Taylor Swift's Most Iconic Outfits From Her Original '1989' Era

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As we inch closer and closer to 1989 (Taylor’s Version), we can’t help but feel nostalgic for Taylor Swift’s original 1989 era.

1989 was the era of matching two-piece sets, a *major* haircut, and Taylor poking fun at her reputation. It was the era of the iconic “Blank Space” music video, polaroids, and “Shake It Off” being played on the radio all the time.

Released back in 2014 (were we ever so young?), 1989 was Taylor’s first entirely pop album. But fans and critics alike absolutely loved every minute of it. Not only did 1989 have three Billboard Hot 100 Number #1s, but it also won Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys.

1989 was also a huge departure from her past albums aesthetically, which often showcased her long curly hair and at least one princess dress. But 1989 Taylor was all grown up. No more princess dresses. Instead, she was bearing her midriff and rocking short shorts.

So let’s go back in time and pay homage to all the iconic outfits Taylor Swift rocked during her OG 1989 era. Oh, and did we mention we actually found some of the original pieces she wore? Yup, you’ll find those below as well.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) is set to drop on October 27, 2023.

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The ‘1989’ Photoshoot

With so many incredible looks from the 1989 photoshoot, we obviously couldn’t pick just one!

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Taylor Swift wearing her now-iconic Seagull Sweater.

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Taylor Swift wearing an Elizabeth and James White Crop Top, Stella McCartney White Striped Shorts (similar below), and Minna Parikka For Modcloth Black/White Leather Hop Couture Loafers.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Theory White Windowpane Check Sweater (similar below) and Christian Louboutin White Metal Toe Ankle Boots.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Bec & Bridge Black Strappy Back Long Sleeve Dress (similar below) and Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Suede Pumps.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Brandy Melville Black Daisy Print Mini Skirt.

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Taylor Swift wearing a vintage white top, Michael Kors Pleated Denim Shorts, and Prada Blue Jeweled Suede Sandals.

The ‘Blank Space’ Music Video

The music video for “Blank Space” continues to be one of the most iconic of Taylor’s career and was packed with so many incredible outfits!

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Taylor Swift wearing an Altuzarra For Target Black Lingerie Set.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Pussy Bow Blouse, a Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Mini Skirt, and Ralph Lauren Leopard Print Platform Sandals.

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Taylor Swift wearing Linda Farrow Pink Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar below).

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Taylor Swift wearing an Oscar de la Renta White Silk Flutter Sleeve Blouse (similar below), Elizabeth & James Cat Eye Sunglasses, Ralph Lauren Tan Twill Jodhpur Riding Pants, and Sergio Rossi Black Side Zipper Detailed Tall Boots.

Red Carpet Moments

Taylor was ready to show some skin on the red carpet and we loved every minute of it!

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Taylor Swift wearing a Mary Katrantzou Blue Embroidered Playsuit and Elie Saab Burgundy Cutout Sandals at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Taylor Swift wearing an Elie Saab Turquoise Gradient High Low Halter Gown (similar below) and Giuseppe Zanotti Purple Suede Sandals at the 2015 Grammys.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Balmain White Sequin Cutout Jumpsuit (similar below) and Brian Atwood Silver Platform Sandals at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

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Taylor Swift wearing an Ashish Metallic Houndstooth Long Sleeve Crop Top and matching Ashish Metallic Houndstooth Joggers (get a similar vibe with the set below).

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Taylor Swift wearing an Atelier Versace Orange Crop Top and Fuschia Pink Maxi Skirt at the 2016 Grammys (get similar vibes below).

Performances

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Taylor Swift wearing a custom Jessica Jones Black Sequin catsuit (similar vibes below) performing “Out of the Woods” at the 2016 Grammys.

‘1989’ World Tour

Matching sets! Crops tops! And *so* much sequin! Could you ask for anything more?

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Taylor Swift wearing a Jaded London Blue Sequin Bomber Jacket, a Jessica Jones Black Sequin Cut Out Bra Top, and Stuart Weitzman Black Sequin Ankle Boots (recreate the look below).

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Taylor Swift wearing a custom Lorena Sarbu Pink Sequin Fringe Crop Top and matching Lorena Sarbu Pink Sequin Fringe Mini Skirt (recreate the look below).

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Taylor Swift wearing a Zuhair Murad White/Silver Sequin Fringe Plunge Neck Mini Dress.

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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella and The Feminist Health Source. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.