Taylor Swift in Novis at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Posted on August 11, 2014


Taylor-Swift-Novis-Charlotte-Olympia-2014-Teen-Choice-Awards-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Teen Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in a Novis top and skirt paired with Charlotte Olympia shoes and EFFY Jewelry earrings.

Taylor-Swift-Novis-Charlotte-Olympia-2014-Teen-Choice-Awards-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Novis Spring 2014 Collection

Taylor-Swift-Novis-Charlotte-Olympia-2014-Teen-Choice-Awards-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Taylor-Swift-Novis-Charlotte-Olympia-2014-Teen-Choice-Awards-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)

Taylor-Swift-Novis-Charlotte-Olympia-2014-Teen-Choice-Awards-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(5B)Charlotte Olympia Spring 2014 Collection

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This doesn’t even look like it’d make the cut for one of her post-“workout” sidewalk promenades. This is a gal who walked out of her gym in an Oscar de la Renta dress, looking like she was ready to announce her engagement in the New York Times.

This? Dishtowel dress and Payless shoes. If we were teens, we’d be insulted. Then again, teens tend to be insulted roughly 85% of the time.

Kidding, teens! We love you all. Even the moody, door-slamming ones.

But seriously, this is a big, awkward nothing.



[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Novis, Charlotte Olympia]

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  • Grace

    Finally! I-Just-Finished-Working-Out-hair!

  • MilaXX


  • Diesel von Trapp

    Bladerunner diner waitress uniform

    • Diesel von Trapp

      Not in a good way.

  • The hair is a major tragedy.

    • 3boysful

      I like the color, and that she tried something different, but this is giving off a redneck vibe.

  • Crystal

    That hair is bad. Like, helmety-bad. And hair is your thing, girl!

    • This is why I’ll never be a fashionista. I thought her hair looked good though a little TOO “made to look causal.” Your post made me look twice and – you’re right. And now I’ll admit openly that I’m hopeless when it comes to style. (It’s why I need TLo).

  • sutton

    Her hair is really what is confusing me here. Who looked at this styling and thought “great we are done, have fun tonight!”?

    • Jackie4g

      What is that? Are there hair extensions? I join in your confusion. I do like the green of her outfit, especially with that great tan.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I actually like the skirt with the white top shown on the model. But that bustier is sad, and makes the skirt sadder. I like the shoes though- just not with this.

    • Sarah

      Yeah the model looks are WAY better.

  • Kitten Mittons

    That hair is nearing mullet territory.

    I’m a Taylor supporter, but no. No to all of this.

    Go back to your giant closet at the gym and start over, TayTay.

    • marlie

      She wore a similar outfit by the same designer during one of her recent gym excursions. I didn’t like it then, and I like it less now.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Yay, I recognized something! I am learning.

  • DagnyReardon

    The faux tan is baaad. Look at how dark her legs are.

    • decormaven

      Especially when we have been peppered with pics of her Faux Pre/Post Workouts, where she is pale and purse laden. Nothing about this look is appealing.

      • Anna

        Aha, I think THIS is the answer to what she does at the gym: she actually goes there to tan.

    • ilovecupkates

      And in the last photo, two different colours!

  • Thomas

    I need the fabulousness of Rihanna’s new shoot for W Magazine after these first two posts. Leah’s couldn’t get any more tacky and this couldn’t bore me any more.

  • CB

    I actually adore and covet the shoes, but agreed on all other counts.

  • flamingoNW

    I’d prefer the model version of the skirt and the white top and the shoes to wear after the gym, and to switch out here for one of her fancier sidewalk outfits. The green top with the skirt is too much

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Here I am again liking something everyone else is hating. I don’t mind the hair or make up. I don’t mind the dress. It’s a little odd, but the color is cool and it’s not as prissy/girly as she usually goes.

    • ConnieBV

      I’m with you. The hair is VERY eighties, but that’s what is in right now. For her, it’s a different look than the usual ingenue she sports. I can’t hate.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I am distracted by her boobs, and not in a good way….

    • kimmeister

      They seem to have magnets repelling them to go in different directions. That is not her bustier.

  • Anna

    Saved By the Bell: The Twee Years. Getting Kelly Kapowski from this. She should’ve committed the whole way and teased her bangs.

  • Judy_S

    That skirt seems to have been translated from a 2-d drawing by someone who has no clue about the third dimension.

  • Peri7473

    that skirt is BAD. it accomplishes the (heretofore thought) impossible task of making Taylor Swift look like she has gigantic hips. Worse (way worse) than Angela’s hip draping flaps on this weeks PR.

