Taylor Swift has had many a style evolution — and fans have breathlessly followed each one. When the “Bejeweled” singer initially stepped out in boho dresses and cowboy boots, Swifties immediately began doing the same. And when she entered her preppy early-aughts-inspired era in knee socks and miniskirts, her supporters followed suit. Over the course of her nearly 20-year career, Swift’s fashion has run the gamut from princess moments to sultry evening dresses, embellished bodysuits to naked dresses. As far as inspiration, the 33-year-old star looks to a variety of muses, including preppy schoolgirls and early-aughts teens.
When Swift finds her uniform of sorts, she sticks with it. And the acclaimed songwriter is famous for marrying those fashion moments to eras in her career, which also coincide with her albums. She playfully nodded to this phenomenon with the Eras Tour, where fans have been re-creating past aesthetics with their concert outfits. Drawing from the most iconic Swift outfits, attendees may embrace the snake theme as a nod to her “Reputation” era or gold sequins to reference her current “Midnights” era.
It also helps that the superstar loves to wear accessible fashion brands. Swift’s street style looks often include a piece or two from retailers her fans shop from often, including Reformation and Polo Ralph Lauren. Swift’s looks for star-studded events, like the VMAs or the Met Gala, are decidedly more high end. Take her Oscar de la Renta dress at the 2022 MTV VMAs or her Balmain dress at the 2018 AMAs; both are runway ready and glamorous, like most of Swift’s red carpet outfits.
So with her current world tour in full swing, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane with Swift’s fashion moments over the years — from the red carpet to the streets of New York City and everything in between.