Daring outfits Taylor Swift has worn throughout her career, from see-through dresses to a sparkling garter

Daring outfits Taylor Swift has worn throughout her career, from see-through dresses to a sparkling garter
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  • Taylor Swift has been making bold fashion statements for over a decade.

  • For performances, the singer often wears sparkly rompers and sheer dresses.

  • And on the red carpet, Swift isn't afraid to wear gowns with plunging necklines or daring slits.

Over the past few years, Taylor Swift has solidified her status as a powerhouse in the music industry.

From her massive Eras Tour and accompanying film to her record-breaking fourth album of the year Grammy win, Swift's influence is nearly unmatched following the release of her 11th studio album, "The Tortured Poets Department."

Though music is her bread and butter, Swift also holds sway in the fashion world, helping small brands make massive sales simply by wearing one of their designs.

Her style has changed throughout her decade-plus in the public eye, and over the years, Swift has experimented more and more with daring fashion.

Take a look at some of her most daring looks to date.

Taylor Swift experimented with see-through fashion at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Taylor Swift wears a red dress on the 2012 Billboards red carpet.
Taylor Swift attends the 2012 Billboard Awards.Jon Kopaloff / Contributor / Getty Images

The star wore an Elie Saab gown that had a semi-sheer bodice made of crisscross red designs atop see-through lace fabric.

The bright red skirt contrasted with the patterned bodice.

A few months later, the singer wore a sparkly dress with a plunging neckline.

Taylor Swift wears a silver dress at the 40 Principales Awards in 2012.
Taylor Swift attends the 2012 40 Principales Awards.Europa Press Entertainment / Contributor / Getty Images

The Kaufmanfranco minidress had quarter-length sleeves and a high collar.

A plunging neckline flowed from Swift's neck to her navel.

She wore another gown with a plunging neckline at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Taylor Swift wears a white dress on the 2013 Grammys red carpet.
Taylor Swift attends the 2013 Grammy Awards.Dan MacMedan / Contributor / Getty Images

The flowing J. Mendel dress had a low neckline that was accented by silver straps on the front, back, and side.

A slit in the skirt added to the look.

Swift had fun with cutouts at the 2013 Brit Awards.

Taylor Swift wears a black dress on the 2013 Brit Awards red carpet.
Taylor Swift at the 2013 Brit Awards.Mike Marsland / Contributor / Getty Images

The singer chose another Elie Saab dress for the 2013 awards ceremony.

The black gown had sheer cutouts on the shoulders and legs, and a gold belt broke up the column style.

She wore a form-fitting gown to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013.

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Taylor Swift attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.Jamie McCarthy/Getty

The navy Hervé Léger by Max Azria gown had a plunging neckline with a sparkly trim.

The "1989" musician wore a partially sheer dress when she met Prince William at a charity event in 2013.

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Taylor Swift meets Prince William in 2013.AP / Dominic Lipinski

The Reem Acra dress had a simple white skirt, but it was offset by an intricately designed off-the-shoulder bodice.

The elegant gold and sheer patterned top scooped into a low neckline.

And she chose a see-through dress for the 2014 Pre-Grammy Gala.

Taylor Swift wears a sheer black dress at a pre-grammys party in 2014.
Taylor Swift at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2014 Pre-Grammy Gala.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images

Swift sparkled in the black minidress, which was designed by Zuhair Murad.

Black gems sat atop sheer fabric, and a fringed trim completed the gown.

She made a statement in one of the gowns she wore on the 2014 "Red" tour.

Taylor Swift wears a red dress on the "Red" tour in 2014.
Taylor Swift performs on the "Red" tour in 2014.Sam Hussein/TAS / Contributor/Getty Images

The bright red dress, created by Swift's costume designer Marina Toybina, had a low neckline and a flowing cape.

Sparkly, built-in shorts gave the look a performance flare.

She then wore a daring two-piece on the streets of New York City in 2014.

Taylor Swift walks in New York City wearing a crop top and skirt in 2014.
Taylor Swift in New York City in 2014.Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images

The polka-dot bra top had a small cutout in the center and coordinated with the high-waisted pencil skirt.

The skirt featured a slit up the center.

That same year, the star wore a daring birdcage top.

