IN or OUT: Taylor Swift in Equipment in New York City

Posted on August 19, 2014

We can’t trust our own opinion on this one, darlings. We keep asking ourselves if we’d like this Grunge Chic look more if someone else was wearing it and we can’t seem to give an honest answer.


Taylor-Swift-GOTS-Equipment-Dress-NYC-Yahoo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Taylor Swift is seen arriving at the Yahoo offices in New York City in an Equipment plaid dress.

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Taylor-Swift-GOTS-Equipment-Dress-NYC-Yahoo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Equipment ‘Brett’ Plaid Pattern Dress

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We feel like it needs to be just a skosh more fitted to her. As it is, it almost looks like she’s actually wearing a giant shirt. Also, pairing the menswear-inspired shoes with the menswear-inspired dress strikes us as pretty damn unimaginative. A pair of sandals would have made this look chic and sexy.

We don’t normally subject street style to “IN or OUT” voting, preferring to leave that sort of picayune assessing to the over-styled red carpet looks. But this is a gal who clearly can’t walk a sidewalk without a stylist’s help and at least a thousand dollars worth of goods hanging off her, so we feel like the rules, such as they are, can be bent a bit in this circumstance.  Have at it.




Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! It smells like Teen Spirit!


OUT! Lock her in a cage with an enraged Courtney Love.




Chloe Moretz’s secretarial normcore was roundly voted OUT by the Kittens who are Bitter.





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  • rockin robin

    OUT. She looks like she forgot her pants.

    • my thought exactly.

      • judybrowni

        I got “flannel nightie” — not exactly August wear, in or out of the house.

        • AlisonS

          Yup. I was mentally putting a nightcap on her head. If you look like you belong on “Twas the Night Before Christmas” then maybe you should do a rethink.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Ditto. It’s not in, it’s not out, it’s a “where did I leave my pants” walk-of-shame from a frat party outfit.

      • rockin robin

        Can we avoid the unnecessary slut shaming, please?

        • Karen Belgrad

          I’m sorry. I’m usually more cognizant of that. Comment edited.

    • Dino Bonačić

      OUT. This dress needs Dakota Fanning and a pair of black brogues.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        Oh! That would be cute.

      • I can definitely see Dakota rockin’ this look.

    • CelandineM

      OUT like you said, because where are her pants?

    • MoHub


    • Sanglots longs

      Yeah–I can’t keep myself from thinking “I hope she’s wearing shorts under that.”

    • TinyDynamo

      Now I’m hearing the Lego Movie fake tv show: “honey, where are my paaaaaaants?”

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        That movie was great, lol.

        • TinyDynamo

          It was! I can’t wait to tell Vanessa Hudgens that her outfit is a bunch of hippie dippy baloney.

        • demidaemon

          It was AWESOME! 😉

          • scoobysnacks

            Oh dear, if “Everything is Awesome” then whate’er will we critique? 😉

    • sojourneryouth

      It looks like a pajama shirt. A kinda ugly pajama shirt.

      • marlie

        I HAD that pajama shirt, way back in the day.

        • kmk05

          I still have it. And use it. I guess at least I don’t go out in it, which is not something we can say about Tswift.

      • butterflysunita

        Yes, clear OUT. But I would like to have that pajama shirt–looks comfy to wear around the house.

    • Maria

      My father has flannel pj’s in the same pattern. I think they also sell the pattern in a nightshirt.

    • Cathy S

      I was just going to write that. I don’t think the shoes work with that oversized shirt pretending to be a dress, either.

  • Tarah

    OUT! Although I kind of like the hair.

  • Glam Dixie

    If it were just a bit more fitted at the waist I think I would love this, but it’s definitely an IN for me. She looks really cute.

    • Glam Dixie

      Woo, y’all are way harsh. It’s a shirt dress, it’s supposed to look like a shirt.The shoes are adorable. I’m going to go sit in the corner.

      • MoHub

        No. The way it fits her, it’s not a shirt dress; it’s just an overly long shirt.

        • Glam Dixie

          That’s why if it were nipped in at the waist it would make a big difference, but it’s not too short or anything.

          • marlie

            I don’t think it’s too short at all… the length is fine. But she just looks like she’s wearing her (very large) dad’s shirt, and not what seems like it’s supposed to be a fitted shirtdress. Also, I may be projecting, because that’s (generally speaking) what I used to look like when I put on my dad’s big comfy flannel shirts.

          • Ginmaru

            You were most likely much, much cuter. And knew how to carry a handbag.

          • Sarah

            But did your dad’s shirts have sheer sleeves???? Gah.

          • marlie

            HA. No, fortunately not.

          • marlie

            Actually, despite Taylor’s “out,” I have fond memories of pilfering my dad’s plaid flannel shirts because they were so comfy. He was a contractor, so he had plenty of them. 🙂

            Rather than sheer sleeves, they’d be more likely to either have a hole in the elbow, or paint splattered, or something like that.

          • Sarah

            My dad was in the Navy, so he had very little in the way of “civilian” clothing, since he was in uniform most of the time. His weekend clothes were jeans and a flannel. I never took the shirts because he was huge and a foot taller than me, but I did take his jean shorts after he decided they were too raggedy to wear from paint splatter. They were also huge – like 40″ waist – but I liked that. I wore them, of course, with a big belt, black tights, and Docs.

          • Glam Dixie

            I must admit the sheer sleeves are a bit of a wtf

          • Kitten Mittons

            Huge wtf. I generally like her and her outfits, and this could have been cute, but she went about it all wrong. Hair, makeup, fit, and styling are all wrong. And then the sheer sleeves? No.

            I’m thinking she had no idea what wear to a pap shoot that wasn’t at a gym, and she panicked.

          • evave2

            I looked for somebody who said what I was saying because I am late to the picnic here.

            It needs a belt. I don’t care about the shoes, they are not interesting at all (maybe that’s the point). It needs a belt.

          • MoHub

            Go back and read the previous comments. No one said it was too short. Almost everyone’s issue is with the fit.

          • marlie

            I had read the comments. Lots of people commented on her having forgotten pants.

          • MoHub

            Yes. But no one said the “dress” was too short. Just that the ensemble looked as if something—namely pants—was missing. This was due more to the fact that the dress reads more as a shirt than a shirtdress.

          • Lower L

            I feel like a shirt dress needs to have a straight-across hem to accentuate the “dress” part. (Others may not share that opinion.) In any case, belt is definitely needed here.

          • Glam Dixie

            But I think the shirt-like hem and collar are actually what makes it a shirt dress rather than just a dress with some buttons.

        • Capt. Renault

          And Halston wept.

      • HeisenbergHattie

        The shoes…. I have them. Bought in Italy a decade ago. Still look new. Soft glove leather. Very $$$$ but worth it. The most comfortable shoes you can imagine.

        • housefulofboys

          Yeah, I’m digging those shoes. Not with that dress of course, but…yeah.

      • sugarkane105

        I salute you for not being afraid to go against the grain here! Haha I honestly think if she had toned down the lipstick and rolled up the sleeves, it would all look much more authentic on her.

    • TAGinMO

      I kind of love it, actually. But good god, the makeup! She looks ready for the wax museum in 4 of the 5 pics.

    • Bridget Smith

      I love both shift dresses and shirt dresses, PLUS I’m having a plaid moment, so I want to love this. But I think ultimately it is less than the sum of its parts.

