Although there’s definitely a lot of debate, many Swifties consider Speak Now to be one of Taylor Swift’s best albums. So to say the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is highly anticipated would be an understatement.
The album gave us so many iconic songs — “Mine”, “Sparks Fly”, “Back to December”, “Mean”, and so, so many more.
Taylor’s Speak Now era also gave us a whole new aesthetic. Taylor loosened up her signature curls and traded in (most of) her princess costumes for knee-length halter dresses. While she didn’t completely ditch her country vibes — her fringe sequin mini dress and knee-high black boots still made an appearance! — it’s clear that Taylor’s style was starting to evolve.
In honor of the original Speak Now era, below are Taylor Swift’s most iconic outfits.
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‘Speak Now’ Album Cover
Taylor Swift wore a gorgeous Reem Acra Strapless Purple Ombre Chiffon Gown on the cover of her Speak Now album.
Red Carpet Looks
Taylor Swift showed up to the premiere of Easy A to support friend Emma Stone while wearing a Miu Miu Green Silk Bustier Mini Dress (get a similar dress here) and Christian Louboutin Gold Madame Butterfly Pumps.
At the 2010 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift shocked everyone with her straightened locks and blunt bangs. She went for a more glam look in a Collette Dinnigan Beaded Mini Dress and Jimmy Choo Mesh-Trim Studded Sandals.
Taylor Swift’s look at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards was peak Speak Now with a pretty J. Mendel Pink Chiffon Dress and a loose curly updo.
Taylor Swift went for full glamour at the 2011 Billboard Awards in an Elie Saab Pink Beaded Strapless Gown and Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry. Her side-swept wavy hair really sealed the deal as one of her best red-carpet looks of the era.
Taylor Swift looked stunning at the 2011 American Music Awards in a Reem Acra Gold Strapless Beaded Gown and a side ponytail.
‘Speak Now’ World Tour Looks
Straight from her music video for “Mean”, this custom Alice + Olivia White Lace Dress took the stage any time Taylor Swift sang her hit song.
This Roberto Cavalli Gold Ombre Sequin Fringe Mini Dress made several appearances on the Speak Now tour (get a similar dress here), usually when Taylor Swift performed “Sparks Fly”, “Mine”, and “The Story of Us”. She always paired the dress with her Everybody Fargo Black Knee-High Boots.
Taylor Swift’s custom Susan Hilferty Purple Chiffon Halter Dress is perhaps one of her most iconic looks from her Speak Now World Tour. She usually wore the dress while performing “Speak Now”, “Fearless”, “Last Kiss”, “You Belong With Me”, and “Dear John”. (Get a similar dress here).
Taylor Swift’s memorable “Better Than Revenge” dress was none other than a Theia Red Sequin Slip Dress. She paired the dress with her favorite Everybody Fargo Black Knee-High Boots.
Finally, Taylor Swift wore another Susan Hilferty custom dress — this time a red chiffon midi dress — to perform “Haunted”.