Taylor Swift at the “Dr. Suess’ The Lorax” premiere in L.A. on Feb. 19.
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It’s no secret that standout collars are a huge trend this year (proof: peep the fall NYFW runway), but Taylor Swift threw us for a loop when she stepped out with an illusion Peter Pan neckline on her dress. The nonexistent collar made just as much of statement, and it’s not even there! (Is this, like, one of those Magic Eye things but IRL? *cue Twilight Zone theme song*) This girly nude frock is straight from Honor’s spring 2012 runway, which featured this thought-provoking neckline on other ensembles. Taylor paired this dress with soft bangs, a low chignon, delicate gold earrings, and matching nude peep-toe slingbacks.
Now that we’ve picked our brain up off the floor, we can actually assess this dress for what it is: a simple champagne ruffled frock with, as Honor calls it, an “absent collar.” We have to say that we’re super giddy seeing Taylor in something new, and we give major props to the designer for constructing boning in the bodice that could make this look work. Plus, doesn’t this do leaps and bounds for the future of frocks? Suddenly the lack of something in a dress adds more to the look, like Katy Perry’s infamous 2009 EMA Viktor & Rolf gown with bits tulle completely chopped out of the dress. We’re totally on board this fresh take on the cutout trend that doesn’t involve the overtired splicing of fabric from the stomach area. But what do you think: Do you like Taylor’s edgy red carpet dress?