  • Wink

    Why the border and weird side panels on the skirt? Did they run out of green fabric?

    • Kent Roby

      I like the idea of the skirt (i.e. doing something other than yet-another completely-expected solid skirt), but this does look like they ran out of green.

  • In_Stitches

    I’m liking the Debbie Harry mullet, but that skirt makes her look like she has Nicki Minaj’s hips. White inserts making an a line skirt look like a giant pencil skirt are not a good idea.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Dish towel? More like beach towel.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Also, is it wrong to wish for a little modesty here? Most of her sidewalk tour outfits cover 50% more skin than this and are 100% more classy.
    I’m not a fan of slut-shaming or anything, but this is the Teen Choice Awards, and it seems out of character, considering her usual attire.

    • Kitten Mittons

      No, not wrong at all. It’s even more noticeable because she doesn’t dress like this usually. So why break it out for this particular event? Weird and oogie.

      • Jacob Bowen

        My thoughts EXACTLY. I am trying to think of the last time Taylor pushed up the girls and put them on display (which is fine in ANY other venue)…and all I can come up with is NEVER. So the Teen Choice Awards seems like a totally awkward time to do it.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Lea is rubbing off on her. Possibly literally, too, judging from the level of tanner going on here.

    • SugarSnap108

      I’m not a huge fan of the sexy-times dresses in front of a bunch of teenagers. And yes, it’s particularly odd when your usual go-to is twee and girly.

  • Nisa

    That’s a really unfortunate skirt. And hairstyle. And choice of shoes. The top’s cute, though!

  • Gatto Nero

    Terrycloth fug.
    I miss the empty purse hanging off her limp arm.

    • prettyinmink

      Ok. I’m ashamed to admit this…but I actually tried to hold my purse that way the other day just to see what it was like. After I picked everything up off the ground I realized how stupid it was to even attempt it.

  • That hair is so horrible. That’s what post-workout hair should look like. I actually like the top but mainly because structured crop tops.

  • Julie Ree

    When your sidewalk tour fashion is better than your red carpet, even at a teen awards show, you need to rethink things.

  • marlie

    80s mullet hair. That’s all I can see. That, and a boring, kind of ugly dress. Tay really needs to step away from this brand. Fast.

  • teensmom99

    Hmm, I thought she’d give style tips to Lena Dunham instead of the other way around.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Really? I think it’s cute. How dressy are the teen awards anyway? Lea Michele wasn’t all that dressed up. If anything, I think she overdresses 98% of the rest of the time, rather than underdressing now.

  • R.A.

    Joe Dirt called. He wants his hair back.

  • pizzaqueen

    She’s so disconnected from her actual age that when she tries to dress like what she thinks an early-20-something would dress like, it turns out to just be a caricature of a hot mess.

    • Constant Reader

      That was kind of my thought. She’s so disconnected from normal LIFE that she has no idea what’s appropriate when, or that her faux-workouts aren’t fooling anyone.

  • crash1212

    Her head looks fabulous though. Love the red lip with the green outfit…even if I’m not crazy about the outfit.

  • SewingSiren

    Bare but modest midriff. Short, but not tight skirt. Bad shoes. All in her wheel house. Kind of dressy beachy look for an awards show that gives out giant surf boards, so appropriate I guess. I wish she had the balls to wear the slip on Vans though.

    • Janet B

      Vans would have been so much better, something beachy to tie it together.

  • kbshee

    All she needs is an empty handbag and she is ready for the sidewalk!

  • NinjaCate

    I like the colour on her though.

  • Paula Pertile

    She looks like a Taylor Swift doll, in an outfit some creative kid (PR wannabe) made from fabric scraps.

  • Sophie

    When did her skin become the same colour as her hair? As to the outfit, I don’t mind it, I’m just happy I didn’t see her in florals again.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I think the fabric is great, both the color and pattern are cool, but this outfit is frustrating.

  • nannypoo

    Those are some perky boobs she bought herself. The only thing I like here is her hair color. Otherwise she and Lea make me think of Betty and Veronica, dressed for the comics.

  • smayer

    What? No tissue-stuffed purse?

  • cocohall

    The Novic collection has some interesting ideas, but none of it looks fully hatched. Tay Tay might have done better if she hadn’t paired these particular pieces. One of my teens loves this sort of top and skirt combo, but with different proportions. Highwaisted skirt that meets the top for a faux one-piece look, but shorter, skater styled skirt. And then a little cropped jacket and ballet flats. It’s cute without being overly sexual.

    NO teen I know would ever ever ever wear those shoes. Those manage to look mother of the bride, drag queen, and orthopedic all at once. Remarkable, but not in a good way.

