Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad at the Billboard Awards: boring showgirl or cute?

Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, which shouldn’t come as some big shock. I didn’t watch them, but I saw some coverage and I was pleased to see that Swifty isn’t doing that “OMG, LITTLE GIRL GASP!” thing that she usually does when she wins an award. Swifty ended up winning eight awards in total, including “Top Artist”. You can read more about her winning streak here. I’d like to give her the award for “Best GIF of the BMAs” – go here to see.

Swifty wore this blue Zuhair Murad from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. I am… underwhelmed. Swifty has two consistent red carpet looks: glittery, sparkly and tight OR long and flowy and princess-y. I am happy that she didn’t do a full-length gown and I’m glad she chose a bright, pretty color. But the design of the dress is just kind of… boringly showgirl. And OMG, please Swifty, please change your bangs. They are terrible. Also: what’s going on with her bolt-ons? I know she had them at one point, but I’m starting to wonder if she had the first ones taken out and she had smaller ones put in.

Shania Twain was also there! I think so much of Shania’s beauty, and I have my fingers crossed that she hasn’t and won’t ruin her face with lots of plastic surgery and Botox and such. Shania wore Pavoni by Mikael D. Very princess-y. I bet Swifty wishes she had worn this.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. crab says:

    I like Swifty’s dress it looks pretty on her and Shania Twaine looks absolutely gorgeous!!

    • crab says:

      I like Swifty’s dress it looks pretty on her and I think Shania Twaine is absolutely gorgeous!!

    • JenD says:

      I like her dress, too. I think she looks great.

      And her bangs are her. People could just get over it.

    • Camille says:

      Swift always wears the same type of dress – something sparkly, short or long always sparkly. Boring! BTW Xtina looked super cute on stage. She clearly got her shit together. Good for her.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Swifty, is that you? Congratulations on all the awards, girl.

      PS – Hate your f-ing bangs.

    • karen says:

      Swifty’s dress is too short. She looks uncomfortable.

      Shania Twain looks like a train wreck from the 1980′s Prom.

  2. Barrett says:

    Swiftys legs are pretty tan but her face is White? What’s up w that?

    • emmie_a says:

      Her spray tan doesn’t look that bad. And there is a flash going off on her face so it’s going to look lighter.

      And Shania is already looking too jacked-up with fillers. She used to be absolutely gorgeous and would have probably grown *old* gracefully if she didn’t inject everything she could find into her face.

      • gg says:

        Mineral makeup always does that too. Makes your face light up like a Christmas tree in bright lights. Looks especially bad if you have dark skin.

        Shania has never looked this good before. Her taste in clothes is about as bad as Cheryl Cole. Here’s hoping she’s grown out of sequinned exposed matching thong outfits ::shudder::

  3. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    I love her and I’m glad she didn’t look princessy – I think it’s really sexy and age-appropriate, her body is great and she’s maximising on that. Her hair though, I feel like she’s had bangs FOREVER but then when I try to think what else she could do -the only thing that comes to mind is curly hair which she had for a long time as well. I think she’s stuck as to what to do with it. Maybe a bob? But she’d never do that cuz she loves to flip her hair a lot. Eh, whatever – bangs rant, done.

    And her reaction to Selena and Justin? Yes, Taylor, me too.

  4. Allie says:

    Can we discuss that swifty wore a sparkly pony t shirt to perform? Girl, you sang “22″, not “12″.

    I’m glad she wore color but she looks too much like an ice skater.

  5. janie says:

    Shania is stunning! She looks good in anything. Taylor…. At least it wasn’t gold?

  6. doofus says:

    don’t care for TSwift at ALL but I think she looks great here.

    and that GIF is all kinds of awesome. yes, that’s how ALL of us feel when we see the Biebs.

  7. Faye says:

    *small voice* I think Taylor looks good! I hate the bangs, but the dress is very age-appropriate and is sexy-cute without being overly revealing. I think it’s a good choice for her.

    Shania Twain looks very pretty, but like she should be attending another event.

  8. Nicolette says:

    Shania is such a beautiful woman, and I absolutely LOVE her dress! Gorgeous.

  9. pretty says:

    hahaha her reaction to justin beiber&selena gomez at the backstage.


    and her acceptance speech was cute..

    [to the fans] http://imgur.com/C4tCjEV

  10. squeakie says:

    as much i dislike swifty I have to admit that she is very pretty and has a great figure..that being said she needs to get a new dress shape for the red carpet. Im so over the skin tight sequined look. she could look so high fashion if she took some risks but instead we always get teenage popstar

  11. m says:

    Or you know, maybe she never got bolt-ons. Its called a good bra, they do wonders for small boobs, trust me. The dress is cute, I really love that color.

    • Amelia says:

      Nah. Girl got bolt-ons. In a few pictures from her performance in the aforementioned pony t-shirt, they were quite obvious.

    • Abby says:

      She got a good bra! I’ve seen her in other dresses where’s she’s still flat–recently.