  • Mothra

    Out. and it is wrinkled. Saving grace is she isn’t carrying an empty handbag today.

    • Kristi Mitchell

      Nope. She has the boy toy behind her to carry it for her :). Like the dress and the shoes – but as individual pieces, not together. I agree – cute flats or sandals would have made this look so much better. Also agree with TLO – needs to be taken in more and fitted better. Right now it just looks like a giant shirt.

      • Mothra

        I just noticed that there’s a guy carrying her empty purse.

      • Samantha Riches ♡

        Yeah, but I think that it’s looking rather full – maybe that’s why someone else is carrying it for her?

      • Kent Roby

        I was going to say “Hate the hair, hate the whorish makeup, hate the dress on her, but LOVE her accessory (specifically her accessory holding her bag)”!

        • Ginmaru

          Hair’s okay, lipstick can be seen from space, like the dress if it was more fitted (i.e. see Glam Dixie above) and love the shoes. But the cute accessory trumps everything!

    • Little_Olive

      What ever did that poor designer DO that the bag is being carried by one of her handlers.

  • Coleen

    OUT. She looks like a reject from “Mannequin 3: Mannequins Take Manhattan Gyms.”

    • Seriously! She doesn’t look like a human! Awful hair and makeup.

    • cbt22

      YES. Especially in that last picture–the awkward pose, the dead eyes, the wiggy hair. Are we quite sure that Boy Toy hasn’t replaced her with some kind of doll that he’s been carrying around New York? Does that explain the empty bags and the weird way of carrying them? WE’RE ONTO YOU.

      Also, out.

    • Tigerfly

      Nailed it. Purse Handler, who is kind of cute, looks like he’s totally pissed that we
      showed up and made her turn back into a mannequin in that last shot.

    • kimmeister

      YES, I totally thought of Mannequin too.

  • Tanya Wade

    Kurt Cobain wept. OUT.

  • Carrie

    Out. Sloppy and it’s wearing her not the other way around. Looks like she’s playing dress up.

  • amanda siegelson

    i like this for her. i think i’d like a belt, but i LOVE the shoes – and so it’s an IN for that alone. but overall, i’m not offended at all. except for that hair.

    • Hoffa_w_HerHead

      I agree- with a belt, this is a total IN. As is, it’s an OUT.

  • MarissaLG

    OUT! Your grandpa’s old flannel ain’t chic today, honey.

  • Coleen

    Can I give an IN to the adorable purse handler behind her? Because check out Blue Steel back there.

  • somebody blonde

    Out. She needs a belt at the very least. Hair looks good, though.

  • brown-eyed girl

    Out. Would be an in if it were fitted more. Confess to digging the shoes with it.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    OUT! Fake, fake, fake. And fugly.

  • Hair and makeup definitely give her a made-of-plastic/mannequin look, but to the question at hand: a soft OUT. I don’t hate it, but it’s too short for that style of dress. One good gust of wind, and we’ll all see the good china. Shoes accentuate the not-wearing-any-pants look for me, and for me that’s a minus.

  • Mr. J.

    Out. Uncomfortable-making.

  • Oh, boo. That’s what happened to my pajama shirt.

  • Pat Garrett

    OUT! Not even close…make up-shirt-shoes….none of it works together….and it certainly is buttoned up tight at the top for somebody who forgot her pants………

  • mmweaver

    Maybe a belt would have helped. And it’s wrinkled.

  • Sarah

    Is a big ol OUT. Grunge, my graduated in ’93 ass. She looks like visions of sugarplums should be dancing in her head.

    • Anna

      God help us all, she’s got an actual, legit upcoming poledance. Her new album is called 1989, because she’s “been obsessed with the ’80s.”

      • Sarah

        I just threw up a little. Note to Kids Today: STOP IT.

        • Anna

          Groundbreaking concept: referencing the ’80s.

          I just laughed out loud at work at the video for the new single. She’s a fly girl! She’s a home girl! She’s Gwen Stefani! And also the Swan Queen, Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face and Poker Face Gaga (??).

          • Sarah

            I will make a point to avoid that. Assiduously.

          • Anna

            A wise decision!

          • demidaemon

            Really groundbreaking, since everyone and their mother has been referencing the 90s for the past six months. JESUS.

          • Anna

            Based on the video I saw, it just looks like she’s referencing everything.

          • demidaemon

            How creative. It also sounds like a visual seizure.

          • Anna

            That’s exactly what it was.

          • demidaemon


          • kmk05

            You’re on a roll today! I’m just laughing like a hyena at my desk, reading through your comments.

          • demidaemon

            Thanks! 🙂

      • Glam Dixie

        It’s also her birth year.

        • MoHub

          So she spent less than 2 years in the ’80s.

          • Sarah

            But she’s OBSESSED with them.

          • Glam Dixie

            Haha, she actually spent less than a month in the 80’s. December of 89

          • MoHub

            1990 is actually the last year of the ’80s; the ’90s started with 1991, so we’ll give her 1990 and a month of 1989.

          • kimmeister

            I don’t think people mean “the ninth decade” precisely when they say the ’80s, in the 20th/21st century sort of way. I think they just mean the years that start with 198_.

          • Glam Dixie

            I can guarantee you that my child born in 1990 will not agree that she was born in the 80’s. She’d have a fit about that.

          • MoHub

            That may be what they mean, but they’re wrong. The 1990s started in 1991; 1990 was the last year of the 1980s.

      • FrigidDiva

        I head a snippet of the first song this morning on the radio and I hadn’t been in the drive-thru at Starbucks I probably would have swerved off the road in a fit of rage. She is Queen of my Irrational Hate List.

        • Anna

          Glad you’re safe and that you had coffee on hand. I wouldn’t say I Irrationally Hate her, I’d put her on the same level as Gwyneth. They’re irritating, but they are good for snark and gossip. I guess it’s more of a Love to Hate.

          I’m surprised those two aren’t collaborators actually. They’re perfect for each other.

          • makeityourself

            Oh, but they HAVE collaborated. When TS was beginning to break out of her country mold, her friend Miss G hooked her up with Jake Gyllenhal, who promptly “used” her, then dumped her. Then she wrote a song about him. So there’s that.

          • Anna

            Interesting! Didn’t know that.

        • MoHub

          Rational hate list.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        For the love of all that is holy, tell me you’re lying.

        • Anna

          I wish I was.

    • sugarkane105

      The red lipstick takes it straight to Christmas sleepwear territory.

    • formerlyAnon

      Exactly. Except I imagine her “sugarplums” are actual multiple precisely choreographed responses to every public situation she or her team imagined might arise during the day. Which she spent several hours rehearsing in her head during her cardio and while she was being coiffed and made up.

      • Sarah

        Robot Sugarplums. Animatronic Nutcrackers! Mechanized Mouse Queen! Just be a girl, Swifty. Jeez.

  • Out.
    At best, she hooked up with a random at the bar last night and didn’t have work clothes this morning, so she borrowed one of his buttondowns and is claiming it’s a dress.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    In or Out? Are you two trolling us?

  • OffToSeeHim

    Out. Get a belt.

  • Cynica

    OUT. It looks like a nightshirt from the L. L. Bean catalog–which is fine, if you’re going to bed, but not to parade down the street in NYC.

    • mapmakerscolors

      my thoughts exactly.

