WERQ: Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren Collection

Posted on January 10, 2013

We did the gay gasp. Truly.

Taylor attends 2013 People’s Choice Awards in a Ralph Lauren Collection gown accessorized with Sutra earrings and a Le Vian ring.

No, we don’t like the bar fight eye makeup,  but that’s beside the point. She looks sexy, stylish and most important of all, GROWN the fuck UP. A total head-turner of a look. Love the hair; love the earrings. You WERQ that “Man, I feel like a woman” dress, girl.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • FrayedMachine

    Looks like she leveled up from 5 year old dream wedding to 20 year old dream wedding. Kudos to her!

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Must. Not. Read. TLO. With. Food. In. My. Mouth.

      • Celandine1

        Or soda, stings like hell when snorted out one’s nose.

  • Rand Ortega

    FINALLY! (I hope to use this term re: TS often in the future)

    • StellaZafella

       Taylor’s tellin’ the TRUTH!

  • Vickiefantastico

    As much as I hate to admit it, I agree. Personal best.

  • Annabelle Archer

    I’m loving the bold ear ring.  I don’t need to see that much of her sternum, but it does give the vibe that she is no longer auditioning boyfriends in their teens, so that is progress. 

  • Aly Light

    I think the make-up is integral, though– I mean, I’m not saying this is the only look that could do it, but part of what ages her down is the doe-eyed ingenue eye make-up she always wears. Aside from that, and the chic earrings, what about this look is different from her usual long, white, virgin-dress wear? I think it’s the little details that do it.

    • RebeccaKW

       I don’t normally like this eye makeup, but I agree that it works with this look. 

    • Sobaika

      The lone instance where the consumptive eye makeup works.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen her in a mature neckline.

      • fursa_saida

        Yeah, and usually the column of white is all ruffle-y and floaty and lacy and sparkly or any combination of the above. I can’t remember seeing her in something so clean-cut.

    • barbarienne

       Totally agree. The eyes make this look. They give her the right level of bitchface for this dress, which I’m not certain she could pull off otherwise.

  • JosephLamour

    I was like “Man that’s a lot of boobage {Pause} for Taylor Swift… {Pause} HURRAY!”

    •  I didn’t realize she had got herself a set of fake boobies.  Ugh, I just can’t stand the look of half-softballs mounted on a skinny chest (a la Victoria Beckham).  It completely ruins the outfit for me whenever I see that.

  • yes yes yes, not a fan of her either, but when I saw this last night I couldn’t wait to see the big fat WERQ on y’alls page today!

  • decormaven

    Such a serious look for such a pointless award show. Wow! Thank the heavens she’s dropped that red lip shade.

    • Sobaika

      Yeah, this doesn’t scream People’s Choice Awards to me. Maybe she’s still mad she missed out on playing Eponine. Need to wear the gowns somewhere.

      • Le_Sigh

        Or that she’s mad that she broke up with her latest pre-pubescent boyfriend and she’s showing him what he’s missing.

        • teensmom99

          Or she’s realized if she wants to date men older than 18, she has to dress like a grown up. 

          • Le_Sigh

            Man, if she dressed like this after John Mayer played her, I think I may like her more…. ok maybe not.

      • Laylalola

        That reminds me — for months I was thinking she was upping her game on the red carpet and was going to unveil a real Werq Oscar gown. Then that song she did for Hunger Games was ruled ineligible. I wonder if she originally chose this one for the Oscars? 

    • She’s not promoting her “Red” album anymore. She’s free to use other colors now…

  • Great great look, but not for the People’s Choice Awards.

  • gabbilevy

    It’s such an improvement I’m hesitant to criticize, but what the hell. Her hair is usually overwhelmingly prissy, but this goes too far in the other direction toward yoga hair. Other than that, it looks ever so slightly too big through the sides.

    But I won’t argue with the werq, at least on the weighted scale.