  • boweryboy

    I’ll give her credit for not wearing the sheer tee and the Heidi hair.

  • theblondette

    Does anyone else feel like her fake tan looks…kinda dirty? I know it’s tough as a pale girl to find fake tan that looks real, but… this has a grubby vibe to it somehow.

  • She looks like a wax figurine of Taylor Swift.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Is her gym actually a tanning studio?

  • mommyca

    I’m disappointed she is not carrying an empty bag…
    (and those are some hideous shoes!!!)

  • Freynika

    Honestly, her hair bothers me more than anything. I really, really hate that layering and the color ages her. Cute shoes, but with a better outfit.

  • evave2

    Oh I was afraid you’d like THESE yellow sandals. I think from head to toe she looks just plain sucky. And on the head there is that pursed lip look (I am beginning to think I prefer duck lips to THIS look).

    • Laylalola

      I know, right? Her look totally says that the Teen Choice Awards and her fashion are super-duper serious issues.

      • evave2

        I just looked again when I got your response: she is giving Sarah Paulson some serious competition in the bitch-face category.

  • Talk about a scroll down fug. I saw the top and thought, well, it’s a teen awards show, this will look sorta cute when I scroll down and see the black pencil pants with the tuxedo stripe down the side…..NOT. This is tragic, but then again, it’s Pilotto, so what else is new?

    • kimmeister

      You’d think it would be Pilotto (especially the skirt), but it’s not.

  • KendraMR

    My great grandmother has that exact fabric for her curtains, but in gold.

  • conniemd

    Looking at her legs, which don’t appear to have bronzer, maybe when she’s going to the gym, she’s actually spending all her time in a tanning bed there.

    • YeahYeahFashion

      She has a house on the beach in Rhode Island so that’s probably where she gets so tan.

  • frannyprof

    And that is a horrible haircut. Why can’t her hair gay get it right? Or maybe she *needs* a hair gay. At least there’s no empty designer bag dangling limply off her arm.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Going against the T-Lo grain here. I quite enjoy Taylor in this. Refreshing color choice. Just-right skin exposure. Pretty face. Minimal jewelry in agreement with the dress. Hair is messy, yes, but it works at a “teen” event. I’m not inclined to nick-pick this one.

  • Dawgknot4

    Sorry, but I like every bit of it. She looks great!


  • Rhonda Shore

    She always has this coy facial expression…

  • kmk05

    You know what? Compared to Lea Michele’s, I’ll take it. The makeup and posing and hair are all relatively classy (or at least not too tacky), that skirt is a respectable length and those shoes are cute. For teens to emulate, I’ll take it.

  • My god…it looks like crocheted dish cloths paired with tea towels.

  • Anique Ashraf

    That skirt infuriates me because of those side panels. It makes it look a completely different shape and I cannot forgive it.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    So TeenBeat 1973.

  • Jecca2244

    she’s literally morphed into her model BFF Karlie Kloss, and I can no longer tell them apart on the carpet

  • She blew her wad on the gym tour. “What do you mean Oscar won’t give me another dress after I wore the one he lent me for this event for the paparazzi at the gym? What’s WRONG with them?”

  • demidaemon

    It’s a rather ugly outfit, no? This is what happens when you blow your wad on sidewalk showcases.

  • snarkykitten

    Her head looks pasted on. wtf??

  • PinkyK

    “Oh look she’s gotten her boobies! And their SOOO perky!” Said PinkyK quoting the grandparents from 16 Candles….

  • Can she just smile for the camera without looking so very pleased with herself, or without looking like she’s over this shit?

  • livesarah

    I like the shoes. It could be just the lovely colour making me a sucker for them, but I think they are pretty cute. Can’t say the same for the rest, but this reads as her stylist interpreting what the teens of today want to see. I have no idea what the teens of today want to see, but if it’s this, they have questionable judgement, just like the teens of every other era.

  • Columbinia

    Li’l Abner hillbilly chic.

  • GemFemme

    I almost didn’t recognize her without a huge empty purse handing awkwardly from her arm.

  • RoseJB

    Her hair and makeup remind me of my kindergarten teacher in the early nineties. She just needs an ankle length denim dress with sleeves to complete the look.

  • Coco Chanel

    Is it possible for someone to look 50 while wearing a crop top? Why yes ladies and gentlemen it is

  • Susan Velazquez

    Plus the hair is so blahhhh. How can her hair look like she really did just come from the gym this time?

  • deech_sea

    For some reason, she reminds me of a Wrigley’s Spearmint gum ad.

  • MoHub

    And back to twee we go!