  • Verascity

    I normally love her street style, but this is a huge misstep. Even her makeup looks unusually bad. OUT.

  • Richard Harper

    OUT. No slumber party wear.

  • antheapena

    OUT. It doesn’t work on her plus why is the man/assistant carrying the empty handbag not her?

    • lunchcoma

      That’s a real purse that actually has items in it, so she can’t be seen carrying it.

      I wish that guy would follow me around and carry my belongings for me.

    • Boulderista

      At least he’s carrying it the way a handbag is meant to be carried … Tay could take lessons from him.

  • lunchcoma

    OUT. She either needs to pair it with a belt or pack up the unbelted version and send it to someone who can pull off the hipster look.

  • Anna

    Smells Like Twee Spirit.

    I dig the oxfords though.

    Also, has she moved on from the gym to leaving/arriving at various offices in Manhattan?

  • Trickytrisha

    Out. She must read TLo, got spooked and relegated the awkward-handbag-carrying to a minion.

  • mdcoon127

    Too big, she looks nice herself, but the shirt – dress is not for her in that size.

  • spirit52


  • Carolyne

    OUT. It’s got some kind of weird vibe to it that I can’t quite explain. I agree on swapping out those shoes for some sandals. Also, maybe she could roll the sleeves up just one or two rolls. More casual-like?

  • guyfromhoboken

    she always looks like she is wearing the wig off a mannequin at Jc Penney. The dress needs to be fitted or belted.

  • Gatto Nero

    She doesn’t know how to work this.

    • @Biting Panda

      She has no idea.

  • James

    OUT. That dress needs a belt but I do like the shoes. Make up’s all wrong for this style. I do like her new song though.

  • Elizabeth Seagull

    Out. Looks like an oversized shirt that would probably look very cool with a nice pencil skirt.

  • hughman

    You couldn’t just think of a belt?? JESUS, SWIFT GAYS, YOU HAD JUST ONE JOB. ONE JOB!

    • Kent Roby

      Apparently the Swift gays aren’t too swift.

      • demidaemon

        Like their boss.

  • almondemy

    Her Debbie Harry hair is the only “IN” thing here.
    It looks like she stayed up all night watching “Reality Bites” and “Singles” with her girlfriends, eating popcorn and applying egg yolk/oatmeal masks before she propped up on the her faux-fur bear skin pillow that she got from the American Eagle Outfitters Summer Party gifting suite, turned to her girlfriend-slash-shoe-assistant and said, “You know, Chloe-Cleo, I think we should totally have a ’90s moment!” and Chloe-Cleo (known as CC to everyone, but Tay-tay refuses to call her that after 1 too many episodes of New Girl), turned to her, with stars in her eyes and was like, “YES! I will call my friend who has a friend who has a sister who knows someone who read an LA Weekly article about style in the ’90s!” And they both turned back to the movie, pleased by their choices, and proceeded to contemplate if Matt Dillon would say bless you when they sneezed, wishing Bridget Fonda was still a relevant actress.

    • demidaemon


    • formerlyAnon

      You, sir or madam, display signs of genius. Possibly psychic powers, as well.

      • almondemy

        Thank you, kindly. I call ’em how I see ’em!

  • FibonacciSequins

    OUT. It looks like she’s wearing her pajama top as street wear.

    • almondemy

      Your username gives me LIFE.

  • Eclectic Mayhem


  • seventeenwest

    IN! I want to wake up in it Christmas morning! All kidding aside, I’d totally wear this with some strappy flat sandals or crazy high heels and undo another button from the top.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m with you on that… I kind of love this but with very different shoes (although I love love those shoes for a different day… a different starlet, etc.)

  • Libster

    OUT. LL Bean nightgown.

    • sienna elm

      Exactly!! It’s almost a flannel nightie.

  • Jackson Flannigan

    It’s and out for me. It just comes off as trying to hard with the dress, the shoes, and the messy just rolled out of bed hair.

  • colleenjanel

    Out. Grandpa’s settling down for a long winter’s nap.

  • Anne

    Out…It needs a belt, and different shoes. Some funky stilettos would have made all the difference in the world. Especially with the hair and lips she was rocking….

  • OUT. I even hate the bold lip.

    • sienna elm

      I find her makeup looks even more caked-on than usual. Like she’s trying to become the wax mannequin before it’s made. (or has it already been made? I really don’t keep up on those things)

  • Lily

    The hair color is closing in on the armadillo bag Queen Cate was carrying around. Just say no to gaupe!

  • FoxInSocks

    I lived through grunge the first time, and this … this seems more like a leftover from the wardrobe department of a Hallmark/Lifetime “world-weary businessman finds love in rural town at Christmastime” TV movie, doesn’t it? Where Tay’s character and said world-weary fella are going to get it on in front of the fire on Christmas Eve? Is that just me?

    That’s probably just me. Out.

  • KayKnight


  • Joanna

    OUT. I don’t think this would work on anyone, actually.

  • Deva

    OUT! A plaid dress does not a cool girl make.

  • kej841

    Out. Looks like a nightshirt to me. Cute nightshirt, tho…

  • BrianaJC

    OUT – not a cute dress for anyone and the hair looks like a wig.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Out. Did she and Dakota have a sleepover?

  • Julie Ann

    IN. I think it looks super cute and if I had her legs, would wear this in a heartbeat.

  • Constant Reader

    I’m going to give her an IN. It’s not Capital-F fashion, but she looks cute, she looks her age, and she’s smiling. Also: her hair looks better. Also, also: I remember the whole 90s grunge thing and there were plenty of girls then who were heavily made up and wearing flannel. So while I don’t love that aspect, I’m giving it a pass.

  • Wink

    OUT. Could be cute with a few changes (belt, different shoes). But she’s wearing it like a men’s sleep shirt. All she needs is a Scrooge sleep cap and it’s nighty night!

  • Kathy

    Out. She looks awkward in something this shapeless.


    • demidaemon

      🙂 I love it.

  • MartyBellerMask

    It’s the fucking Nightgown Brigade today. What’s up with that?


  • Denise Rambo

    She needs to turn around and see how that guy is carrying her purse. He seems to know what he’s doing more than she does.

  • tallgirl1204

    Cut this off at the hips, tuck it into a pair of skinny jeans with a skinny belt, and put Cate’s flat sandals on.

  • decormaven

    Out. Needs a belt and different shoes. All I see is the lip color, and it’s too focus-pulling.

  • Judy_J

    Dad’s pajama tops. The buttoned up to the top button isn’t helping, either. OUT.

  • Chickadeep

    That’s not “grunge chic” — that’s just a big damn shirt is what that is.

  • SewingSiren

    She is like the polar opposite of grunge. Maybe sterile.

  • carlatheviking

    In that last picture she looks EXACTLY like a plastic Macy’s mannequin. So far as the dress goes it’s the worst thing I’ve seen in a long time. If she had a pair of skinny jeans on, cut this dress to a shirt, wore a black spaghetti strap underneath it and unbuttoned it three to four buttons, paired with a chic gladiator sandal, THEN it might be a decent outfit. Seriously, she’d look better wearing that gray thing of Dakota Fanning’s in your Givenchy bag post.

  • Julie Chase

    Out. It’s shapeless.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Out–this is out of season. If it were cool out, she could wear it with belts, tights and different shoes and look cute. (I dunno about Grunge, but that’s a movement that passed me by.) But it’s August, and it’s hot, and this outfit is all wrong.

