Taylor Swift in white J. Mendel at the Grammys: lovely or exhausting?

Taylor Swift managed to make it all about SWIFTY, didn’t she? Swifty wore this J. Mendel gown on the red carpet, then booked it to be ready to open the Grammys with a (not great) performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. First, the fashion. The J. Mendel gown is… fine. It’s okay. I don’t hate it, but it’s pretty pageant-gown-y. She also won a Grammy before the big show even began (for Best Song Written For Visual Media Award), but I think she lost all of the big awards she was nominated for.

Also – her hair. I’m so damn tired of the bangs. And the braid? Ugh.

As for Swifty’s performance… well, was it just me or did it kind of suck? Like, her voice always sounds so weak live. The whole vibe of the performance was “Swifty in Wonderland” because SRSLY. And then she did a mocking British accent for the “talking part” of the song, which I guess was supposed to be directed at Harry Styles. Except… he dumped her? And she spent weeks trying to get back together with him? Hahaha.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    All I see is BANGS!

    Also: Mayer really did a number on this poor young woman. I mean, how much of a douche do you have to be to scare a girl’s management team into a pr fake-couples-setting-up fenzi?!
    This is all so desperate and exhausting.

  2. Joiq says:

    The dress is very pretty. But it’s a style you’d expect from her. Agreed about the ugh hair. But second ugh for that performance outfit.

  3. Gine says:

    I admit I find a few of her songs catchy and sing along when they come on the radio, but she CANNOT sing live. It’s embarrassing to watch.

    I also really don’t understand why you’d want to craft your whole “image” around being the bitter ex. It just makes her seem pathetic.

  4. bammer says:

    I liked her red carpet gown. She’s a terrible performer.

  5. Xogami says:

    I loathe her, I saw footage of her posing with her grammy on the E! After party special and she looked so smug! Ugh! Go away!!!

  6. Hannah says:

    Everything about her is exhausting.

  7. Amelia says:

    Is Swifty going for an image revamp?
    First the bolt-ons, now this performance? Maybe it’s me, but it seemed like a knock-off of an old Britney video, but it could have just been the strange ringleader outfit.

  8. Tifygodess24 says:

    Didn’t she just wear a similar dress? I feel like It’s always the same with her just different colors and embellishments.

  9. serena says:

    I don’t like this dress, and I’m kind of tired of her style. Sigh, just grow up. As for the british accent..so immature..

  10. m says:

    You’re crazy if you think that was a British accent. Attempt at a deep voice? Yes. Accent? No. With that said, she needs to go back to country because her voice and writing style are not suited for pop.

  11. bns says:

    She looked like she had the best time dancing and singing along to everyone while she was in the audience. It was cute.

  12. MG says:

    Her performance was crap. I’m so over this chick.

  13. elceibeno08 says:

    Her gown would’ve been redundant had not been for the interesting embellishing done with the ribbon. I say she looks good. She is a pretty young woman and it would take lots of mistakes for her to look bad.

  14. Tig says:

    I loved the dress- both stand alone and on her. She did wear a white gown recently, but that an entirely different style.

    The performance was weak, tho.

  15. BeachBelle says:

    There’s just nothing sexy about Taylor, and the dress did nothing for her. I get why boys/men don’t stay around long. She looks, thinks, and acts like a middle school girl, and as long as she continues to sing about her former boyfriends the endless jokes about her are going to continue. I swear her circus outfit and performance last night made me think I was watching her on a Disney Channel special.

  16. Marty says:

    It’s sad that she really is just seen as a one-note joke now.

  17. dorothy says:

    I’m over her, I don’t think I’m alone is this sentiment.

  18. Janet says:

    She’s not the best performer but I haven’t seen her go wrong on the red carpet yet. That dress is gorgeous and it looks great on her.

  19. Atticus says:

    I was a big fan of Taylor’s but the shine really came off her star for me when she started dating 18 year olds. Now she really does seem cloying and try-hard. I thought the Grammys show last night was the best in years and years and years, but I was so irritated with all the camera shots of Taylor “rocking out”. Especially since she was trying to sing along with the same indie bands she’d mocked! It just screamed, look at me, I know the words to every song ever written, like ever!

  20. Vivian says:

    Makes her eyes tiny and dare I say it reminds me of Leeann R just a tad mostly due to the face expression of total cluelessness….

