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Every outfit Taylor Swift has worn on the Grammy Awards red carpet, ranked

Taylor Swift attends the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2023 Grammy Awards.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
  • Taylor Swift has been a staple star at the Grammy Awards since first attending in 2008.

  • Many of her best looks on the event's red carpet have been covered in sparkles.

  • Some of her earliest Grammys outfits, however, weren't as strong.

Taylor Swift made history at the Grammy Awards this year when she became the first artist to win album of the year four times.

The trophy was the second she received on Sunday night and the 14th Grammy Award she's won throughout her career.

And for fashion fans, the annual event also marked Swift's return to the Grammys red carpet, where she's made showstopping appearances on and off since 2008.

Here's a look at everything she's worn while entering the event, ranked from worst to best.

The sparkling blue gown Taylor Swift wore to the 2010 Grammys wasn't her best.

Taylor Swift attends the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2010 Grammy Awards.Dan MacMedan/Getty Images

The Kaufmanfranco gown had lots of potential, with its off-the-shoulder neckline, all-over blue sparkles, and stunning backless bodice.

But excess fabric across its front made the dress look ill-fitting on Swift, ultimately distracting from the gown's other elements.

Swift completed the look with chunky bracelets, statement earrings, and an updo hairstyle.

She wore a black gown in 2009 that was pretty but plain.

Taylor Swift attends the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2009 Grammy Awards.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Also designed by Kaufmanfranco, the sleeveless dress had a plunging V-neckline, crisscross straps beneath the chest, and a low-back bodice.

The outfit was a daring choice for Swift at the time, and her accessories gave some extra glamour to the look. She wore a pair of dangling earrings and metallic cuffs on one wrist.

But ultimately, the gown's solid dark color and shapeless silhouette made for a dress that wasn't the most memorable.

Swift looked like a princess at her first Grammy Awards in 2008.

Taylor Swift attends the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2008 Grammy Awards.Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

She wore a strapless corset gown in a lilac shade with leaf-shaped embroidery across its neckline and a tulle skirt.

It was designed by Sandi Spika Borchetta, the wife of Swift's former friend, music executive, and current foe, Scott Borchetta.

Swift looked stunning in the piece, and it was a great, youthful choice for that era of her career. Still, the dress would have worked better at a prom than on a red carpet.

She made a colorful statement at the 2015 Grammys.

Taylor Swift attends the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2015 Grammy Awards.Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Swift's striking Elie Saab gown was tough to miss on the red carpet. Its blue design featured a sleeveless, double-strap top and a miniskirt wrapped with longer, pleated fabric.

The dress perfectly embodied her "1989" era, especially when paired with a vibrant pair of purple heels.

But while the outfit worked great in 2015, its high-low design and nearly neon colors look a bit outdated in 2024.

Her 2024 outfit was more of a musical Easter egg than a fashion statement.

Taylor Swift attends the 2024 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2024 Grammy Awards.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

Taylor Swift announced her 11th studio album, "The Tortured Poets Department," at the 2024 Grammys on Sunday night. And the white Schiaparelli gown she wore to the event was seemingly a nod to the project's aesthetic.

It was strapless with a ruched bodice, dramatic skirt, long train, and thigh-high slit. She accessorized it with simple sandals, long black gloves, and layered necklaces that included a watch choker.

Swift looked stunning as always, and her outfit was undoubtedly fun — her accessories especially.

But her intentionally messy hairstyle clashed with her gown's elegance, and its loose-fitting fabric looked more excessive than dramatic. While it was a great nod to her upcoming project, the outfit overall wasn't a fashion home run.

She went with a youthful style in 2016 and nailed the look.

Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Grammy Awards.Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Whereas Swift's 2015 dress was representative of its time, her 2016 outfit was fun and fashionable.

She wore a strapless orange top and high-waisted pink skirt, both designed by Versace. The latter piece was especially daring, with a slit that extended to its waistline.

Not only was the two-piece outfit unexpected for Swift, but it was also styled to perfection with diamond jewelry, strappy gold sandals, glam makeup, and a sharp bob hairstyle.

It's no surprise that the look remains iconic among Swifties today.

Swift's 2013 red-carpet outfit was ahead of its time.

Taylor Swift attends the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2013 Grammy Awards.Dan MacMedan/Getty Images

She strutted down the red carpet in a white gown designed by J. Mendel. It had a revealing top held together with sparkling straps and a floor-length pleated skirt cut by a thigh-high slit.

The dress itself was timeless, and her silver heels matched perfectly.

And that's not to mention how her hairstyle — an updo with a thin braid atop her head — looked much like the styles she would wear years later while promoting her pandemic albums "Folklore" and "Evermore."

Swifties loved the floral dress the superstar wore in 2021, and for good reason.

Taylor Swift attends the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2021 Grammy Awards.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Oscar de la Renta designed her minidress, the first she'd ever worn on the Grammys red carpet, with a high neckline and long sleeves. It was also covered from top to bottom in fabric flowers.

Swift's choice of shoe — pink sandals with oversize ankle straps — wasn't the strongest, but her dress was so fun and feminine that you'd hardly notice her footwear.

Swift sparkled at the 2014 Grammys in a metallic ensemble.

Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Grammy Awards.Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Her flawless ensemble included a form-fitting metallic gown from Gucci and Jimmy Choo sandals beneath its long skirt.

The dress sparkled in the light thanks to its netted overlay, and her wavy ponytail perfectly complemented her glowing makeup.

The "Midnights" musician looked like royalty in 2012.

Taylor Swift attends the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2012 Grammy Awards.Larry Busacca/Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Wearing Zuhair Murad, Swift was a vision in gold. Her short-sleeved gown had a high neckline, a heart-shaped cutout across the chest, and a floor-length skirt with a short train.

It was also covered in intricate sequin patterns, which shined in the lights of flashing cameras and added texture to the stunning piece.

Who could forget Swift's bejeweled outfit in 2023?

Taylor Swift attends the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift attends the 2023 Grammy Awards.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Designed by Roberto Cavalli, Swift's midnight-blue outfit consisted of a silk long-sleeved crop top and a high-waisted, mermaid-style skirt.

Both handmade pieces were embellished with silver Swarovski crystals to look like "an explosion of stars all over," according to a post on the designer's Instagram page.

The outfit is arguably one of the best Swift has worn at the Grammys and one of her strongest fashion moments of 2023.

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