The Internet Was Not Feeling Taylor Swift's New Look at the Grammys
We all knew that Taylor Swift would immediately make headlines once she stepped on the red carpet for the 2016 Grammys – that was a given. We just didn't know that it was going to be all about her hair.
On Monday night, Swift stepped out with a brand new chop, and the internet was not feeling it. In fact, they had a quite a few comparisons to draw almost immediately.
First, there were those that immediately called to mind "Anna Wintour." For many, it seemed like the "Bad Blood" singer was trying to invoke Vogue's most notorious editor with her blunt, choppy bob and equally choppy bangs.
Lol Taylor Swift looks like a wannabe Anna Wintour with that mom hair #Grammys
Taylor swift lookin like Anna Wintour with her haircut
Is that @taylorswift13 or @AnnaWintour_ ??? @selenagomez is looking gorgeous
Next, Twitter users were like, "Willy Wonka, is that you?"
Taylor swift got that willy wonka haircut
Then, as expected, the memes started rolling on in.
Chanel Vs. Walmart #Grammys #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/WF6Qpc3dy1
But what really drew the most vicious (and admittedly humorous) social media outpouring was Swift's outfit, courtesy of Atelier Versace. The look was comprised of a red tube top and a hot pink skirt. Yet hidden underneath that skirt, peeking prominently out in the middle, was a tiny, itty-bitty pair of hot pink ... leotard bottoms?
Many online were equally confused, noting its resemblance to a diaper.
Not feeling the peek-a-panty and Anna Wintour hair #TaylorSwift is giving us tonight. #Grammys #ERedCarpet pic.twitter.com/TrA4xDf1fk
Taylor swift why you wearing a pink diaper under ur dress #Grammys2016
Taylor Swift is wearing a pink diaper with a cape to match her mom who's given up hair cut. #GRAMMYs #ERedCarpet
But what few people caught onto was that Swift's color clashing was quite on trend. So on trend, in fact, that another songstress was wearing a dress relatively similar to Swift's — except without the bared midriff and hot pink diaper.
Little Big Town singer Karen Fairchild's Alexia Maria creation was identical to Swift's in terms of replicating color blocking. Unlike Swift's, however, thanks to the differences, it actually worked.
Lady from Little Big Town looking like she heard about Taylor's look at the end of a long game of telephone pic.twitter.com/d9An5NAvZW
What the internet's reaction may teach us — and Swift — is that if you decide to debut a dramatic new look, expect a whole lot of heat and an endless stream of memes to follow.