Taylor Swift’s Best Looks From Opening Night of the Eras Tour
On Friday, Taylor Swift’s embarked on her much anticipated Eras tour with an impressive three-hour, 44-song set in Arizona.
After a five-year absence, Swift returned to the stage to kick start her Eras tour with a bang on Friday night in Glendale, Arizona, which has renamed itself Swift City in her honor, Business Insider reported.
The singer, 33, made her return even more memorable by performing 44 songs from her 10 album catalog in a set that lasted well over three hours.
Each album from Swift’s lengthy career has its own aesthetic, which means that she paid tribute to each by wearing an array of captivating costumes. According to Just Jared, Swift wore over 10 costumes onstage, with at least one representing each of her albums.
From rhinestone bodysuits, ballgowns, and fringed gold dresses, take a look at her best ensembles from the night.
Swift opened her Eras Tour wearing a silver-and-pink rhinestone bodysuit with sparkly silver boots while singing “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince.”
Footage from the start of the concert shared on TikTok shows that after a mash-up of several songs from across her 10 albums, Swift opened by singing “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince” from her 2019 studio album “Lover.”
She wore a silver suit jacket and matching shimmery red-bottom boots while belting “You Need to Calm Down.”
According to a TikTok posted by Billboard Magazine, she wore the silvery ensemble to sing “You Need to Calm Down,” another track from “Lover,” which was full of rainbows, dreamy pastel colors, and political activism, Insider’s Talia Lakritz reports.
Swift wore an ethereal gold ballgown to kick off the “Speak Now” portion of the concert.
Swift wore the gold-laden tulle gown while singing “Enchanted” from her third studio album, “Speak Now,” according to clips of the concert shared by fans on Twitter.
Swift wrote the entirety of “Speak Now,” released in 2010, by herself, without any cowriters, in response to critics who claimed she didn’t write her own songs.
“I’ve had several upheavals in my career,” she told Rolling Stone in 2019. “When I was 18, they were like, ‘She doesn’t really write those songs.’ So my third album I wrote by myself as a reaction to that.”
She opted for a lilac bohemian maxi dress while performing tracks like “Cardigan” from her album “Folklore.”
A fan-shared TikTok from the concert shows that Swift chose to wear a flowy, folksy purple gown to perform “Cardigan” from her 2020 album “Folklore.”
She wrote the album, which marked a break from her drawing from her own life experiences for her music, during the pandemic.
“In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness,” she wrote in an Instagram post announcing “Folklore.”
“Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve.”
She wore a sparkly burgundy coat that subtly coordinated with her guitar while singing the 10-minute version of “All too well.”
Swift’s look gave a nod to the aesthetic of her 2012 album, “Red,” which the song is featured on.
Fan-shared clips from the moment on Twitter show how her coat and guitar also matched the color of the mic stand she was using during the performance of “All too well.”
Swift recreated the iconic ensemble from her “22” music video but switched up the words printed on her T-shirt.
In the original music video, which premiered in 2013, Swift’s white shirt had black printed words reading: “Not a lot going on at the moment.”
Everything was identical when she performed the song on Friday, except the words on her shirt changed to: “A lot going on at the moment.”
She wore a gold flapper-inspired dress with silver boots to perform “Fearless.”
The gold tasseled mini dress moved seamlessly with Swift as she strummed the guitar chords from “Fearless,” as shown in a clip from the concert shared on Twitter.
“Fearless” was released in Swift’s 2008 album of the same name, an era in her musical career defined by sparkly dresses and hopeless romanticism.
At one point she changed into an asymmetric black catsuit with bedazzled red snake detailing, a motif from her “Reputation” era.
Several TikTok clips from concertgoers show that Swift wore the daring black-and-red ensemble to perform tracks from her album “Reputation,” such as “Don’t Blame Me” and “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Released in 2017, the album marked Swift embracing her villain era in the aftermath of her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West,
Despite the darkness of the era, songs like “Delicate” and “Gorgeous” also chronicle the beginning of her relationship with longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
She wore a bedazzled purple bodysuit with tassels while singing several tracks from her latest album “Midnights.”
A fan shared footage from the concert on Twitter showing Swift and her backup dancers using chairs as props while performing “Vigilante Shit.”
Another clip from the concert shared on Twitter show she wore the same look to perform “Bejeweled.”
She paired the outfit with matching boots.
Swift wore a sparkly fuchsia two-piece set while singing “Blank Space” and “Style.”
Clips from the concert shared by Variety Magazine and Rolling Stone on TikTok showed that Swift opted to wear the red-textured ensemble to sing several tracks from her fifth studio album “1989.”
After it was released, the album went on to win three Grammys, including album of the year, and became the fastest-selling album of the last decade, Variety reported.