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Still riding the high of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour as we head into prom season?
If you’re hunting for the perfect prom or formal dress this season, try taking some inspiration from Taylor Swift’s formal dresses.
Over the course of her illustrious career, Taylor has worn so many incredible outfits on the red carpet, onstage, and in her music videos, it can be hard to pick just one favorite.
We’ve rounded up 21 Taylor Swift dresses for prom or other formal gatherings, providing inspiration from the very beginning of her career all the way through 2024!
No matter which Taylor Swift Era is your personal favorite, at least one of these Taylor Swift inspired prom dresses is sure to speak to your style.
Here are 21 Taylor Swift Prom Dress Ideas for Swifties
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Taylor Swift Prom Dress ideas
1. Lover Era Light Blue Suit
Although Taylor is known for her beautiful gowns, for a slightly unexpected take on a formal look, try taking inspiration from this sparkly light blue suit that she wore on the Eras Tour.
Pair a glitzy, sparkly formal suit with a pair of matching sparkly shoes for an added feminine touch.
2. Speak Now Era Purple Dress
Taylor’s purple dress from the cover of her Speak Now album is one of her most iconic looks of all time.
For a more grown-up, romantic look, find a dress that resembles the one from the cover of her re-recorded album, Speak Now Taylor’s Version.
3. Reputation Era Sparkly Black
If you’re into an edgier, goth-ier look, try taking a note from Taylor’s iconic Reputation era.
To lighten up a fully black look, which can be a little severe, try looking for a dress that has a lot of sparkly embellishments!
4. Eras Tour Gold Sparkly Dress
On the other hand, if you love glitz, glam, and girliness, try emulating one of Taylor’s most iconic performance outfits, this gold, super sparkly dress from the Eras Tour.
This undeniably country-themed dress also has a little bit of a ‘20s flapper look to it, because of the gold fringe.
5. “Love Story” Music Video Ball Gown
The ornate ball gown from Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video is another of her most iconic looks.
Plus, this baroque, romantic look is already perfect for prom as is, no alterations or embellishments needed!
6. “Bejeweled” Music Video Corset
The bejeweled corset from Taylor’s “Bejeweled” music video is another super iconic and recognizable look.
Take inspiration from the multicolored gemstones festooning the corset when shopping for your prom dress!
7. Folklore Grammys Dress
If you’re looking for an artsier, more cottagecore vibe for your prom dress, try taking a cue from the floral dress that Taylor wore on the Grammys red carpet in 2021!
This flower-covered dress is folksy and down to earth, but still super eye-catching.
8. Midnights Grammys Dress
Taylor’s Grammys dress from the Midnights era is another excellent red carpet look to take inspiration from.
This gorgeous gown has a modest element because of the high neck and long sleeves, but it’s also a two-piece dress with a bare midriff, so you can still show a little skin!
9. 2016 Silver and Black Met Gala Dress
The dress that Taylor wore to the 2016 Met Gala is one of her most memorable (and controversial) looks of all time.
To really get the full Bleachella Met Gala look, pair an edgy black and silver dress with bleach blonde hair!
10. 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Outfit
This performance outfit from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the perfect blend of sexy and romantic.
Take a cue from her lingerie inspired look and seek out a dress with silky and lacy elements.
11. 2019 Time 100 Red Carpet Dress
Alternatively, if you’re really into a super feminine, romantic, girly, and pastel look, try taking inspiration from her 2019 Time 100 red carpet dress.
This beautiful red carpet look features floaty chiffon material, puffy sleeves, and even a golden flower crown!
12. 2016 Grammys Orange and Pink Two Piece Dress
If you’re a fan of fashion minimalism, but you still want to incorporate a pop of color into your prom look, try taking a cue from this Taylor Swift formal dress.
This two piece is super sleek, featuring a bandeau top and a skirt with a dramatic slit.
But, it’s still super eye-catching and exciting because of its powerful jewel tones!
13. 2013 White and Silver Grammys Dress
This white and silver dress from the 2013 Grammys red carpet is a little Grecian inspired, perfect for prom or any other formal event!
Pair it with some strappy sandals to complete the Greco-Roman look.
14. 2015 Blue Grammys Dress
This beautiful gown from the 2015 Grammys red carpet has a lot of interesting design features, from the halter top to the high-low hem to the eye-catching teal hue.
Like Taylor, accessorize with some matching teal earrings for an easy monochromatic look.
15. 2022 Glittery MTV Awards Dress
If you’re trying to show up to prom looking totally blinged out, take inspiration from this diamond-encrusted mini dress that Taylor wore to the 2022 MTV Awards!
It has a plain, nude-colored slip underneath, but over top, it features loops and chains of glittering diamonds and rhinestones layered on top of each other to make you look like you’re dripping in jewels.
16. 2023 Birthday Dress
This glittery, astronomy-inspired dress is one of Taylor’s most recent looks that she wore to celebrate her birthday.
If you’re an astrology girly, you’ll love the clouds, stars, and crescent moons that decorate this sparkling dress.
17. Evermore Era Gown
This beautiful, romantic, folksy dress is from the Evermore section of the Eras Tour.
It’s a little bit of an unexpected color for a prom dress, a warm, deep chocolate-y brown that’ll undoubtedly make you stand out at your next formal event.
18. Renaissance Premiere Dress
This show-stopping silver dress is another one of Taylor’s most recent looks, which she wore to the premiere of Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour film.
If you want to participate in the huge silver trend that’s taken the fashion world by storm lately, go for a silver gown!
19. 2018 American Music Awards Disco Ball Dress
Another great variation on the silver trend is this mirrorball mini dress from the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet.
When you get out on the dance floor and start grooving, you’ll turn into a human disco ball!
20. Red Era Glittery Red Outfit
If Red is your favorite Taylor Swift album, try channeling your own personal Red era with a prom dress inspired by this era.
Although many of the looks from this era are very casual, one of the more prom-ready looks is this red and black glittery ombre look, which translates super well to a formal dress!
21. “Our Song” Orange Dress
If vintage Taylor Swift is more your style, try throwing it all the way back to the “Our Song” music video.
This vibrant, silky orange dress is the perfect formal dress for a girl who loves Taylor’s early country aesthetic.
No matter whether you prefer Taylor’s fashion from 2008, 2014, or 2023, she’s got a wealth of incredible looks that are the perfect inspiration for your prom, homecoming, or other formal event.
From her music videos to her performances to her red carpet appearances, you’ll find no shortage of incredible Taylor Swift looks to get your creative juices flowing. And if you need more Taylor Swift outfit inspo, check our our article on Taylor Swift halloween costume ideas.