  21. Suzanne says:

    I think she is drop dead pretty…and could probably have a successful modeling career…as well. She has perfect features..hair to die for..and she’s built for the runway. I like her even though she’s probably a little bit flakey…She is young..hopefully she’ll tone it down a bit as she ages.

  22. Agnes says:

    bangs, bangs, bangs. get rid of them already.

  23. Marianne says:

    I think without the T strap in the middle, it would have been super gorgeous.

  24. BooBooLaRue says:

    I just can’t this morning, I feel like vomiting after seeing J. Ho. And now Swifty? Ugh. Just ugh.

  25. Skins says:

    God, that song is so lame and annoying I thought my ears were going to blow up. You know, I really do think Swifty has some real talent, but this business of writing break-up songs for 15 year olds is really getting old. To quote my man John Lennon “You should always write songs for people your own age” If Swifty doesn’t realize that soon, she will just fade away. I mean, is she going to be 30 years old still writing about going to the high school dance?

  26. Ailine says:

    She pimps out her love life to sell records way too much. So immature. Did she really need to pretend to be that British guy? She better not never ever ever complain about a lack of privacy.

  27. Summer says:

    Where is Kanye West when you need him?

  28. Apsutter says:

    Ugh, she’s sucks so freaking hard. I don’t have time in my life for children, especially childlike women. I just want to see movies and listen to the music of grown & mature lovely women.

  29. garvels says:

    I thought her look was meh and boring. I have seen this look on her over and over again. I thought her costume and the opening act was hideous.

  30. Amanda Garrett says:

    LAME. Also, I feel like she has wore this dress over and over before. Is that just me?

  31. Janet says:

    I absolutely love this dress.

  32. Claudia says:

    Exhausting. Same ol’ pale dress, same ol’ terrible hair and bangs, same ol’ smug expression.

  33. Suzy says:

    She sucks. What is she hiding under those bangs? The sign of the devil?!

  34. paranormalgirl says:

    I used to like her. I used to defend her. I still like “Back to December.” But COME ON!!! Grow up a little now, Taylor. Her schtick is older than she acts.

  35. G says:

    Swifty looks like a hostess at Ceasars Palace. She over exposed. Time to re-invent yourself, sweetie.

  36. Thiajoka says:

    I do like the dress and it would have looked lovely on a different, perhaps older and less pale, woman. However, TS is always wearing a similarly styled dress to almost every formal function she attends. I suspect she’s going for the “Glorified Goddess” look–if she could just get away with wearing a “Princess Trapped In The Tower” gown everywhere, she’d likely change to that style, but I suspect even she knows people will laugh if she goes there, as, indeed, they did with her Rapunzel photo-shoot.

  37. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I think she has a lovely face, but there’s something so…unsexy about her. I think it’s a combination of her bad posture, her immaturity, and her awkward body movement. I just watched the movie “Valentine’s Day” last week, and she’s so amazingly annoying in it. But what I really noticed is how awkward her body moveement is–she’s all spindly arms and legs like a 9yr old girl who just hit her first growth spurt. I noticed it again while she was onstage and while she was ‘dancing’ in the audience. I HATE that she appears to be a Mumford & Sons fan. They were mine first, b*tch.

  38. moon says:

    I wasn’t a fan of hers at first, I thought she was overrated, undeserving and repetitive. But hells, as a girl who’s gone through my share of nasty boys and bad breakups, her songs are relatable and fun. AND in an industry that likes to over-sexualise women in songs, this is a refreshing change.

  39. dorothy says:

    In her effort to downplay her career based on her relationships, she intentionally does it again with the diss on the Grammy’s. What is the deal with the immature girl? It’s no longer cute, or trendy…she’s just become a joke.

  40. lylaooo says:

    im TIREDDDDDDDDDDDD of herrr!! uuugghh enough

  41. Bob says:

    I thought she was sensational. She carried herself well on the red carpet. I have enjoyed watching her mature. Who ever wins her affection will have a singer with class as his wife. I guess everyone thought Ja Lo was the best dressed?

  42. BRE says:

    I can’t hate her because she wrote a song that will be forever trashing John Mayer. Just like “you’re so vain” and “You otta know” we will forever remember who she is referring to.

  43. Fred says:

    I actually like the dress, but the bangs are just too much, to the point of distraction.

