Taylor Swift In J. Mendel – 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Taylor Swift continued to surprise us on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday evening.

There was a time when you could easily predict Taylor’s look, but it appears she has kicked her embellishment fetish for good, wearing a J. Mendel silk crepe suit.

Her ivory suit featured a tuxedo jacket with pin-tucked pants and a white ruffled V-neck top.

Taylor’s slick monochromatic, menswear-inspired look was styled with metallic gold Tom Ford sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

This rich red lip colour works for me on this occasion, as do her sleek straight locks and kohl-rimmed eyes.

I can’t find a single fault with this look. Can you?

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36 Responses to Taylor Swift In J. Mendel – 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

  1. mudanma September 9, 2012 at 07:58 #

    Best style of the night ! She’s definitly growing up slowly ! her hair is boring me though she needs to cut it a bit

  2. Kathy September 7, 2012 at 23:17 #

    She looks so chic! Her hair, makeup and accessories were spot-on with the simple suit. I love how much the picture on the right looks like came from a photoshoot.

  3. Francois Bresmal September 7, 2012 at 20:02 #

    No I can’t FC! At first, the legth of the pants bothered me but it doesn’t anymore 🙂

  4. Mary September 7, 2012 at 18:35 #

    stunning! but hate the shoes and hate her

  5. Felicia September 7, 2012 at 16:16 #


    I’m so happy that she threw away her bedazzled style!!!

    The only critique I have is that her hair should be in a sleek ponytail! It would’ve been everything!!

  6. Moxie September 7, 2012 at 15:41 #

    Perfect — a grown up and sophisticated princess.

  7. Amy September 7, 2012 at 15:26 #

    I can’t even deal, wow Taylor in trousers on the red carpet. I didn’t even know this was possible. I admit that lately she’s been making some efforts to step it up but this is just wow. I like it

  8. Joan September 7, 2012 at 15:15 #


  9. robbie September 7, 2012 at 13:33 #

    i may need to sit down, not a sparkle of a ruffle of tulle in sight. she is looking good and actually grown up.

  10. Fatima September 7, 2012 at 13:15 #

    Well finally she changes her always expected looks. I guess it’s the effect of dating a Kennedy… If only she’d smile.

  11. Jones19 September 7, 2012 at 12:13 #

    I’m in awe. Girl looks sensational. Love that closeup of her face, the makeup is sublime.

  12. CreoleLady September 7, 2012 at 12:00 #

    Refreshing and much more appropriate for the VMAs than some of these long gowns folks are sporting on the red carpet, imo. Love.

  13. Lauren September 7, 2012 at 11:28 #

    Normally I am very ‘bleh’ about Taylor’s style (both redcarpet and street) but this… I am in love. BDOTW for sure. And I really am loving her hair straight with the fringe, wish I could pull it off!

  14. Laura September 7, 2012 at 10:40 #

    Yes i can find a fault. The crotch is baggy.

  15. AyeshaF September 7, 2012 at 09:49 #

    i’m kind of blown away…..

  16. Yeliz September 7, 2012 at 08:24 #

    I can’t find a fault either. She looks amazing. This new style direction works very well for me.

  17. ash September 7, 2012 at 07:52 #

    She looks perfect.
    A big golden star for her stylist!

  18. georgia_may September 7, 2012 at 07:47 #

    bdotw worthy for sure!!

  19. TL September 7, 2012 at 07:33 #

    She looks perfect! It’s the second time she Wowed us in WHITE and J.Mendel.
    Even though I am bored by her red hot lip color.

  20. Alina September 7, 2012 at 07:18 #


  21. Laura September 7, 2012 at 06:48 #

    Head to toe perfection!

    Stunning, my favorite of the night!

  22. Vidhya September 7, 2012 at 06:24 #

    The neckline makes it perfectly age-appropriate for her. I feel like if the blazer was not buttoned up, it would have looked better.

  23. R September 7, 2012 at 05:59 #

    Perfect. BDOTW. Her hair and makeup are fabulous, the suit is lovely, elegant and fits per beautifully. The earrings–she looks very sophisticated.

  24. Jess2 September 7, 2012 at 05:30 #

    Wow, she looks amazing and the entire look is flawless. Might be my favourite from the event!

  25. Marybeth September 7, 2012 at 04:58 #

    I really like the mature style that Swift is developing. Unlike many young stars who think the way to show you are “grown up” is to dress trashy, she advances in sophistication and elegance.
    This is a sexy but very classy outfit. Sharp.

  26. Carina S. September 7, 2012 at 04:49 #

    I think this fits her, it’s one of my favorites looks from the show

  27. Odette September 7, 2012 at 04:44 #

    She let her hair down. I can’t take her seriously as a musician, but if she dressed like this more often I might be tempted to.

    Love the look.

  28. bas September 7, 2012 at 04:36 #

    It fits her perfectly! And those heels are to die for! Perfection 🙂

  29. Joshua September 7, 2012 at 04:23 #

    She Looks Stunning!!!!!!!

  30. EmmaWoodhouse September 7, 2012 at 04:20 #

    I love Taylor, but I kind of miss the sparkles and curls 😀
    Haha. I wish that it had a higher-necked blouse underneath–not a fan of the plunge–but it’s a striking look and the suit is excellently fitted (the pants aren’t too long!) I like her shoe choice.

  31. rebecca September 7, 2012 at 04:18 #

    As much as I love to rag on her princess OTT style, I am loving this entire look. Well done Taylor.

  32. Christine September 7, 2012 at 04:17 #

    She looks good. So glad she is trying the masculine direction. Was getting tired of her sparkly girly same old formula.

  33. Emmeline September 7, 2012 at 04:16 #

    Taylor Swift is wearing pants on the red carpet. I’m not even sure how to begin wrapping my brain around this.

    • Ahot September 7, 2012 at 20:32 #

      Lmao! same reaction here, & she was rocking it!!

    • noo September 8, 2012 at 09:11 #

      she looks amazing! i am in utter disbelief!

  34. Ashley Spiker September 7, 2012 at 04:09 #

    She was my favorite look of the night!

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