7 Taylor Swift Looks to Use As Inspiration for Your 2023 Prom Dress
There are two types of people: those who purchase their prom dress six months in advance, and those who waits until the week before to start the search. If you're in the latter category, we're here to help.
We've laid out seven photos you can use as inspiration while hunting for your dream gown, exclusively using Taylor Swift's looks. These outfits are perfect for the Swiftie who's probably spent more time working on their Eras Tour ensemble than their prom dress. Continue reading to see which Taylor we'd love to see you recreate for prom 2023.
1. Speak Now Taylor
Okay, Taylor announced Speak Now (Taylor's Version) at her May 6 concert in Nashville, and we have not stopped listening to "Mine" on repeat. There's truly no better way to celebrate the long-awaited announcement than channeling your inner Speak Now with a frilly, purple dress similar to the one Taylor wears in the album artwork. Here's to an "Enchanted" prom night!
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2. Eras Tour Taylor
With over 10 outfit changes during the Eras show, there's a lot to choose from for inspiration, but one of our favorites has to be her emerald, tiered dress she wears during the acoustic set. We can only imagine how easy it would be to dance the night away in this flowing gown.
3. 'I Bet You Think About Me' Taylor
"I Bet You Think About Me" is one of the most underrated singles in Taylor's discography. There's something addicting about the way Taylor nonchalantly closes the song with a cheeky statement—"I bet you think about me when you say, 'Oh my God, she's insane. She wrote a song about me'"—to the many Easter eggs of the music video.
If you love this song as much as we do, take inspiration from the dashing red dress she wears in this last hurrah to her ex.
4. GRAMMY Awards Taylor
Prom almost always takes place in the height of spring weather, so why not match the blooming flowers in a dress inspired by Taylor's iconic look from the 2021 GRAMMY Awards? If you're someone who can't stand a long gown, this is your sign to opt for a short, chic dress.
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5. 2018 American Music Awards Taylor
We know Taylor feels like a "mirrorball" in her darkest moments, but on happier days, she also looks like one, and so can you if you use this shimmering dress Taylor wore at the American Music Awards for your prom inspiration. (Wait, was Taylor hinting at "mirrorball" two years before folklore came out?)
6. 'The Man' Taylor
How awesome would it be if you wore a suit to prom? Taylor's Lover era was riddled with suits alongside her release of "The Man." Consider this to be Taylor's direct retaliation against gender norms and inequality. This prom, don't feel pressured to wear a dress if it's not your thing. Wearing a suit can be comfortable and cute.
7. 'Love Story' Taylor
Corsets are in this prom season, though Taylor has been wearing them all the way back to her Fearless era 13 years ago. The "Love Story" music video is one of the most beautiful in her catalog, and it just makes sense to recreate a Romeo and Juliet-level romance during your prom night.
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