitar.” She went on to sing about love stories, but once she got more comfortable with herself and heartbreak, she let her emotions and anger out in tracks like “Better Than Revenge” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Since the beginning, Taylor Swift has blossomed from a soft-spoken girl from Tennessee into a woman who is sure of herself, her music, and her style. As her styles have changed from the start of her career, you can slowly but surely see her shedding the softer layer of her personality into the outspoken singer she is today.
Here’s a look at the evolution of Taylor Swift through her 8 appearances at the Grammy Awards.
In her first appearance on the Grammy Awards red carpet, Taylor Swift looked every bit the Juliet looking for her Romeo. Swift wore an iridescent periwinkle floor-length gown by Sandy Spika.
The strapless dress featured a small embroidered detail along the top and a drop-waist at the hips. The gown also featured a sheer overlay with a continuation of the embroidered detail and a small train. She finished the look with soft ringlets and minimal jewelry.
It is easy to see that Taylor Swift enjoyed wearing whimsical floor-length gowns. In her second Grammy Awards appearance, Swift wore a Kaufman Franco gown that was able to incorporate a fairytale-like look while also giving her a bit of edginess.
The style features a deep V-neck and a low back while incorporating leather into the straps around her shoulders and waist. The rest of the gown flows from her waist and sweeps the ground.
For the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift wears a floor-length gown that features an intricate neckline. Another repeat from Kaufman Franco, Swift looks majestic in this sequined blue gown that seems to flare out almost in a mermaid style. The dress features an off the shoulder design and a sharp boxed neckline. Swift allows the neckline of the gown to show by keeping her hair off her shoulders in a curled up-do.
After skipping the 2011 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift returned to the Grammys looking as regal and as sure of herself as ever. In a Zuhair Murad gown, Swift looks every bit as royalty in this sheer and gold gown. Her gown features a high neckline as well as an intricate sheer paneling in the middle of her chest.
With a small ribbing at her waist, the gown flows to the ground before expanding into a beautiful train. It is here where we see Taylor Swift drop her former signature ringlet curls and she styles her hair back in a sleek chignon.
In her look for the following Grammys, Swift drops the royalty look and goes for a look that screams Grecian goddess. For the 2013 awards, Taylor Swift looks radiant in a white J. Mendel gown.
With constructed panels for the bust, the dress features an extremely low neckline that is paired with silver detailing along the chest and waist. Her gown flows down in soft pleats and her look is completed with an appropriate braided up-do.
When Taylor Swift showed up to the 2014 Grammy Awards, it was clear that she wasn’t a 16 year-old singing a song about a guy named Drew breaking her heart. Swift looks every bit as sophisticated in this gold Gucci gown.
Her gown features a gold strapless underlay that is topped with a sheer and jeweled slip. She ditches the piles of jewelry for simple drop diamond earrings and trades in her normally light makeup for a dark smoky eye.
If we thought Taylor Swift looked majestic in her 2010 dress by Kaufman Franco, she blew that look out of the water with her 2015 red carpet appearance. She attended the event in an Elie Saab ombre gown that captured the attention of many viewers that night. This gown featured a halter-like style but also included separated straps to enhance the look.
The bottom of the dress featured a short mini-skirt that showed off Swift’s long legs, but the star of the piece was the floor-length skirt that extended from her waist. She completed her outfit with bright magenta heels.
Taylor Swift attended the 2016 Grammy Awards in probably her most daring outfit to date. This style really proves how comfortable the singer has come to be in her career as well as in the fashion she wears. In an outfit by Atelier Versace, Swift bares her midriff in an orange bralette and pink high waist skirt. Her full skirt flows to the ground and billows around her feet while also featuring an extremely high slit.
Swift looks bold and confident as she finishes off the look with a choker, bright red lips, and a sleek and short bob.
Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has gone through many changes with her relationships, music, and herself, and it’s interesting to watch how her personal change of being a shy and timid teenager to an outspoken woman has affected her style and fashion.
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