Taylor Swift wears a white and black cage top with a plunging neckline in 2014.
Taylor Swift attends the "Deutscher Radiopreis 2014."Oliver Hardt / Stringer / Getty Images

The Sass & Bide ensemble consisted of a white skirt and a peplum birdcage top.

The neckline of the top was low-cut, and it was connected by two black strips of fabric.

She wowed in a white jumpsuit at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Taylor Swift stands on the Billboard Awards 2015 red carpet in a white jumpsuit.
Taylor Swift at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.C Flanigan / Contributor / Getty Images

The halter neckline of the Balmain jumpsuit mirrored two cutouts in the center of the garment.

The wide-legged pants gave the ensemble a retro look.

Swift performed in a satin, pink nightgown at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Taylor Swift wears a pink teddy and robe while performing at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.Rune Hellestad - Corbis / Contributor / Getty Images

Swift paired the low-cut nightgown with a matching, lace-trimmed robe.

Later in the evening, Swift changed into a daring black set.

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Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Swift, pictured with her model and then-close friend Karlie Kloss, stunned in a sparkly black bra and matching high-waisted underwear.

She wore a black, lace nightgown that had a long train over the look with high heels.

Later that night, she rocked a see-through dress at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party.

Taylor Swift wears a white dress on the Victoria's Secret fashion show red carpet in 2014.
Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.Anthony Harvey / Stringer / Getty Images

The Zuhair Murad dress consisted of a white skirt and one white sleeve, while the bodice and one sleeve were made of sheer fabric with sparkly, silver patterns on it.

Jimmy Choo pumps completed the ensemble.

Swift's green gown for the 2015 Elle Style Awards had a daring slit.

Taylor Swift attends the 2015 Elle Style Awards in a green dress.
Taylor Swift attends the 2015 Elle Style Awards.Julian Parker / Contributor / Getty Images

A zipper ran down the lace-covered Julien Macdonald dress, creating a dramatic slit.

The neckline featured zig-zag straps.

The singer performed in a semi-sheer bodysuit at a 2015 concert.

Taylor Swift performs at the 2015 BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in a see-through leotard.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2015 BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.Brian Rasic / Contributor / Getty Images

At BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2015, Swift wore a silver bodysuit with sheer panels.

Silver tassels flowed from the trim and from her wrists.

Swift wore another transparent performance look while she was touring for her album "1989."

Taylor Swift and John Legend perform on the "1989" tour in 2015.
Taylor Swift on her "1989" tour.Christopher Polk/TAS / Contributor / Getty Images

The top of the gold dress, designed by Jessica Jones, was made of sheer fabric. Gold sparkles sat atop it, creating a deep V that flowed all the way to Swift's navel.

The layers of gold tulle in the skirt moved as Swift danced.

On the same tour, Swift performed in a glittery bodysuit with cutouts.

Taylor Swift and Tove Lo perform in 2015.
Taylor Swift performs with Tove Lo in 2015.Rick Diamond/LP5 / Contributor / Getty Images

The bodysuit Swift wore while she performed alongside Tove Lo had sheer cutouts on the stomach and chest.

Sparkle-covered fabric made up the rest of the garment, which was trimmed with tassels.

Swift popped in a colorful two-piece at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammy Awards.Getty

The Versace two-piece consisted of a strapless orange crop top and a high-waisted, hot-pink skirt.

The skirt had a waist-high slit that revealed built-in pink underwear.

Swift wore one of her most daring looks ever at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.

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Taylor Swift at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

She stunned in a black Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown that had a plunging halter neckline and a thigh-high slit.

A gold Jimmy Choo purse, a gold choker, and gold Giuseppe Zanetti heels completed the outfit.

Swift opted for a skin-tight bodysuit at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

A front-and-back shot of Taylor Swift walking the red carpet at the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards.Todd Williamson / Contributor / Allen Berezovsky / Contributor / Getty Images

The black Saint Laurent jumpsuit had a halter neckline, semi-open back, and it was entirely covered in sequins.

Swift's minidress for the 2016 Met Gala had a snakeskin look.

