For the third era, Speak Now, we take inspiration from the dramatic purple dress Taylor wears on her album cover as well as a number of iconic looks from her tour. In the third era, Taylor has left behind her cowboy boots and has almost completely left behind her fringe dresses for ultra girly silhouettes. As always, the outfits will be listed from least to most expensive.
Taylor Swift//Fearless//Speak Now//Red//1989/
One of Taylor’s most memorable looks from the Speak Now tour was a purple halter dress worn while singing “Speak Now”. I found this halter dress in a very similar color and simply paired it with some beige heels since it’s a pretty iconic look on its own.
Halter Midi Dress//Block Heeled Sandals
If you want to simply invoke the album cover for the Speak Now era, then you’ll need a twirly purple dress. This tiered mini looks like it has the right amount of volume and pairing it with clear heels will keep it the focal point of your look.
Tiered Mini Dress//Clear Heeled Sandals
Even though this song was from the last album, sing “Love Story” as the final song on her Speak Now tour was probably one of, if not the most iconic moments from this era because she sings it on a floating balcony. With the beautiful golden colored ballgown she wears as our inspiration, I chose this romantic looking gold jacquard dress and paired it with clear heels again because all eyes will be on this dress.
Gold Jacquard Cami Mini Dress//Clear Heeled Sandals
While singing “Our Song” and “Mean”, Taylor wears what I think we can all agree in calling her banjo outfit, a white short-sleeved dress with simple beige oxfords. I found a very similar little white dress, and because I couldn’t find oxfords, I paired it with some beige ballet flats since they’re back in fashion.
Confession time – for me, I think of the album cover dress Taylor wears as being red because I bought the Target version of the album with its bonus songs. So I just had to include a flow-y red dress as well. With it I just paired it with these simple beige heels again since it’s a maxi dress.
Corset Sweetheart Maxi Dress//Block Heeled Sandals
Hopefully you’re like me and can’t get that “Love Story” balcony scene out of your head because I have another dress reminiscent of the iconic look. This gold dress with the most dramatic balloon sleeves has all the romance of our favorite concert moment. I’ve paired it with some slingbacks to try and include some more comfortable footwear.
Balloon Sleeve Mini Dress//Slingback Ballet Flats
One of the edgier looks Taylor wears is a red dress with a tattered hem while singing “Haunted”. With that in mind, I thought this red wrap dress with it’s asymmetric ruffled hem being paired with knee high boots gives a similar dramatic look.
Ruffle Wrap Dress//Heeled Knee Boots
One last dress inspired by the “Love Story” balcony scene, but with a twist. This dress has a very similar silhouette to the purple tour dress, so I think it encapsulates the era quite well. I’m pairing these clear heels with a look one last time because I love how they look with a short statement dress.
Sequin Corset Skater Dress//Clear Heeled Sandals
For a more dramatic album cover dress, I found this off-the-shoulder number. It has such beautiful draping across the arms, and a full midi skirt for swinging around. And, once again with a memorable bold purple dress representing the “Speak Now” era, all you really need are some neutral heels and your set.
Off-Shoulder Midi Dress//Block Heeled Sandals
Ironically, we have our final show-stopping look inspiration being taken from the opening tour look – a bronze to gold ombre fringe dress worn with black knee high boots. I found a shockingly similar silver, bronze, and gold ombre dress you can wear with some knee highs for a stunning “Speak Now” era look.