What Will Taylor Swift Wear To The 2016 Grammys? Her Past Looks Suggest Something Sparkly, Probably

Congrats are in order! Taylor Swift nabbed several 2015 Grammy nominations, which should shock no one, given the runaway success of her mega smash album 1989. Swift already has plenty of gold statuettes on her shelves and she'll likely need to clear space for more on Music's Biggest Night next winter. It's going to be a huge night for the singer/songwriter and she will likely perform. But what should Taylor Swift wear to the 2016 Grammys ceremony?

That's a good question and it's anyone guest, given Swift's evolving style and the fact that she has been veering from what's expected of her.

The superstar, her team, and her stylist should already be planning ahead for Swift's 2016 Grammy outfit, since her ensemble will be one of the most anticipated of the night.

In recent years, and I am talking about this past decade, Swift has turned up at the Grammys in goddess-like dresses in neutral hues with metallic details. That said, she did slay the 2015 Grammys in her mullet hem, turquoise gown.

Swift has a model's height, so she can wear flowing gowns or a mini and still stand out among her sea of peers and other pop stars. While her Grammy gowns have veered towards classic, she threw us for a loop at the 2015 VMAs in her multi-colored, metallic, and cropped top pantsuit.

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It was a bold, sparkly statement. But the VMAs are way more casual than the Grammys.

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Swift stunned in her ombre blue x green Elie Saab gown with a full skirt (and purple heels!) last year. Therefore, the singer might not follow up immediately with a similar, super statement color. She will likely want to change things up on the hue front.

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Will she ditch her signature red lips?

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Surprisingly, Swift does opt for lip colors other than red!


Swift could conceivably return to her beloved neutrals x metallics combo. She sparkled in a chainmail Gucci column gown back in 2014. It was a neutral without being basic because duh.

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Swift's flowing, cream-colored, and pleated J. Mendel gown, worn in 2013, showed some leg and had metallic detailing. I loved her milkmaid braid, paired with her formerly signature bangs.

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Swift wore a golden, Zuhair Murad mermaid dress back in 2012. She went with neutrals with metallic accents and detailing, for three years in a row before going bold with her blue Saab stunner. But that wasn't the sole time she wore blue to the ceremony.

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The singer wore a clingy, glittery Kaufman Franco dress in a sapphire hue to the 2010 ceremony. The color was so, so pretty.


Swift wore a simple black Kaufman Franco gown with a plunging V to the Grammys in 2009. Black is a red carpet staple but it can also be considered safe, basic, and boring to many people but not to me!

So, since Swift hasn't worn black to the Grammys in years and because she doesn't do black gowns very often, I think she should opt for the color this year. She can punch it up with some sparkle, with a major ruffled train, or with her accessories. Maybe something in velvet, making a rich, unexpected statement?

She often does whites and creams, as evidenced above...

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... and here!

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Whites and metallics are familiar hues for her at awards shows.

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That's because she looks amazing in them, yes.

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For the 2016 Grammys, I want to see Taylor Swift turn up in a black dress, like she did at the Met Gala back in 2013. She has displayed a newfound propensity for edgy as of late and a black dress would aesthetically complement that. Whatever happens, I will be glued to the TV to see what she chooses.