Taylor Swift poses at the Met Gala with bleached hair and wearing a short, flared metallic dress, dark lipstick, and strappy black heels.
Taylor Swift attends the Met Gala in 2016.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The custom Louis Vuitton minidress was made of silver snakeskin fabric and had leather accents on the top of the dress.

The center of the dress had daring cutouts, while the trim of the skirt had tiers of ruffled fabric.

Louis Vuitton gladiator heels completed the ensemble.

At the 2016 CMA Awards, Swift presented an award in a dress that was almost entirely see-through.

Taylor Swift presents an award at the 2016 CMA Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2016 CMA Awards.Erika Goldring / Contributor / Getty Images

The Julien MacDonald dress was almost completely transparent, with only thin stripes of sparkly, black fabric providing coverage.

A cutout in the stomach and dramatic slit in the center of the dress added to the daring look.

Swift performed in a transparent bodysuit in 2017.

Taylor Swift performs at the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert.Kevin Mazur / Contributor / Getty Images

The black Atelier Versace bodysuit had long sleeves and was covered in intricate, geometric patterns.

She paired the look with a black bra, high-waisted black underwear, and a fringed skirt.

The singer looked pretty in pink at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Taylor Swift walks the red carpet at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images

The star's custom Versace dress took over 800 hours to make.

The gown had a dramatic cape, feather detailing, and a striking thigh-high slit.

Swift opted for a sheer top in New York City in 2018.

Taylor Swift in New York City in 2018.
Taylor Swift in New York City in 2018.Alessio Botticelli / Contributor / Getty Images

While walking in New York City in 2018, Swift paired a sheer black top with an exposed sports bra, short printed skirt, and heels.

Swift shined in a silver minidress and boots at the 2018 American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift wears a silver dress and boots at the 2018 American Music Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2018 American Music Awards.Frazer Harrison / Staff / Getty Images

The Balmain dress had a disco-ball effect, as it was made of small panels of shiny silver fabric.

Matching thigh-high boots complemented the short dress.

Swift stunned in another see-through look at the 2019 InStyle Golden Globes after-party.

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Taylor Swift at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party.Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

The star wore an off-the-shoulder black Versace dress to celebrate the 2019 Golden Globes.

The sparkly dress was made of sheer fabric, had tie detailing on the bodice, and featured a daring thigh-high slit.

Swift performed in a form-fitting gold corset at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.Kevin Mazur / Contributor / Getty Images

While performing songs from "Lover," Swift wore a gold corset top with sparkly purple bottoms that showed off her legs.

She paired the look with gold boots.

Swift rocked another thigh-bearing look at the 2019 American Music Awards.

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Taylor Swift at the 2019 American Music Awards.P. Lehman/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The sparkly green Julien Macdonald dress was asymmetrical, as one side had a skirt that flowed all the way to the floor while the other exposed a shorter layer of fabric.

Dramatic thigh-high boots completed the look.

She changed into a daring gold bodysuit to perform at the event.

Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 American Music Awards with Camilla Cabello and Halsey.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 American Music Awards.Kevin Mazur/AMA2019 / Contributor / Getty Images

The bodysuit was covered in gold sparkles and coordinating tassels flowed from Swift's waist.

She wore matching boots with the look.

Swift wore a sheer, lace catsuit to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Taylor Swift sings in a black catsuit at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Taylor Swift performs at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2021.Kevin Mazur / Contributor / Getty Images

Swift performed in a see-through Sarah Regensburger catsuit, which she gave a shiny edge by wearing a silver Greta Constantine bodysuit beneath it.

She paired the form-fitting look with Black Louis Vuitton boots.

At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift arrived draped in diamonds.

Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2022.
Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2022.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Oscar de la Renta designed her halter minidress, which had strings of diamonds hanging loosely across her arms, and more rows of jewels swooped across her body.

She paired the look — which is one of her most daring of all time — with red lipstick and sparkling sandals.

Later that night, she changed into a midnight-blue leotard.

Taylor Swift at the Republic Records VMAs after party on August 29, 2022.
Taylor Swift at the Republic Records VMAs after-party on August 29, 2022.Gotham/Getty Images

The sleeveless garment had a V-shaped neckline embellished with diamonds and a crystal star print across its bodice.

Swift's outerwear — a feathered cardigan — was also daring.