  • NancyB

    overdone hair and makeup really don’t go with ‘grunge’ vibe. Shoes, either

  • IAmJ

    I am FREAKED OUT by the last picture. Please stop looking at me, scary mannequin.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Your comment reminded me of the movie Mannequin, and now I have “nothing’s gonna stop us now” stuck in my head.

      • TinyDynamo

        Starship = WORST BAND EVER!

  • J.W.

    My 73-year-old friend has hair just like this because she thinks it makes her look young. The shirt needs to be steamed. She looks clumsy. I’ll take the guy carrying her purse!

  • Capt. Renault

    OUT. Even worse that it not fitting, it looks cheap.

  • homespunner

    Out. Her head doesn’t match her body.

  • PinkyK

    Out. I can’t help thinking she forgot her pants….

  • Joanna B

    OUT. With her hair and that pose, she looks like a mannequin in the last photo.

  • Lee

    OUT. I like the dress itself and I think it has potential. I am not liking it the way she’s wearing it. The hair and makeup throw it off even more

  • Pound of Salt

    The shoes are way too on the nose. Dress would be cute on Sevigny or her ilk.

  • SewingSiren

    Oh and last picture. I have a very important job. I am very useful. I carry her purse so she doesn’t get tired.

  • Helen

    OUT. OUT. OUT. Perhaps more fitted, maybe fine. And what’s with her hair and fugly shoos? And how come her male aide carries a bag better than she does??!!

  • Miss Atomic

    OUT. Send this “Dress” to Rita Ora. Not to mention her makeup job makes the young girl look mannequin-esque

  • Adriana

    OUT. Gwen Stefani would have known exactly what to do with this.

  • Maluca

    Out. She woke up in her jammies and slapped some shoes and lipstick on and ran out of the house.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Christmas time PJ shirt. She might as well have worn slippers.


  • Daddy’s pajamas. OUT.

  • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

    Out. Why does she button it to the top? And has the girl never heard of a slip? Lastly, BORING.

    • kimmeister

      I find that most people under the age of 25 have not heard of slips.

  • queeniethebold


    She’s even given up on the stupid way she carries her handbags and is having Cute Guy carry it for her.

  • MarieLD

    Out. Can she go back to her home state now, please? I feel like she and Reese Witherspoon are engaged in some sort of East Coast (sidewalk) vs. West Coast (parking lot) battle and I want her to leave NY. We don’t do coy over the shoulder looks. Thanks.

  • ninamadeleine

    I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, but WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH HER HAIR?

  • Out! It looks like a shapeless sack. Perhaps if it was a couple sizes smaller, it would fit better. Don’t like the shoes either. The only thing remotely acceptable is the head, though that lipstick is shouting at me.

  • Dany

    All I can say is SNORT SNORT SNORT

    The fact that she is attempting Grunge is hilariously fake. Kurt and Layne and co. would all sneer at her very presence.

    • Synnae

      and she’d probably find herself on L7’s Sh*t list 😉 I miss grunge now…

      • Dany

        My favorite period of music tbh. Alice in Chains and Nirvana are the two favorite bands of my lifetime.

        • Synnae

          I never was a huge grunge fan, which had less to do with the bands themselves and more with the fans. I found a lot of them quite closet minded, loving grunge/alternative but hating metal or pop when Kurt was an Abba fan and Alice in Chains obviously devoured the Black Sabbath catalogue.
          Btw I love Alice in Chains, they are one of the very few metal/rock bands I still listen to today.

  • barbarienne

    I want to say in because it’s refreshing to see Ms. Swift in something so sloppily put together. I mean, we’re talking about a woman who comes out of the gym looking as if she spent the day at the stylist’s.

    But I cannot endorse a shirt dress without at least a pair of tights under it. No. OUT.

  • teensmom99

    IN because this is how I used to dress.

  • Synnae

    Out Out Out. The whole idea behind the grungy look was for it to look well… grungy? She looks like she just got out of bed in her PJs. And she must be the only person in the world who thought it was a good idea to button up the dress and the sleeves. *sigh*

    I find it interesting btw that on the Equipment website they don’t even style this dress as a dress but more as a long blouse over leather leggings and a chunky cardigan. Seems they realised this one is difficult to style period.

  • BobStPaul

    That’s an easy out.

  • Imma Mäder

    OUT. It may need a belt? also doc martens would have been welcome, and the hair needs a rethink, it eats up her face

  • Sherilyne Cox

    It takes all of her strength to hold her big blonde head up, bless her heart. Can’t even carry her empty bag.

  • Jangle57

    Looks like a nightshirt. Shoes look stupid with it. Head looks too polished for the nightshirt. OUT

  • skipiddydoda

    Pack it up and ship it off to Rihanna.

  • Janet B

    As styled: OUT

    I’ve always liked those shoes.

  • TinyDynamo

    OUT. It looks like Papaw’s sleep shirt.

    And as a curly haired lady, I am begging you Taylor – bring back the curls! Whoever told you “straight hair is more grown up/polished/ladylike/refined/etc” sold you a bill of goods. Curly hair is fantastic, & I wish more famous naturally curly girls would rock that look with pride. *steps off soapbox, pats curls*

  • Angel Ratliff

    Out. Good lord.

  • B_C_J

    She is wearing sleepwear.

  • PeggyOC

    Out. Put it on Shalene Woodley or Kristen Stewart and I’d cheer. But on the princess of self-satisfied twee, and it’s a world of no.

  • Latin Buddy

    I’m sorry. Hate this girl, probably as much as Kim Kardashian

  • Beth513

    Out. Her head is all wrong for that outfit. She needs a chic bob to pull that off. At least that’s how I wore my hair with a similar outfit 20 years ago.

  • fursa_saida

    OUT. She has no business attempting this. Also, she is making some really cringeworthy faces here. I want to rescue this dress and get it adopted by Kristen Stewart, who will pair it with the appropriate expression of “Hmm? Don’t care.”

  • sparkleburnout

    OUT. I imagine you are only struggling because of your (not so) secret love of plaid. This is an unpleasant sack though.

  • random_poster

    OUT, because as others have already said, she forgot her pants.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    In. She’s young and having fun. My suggestion …. unbutton the top 2 buttons and wear a thin belt.

  • Freynika

    OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT. Cozy is not for dresses on starlets. Also, her entire head looks airbrushed and manequin-like. I just hate everything about her.

  • Kaonashi

    The hair. The shapelessness of the dress. The shoes. Out.

  • kirsten Walther

    OUT! Ugly P.J.’s.

  • Barbara Affolter

    In 1992, I was 13 years old. I used to wear my father’s old flannel shirts. My father was a former coal miner and is a giant bear of a man. At the time, I thought I was hip to something that nobody else in Tennessee had any idea about. I didn’t realize until now that this is exactly what I looked like.

    • MoHub

      Interesting in that my late mother-in-law used to wear my husband’s old shirts over a pair of pull-on knit pants with a thin belt over the shirt. She did this from the age of 80-plus until her death at 101.

      • Barbara Affolter

        I used to wear my dad’s shirts over either baggy jeans or pleated skirts. With giant boots. And plastic toddler barrettes in my hair. And black eyeliner. 1992 was an awkward time for me.