    • KC

      I don’t know if I see yoga hair. When I think yoga hair I think really very undone. You can tell this has been styled but still slightly messy.

      • gabbilevy

        Ok, *my* yoga hair, then. Because I don’t go work out with my hair undone, I put it in a low bun so it’s out of the way and out of my face. But I’m definitely not the kind of girl that looks cute or put together at the gym, so when I see my workout (15 second) hairstyle on the red carpet, I don’t think good things.

        • KC

          I’m not sure why I’m defending the hair because I don’t like it. I guess I personally don’t see it as being quite that messy. I just think its more “meh” and a bit “limp”. Perhaps that’s why it seems a bit yoga to some.

  • Cloveradams

    I’m getting a bit of an Ashley Judd vibe here. . .which is not a bad thing for TS.

  • In_Stitches

    God I hate her which makes me hate how much I love this.  It’s a little too much boob and the earrings are a bit jarring? 

    Nah, I can’t hate.  She looks like Charlize Theron.  

    • MoHub

       Definitely leaving twee behind, but agreed about the boob display.

    • Introspective

      Indeed, there’s a lot of boob, and they look to be stressing the shit out of that thin fabric, or rather the double sided tape holding it to her nipples in that deep assed v.

      the puckers are obvious. the boob job speculation is not unfounded.

      but still, she looks gorgeous. and yes, grown finally.

    • TaurusKW

      I agree.  I got a serious Charlize vibe, too.

    • Yup, agree she’s channeling Charlize.  God but I hate the eye makeup.

    • iheartbuffy

      I swore it was CT when I saw it.

  • ChaCha_70

    Why am I sort of sad that Taylor seemingly has a boob job?

    • MoHub

       Yep. Sure looks that way. A little too round, and a little too far apart. Screams implants to me.

      • kimmeister

        They are perfectly round balls of perkiness.

        • In_Stitches

           Looks like she went to Blake Lively’s guy.  As far as boob jobs go, they both have fared pretty damn well.

    • Sara__B

      She looks pushed in from the sides rather than surgically enhanced to me.

      • MilaXX

         Yeah that looks like the work of a push up bra to me.

    • Because Disney princesses are supposed to love themselves just as they are.  Just another myth, like the one that says she’s a skilled anything.

    •  I guess the cheese stands alone on this one, but I absolutely HATE this.  Her boob display looks exactly like a Barbie … artificially round, high, hard and smooth

    • Jill Roberts

      I hope it’s not true, but that is an epic push-up job if not.  Sad indeed.  Also, the dress would have been prettier with less boobage.  I feel like a plunging neckline looks best on a smaller chest. 

      • roadtrip1000

         Or a chest where you can’t see the ribs.

  • Much better. Still wishing for color.

  • i guess this is her “this is what you’re missing” version of a dress after her breakup with that 1D guy

    • formerlyAnon

       Can it be called a breakup if they dated for like, 15 minutes?

      • in tswizzle time, that’s equivalent to 15 years already!

  • Before I clicked on the link, I said, “WTF, how did T Swizzle get a WERQ?”

    Then I opened it up and did the gay gasp too.

  • She looks amazing! I definitely did a ‘WOW’ when I saw it earlier this morning.

  • THIS is how you wear white without looking virginal. Finally.

    (I’m still going to go right back to not being able to stand her, though.)

  • hmariec19

    Well would ya look at that. Tay Tay done got herself a RACK.

    • MoHub

       That’s bought, not got.

  • AuntieAnonny

     I’m trying to like this, but she has these bipolar fashion moments every so often, and before you know it she’s back to Virgin Mary with a long list of boyfriends to get through.

    • Whever

      Can we stop with the slut-shaming? Please? It doesn’t help anyone.

  • marilyn

    Her snowcone boobs don’t impress.  The dress is totally uninteresting, it is vanilla with a slit almost to the waist to show off the boob job.  Boring.  Now she looks like a desperate 40 year old. 