Swift donned a gown with a cutout and thigh-high slit for the 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards.

taylor swift wearing a black sequin dress with one sleeve and side cutouts
Taylor Swift attends the Nashville Songwriter Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2022.Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

The Michael Kors dress stood out with asymmetrical detailing.

The sparkly, black gown had a high neckline, one long sleeve, and a long skirt.

A diamond-shaped cutout added dimension to the bodice, as did a daring slit on the skirt.

Sparkly Aquazzura shoes tied it all together.

Swift's David Koma dress for the MTV EMAs bared her legs.

Taylor Swift at the MTV EMAs on November 13, 2022.
Taylor Swift at the MTV EMAs on November 13, 2022.Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images

The black ensemble consisted of a low-cut bodysuit and a high-waisted chainmail skirt.

Sparkly gems made up the chainmail pattern, and the large holes between them showed off Swift's legs.

She paired the statement gown with black open-toe Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and an updo.

In the "Bejeweled" music video, Swift wore a two-piece embellished with sparkles.

Taylor Swift in the "Bejeweled" music video.
Taylor Swift in the "Bejeweled" music video.Taylor Swit/YouTube

The set was custom-designed by Michael Schmidt Studios for the video, which featured Swift performing as a burlesque dancer.

A bikini-style top and high-waisted bottoms made up the bulk of the ensemble, and both were bejeweled with gems in shades of blue.

The outfit also featured sparkly arm pieces that acted as cape.

At the 2022 American Music Awards, Swift wore a jumpsuit that was entirely backless.

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards on November 20, 2022.
Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards on November 20, 2022.Gilbert Flores/Valerie Macon/Getty Images

The gold jumpsuit from The Blonds had a plunging, halter neckline and fitted pants, as well as a belt that cinched at the waist and gave way to the eye-catching open back.

Subtle sparkles embroidered into the fabric accentuated the ensemble's red-carpet feel.

Gold Giuseppe Zanotti shoes completed the look.

Swift wore a crop top and coordinating skirt to the 2023 Grammy Awards.

Taylor Swift attends the Grammy Awards in February 2023.
Taylor Swift attends the Grammy Awards in February 2023.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Roberto Cavalli designed the deep-blue set Swift wore to the 2023 Grammy's.

The long-sleeve, high-neck top was cropped high on Swift's chest, while the high-waisted skirt hugged her figure before flowing into a train. Both the top and skirt were adorned with sparkles that shimmered as she walked the red carpet.

She's worn lots of bold fashion during her Eras Tour, including a "Reputation"-themed catsuit.

Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour in Denver, Colorado, on July 14, 2023.
Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour in Denver, Colorado, on July 14, 2023.Tom Cooper/Getty Images

The asymmetrical piece has one mesh sleeve, one pant leg, and a sparkling red snake design from top to bottom.

One of her most revealing tour looks is a midnight-blue bodysuit that she debuted during one of her last Los Angeles shows.

Taylor Swift performs at The Eras Tour in Los Angeles, California, on August 9, 2023.
Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour in Los Angeles, California, on August 9, 2023.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The form-fitting piece is covered in sequins and beaded fringe. She wears it with fishnet tights, a matching garter, and Louboutin boots.

In September 2023, Swift attended the MTV Video Music Awards in a black gown with a thigh-high slit.

Taylor Swift attends the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023.
Taylor Swift attends the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023.Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Swift's Versace dress for the VMAs had an asymmetrical, halter neckline.

A curved stripe adorned with gold hardware split the form-fitting bodice and framed a slit on the skirt, which cut all the way up her thigh.

The gown also featured an open back, and Swift paired the look with layers of necklaces and strappy black shoes.

Later that night, Swift changed into a denim minidress.

Taylor Swift leaves a VMA after party in September 2023.
Taylor Swift leaves a VMAs after-party in September 2023.Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

After the VMAs ceremony, Swift swapped her Versace ball gown for EB Denim's Polka dress.

The scoop-necked dress had a corset bodice made of panels of different hued denim. The pattern continued on the short skirt, which had a frayed hem.

Sparkly heels and a coordinating purse completed Swift's after-party ensemble.

