In terms of fashion crimes, the one Taylor Swift seems to most often stand accused of is the charge of “always looking the same”.
Now, we actually don’t have a huge problem with the “always looking the same”. (Unless it involves “always wearing harem pants”, say, and OK, sure, THEN we have ourselves a problem…) In fact, you could argue that personal style is all about creating a particular look and then going with it: like Audrey Hepburn withher cigarette pants and winged eyeliner, or Dita Von Teese in all of those retro dresses. In real life, most people don’t radically change their look from day to day – they tend to find a look they like and then more or less stick to it – or worry about being “unexpected”, so why should celebrities be any different?
Well, possibly because this ISN’T real life. It’s FASHION, dahlinks. And in the current fashion climate, celebrities are expected to be constantly changing and evolving their style, otherwise people start calling us up and demanding we cart them off to jail. Which brings us to Taylor Swift, and her outfit for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards: an off-white Maria Lucia Hohan dress, worn with pink Prada peep toes.
This outfit is actually a little bit different for our Taylor. She normally dresses as an award for these events, in long, sparkly dresses. But then again, she also normally wears white (or sometimes red, granted). With her hair in some kind of classic up-do. This time she’s kept the updo and the pale colours, but the dress is a slightly more modern shape, with a cutaway back and floaty skirt.
What do you think: Guilty or innocent of committing crimes of fashion?