        • understateddiva

          hahah! Plastic toddler barrettes! I don’t think I had any but my friends certainly did.

  • NMMagpie

    I cannot get past the neon lipstick.

    • understateddiva

      it can be seen from space.

  • smayper

    I love nightshirts! But for sleeping in. During the fall.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Out. I would like this on someone, I’m sure, but this is very “My parents make us all wear matching jammies on Christmas day” to me.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson


  • prisma

    OUT. And she looks like a 1970s mannequin.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Out: Looks like she forgot pants or is wearing a nightgown. I don’t think a belt or more fitting would really help this one.

  • MaryMcClelland

    OUT – just not styled right. The dress without anything to break it up looks bland and the shoes are amateur. Plus, that hair – no. She needs a belt, a more feminine shoe, and something on her head that doesn’t look like it came off an afghan hound.

  • smayer

    Hello daylight, my old friend!
    Oh God, I’ve done it yet again…

  • elleg929

    OUT – the fit is too bad.

  • alyce1213

    The colors are nice, I like the slightly sheer sleeves, but I’d like it as a blouse, buttons opened more, with a good pair of slacks and flats. It’s too nightshirty the way it is.

  • Kitten Mittons

    OUT. She either needed to go all the way twee by belting it, rolling the cuffs, and accessorizing more (hat or jewelry or something), or actually go grunge by unbuttoning the top buttons and cuffs, wearing a sloppy up ‘do, and some kick ass boots that look lived in. I don’t she can pull off the second look, though.

    Yer doin it wrong, Taylor.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Out. It looks like she couldn’t find her pants and stole her guy’s shirt for a walk of shame.

  • gabbilevy

    OUT. That’s a Girl That’s Not Your Dress, Girl That’s Not Your Hair, scroll down fig with the mismatched shoes all rolled into one. I don’t even know who she should send this dress to, it’s so blindingly bad on her.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    nope. nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.

  • Aidan B

    OUT. Where did she find my nightgown from 1995? And honey, if you’re going to go for the grunge look, you may as well go all out in the hair and makeup. Your head does not go with this look.

  • TheLaurenJean


  • MilaXX

    Out she just leaped to the top of my celebrity hate list

  • Victoria Keuffel

    Her makeup makes her look a bit like a mannequine. It looks flat, which is a shame because she’s so naturally pretty.

  • Are you kidding me? OUT. It looks like she just rolled out of bed. In a nightgown her grandmother bought her for Christmas.

  • WaterGhost

    Out. You can’t do grunge with an inch of makeup on your face and your shirt buttoned all the way to the top. The primly buttoned-up shirt is especially odd given that she’s not wearing pants. Unbalanced. Her hair looks plastic in texture, like a wig, although it probably isn’t. I wonder how she achieved that effect?

  • kassy

    OUT! As someone from Seattle who was grunge back in the day, this is just a plaid dress, not Grunge. I do like the shoes though but not with this dress.

  • marlie

    OUT. It’s to loose and baggy on her, and just looks like she’s a kid borrowing her dad’s shirt. Also, her face and hair are really monochromatic here, making the red lip a little too harsh. And I’m not into the shoes, but oxfords just aren’t my thing.

  • FloridaFashionFan

    She looks like she couldn’t find her clothes in the dark and accidentally put his shirt on for the Walk of Shame.

  • Passionflora

    Completely unflattering. It just hangs on her.

    Why does this woman get so much attention?

  • KiP07

    Out–cute idea but shoddy execution. Obviously someone else has to carry her purse–it looks full! It also doesn’t go, but that never stopped her before.

  • LeelaST

    OUT. Looks like a night-shirt.

  • Nicole

    Out. Pjs.

  • amanda lynn


  • Kate

    Out – I’m pretty sure that is an old sleep shirt of mine that I donated to a charity in 1993. And is she in a wig? Her hair is much fluffier and thicker looking in this pic that her normal fine/thin tresses….

  • Deedles


  • Bad Idea Jeans

    NO. N. O. All of this is bad. All of it. Head to toe. Bad. Well, I mean I like the shoes, just not with what she’s wearing.

  • StarburstLady

    Grunge chic? She’s walking around in a nightgown, plain and simple. OUT.

  • FloridaFashionFan

    She looks like she couldn’t find her clothes in the dark and accidentally put his on for the Walk of Shame.

  • DeniseSchipani

    This is going to sound terrible, considering I just found out about a friend’s loss of her husband to FUCKING CANCER, but Tay’s hair lately reminds me of a cancer wig.

  • flamingoNW

    Out. No.

  • ChiKat67

    Add a slouchy belt and some fun booties and I might be inclined to say in. Otherwise she’s just wearing her dad’s shirt (plus those shoes don’t go).

  • susan6

    This is sleepwear, not streetwear. Clean the make up off your face, climb back into bed, and try again tomorrow.

  • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

    No, thank you. Out. Sorry, Ms. Swift.

  • blixtme

    OUUUUUUUUT ow it hurts. Roll up the sleeves, throw on some keds, and wipe your damn face and we might have something here.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    So it is true. Bear Grylls really didn’t steal that shirt from him after all.

  • GiveItToEmStraight

    OUT. Someday you may not have an awesome body. FLAUNT IT while you can.

    • sugarkane105

      That’s almost always good advice, though I think this is the first in a long, long time where she’s not flaunting it.

  • Vegas Girl

    Out. It just looks stupid.

  • Amy_R

    Out…unbutton one more button..maybe even roll up sleeves a little. And lose the red lipstick.

  • aquamarine17

    agree that sandals would have looked better. it looks strange all buttoned up that way. some belt might work. def think it is too roomy to look good as an actual dress.

  • Nancer

    I love her, but this is out.

  • sugarkane105

    She raided her daddy’s closet and her mommy’s make-up box. It just looks really juvenile in the end.

  • Susan Crawford

    OUT. Just . . . OUT. More of the usual Swiftian twee without a smidge of originality. While I appreciate seeing a youngster who isn’t flaunting her chi-chi’s and good china (thank you, Peach!), I do appreciate some effort at style that’s more challenging. So tired of cute from Taylor.

  • SophieCollier

    Out. It really does look like she’s wearing a dude’s shirt.

  • LadyVimes

    OUT. I may have worn a similar outfit on a walk of shame. It’s not a pretty look, Tay.

  • higgledypiggledy

    OUT. Add a casual belt and a pair of sandals. Undo another button at the neck. And add some kind of product to your hair so it doesn’t look like you just got it done at the salon. In 1986. There – all better!

  • jenrsmall

    OUT. Needs to be a reference to menswear without actually BEING menswear, a giant shirt. Could be cute also with different sleeves/collar.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I just noticed the sleeves are sheer. Oof.

  • Shelby

    Out. If I was wearing this, I would belt the dress, roll up the sleeves, and wear different shoes (probably booties). I also would never wear my hair and make-up like that. Helmet-y and heavy. Yikes.

  • rumcg66

    Out out out.

  • stellavision

    She looks full-stop RIDICULOUS. OUT.

  • frannyprof

    omg, OUT, so out. The hair, as usual, bugs. A red lip? Shapeless dress that looks like a Target nightgown…

  • Yep, out

  • StrandedFashionista


  • kmk05

    OUT. She looks like she’s wearing pajamas.