  • mjude

    WERQ indeed.  i do like the makeup

    • MilaXX

       I like it too.

  • ‘Bar fight eye makeup’


  • When did she get the fake boobs?

  • I cannot agree with you on this one TLo. The bony sternum and boob job look do not impress me. I understand the desire to reward her for dressing like a grownup instead of her usual twee bullshit, but giving this a WERQ goes too far.

  • kayleymaybe

    LOVE this on her.  Total sex kitten look, which is a departure for her.

  • I hate the eye makeup, and I really do hope she’s cast as a wicked villainess in a movie some day, she could totally pull it off. 

  • Anne At Large

    If that is yoga hair I need to step mine up, I think the updo and the bangs out of her face make this look for me.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    More like “man, I feel like a drama queen”. Or maybe “man, I feel like I’ve been left at the altar by the latest dude I pretended to date”. The look is amazing, and on anyone else but her, I’d ladygasp. Alas, she is no lady and I refuse to gasp.

  • Anathema_Device

    Ooh, she got Swift Boobied. Heh. I’m such a fucking child.

    She looks really good here. Not sure if I’d go the full WERQ, but I’m not going to argue the point.

  • Is that…? Is she…? Holy shit. Tay-tay is giving some baby-bitch face! 

  • Ana_ragu

    Omigosh, our lil Taylor, all grown up and ready to be a bitch! At last!!

  • if this is a werq… 

    the bodice is sloppy, and the v is too much. eye makeup is crazy.

  • Love the grapefruit halves on her fake chest. Not! 

  • kimmeister

    She’s a gal with the right height to pull off this statuesque look.  Rather grandiose for the event, though.

  • FourPointOhMyGracious

    Am I the only person that thinks her boobs look a little globey? 

  • teensmom99

    Who was it who said (re breasts): “Of course their mine.  I paid for them.”

  • formerlyAnon

    Absolutely a WERQ.  Long would-be-sexy-locks ladies, look at what the right updo can do for you! And in this case, the hair could have been a LOT more elegant with less of a slapdash look, but at least they got it up in the right places.

    And while the eye makeup is a bit much, there is *something* about the combination of makeup and hairstyle that flatters her features.

    So impressed with her head, almost forgot to mention that the dress is fabulous on her.

  • She looks weirdly half-asleep?

    •  she may be on valium

  • Sara__B

    She looks gorgeous, but I’m having a hard time with the sudden and huge change in age and demeanor. Surely there’s a middle ground somewhere between 17-year-old Disney Princess and 40-year-old woman?

  • Imasewsure

    I was looking at one of the newspaper recaps of the event and they gave this a WORST… I knew they were nuts. She looks great (and grown up as duly noted).

  • Did she have some uh, work done?

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Taylor’s stylist got hacked. In a good way!

  • Qitkat

    Taylor Swift got a Werq! Taylor Swift got a Werq! Taylor Swift got a Werq!
    And here I thought that asteroid missed hitting the earth.

  • leesalz

    did anyone watch that show? what channel? she is everywhere? go on vacation or something? tour japan? anything.

  • Judy_J

    Little Taylor done growed up.

  • Deedles

    Liver spots for eyes.

  • Easily the best she’s looked on the RC. Fabulous.

  • MilaXX

    I was all set to try and politely tell you you were cray, then I scrolled down and did my own gay gasp. A grown up look! No stupid red lip, no twee little dress, the blue earring make a wonderful pop of color and her hair is styled to retain some of it’s natural texture.
    Well done indeed.

  • joancarol

    Primo bitchface.

  • Wonky boobs and now I’m trying to figure out if she had a boob job.  But I like the makeup, hair, earrings.  

  • Do you know what I love the absolute most? That the colour of her face matches the colour of her cleavage. Well done makeup artists! 

  • snarkalicious

    Those earrings really make her eyes POP.  I am no fan of Taylor Swift, but she is drop-dead gorgeous here.

