Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren.
WOAH, Taylor! We’re used to Taylor Swift slaying red carpets like dragons all awards season long, but even WE got the slightest case of cartoon wolf eyes at the sight of her timeless yet daring Ralph Lauren gown on the 2013 People’s Choice Awards red carpet. The floor length, pure white dress featured a ground-sweeping train and super deep v-neck, a look that’s far more revealing than what we’re used to seeing Tay hit the carpet in. Not that we’re all that surprised: Taylor has been upping the ante with her red carpet looks as of late, so this most recent look seems like an almost natural progression. Starting way back in September, when Tay wore that white J. Mendel suit to the 2012 VMA, and then just generally turned up the heat with a series of impeccably tailored, pretty-yet-not-totally-innocent frocks. From ballerina va-va-voom at the Aria awards to her beaded, peekaboo gown at the MTV EMA, Taylor is staying true to her elegant, classic style while also showing the world that it’s not all tea dresses and costume parties for this girlie girl. Could this latest trip down the red carpet be a sign that 2013 is going to hold even more red carpet risks than the year we’ve just had? Or could it be a nice little smirk in the DIRECTION of ONE certain boy band heartthrob? We’re not much for indulging rumors, but whatever, get yours, Tay, show ’em.
Also conspicuously absent were Taylor’s now-signature bangs, her hair kept off her shoulders in a messy, braided up-do (a popular look for the evening, but more on that later). The absence of her usually cascading locks allowed the plunging neckline of the dress to take center stage, but also allowed Taylor to do something she rarely does, which is accessorize. Perhaps to break up how classically Ralph Lauren the dress is, Taylor topped it off with a pair of enormous turquoise drop earrings, adding a dramatic splash of color in the otherwise austere palette. She also switched up her typical cat-eye look with a dramatic bronze eyeshadow and a bare lip. With a look this major this early in the season, we have to wonder, what other stops is Taylor planning to pull out at, say, the 2013 Grammy Awards? We CANNOT WAIT to see.
What do you think of Taylor’s People’s Choice Awards look?