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Taylor Swift's Top Ten Red Carpet Looks

Rachel M. Johnson is a lover of all things pop culture. She's been writing about music and entertainment online for years.

Taylor Swift's Red Carpet Hits

Taylor Swift first burst onto the music scene with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2006. Since then, she's had five more record-breaking albums and received 10 Grammy Awards, 23 American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards (among many more accolades). Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and 120 million single downloads. With a resume as impressive as hers and a career spanning 13 years, the songstress has served up many fabulous moments on the red carpet. Let's take a look at her top ten red carpet outfits.


1. 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Taylor Swift rocked this sexy, skin-baring black Alexandre Vauthier gown at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The singer took the red carpet by storm, not only with her freshly chopped bob but also with the plunging dress and thigh high slit. The whole look was complimented with a Jimmy Choo clutch and gold Giuseppe Zanotti shoes that paired stunningly with the gown. The fashion moment was a daring look for the hit-maker, and remains one of her best and most sexy to date.


2. 2016 Grammy Awards

The songstress was the talk of the night when she opted out of a gown in favor of a two piece, colorful Atelier Versace ensemble. The orange bandeau top matched her lipstick shade and the hot pink skirt was flirty and just the right amount of sexy. The outfit was custom made for her and she paired it with a diamond choker and Stuart Weitzman heels. It’s no wonder the ensemble truly made Swift stand out and demand the attention of everyone attending.


3. 2014 Met Gala

Swift expressed it was “a daydream realized” when she rocked a customized Oscar de la Renta ballgown to the 2014 Met Gala. The singer looked sophisticated and chic in the floor-length, blush satin-faced organza gown with matte gold sequins and rose gold metallic thread work leaves. Swift truly looked both like sweet and stunning in the dress, which she paired with minimal jewelry and her signature red lip. The simple elegance of the gown made the whole look effortless.


4. 2014 ACM Awards

The songstress definitely loves her crop top ensembles! Swift strutted her stuff in this J.Mendel white crop top with cutout detailing and a black, floor-length skirt with a thigh-high slit at the 2014 ACM Awards. She wore her hair in tousled curls and minimal jewelry, and of course rocked a red lip. During this time the singer began to move away from the glitter and the glam, and opted for a more mature and sexy style that clearly worked for her.


5. 2013 Winter Whites Gala

At the 2013 Winter Whites Gala, Swift absolutely stunned in a crystal gown with a full white skirt and embellished top. She looked lovely and ethereal in the dress, with her hair worn in an elegant updo that framed her face beautifully. Not only did she have a fabulous fashion moment, but she also was able to chat it up with Prince William himself. Not a bad way to spend the evening!

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6. 2015 Grammy Awards

The hit-maker definitely turned heads when she showed up to the 2015 Grammy Awards in a beautiful ocean blue-green Elie Saab dress. The gown featured a floor-sweeping voluminous skirt over a mini-skirt. Swift accented the dress with matching green emerald earrings and bright purple Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She truly looked like a cool drink of water, and the unique and dramatic flow of the gown set her apart from the other attendees.


7. 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Va va voom! The Grammy-winner flashed some major leg when she showed up to the Billboard Music Awards in a blush-hued Versace number. The gown featured a gorgeous slit up the side that accented her hip with feather appliqué and silver floral. It was also a unique choice as it had one shoulder of the gown paired with the feathers, and was beautifully draped down her back. The other side had a simple strap that further complimented the look. Swift truly looked like a stunning Grecian goddess!


8. 2013 CMA Awards

Swift looked ravishing in red when she rocked an embroidered satin gown to the 2013 CMA Awards. The scarlet number was designed by Elie Saab and added a flair of drama to the evening. The look was completed with Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels that paired beautifully with the bold gown. The fashion moment stood out that night, with the scarlet shade demanding attention.


9. 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

In a more daring style choice, the songstress put her long legs to good use when she wore this sexy Mary Katrantzou romper to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The turquoise printed number turned heads when she strutted down the red carpet, and the ensemble was paired with maroon Elie Saab shoes and wavy, tousled hair. The look was unexpected for Swift, who had been sporting more crop tops that year. Unique as it was, there’s no denying the singer pulled it off well.


10. 2012 CMA Awards

The singer looked every bit the belle of the ball when she arrived at the 2012 CMA Awards in a nude lace Jenny Packham gown, that was covered with sparkly red petals. With her long hair flowing in loose waves over her shoulders and red lip, Swift truly looked like a vision at the show. The ensemble was elegant and effortlessly sweet, and the floral touches gave the whole look a chic and airy finish.

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Rachel M Johnson (author) on April 21, 2020:

Hi Tiarna, I absolutely loved the pink dress she wore too! That and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party gown are my favorites!

Tiarna Georghiou from Brisbane, Australia on April 20, 2020:

I 100% agree with your selection!! My personal favourite is her gorgeous pink dress at the Met Gala in 2014.

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