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Taylor Swift talks dresses and 1950s housewives in Harper's Bazaar

The fashion zeitgeist may be pointing in the direction of pantsuits, but singer Taylor Swift is still all about the dress.

Taylor Swift talks dresses and 1950s housewives in Harper's Bazaar

The fashion zeitgeist may be pointing in the direction of pantsuits, but singer Taylor Swift is still all about the dress.

The country western pop star talks about fashion in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar on newsstands November 27. 

On wearing dresses: “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines,” she says. “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.”

“There’s just something so feminine about a dress,” she says.

Okay, I'm with her.

Here is where the logic stops working: “Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel care free, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

I like dresses too, but young Taylor, you are all of 22.  How would you know what it feels like to be a 50s housewife?  Something tells me the 1950s housewife vibe is about more than twirling around the kitchen looking pretty in a dotted swiss shirtwaist dress. Don't get it twisted: most women didn't have it as good as Lucille Ball's I Love Lucy.

Sounds very Ann Romney to me.

Nonetheless, we are liking Swift's cover look. The bangs, the winter white turtleneck, the smoky eyes. So fresh for winter. Definitely feels more 70s then 50s housewife. More liberated than barefoot and pregnant.

What do you think? Can the 1950s housewife ever be relevant again beyond a Mad Man I want that look in fashion?

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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