Swift wore another corset top for an outing with Travis Kelce in October 2023.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in New York in October 2023.
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in New York in October 2023.MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images

Swift and Kelce attended a taping of "Saturday Night Live" in October 2023, where Swift introduced her friend Ice Spice as a performer on the show.

Swift donned a black corset top from Versace for the evening. It featured gold detailing on the thin straps and cut up on the sides, revealing a hint of Swift's midriff.

She paired the daring top with black trousers and a checked coat from Gant.

Later the same month, Swift wore a black polo top as a dress in New York.

Taylor Swift walking in New York City in October 2023.
Taylor Swift walking in New York City in October 2023.Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty Images

Swift paired the Stella McCartney top, which had long sleeves, a white collar, and a gold patch, with knee-high boots from Prada.

Swift dressed for the occasion for the premiere of "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé" in November 2023.

Taylor Swift attends the London premiere of "RENAISSANCE: A Film By Beyoncé" in November 2023.
Taylor Swift attends the London premiere of "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé" in November 2023.Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood/Getty Images

Swift attended the London premiere of Beyoncé's film alongside a slew of other celebrities. She wore a custom Balmain gown for the event.

Silver, reflective embellishments adorned the dress from head to toe, and a floral appliqué sat on the side of the bodice. A dramatic slit on the skirt completed the glamorous gown, which Swift wore with black heels.

Swift chose another shimmery dress for her birthday party in December 2023.

Taylor Swift walks to her birthday party in December 2023.
Taylor Swift walks to her birthday party in December 2023.Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images

To celebrate turning 34, Swift wore a black minidress from Clio Peppiatt.

The entire dress had sparkles on it, and it was embroidered with the iconography of a night sky in silver thread, including a moon, clouds, and stars.

Open-toe black pumps, a faux fur jacket from Anine Bing, and a bejeweled silver bag completed the celebratory ensemble.

The back of Swift's dress for the Golden Globes in January was covered in cutouts.

Taylor Swift attends the Golden Globes in January 2024.
Taylor Swift attends the Golden Globes in January 2024.Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

In January, Swift attended the Golden Globes in a form-fitting green dress made of a metallic fabric. Gucci designed the piece.

The gown's subtle sweetheart neckline added a hint of drama, while the back was open aside from thin strips of fabric connecting the two sides of the bodice.

She wore another dress with a dramatic slit at the Grammy Awards.

Taylor Swift attends the Grammy Awards in February 2024.
Taylor Swift attends the Grammy Awards in February 2024.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Swift became the first artist to win album of the year at the Grammys four times at the 2024 ceremony, and she did it wearing a custom Schiaparelli dress.

The white dress had a strapless, straight neckline. Ruching on the bodice gathered on Swift's hip, contrasting with the thigh-high slit just below it.

A sweeping train flowed out behind her, and Swift accessorized the look with black shoes and gloves.

Swift embraced sheer fabric and cutouts for her more casual look for the Super Bowl in February.

Taylor Swift attends the 2024 Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift attends the Super Bowl in February 2024.Perry Knotts/Getty Images)

Swift donned a Dion Lee corset top to support Kelce at the Super Bowl. The top was crocheted, and it had an open weave on the lower portion of the top, creating a see-through pattern.

She paired the semi-sheer top with black jeans from Area, which had a slit on each leg encrusted with gems.

A Chiefs jacket and jewelry that nodded to Kelce completed the look.

Swift debuted new sparkly two-pieces during the "The Tortured Poets Department" section of her Eras Tour performance in May.

Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour in Paris in May 2024.
Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour in Paris in May 2024.Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Swift kicked off the Europe leg of her Eras Tour on Thursday in Paris.

She updated her setlist to incorporate songs from "The Tortured Poets Department" and revealed new designer outfits for most of the show.

Swift completed "The Tortured Poets Department" section with a performance of "I Can Do It With a Broken Heart" in a custom, two-piece set designed by Vivienne Westwood.

On Sunday, Swift wore a sparkly bra top, which Vivienne Westwood said was "gunmetal"-colored on Instagram, with matching high-waisted briefs. Swift paired the set with a shiny tuxedo jacket with tails and custom Christian Louboutin shoes that she changed into onstage.

Swift also wore black, white, and silver versions of the set during her Paris shows.

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