Although she is currently quite happy in a six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn (according to Cosmopolitan), Taylor Swift’s dating past has inspired some of her most memorable outfits. Swift has adapted her image to each new album period throughout the years, whether it with cowboy boots, a hundred prom gowns covered in sequins, or an abundance of red lipstick. Swift began dating John Mayer when she was 19 years old. The relationship started in November 2009 and ended at the beginning of 2010 (via Cosmopolitan). The outcome? “Don’t you think 19 is too young to be fooled by your dark and twisted games?” was a line from a song on her subsequent album named “Dear John.” Swift would then date Conor Kennedy, another relationship in which her style evolved significantly.
Over a decade ago, while she was dating John Mayer, it is evident that Taylor Swift experienced a little style makeover to become the superstar she is today.
According to the New York Post, throughout her relationship with John Mayer, Taylor Swift did not significantly deviate from her signature 1920s-inspired flapper-inspired clothes. However, there was something distinctive about Swift’s appearance, despite their shared fashion choices. Swift was seen sporting a bright red lip for the 2009 Z100 Jinglebell performance, which she shared with then-boyfriend Mayer (via the New York Post). Prior to this moment, Swift typically opted for neutral lip colours and a basic smokey eye, which was hardly the most outrageous fashion statement. With this slight alteration, she was maybe indicating to the public that she was maturing and altering her style.
In addition, from that point on, Swift seemed to have red lips much more often. A couple of months before she began dating Mayer, Swift was seen at the 2009 Country Music Awards wearing a gold ballgown, with her hair down in ringlets and her lips a peachy pink colour (via Cosmopolitan). Throughout 2010, she was seen at a number of occasions with the red lip that would become her hallmark for her 2012 album named “Red.”
In addition, the New York Post reports that throughout her relationship with John Mayer, Taylor Swift favoured darker hues. Swift wore an all-black ensemble with barely a trace of silver to an event in the winter of 2009, which was unusual for her at the time. This might be because she was attempting to imitate Mayer, whose wardrobe comprised mostly of black objects to complement his rockstar attractiveness. She also wore a black outfit and straightened her hair for the 2010 American Music Awards, as reported by E! News.By the time Swift and Mayer broke up in 2010, Swift was wearing less princess-like apparel and experimenting with more adult styles. Despite her preference for cowboy boots and shift dresses, the deep blue dazzling gown she wore to the 2010 Grammys marked the beginning of a significant aesthetic metamorphosis (via Cosmopolitan).
Taylor Swift is still full of fashion surprises over two decades after her start in the music business; we can’t wait to see which period she pulls inspiration from next.