ONTD Original: Taylor Swift's transforming style over the past decade

Over the past decade, country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift has gradually shifted her style multiple times.  There are some trends that appear over and over (the Martha Stewart-look she likes), but mostly she changes it up when she releases a new album.



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Part I: Delicate
Side bangs, curls, beautiful gowns, beautiful gowns

"I have blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows, so my typical insecurity is that my eyes go away when I don't have makeup on."









At the beginning of her career, Taylor wore a lot of flouncy dresses, cowboy boots, and cute t-shirts. Sometimes she looked her age (16) and sometimes she looked like she was playing dress up.

Taylor Part II: State of Grace
Blunt bangs, straight hair, more sleek, cute dresses, retro clothing, high-waisted shorts

"Style is such a personal thing. It is your way to be an individual."














Beginning in 2010, Taylor became more conscious about her fashion, choosing more sleek dresses. She also began wearing bolder makeup and pulled her hair back occasionally. By 2012, her hair was pretty much always straightened, and she began making riskier and revealing choices with her clothes. In her personal life, she switched it up. Sometimes she looked like stepped out of a J Crew catalogue, and other days she was going for a retro look to fit in with the Kennedys.

Taylor Part III: Begin Again
Shorter locks, fuller fringe, more pastel and lighter colors

"When I'm getting dressed, it's always based on what my friends with think. They are my number one priority, and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life."













In 2014, Taylor's look was much more sophisticated. She cut her hair shorter and shorter and chose gowns that flattered her figure. Out and about, she was often spotted wearing crop tops & short skirts, carrying high-end purses, and ready for a workout.

Taylor Part IV: Fearless (about her Fashion)
Taylor begins experimenting with her hair color, continues wearing sunglasses that look like they were on clearance at Forever 51, and her clothes are all over the place.

"I like shirts and sweaters that fall off the shoulder or plaid button-ups."









Honestly, not quite sure what is going on here.  Her hair improves after her relationship with Hiddleston begins.


Taylor Part IV: Treacherous

Darker lipstick, medium-length chop, thick bangs, looser clothing, high-waisted shorts

"I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off," said Swift. "It's not an urge I have."










This year, Taylor is hiding in suitcases, so it's difficult to see what she's wearing day-to-day. However, the new look she's using for "Reputation" pretty much speaks for itself.


ONTD, which style suits Taylor best?

Taylor's style suited her best...

at the beginning of her career.
40(7.4%)
during the Red era.
362(67.2%)
during the 1989 era.
108(20.0%)
when she bleached her hair.
17(3.2%)
during the Reputation era (now).
12(2.2%)


Sources (photos): 1, 2, 3, 4

wondering which goodwill she dumps her clothes off at...