The Internet has had its hands full trying to decipher the hidden meanings behind Taylor Swift’s new lyrics since her long-awaited album Reputation dropped at midnight on Friday. And one song that has particularly grabbed fans’ attention is “Dress.”
Featuring lyrics such as, “Only bought this dress so you could take it off,” and, “My hands are shaking from holding back from you,” the steamy anthem has made some listeners nostalgic for all the other times Tay has referenced her love for dresses throughout her musical career.
Twitter user @wakeupmydear even pulled a line from each one of Swift’s albums that mentions the article of clothing, including, “The girl in the dress cried the whole way home,” and, “Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress.”
Others couldn’t stop talking about the photo Swift posted of herself in a rainbow dress on Instagram when the album dropped. “Cause of death: Taylor Swift in this rainbow dress,” user Katie Minard tweeted.
2006: That little black dress
2008: My best dress, fearless - Pick up a white dress
2010: The girl in the dress cried the whole way home
2012: Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress
2014: Standing in a nice dress
2017: DRESS#SomeThingsNeverChange @taylorswift13 ??
— bel loves nick??????¹³ (@wakeupmydear) November 8, 2017
cause of death: Taylor Swift in this rainbow dress pic.twitter.com/H86dSWkcod
— Katie Minard (@KatieMinard) November 5, 2017
See some of the reactions to “Dress” below.
Dress - Taylor Swift (2017) pic.twitter.com/3Ws6GsQSjH
— Margaret Cullum (@margaretcullum) November 8, 2017
Taylor Swift: i only bought this dress so you can take it off
Me: i only bought this dress so it hides my food baby after a pasta dinner
— lb (@lizbarbb) November 10, 2017
Is Taylor Swift the 6th member of Red Velvet? Hahah She and Joy has the same dress ???????? pic.twitter.com/qIrhUoQ0ZU
— #GIRLS6ENERAT10N (@Bear2Hyun) November 10, 2017
Omg joy and taylor swift are wearing the same dress. We love the queens of music. pic.twitter.com/cFrVfREPpR
— #PeekABoo (@_autopilot) November 10, 2017
— joana (@joxnx_gxrcix) November 10, 2017
Dress-Taylor Swift (2017) pic.twitter.com/bBokN1BVzp
— Problematic Wine Mom (@swangoalsindeed) November 10, 2017
EVERY TIME I HEAR DRESS I?: TAYLOR SWIFT DID THAT pic.twitter.com/Zqg3O8KtuQ
— mak | 28 ???? (@swuft13) November 10, 2017
There is a song on Reputation that is about how Taylor Swift only bought a dress so a guy could take it off, it is called "Dress" and there is no joke here sorry
— Carrie Wittmer???? (@carriesnotscary) November 10, 2017
PSA: Dress may possibly be the best thing Taylor Swift has produced to date!!!!
— emily grace (@EmilygHulse) November 9, 2017