  • Not a fan of TS, but she does look good here. The dress is pretty (too dressy for this event, imo), but it looks too big in the waist and is sitting too low on her hips. It makes me really want to reach in and pull the dress up and in at the waist. Gives me the impression that she’s playing dress-up, which in a way I guess she is. Still, I won’t argue with the WERQ you’ve given her as any attempt by TS to look/act mature is a step in the right direction. 😉

  • The rampant implant speculation in these comments is disappointing.

  • Gorgeous. Sexy, age appropriate, and a little different, for a change!

  • libraangel

    I agree T&L and I don’t even mind the eye make-up; I’m just glad she ditched that burning red lipstick! She does look elegant, but I wish the low cut wasn’t quite so low, and also ‘Peoples’ Choice’ awards? – would be sensational for the Oscars instead.

  • She’s never looked better (yes, including the eye colour-popping makeup). What a goddess!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Totally deserving of the gay gasp.

  • Hair out of her face, sexy dress, that’s all I ask for!  She looks fabulous.

  • The bar fight eye makeup is the best part of this!

  • rmlamb

    Ugh, no no no, TLo! Makeup: awful. Hair: like a 12-year-old boy with a terrible haircut. Dress: standard. And, Taylor Swift wearing a white dress? OF COURSE.

  • nerdykitten

    S’about damn time sweetie!!! 

  • The makeup is consumptive but that dress is a personal best.

  • librarygrrl64

    Wow! And her mouth is even closed! She still irks me, but I am impressed.

  • thecitysleeps

    I hate her, still.  I’d like this more if it weren’t in white and looks like a too-much-sexy-wedding-dress.  She’s obviously in her “Harry Styles is dumb, because I’m hot” week.

  • My immediate reaction to this was “Wow, her eyes don’t look like squished black holes in her face for once, what’s different?” And honestly? Even if it’s the wrong color, I think the eye makeup is at least partially responsible for lofting her gently into AdultGlamLand. Something is being done correctly there.

  • procrastinatrice

    I am in awe. Sheeeeit. Taylor Swift is making me question my heterosexuality; today is a bizarre, bizarre day. 
    She looks stunning, that dress is killa, and she is giving major face. Love the hair and earrings, and even the make up isn’t bothering me…yes, it’s weird, but I think it’s making her face look different from how it usually does, in a good way. More mature and mysterious.

    • mhleta

      Yeah, I think my loins quivered a little when I saw this, it’s that good. 

  • mhleta

    I’m having a Sally Albright in the diner moment. Oh Yes! Yes! YES!!! T-Swizzle is dead! Long Live Taylor!!

  • “Bar fight eye makeup”-HAHAHA!  Truly!

  • Melissa Brogan

    I’m tired as hell of her (seemingly) always wearing white, BUT even I have to admit she looks stunning here.

    • libraangel

      virginal white.

  • it all works, even the makeup…i like that she’s not wearing the cherry red lipstick, for a change.

  • apt9000

    Finally! Not a freaking vintage fairy princess look!

  • AnnPopovic

    She looks great. I still wanna see the entire collection of disney critters pop up out of a New York Sewer and lay one on like Mikey Ward on a drunk Saturday…but she looks very nice. And yes, I think it really HURT to type that. 

  • nannypoo

    Very grown up and very sexy. That’s what a good boob job will do for you.

    • i think she snuck in an eyelift, too.  her eyes look completely different than they did a year ago.  ok, that’s enough body snarking, sleah.  don’t want too lose my posting privileges.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Personal best for her. Love the earrings. 

  • Laylalola

    Well that actually makes at least a little bit of sense — it can’t really be integral to the film if it’s not in the film itself and not even the first song over the end credits. I’d be ready to argue even the first song over the credits shouldn’t be a contender, except I saw Tropic Thunder’s Les Grossman dance at the end (though I don’t think that song was written specifically for the film).   