  • KT

    She’s OUT, no questions asked, but I do think that someone else could pull this look off. I think it’s too obvious to say someone like Kristen Stewart, since she’s already done this sort of thing many times before, but I actually think Rihanna could really make this work in her magical Rihanna way.

    Of course, she’d probably wear it buttoned down to her waist with like, a swimsuit top on underneath, 50 necklaces/rings/bracelets, chunky heels, and a baseball cap, but I think I’d strongly prefer that version to this.

  • @Biting Panda

    Out. So fucking out. Stay stay away from my 90’d, Tay.

  • Lorelei_D

    OUT. Its that professionally applied lipstick doesn’t go with even pseudo grunge.

  • Meri

    Out- it needs to be slightly more fitted, or have a belt. And the makeup doesn’t really work with the grunge look.

  • Imasewsure

    IN but only because I enjoy a whiff of teen spirit now and again… Also the shoes don’t work (they need to be FedEx’d to me immediately however)

  • boweryboy

    OUT. It’s not her look. at. all.

    Also, I would pay good money to see an enraged Courtney Love fuck Tay Tay’s shit up. In a cage fight.

    • formerlyAnon

      I imagine Ms. Swift as a surprisingly efficient fighter, comfortable fighting dirty including pulling a an entirely forbidden knife. Ms. Love might still win if clean & sober, though. But I’m not sure how I’d bet.

      • Kitten Mittons

        You’re probably right, but I’d bet Courtney Love with my money. I imagine she’s had much more experience both sober and fully lit. I also kind of imagine her as getting super strength from her drugs at this point, similar to Popeye and his spinach, or Chapelle’s character Tyrone Biggums and his Red Balls “energy” drink.

  • bowlwoman

    Out. With that hair and makeup, she looks like a mannequin.

  • Out…full of mixed metaphors there.

  • Myra Amler

    Out- I really want to like it, but it just looks like she wore her jammies outside.

  • Laylalola

    Out. She rarely looks of this era, something about the way she wears clothing (or maybe it’s her hair or makeup?) is nearly always off in a way I can’t quite pinpoint. (That said, there are a few times she’s gotten everything right, but it’s usually for a top-notch awards where she’s in contention.)

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    IN — I had a dress very much like this in the mid-70’s that I LOVED. My boss told me not to wear it to work anymore because it looked like pajamas. The bitch was wrong then and y’all are wrong now. And the shoes are pretty nifty .. anybody know who makes them?

  • Laylalola

    To pull this off she needs at least the addition of combat boots and a black leather cross-body purse, and totally different hair. She can’t pull this off because the look demands real “I don’t give a shit” hair and she can’t even fake “I don’t give a shit” wild hair.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Thank you! I was just trying to piece this exact thought together in my mind.

      • Laylalola

        And it’s buttoned up to the top button! Really, this probably more an overshirt best worn open with a black tank on underneath and something else on the bottom.

  • nannypoo

    She must have read our comments about her purse carrying skills, because now she’s hired a handler to do it. He clearly has a better technique than she does.

  • Snailstsichr

    OUT. Looks like a walk of shame in some dude’s shirt and shoes.

  • Paula Pertile

    I sleep in that exact night shirt. So . . . I’m gonna say ‘out’.

  • Just Me

    No.Out. Cute to wear to bed (if sourced from a equally cute boyfriend), but that is the start and finish of the cuteness factor with this outfit.

  • conniemd

    In. I love plaids. But it’s a great FALL dress. Even if it was coolish in NYC (yesterday??) you wouldn’t wear a long sleeve, just put a jacket or sweater over your short sleeve, because when the sun comes out it’s warm.

  • Molly

    OUT. It looks like she’s wearing a robe so she doesn’t mess up her outfit while she’s getting her hair and makeup done.

  • KendraMR

    Out. I can’t with her.

  • OUT. So out it hurts.

  • Chattygal

    OUT. Great to see her try something different but this is not a good look for her.

  • JaymeKay

    Out. Plaid is not an option unless you are attending the annual Highland Fling. Good god, WHAT is WITH that forehead? Is there some weird 666 tattoo there? She looks as if she is wearing a helmut, a possible step up from her regular comb-over ‘do.

  • Lori

    Out. The dress looks like a shirt borrowed from her boyfriend the giant lumberjack, the shoes were a boring choice and I hate the hairdo. I don’t care how many songs she sings whining about “haters”. If you put it out there and it’s bad, people are going to say so.

  • sunflower

    Out. But, here’s how I think it could be restyled for her: wait until October, go down a size, pair with tights, flat boots, and a skinny belt.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I don’t think I’d like this on anyone. It looks like a super oversized men’s shirt-a big meh in my book. In addition, that bright red lipstick has got to go. Since when do women need to look like extras from HBO’s True Blood?

    • Kitten Mittons

      So very much makeup.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Why on such a young woman?

        • Kitten Mittons

          I think that’s all she knows at this point. Photo shoots, appearances, music videos, concerts, publicity stunts. Taylor seems particularly adept at pushing her “brand,” so much so that I find it really hard to imagine her going out without full makeup on. But this looks like a doll’s mask. Maybe she just came from a shoot? It ain’t good, though.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I’m sure you’re right about Taylor marketing her ‘brand’. I’d think that her stylist could steer her toward a fresher daytime makeup look, since we know that the cosmetic industry has the tools to create that “I’m not wearing makeup” madeup look.
            Then again, they’ve been pushing the opposite lately for the face.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Yeah, maybe it’s just the trend. Either way, I want to scrub her face clean here.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Ok-Tay honey, Auntie Bitchy and Ms. Mittons are going to give your face a good scrubbing-not come over here and sit down!

  • rebeemoon

    OUT. All I can see is a pair of red lips.

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    Looks like a nightshirt, not a dress.

  • Tigerfly

    Out. Plus Purse Handler, who is kind of cute, looks like he’s pissed that we showed up and made her turn back into a mannequin in that last shot.

  • Guest

    Out because awkward and, though much less relevant, because of her new song and its cringe-inducing video.

  • Kerry McCombs

    Out. Yuck.

  • BLauDGaspode

    Outty Out Out Out.
    Her stance in that last shot just screams She Hulk, or that she has a dirty diaper.

  • Kate4queen

    Out: pants needed

  • Tom Markiewicz

    OUT. Put this on Gwen Stefani, and it’d sing. OR Zoe Saldana. Or fucking Cate Blanchett, anyone with actual personal style and could put some personality into it. Because it appears this girl doesn’t have any.

  • kimmeister

    OUT because Mannequin.

    • grasshack

      First thing I thought! Is it the lighting, or what?

  • what not

    OUT. The dress needs to be a lot more fitted, the shoes are overkill, and the hair looks like it belongs on Three’s Company.

  • Ali2044

    OUT and that is way too much make-up for the look she’s trying to do. It’s like her head is completely made of plastic or something, she pretty much never changes her make-up to suit her outfit.

  • AlexisPayne

    Out, I can’t even with this one.

  • GeoDiva

    Out! It looks like her nightgown from a winter cabin.

  • ChelseaNH

    Out. There’s not enough there there to be in.

  • demidaemon

    OUT. Ugly. Unflattering. Head does not go with outfit. Also dumb (the outfit, that is).

  • evave2

    Why is the guy behind her carrying her purse? Is it that it is not a contractually-obligated purse? What the hay?

  • GTrain

    way OUT

  • snarkykitten

    That’s a NIGHTGOWN.

