What Taylor Swift’s changing style reveals about her upcoming album “Midnights”
from cardigans with a cottage-core aesthetic to sequins worthy of Studio 54.
While Taylor Swift has not yet shared any songs from her upcoming album “Midnights,” which will be her tenth studio album and will be released on October 21, fans can look to the superstar’s ever-changing style for clues about her new sound.
The Grammy winner has a long-standing reputation for providing cryptic hints about new releases, and she frequently does so through the clothing she wears.
According to an interview that Taylor Swift gave to Entertainment Weekly in 2019, “Easter eggs can be left on clothing or jewelry.”
“This is one of my favorite ways to do this, since you wear something that foreshadows something else, and people don’t really really usually find out this one immediately. This is why it is one of my favorite methods to do this. They are aware, though, that you are most likely conveying something to them… in due time, they will understand.”
Since Taylor Swift made the announcement at the 2022 Video Music Awards that she would be releasing new music in the near future, she has been dressed in a variety of various ways. Here is a complete rundown of every outfit she has worn throughout the “Midnights” era so far, along with an explanation of what each one suggests. (Spoiler alert: Get ready for some huge ’70s energy.)
Fans were taken aback when Swift showed up at the 2022 Video Music Awards on August 28 wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress that was dripping with crystals. The outfit was an unusually sensual choice of clothing, and it was very sparkling.
Some fans of Taylor Swift predicted that she might sing her song “Mirror Ball” during the concert because of the “shimmering lovely” style she was wearing. Others had the assumption that she was getting ready to release a re-recorded version of her album “Reputation.” This was based on the fact that in the music video for the first single “Look What You Made Me Do,” Swift relaxes in a bathtub that is filled with diamonds.
It turned out that everyone had the erroneous information, as the celebrity had actually announced a “brand-new” record onstage, but she did not reveal the name of the album until — when else? — midnight.
If there was any uncertainty about which decade inspired “Midnights,” the artwork for Swift’s upcoming album makes it plain that her new era will be entrenched in the manner of the 1970s (and sounds, perhaps).
The artist can be seen modeling a variety of groovy outfits in the photographs that are used for the front and back covers of the four various editions of the LP. These looks range from a mustard sequined romper to a ruffled, bell-cuffed shirt paired with loose high-rise blues. She also forgoes her trademark winged liner in favor of a shimmering blue smokey eye that would be appropriate for Debbie Harry.
In addition, the set design looks like it was plucked right out of the 1970s. For evidence, take a look at the wood-paneled walls, the vinyl record that is lying on the dark green carpeting, and the touch-tone phone. It’s almost as if she’s trying to get in touch with Stevie Nicks!