  • Gail Kwak

    She does look great, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still want to slap her.

  • chitowndg

    I really like her look without bangs.

  • lalahartma

    She does look like an adult, but she doesn’t look very good.

  • Peeve

    Damn! She looks great! And, you’re right, gentlemen–grown the fuck up!

  • i can’t abide the eyeshadow, so no werq from me.  i’ll take those earrings now, though.

  • barbarienne

    Yes! She’s still not wearing a color, but who cares–she’s not doing the “virginal little girl” thing. She looks smokin-sexy yet still classy.

  • It’s really strange to see so much boob from someone who usually dresses like a 13 year old. 

  • xmixiex

    I can’t stand her, but she looks smokin.

  • SRQkitten

    When I saw this – after I got over the shock of seeing her not in her typical twee style – it struck me that she looked somewhat like Charlize Theron’s younger sister. In other words, pretty hot for someone who doesn’t typically seem able to do that. And managing to do it in her virginal white as well.


  • SophieCollier

    Love Ralph Lauren.  Classy.  She looks great!

  • quiltrx

    Exactly what I was thinking–she looks very grown up.  Very confident, too.  Now be by yourself for a while, darling, these guys are driving you nuts.

  • I kinda hate the neckline on the dress.  Earrings are fab, though.

  • Trisha26

    Don’t like this neckline at all – so sick of seeing “that” all over the red carpet and awards season has only begun. Sigh. She does look sophisticated – quite a stunt to pull off while exposing your ribcage.

  • aristida_girl

    Amazing… I love the earrings so much! Good for her…

  • It’s obvious from her expressions that she HEARD you give the gay gasp. She knew it. She felt it. She is owning it. That is one deeply self-satisfied little lady right there. 

  • Frank Lithium

    Yowzah! Who knew the girl had it in her? That smirk says it all doesn’t it. Though to be fair, that sexy leather getup she had on for the new year’s performance was probably foreshadowing of this WERQ moment to come.

  • guest2visits

    Love the choice of earring, and dramatic make-up; beautiful look.

  • ccm800

    you drive a bus through the valley that boobjob left!

  • ZnSD

    Actually, I think her “statement eyes” are nice with her downplayed cheeks and lips. I can’t stand her personally, but def deserves a werq on this one. (Those earrings pretty much DO IT too.)

  • RzYoung

    Someone bought some boobs!

  • The makeup has a slightly ‘sexy undead’ tone, the dress is gaping too much, but the earrings are amazing, the simple silhouette is killa and no sequins in 2m range – I call it a WIN.

  • rhl25

    And primo bitchface. She is clearly thinking, ‘fuck the world and everything in it, I am fabulous.’

  • Snaps!

  • Will forever detest the cleaved sternum look. It’s just ugly. Everythng else about it I love.

  • snarkykitten

    Right on the money. Minus that god awful eye makeup, this is a personal best for her. 

  • LURVE that dress. The earrings were a beautiful touch.

  • neofashionista

    not ok I dont like her messy hair or her “baby-punch” eye make up not ok
    Great dress though and nice style change

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Va va va VOOM! You look hot and your age, Miss Swift. Well done indeed.

  • Rebecca J.

    I can see too much beneath the dress – the nipple stickers, the knee-length slip, her feet-apart stance like Barbie on a stick.  Add in that awful boob job, and I think she looks like crap from the neck down.
    Neck up though, is love.  Hair, makeup, eyebrows, earrings – all very pretty.

    • EdgarAllenPwn

      Omg good call, the nipple stickers were especially funny to notice… disagree on the face though, she looks frightening

  • glennethph

    It’s still effin white.  But it is so much better than what she usually wears.

  • I can see where the double stick tapes are on her boobs. That’s not good. But from far away she looks great!

  • *applause!!!*

    Also, I would cut a bitch for those earrings.