  • Coco Cornejo

    OUT! Not only does she look like she’s wearing her grandfather’s nightshirt, she also stole his dress shoes.

    By the way, how much do you have to get paid to afford hiring someone to carry your empty handbag? Just askin’…

  • cocohall

    A belt? Roll up the sleeves? Unbutton a few more buttons so you don’t look like Grandpa Jed getting ready to find his hot water bottle and head for bed? Sweet Jesus, I’m not a stylist or anything close, and even I can see that a bit more was required for a plaid shirt dress to work in an urban environment.

  • AlisonHendryx

    Out. So poorly styled.

  • Dollhead

    I’ve done this look- but it was 1986 and I was wearing my (6′ 6) dad’s lumberjack shirts. Also, I was in high school; I admit I may have worn a stretchy cinch belt too. But, did I mention it was 1986?
    I had those shoes in 1990. I never paired them with the lumberjack shirts, though.

  • PumpkintheCat

    OUT. She doesn’t have the right hair or make-up or shoes or handbag or don’t-give-a-fuck-itude to make this work.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    OUT. It looks like she’s stepping out in a plaid nightshirt in the 1990s.

  • Yoshio

    OUT for all the reasons enumerated by my esteemed BKs.

  • Truthiness2U

    Out. She’s doing the Tay Swift version of Avril. To me she’s basically an even less authentic version of Avril’s already non-authentic grunge. If that makes any kind of sense.

    I generally shy away from this phrase, but she’s such a try hard. So that even her version of upscale “grunge” while…ya know, ‘randomly’ walking the streets is just too much for me too take.

    Sorry, had a bad computer day (well still in it) which always makes me super cranky.

  • quiltrx

    OUT. Not grunge-y enough, it just looks silly on her. And we real back-in-the-day grunge types wore pants.
    What I LOVE though is the guy carrying the purse! You know he was all like, “DAYUM BITCH, swing that empty shit over here and let me show you how a real queen carries it.”

  • saintebeuve

    out. the fact that the arms are kind of sheer only adds to the pajama shirt’s sins.

  • GemFemme

    I can’t be all Switzerlandy when it comes to her. So out. A thousand times out. Now and forever.

  • Michelle Lim

    Belt it. And undo a button. Then maybe she stands a chance. The problem with her is that she adopts “looks”. Not style.

  • Uncle Spike

    OMGOUTOUTOUT. She’s wearing her pajamas backwards. Well, just the top.

  • housefulofboys

    OUT. She can’t just throw on a different style of dress but still wear the same hair, the same lipstick, the same “look” and call it fashion. I could really have liked this – even though I really really don’t care for her at all – if she had changed up the hair and lip color, maybe added a skinny belt. As it is, it’s just the same old Taylor singing the same old song, just a little more pretentious than usual.

    ETA: I want her shoes.

  • yethica

    OUT. Had she added a belt and rolled up the sleeves, it would be closer to an IN. I say closer, because I am still dubious.

  • Jacob Bowen

    OUT. I am so over new TSwift and CAN’T EVEN with her new song.

  • megalomanic

    OUT. Grunge-chic feels totally disingenuous on her, especially since she clearly has no idea how to wear a look like this and make it her own. Or perhaps I’m just jealous bc grunge-chic is totally my own personal style and it smarts to see the Queen of Twee doing it wrong…

  • Sarah

    OUT. She looks like Courtney Love.

  • mila_8

    Out! The invisible woman in the Equipment shot is wearing it better.

  • ankali

    OUT, for what everybody else has said is wrong with this.

  • MelVT

    Wow! So many outs for her dress! I have to disagree. It’s still an “out,” but it’s because of her hair, not her dress..

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    That guy in the last pic is so like “You’re taking my photograph and I’m paid to carry a purse.” Also, OUT. This would be a good outfit for…nowhere.

  • semirose

    IN. Yeah it could be a bit more fitted but it’s super cute and I love the shoes with it.

  • CatLady

    OUT. Totally a pajama shirt.

  • Martha Anderson

    agree the fitted mannequin example is cute, she looks like she is wearing a flannel shirt. It is too big, look at how the shoulder falls down her arm.
    The oxfords dont make the outfit any more cheeky

    OUT. Not that this is a bad dress, it is a failure of the stylists to make it happen.

    even a brown mans belt would have perked it up

  • deech_sea

    You would like it better on someone else. It doesn’t even look Grunge. It looks like an over-sized flannel nightshirt.

  • A_guy01

    “Dear Diary – today I was so exhausted from my nap, spending four hours pretending to be Tally Atwater in the mirror and applying to much lipstick that I forgot to change out of my nightie! Thankfully, I didn’t have to carry my own handbag – I have Percy Handler to do that for me! Isn’t he dreamy? I might write a song about breaking up with him …”

  • Jessica


  • travelingcat

    Out – as stated earlier, it looks like she wore her pajama top out in public. If it were fitted it would likely work.

  • Andrea

    She was wearing this to cover up what she was wearing to her livestream before it started. She’s wearing this like a protective robe, not as a real outfit. Do you really think she spent a full day wearing those sleeves in this heat??

    You can find pictures online of the cute white outfit she was presumably wearing under this.

    • The sleeves are sheer and it’s a 300 dollar dress, not some smock she just threw on to protect some other outfit. It’s a “real outfit,” whatever that means.

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. In theory, she could pull this off, but it’s too far off the expectations she’s set up for herself.

    • Qitkat

      Waves hi 🙂
      So much appreciated your comments last Lounge. Will pursue further this weekend.

      • formerlyAnon

        Hi! Hope your week is better than last.

        I should be in bed, but the lure of TLo is strong.

  • Qitkat

    Out, for ALL the reasons. At the very least it needed one more button undone, sleeves rolled up, a pony tail, a skinny red belt, off-white wedge heel sandals, and holy moly not another mouse-colored purse. Poor guy.

  • LJCdoc

    Out, but I despise her so much that I can’t be objective, so probably it shouldn’t count.

  • Out. Too loose so it looks like a too long shirt, and that red lip of hers that she loves so much is not helping here.

  • Modeniete

    Did you have a good workout? Hey, I think you forgot your purse!
    The makeup alone is laughable as a casual street look, let alone paired with the faut grunge. Bah.

  • Man Dala

    OUT. Just because she released that annoying song and equally annoying video.

  • IN – it’s not perfect but I like it. I’m hoping she’s paying attention to the way her handler is carrying her bag – he knows how it is done.

  • Pepper Pan

    OUT. Not just because she looks terribly drab, but because now my new goal in life is to watch a slap fight between Barbie Twee here and Miss Love.
    MTV should consider resurrectin “Celebrity Deathmach” only for this one episode.

  • SorayaS

    Out- such a cute look that she just couldn’t possibly style to within her wheelhouse as it demands something less than 100% polished (when was the last time we have seen that from Tay, even when she is “leaving the gym”. 10 points for the bag handler though- for when she’s got something in there so it’s too heavy to balance on her arm?

  • I have never seen a damn near an unanimous OUT as I’m witnessing right now. I can not stop laughing. Hilarious.

    But, yes, this is an OUT. The fit is all kinds of wrong and really effed up the entire look. I kinda like the oxfords with the plaid. Yes, it’s a tad predictable but it works.