  44. lambchops says:

    I remember a long time ago hearing the Tim McGraw song of hers on country radio and I really liked it. She could have grown as a country artist, and as it is, she needs to grow in a new direction, period, be it in pop or country.

  45. Ally says:

    I think the hate for Taylor Swift is way out of control, she’s not taking drugs, drunk driving or stealing. As long as she’s not dating underage boys, I don’t see the problem. But she does need take a break, it’s overkill right now.

    She looks great in that dress, love the hair too but we embrace a fringe here in the UK.

    I agree, I don’t like that back together song but I can’t help but like ‘Red’, fact is the girl can write a good pop song.

  46. Kristen says:

    Maybe I’m dating myself, but Alanis Morissette did the “jilted ex” thing SO MUCH BETTER. I miss those days. Taylor, take notes.

    • Thiajoka says:

      Exactly! And she only did it ONCE, not every damned song and public performance. And to this day, a lot of people still make fun of her one song putting down an ex–and, frankly, I was a bit appalled when I eventually found out it was about Uncle Joey from that Stamos show. So why is Swift being given a pass on this recurring theme? Is it because she’s doing a phony but ultra-feminine and demure call out rather than a real loud “Fuck you!” to her exes?

  47. Elena says:

    I like her, but also seriously need her to go away for a while. It seems to me she’s going cray cray and is already past the “adorably nutty” part.
    Again, I like her. Not that there is an actual need to reaffirm this, it’s just a fact that I used to not only enjoy her music, but her interviews and the overall publicity coming from her as well. Now it’s mainly about boys, one after the other, brought to our attention in a very ugly manner.
    She needs some real time for herself, without even friends around, but I’m talking crazy- Taylor on her own, no way! And with an upcoming album tour, nothing will be stopping anytime soon.
    As for her appearance- I have always liked it, with a few exceptions, but this isn’t one of them. Well, except for the bangs, lol!

  48. KellyinSeattle says:

    1) I love the dress if it didn’t look look like it was help apart by duct tape

  49. Amy85 says:

    I feel like Taylor jumped the shark with that performance. The “british accent” and comment was tacky and lame. I’m sure her fans are eating it up but I found pathetic.

    • Nico says:

      I really wish more people would call her out on her horrible live singing. It would be great if that performance became a jump-the-shark moment in the general media, but it seems that no one is saying anything about how lackluster the singing and dancing was :-| .

      • Lauren says:

        I could not make it to the end of the Never-Ever Ever song..T. was talking, posing & projecting a shrilling-off key yodelling sound. Bloody horrible.
        T. seems like a genuinely bitter bitch..every age group of men she has cavorted with dump & dispise her.

  50. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Ally people criticize her because she can’t sing live to save her soul, her songs are treacly vapid jr. high school stuff, her “romances” are all pr generated, and she’s typical of a time when pr and marketing substitute for real live musical talent; She hit it big way too soon and her development, musically and emotionally is stunted, She’s not gaining new fans because she fundamentally doesn’t have that much talent to strike out in a new direction – what’s she going to do hard rock, rap?

  51. Patrice says:

    Kaiser-The Country girls will ALWAYS go for pagent-y ‘glam’ (or Las Vegas showgirl). It seems it’s just their thang :)

  52. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I like everything except her hair and her face. Her face and hair ruin the dress for me. She’s so rat like.

  53. mac says:

    Honestly, I feel bad for Taylor Swift. Yes she dates a lot of guys but she’s young. Most people date around when they’re in their twenties. I truly think the media blows it out of proportion, what with the houses and “stalking” and everything. It bugs me when people willingly believe all the crap tabloids print. We don’t know what goes on in her relationships.

    I actually like her hair and dress, it’s got a Grecian vibe.

  54. Axis2ClusterB says:

    She needs a change. No album for a while, some time out of the limelight, some time without a dude. She also needs a major image change when she comes back – short hair, songs about something other than dudes, grown up styling.

  55. Cirque28 says:

    I think Tim Gunn would call that dress ‘overdesigned.’

  56. Squeakie says:

    It’s funny I was in England a couple weeks ago and bought some of their tabloid magazines and all of the articles about swifty and Harry styles say that he is desperately
    trying to win her back, pretty much the
    opposite of how she is viewed in the American press. I think she is a psycho and believe our version..