If you’re a diehard Swiftie, you know that Taylor Swift’s most recent style era was all about cozy cardigans, easy tailoring, french braids, flora and fauna. The Oscar de la Renta dress she wore to last year’s Grammys was a prime example; She often used fashion as a way to continue the nature-filled vibes of her last pop-folk albums, Folklore and Evermore. But at last night’s MTV VMAs, Swift announced that a new album, Midnights, is coming up in October—and she teased a new glitzy fashion aesthetic in the process. Is this the singer’s disco phase?
On the red carpet, Swift emerged wearing Oscar de la Renta’s crystal draped cocktail dress, from its resort 2023 collection. The blingy mini had us thinking back to when she took a bathtub in diamonds for her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video in 2017. Then, for the after-parties, Swift changed into a custom Moschino look that channeled Studio 54. She wore the label’s star appliqué dress, styled with a white faux fur jacket and staggering platform heels. These dance floor-worthy ensembles are certainly a far cry from the laid back, nature-forward looks she wore during her last album promo. The switch up looks good on her! Maybe she will channel Cher and wear vintage Bob Mackie next.