OFFSTAGE: A Sexy Taylor Swift Is Here to Stay

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If Taylor Swift was still wearing the same sundress and cowboy boots she wore when she was 16 — and singing her debut single “Tim McGraw” — she’d probably look all right. But she’s 23 now. And her style has seriously evolved in those seven years. So those sexy dresses she’s been wearing lately? Get used to them. In an interview that appeared in the Washington Post , she said, “As far as wardrobe, we have been operating from a different place.” She’s been spotted recently in a low-cut white Kaufman Franco dress in Madrid, another low-cut white gown at the People’s Choice Awards and in smoky brown eyeliner and a champagne Elie Saab mini dress at the NRJ Music Awards in France. She said that when she started dressing a little more grown up, like when she wore shorts to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, the response was a bit of shock. “It was like, ’Gasp, Taylor wears shorts.’ And I thought it was hilarious. I’m not going to be like taking my clothes off or that sort of thing,” she said.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.