    • Lex says:

      She is almost constantly getting photographed – when did she supposedly go in for all these surgeries? You aren’t up and bouncing around one day after breast implant surgery!!

      Bra (water, gel, air, squishy padding etc) + chicken fillets can make any little raisins look like juicy juicy mangoes!! (bend it like beckham quote :D )

  12. DreamyK says:

    Swifty looks amazing in that dress. It’s age appropriate and sexy. And no side boob. Always a plus.

  13. HH says:

    I don’t think Taylor ever looks bad. Even if she wears the same style it’s always fit and tailored well. While I do feel she is a one-trick pony in terms of both style and music, I’m glad she hasn’t done the typical “hey-everyone-look-at-me-I’m-sexy-now” image makeover.

  14. Cam S says:

    I see Shania is dabbling ever so slightly in Botox and fillers. She is beautiful though (except for the hair color). Is Taylor a Country/Pop crossover now? I don’t mean to pigeonhole music, but it seems most of her songs are kinda Pop.

  15. Anna says:

    She never had bolt-ons. It’s very clear if u follow her event photos through the years.

    • Faye says:

      I didn’t think she had them, either, but if you go back and look at some awards ceremony she attented, she was wearing a really revealing dress where you could actually see her breasts and the scars. So I think she did have them, and then downsized.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      It doesn’t look like she got new ones it looks like these finally settled.

  16. BooBooLaRue says:

    Loathe Swifty’s hair color so drab! And Shania, er Bride of Frankenstein in last pix!

  17. siobhan says:

    Taylor looks nice. Her style is repetitive but an artist should not be all about their clothing. I find it more annoying when a celebrity puts more time into their outfits than their work.

  18. poppy says:

    is she ever going to do something different with her makeup?
    the combination of hair, makeup and dress is more like reno casino cocktail waitress that was once a vegas showgirl, minus the wrinkles and empty bank account.
    the beiber diss = YES. have a tiny bit of respect for her now.

  19. DGO says:

    Taylor looks gorgeous. Shania looks dated.

  20. moon says:

    Taylor needs to save herself from overexposure.

  21. Dawn says:

    I think both of them look great. I sure wish I had those long legs that Taylor has!

  22. Sal says:

    Her hair is so thin! Makes me think that she’s always worn extensions.

  23. Thiajoka says:

    And yet, in the very first picture it looks as if she’s doing that “OMG!” Little-Girl-Gasp thing, which really made me LOL.

  24. INeedANap says:

    I always get serious mean girl vibes from Swifty. I suppose her reaction to Biebs/Selena is how we all felt, but it’s very catty and unprofessional to do that in public at an awards show. She either needs to pick up a punk/badass personality (a la Pink) or keep that ish under wraps.

  25. kim says:

    Bangs are boring. Yeah back in 2007 they were retro hot!! But its 2013 !!! Now they’re laughable!!!!!

  26. Abby says:

    Literally laughed out loud at that GIF. LOVE. I just keep watching.

    Would love to have Taylor’s legs.

  27. Nudgie says:

    I don’t really care for Taylor but that reaction when she saw Selena and the Bieber kissing was PRICELESS!

  28. taxi says:

    Bright blue looks great on her – much better than all her champagne & nude dresses.

  29. serena says:

    I’m glad Swifty changed it up but..that’s not an ice competition girl, lol.

  30. RobN says:

    I’m willing to give a thumbs up to anything TS wears that isn’t a light colored flowing gown that seems chosen entirely to look as virginal as possible. She looks good in some real color.

  31. Susan Lee says:

    I just keep watching, she is lovely and successful!

  32. Maritza says:

    Both gorgeous women!Beautiful dresses.

  33. Carolyn says:

    Both ladies look nice. Yes Taylor needs to get rid of the fringe…she does look 12, not 22.

    That gif of Taylor’s reaction to Gomez & Bieber is hysterical. Selena what the hell are you doing girl?

  34. Rosemary says:

    She has my respect from the Kanye incident. Otherwise I couldn’t stand her.

  35. hatekyle says:

    Taylor looks like the tiles of a resort swimming pool

  36. mike says:


    I’m changing my mind on her. I’d thought she was a cloyingly annoying mean girl princess, but really, I gotta give her mad props.

    2 for 2 last night.

    1) The awesome gif. I’ve seen that today literally (almost) dozen times, and every time I see it I LOL without fail. So funny.

    2) Her top during the performance. I don’t think anyone here’s noticed, but if you look closely, it says in a bubble above the unicorn, “haters gonna hate.” I’ve been LOLing over that too.

    2 for 2. Well played, squinty (can I still call you squinty?). Well played.

  37. I Choose Me says:

    I’m unequivocally not a fan of Swifty. But her legs looks amazing here. And that gif of her reaction to the Biebs and Selena is pure gold.

  38. Blenheim says:

    She’s very good looking and has an amazing body but what a stupendously annoying bitchy individual. The GIF makes me want to slap her and I am so not a Bieber fan.