  • altissima

    Oh so OUT. Big baggy “not tonight dear I have a headache” nightdress. Hair and makeup look like a shop mannequin.

  • empath

    OUT… because she’s wearing a baggy, overpriced, glorified nightshirt… and because Tay is not woman enough to carry her own purse.

  • Watts

    Out. Nightshirt. Like my dad used to wear.

  • TLJezebel

    Rihanna could rock the shit out of that look.

  • BayTampaBay

    Out! but I like the tote bag.

  • Innuendo

    Out, looks like she forgot to put on pants.

  • blondie65

    OUT. Good Lord, it looks like she left her hairdesser and forgot to take off the smock. And as so many other BKs have pointed out, Tay, pay attention to your assistant! He holds your purse the way it should be held.

  • Tracy Walker

    Out – I slept in this shirt in the 9th grade. Plus, WTH is going on with her arms?!

  • AmeliaEve

    OUT – a look like this needs some accessories to show that it isn’t a granny gown. A thin leather belt, maybe in a bright yellow, would have woken things up and taken care of the baggy fit as well. She also has a very George Costanza-ish second shirt button thing going on.

  • Awful. A pair of really chunky boots would’ve been better with this.

  • holla

    Out, she looks like she is wearing PJs. Needs a belt, tights, booties, and 40 degrees lower.

  • papillon

    I know it’s a dress but it just looks like a giant shirt which makes it look like she forgot her pants. I usually quite like Taylor’s street fashion but this is an out for me.

  • joancarol

    I can see her in the remake of the 50 Foot Woman.
    Menacing Manhattan with her empty purses and her doll makeup.

  • Out. UNTIL she rolls up the sleeves, adds a belt, leggings, and cute boots (and wears it in 3-4 months).

  • Christine Hart

    Out, but my biggest issue is with the hair, if she pulled it up away from her face into a bun that would make it all look much better.

  • A belt, for chrissakes. A skinny little leather belt would have made all the difference here. OUT to her and OUT to those who dressed her and OUT, OUT, DAMNED SPOT is my quote for the day.

    • Kitten Mittons

      “Hell is murky.”
      Also appropriate…

  • She looks like I used to look when I borrowed my daddy’s shirts to bum around the house in. Love the shoes, though.

  • Danielle

    NO. Pajamas.

  • bakingbarrister

    flannel nightshirt my mom wears.

  • V No Privacy

    She can’t pull this off. Someone else might have been able to.

  • Kara Keenan

    OUT. I owned that nightshirt from L.L. Bean in the 1990’s.

  • Anique Ashraf

    Now this just looks dumb. OUT.

  • Pablo

    The biggest OUT in the world.

  • MissFern

    no puedo. out.

  • sagecreek

    OUT. Doesn’t work with the red lipstick, for one thing.

  • AceOn6

    Out. The head is too polished for the look.

  • bananafish

    There’s nothing wrong with grunge chic; but this is not grunge chic, it’s not even chic. I think she was actually probably going for a schoolgirl, preppy look, but-again- couldn’t style it properly. OUT. The hair is unfortunate.

  • BlairBear

    Out for her in for the bag handler behind her

  • Abbey Moore Graf

    She looks like the walk of shame in 1997. If I knew what that looked like…

  • LibKat

    Out. Awkward length, so badly fitted her body looks like a plank of wood, terrible hair and lip color that makes the rest of her face look like a piece of white paper.

  • Emily Wilson

    Out. I want that dress, but she can’t pull it off. She’s still too twee with the hair and makeup for the color palette and print of the dress.

  • Bernadette

    Out! No only does she look like she forgot her pants, but that head is freaking me out.

  • Hazuki Chino

    Dear-dear-DEAR! A belt please! And DO something about your hair!

  • MaggieMae

    I want that dress, for me, in the fall, with tights and kick-ass boots. Tay is not pulling this one off. OUT.

    • livesarah

      I feel like I personally know quite a few people who could pull it off, but they are so far from the TSwift phenotype…

  • moxie_lady

    OUT. Give it to Kristen Stewart. And please, please get a new haircut.

  • This outfit should come with a thought bubble that says, “Why don’t people think I’m as cool as Gwen Stefani?”
    This looks like the types of nightshirts I like to wear as pajamas. OUT.

    • livesarah

      I was trying to figure out who could make it work, Gwen is a good pick.

  • AthenaJ

    Between the Bieber Barbie hair, caked on makeup, flannel nightgown and old man bowling shoes, this look screams ‘escaped mental patient’.

  • gingerella

    OK, I’ve FINALLY figured out the hair — it’s the “Nicole Kidman just had work done” hairstyle.

  • jen

    Out! Is she wearing a wig?? This is a no on so many levels!

  • This might have worked if it was more dressed down. But the blowout, the makeup, and the horrible shoes make it seem like she’s an off kilter housewife who’s running around NYC in her husbands shirt.

  • crash1212

    OUT. Doesn’t fit. Needed a belt…or something to break it up. Maybe roll the sleeves up and unbutton one of those top buttons? Don’t like the lip color with it either, and while I like the shoes, I don’t like them with this. Fail.

  • surfergirl70

    Everything about this look is ridiculous. OUT

  • CT14


    It’s a pajama top. Not her look.

  • Sturnella neglecta

    I just can’t understand why she thinks she needs so much lipstick. She’s such a pale woman. It works great with her classier dresses, but here it looks like she’s trying to make something that’s supposed to be a vague fashion statement against fashion…fashionable.

  • lalahartma


  • leftcoastpickle

    OUT. sheesh. This is what you throw on to go to the bathroom
    in the middle of the night.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    OUT. I have that nightgown. Also, if you told me this was the Madame Tussaud’s version of Taylor Swift, I’d have believed you. She looks… not real in these pictures.

  • Bethany Roullett

    OUT. She is not one for anything called ‘grunge’.

  • Columbinia

    OUT. And let me add that I’m tired of the veil of bangs and big red lips.

  • livesarah

    Someone else could have pulled it off. Chloe Sevigny? Definitely not Taylor. OUT.

  • bailey_ann_dbk

    out because she tries too hard

  • irielle

    OUT. She looks like she’s wearing her boyfriend’s shirt home. On the other hand, I like her slightly messy hair. I also like the cute guy who looks as if he’s carrying her purse.

  • E. D.

    Unbutton the top and add something and maybe it wouldn’t suck. OUT.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Out. I can’t believe that’s Equipment. The only good thing here is that she has a purse wrangler. I’d like one.

  • Courtney

    She stole Al Borland’s nightshirt. Out.

  • Out. Out. Out. Get out.

  • dschubba

    Out (and, dear God, do I want to see her interact with Courtney Love.)

  • ktr33

    I like the dress, but the way she’s wearing it, it looks like a nightshirt from LLBean = OUT

  • jeaniemarie

    Gee she looks like she just left the gym

  • DesertDweller79

    Out. It looks like she forgot her pants.

  • Judih1

    Out. From hair to toe

  • JynxTheCat

    count me outta of the vote too. I am so over her. She has zero appeal for me and I nearly aggressively dislike her at this point.

  • Bill Craven

    Late to the party but it’s a boyfriend shirt, if your boyfriend is a 7’5″ NBA star. Out!

  • CommentsByKatie

    I love her so I keep giving her passes, but she is getting crazier and crazier. I hope this is all somehow an elaborate troll on celebrity and fashion…

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties