Days prior to the release of her “I Knew You Were Trouble” video and the launch of her RED Keds limited edition sneakers, Taylor Swift pulled an interesting fashion stunt. For the Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012 event, the country cutie ditched her usual retro girly, fit n’ flare, light and ladylike frocks. Instead, the talented star opted for a short, figure-skimming little black dress which she capped off with her signature red lips, a pair of black peep-toe Jimmy Choo heels, and a half-do with lots of fringe.
Taylor Swift attends the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 Lounge Party in New York City on December 7, 2012
We have to admit, this a refreshing style shift to see, even if she still kept things a bit demure with those Jimmy Choo peep toes. Booties or platform sandals would have given her look the extra oomph, don’t you think? Regardless, that sexy LBD was a good enough start if her intention was to break away from her former image.
The slight change in appearance may be due to her recent promotion of “I Knew You Were Trouble”. If you’ve seen the video on MTV, then you’ll understand why. If you haven’t, then check out the preview below:
Now on to Taylor’s intriguing black dress, which reportedly is by David Koma. What makes it extra special? Well, if you look closer, it features triangular panels made of patent leather on the sides.
If you’re interested, the only store that sells David Koma online is LuisaViaRoma and at the moment, they don’t have Taylor’s dress. However, these one-of-a-kind pieces fashioned with leather trimming are available:
David Koma Printed Jersey Dropwaist Dress with Pleated Organza and Leather Trim, $3771
David Koma Printed Jersey Dress with Leather Trim, $1555
David Koma dresses are very pricey so if you’re looking to save money, here are a couple of alternatives from Twenty and Bailey 44 that can work if you want to steal Taylor’s new LBD style:
Twenty Ponte de Roma Dress, $198 / Bailey 44 Solid Parcheesi Dress, $275
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