Swift will be bringing her much-anticipated tour to Toronto in November 2024.
This article was originally published on August 3, 2023 and has been updated.
After months of anticipation, pleas from thousands of Canadian fans and even a tweet from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself, Taylor Swift announced on August 3 that she’ll be bringing her extremely successful (and very fashionable) worldwide Eras Tour to Toronto’s Rogers Centre for six dates in November of 2024 — that’s right, Taylor Swift will (finally) be touring Toronto.
Prior to Eras, Swift had not toured since her Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018. Since then, she’s released four new albums and three re-recordings of some of her earliest albums, a task she’s taken on to regain ownership of her oldest work. As a result, this stadium tour is fittingly presented as a journey through Swift’s entire musical career so far, which she divides into ten distinct “eras” (each named and conceptualized after every one of her albums).
And, in true superstar style, Swift has been consistently outdoing herself with her outfits for every show of this highly-anticipated tour.
With an over three-hour-long setlist of more than 40 songs, Swift has at least one themed outfit for each of her eras — and some eras have multiple costume changes, both on- and off-stage. From bedazzled power suits and ballgowns to embellished bodysuits and T-shirts, each look conceptualizes the feeling of its era through its silhouette, colours, and materials, with some even paying homage to her specific past tour looks.
So, as fans across the country scramble to snag a ticket to Swift’s only confirmed Canadian shows, we’re taking a look at some of the best Taylor Swift outfits from the Eras Tour so far.
The Lover era: A bedazzled pastel Atelier Versace bodysuit
Swift kicks off each of her Eras Tour concerts by opening with songs from her sixth studio album, Lover, and hitting the stage in this custom bedazzled Versace bodysuit with matching glittery Christian Louboutin boots. While she has two other versions of this super-sparkly bodysuit (one is mostly gold and the other is mostly purple), this costume perfectly encapsulates the Lover album as its light pink and blue jewels emulate the ethereal sky in the album’s cover art.
The Fearless era: A gold fringe Roberto Cavalli dress
To perform hits such as “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” from her second studio album, Fearless, she’ll often don this gold, shimmery fringe custom Roberto Cavalli dress that’s very similar to another look the designer created for her Speak Now Tour back in 2011. For this part of the show, Swift continues to sport the glittery Louboutin boots from the Lover era and accessorizes with a rhinestone-covered guitar that her parents DIY-ed for her before the first show of the tour.
The Speak Now era: A purple Nicole + Felicia gown
Swift has a few gowns that she rotates through for this era, but this bespoke Nicole + Felicia ballgown, which she debuted the weekend that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) was released, stands out from the rest. This dress features a simple v-neck bodice which transitions into a voluminous three-tiered sparkly ombré skirt, no doubt a nod to this album’s violet cover art. The spectacle of this dress is fitting for this portion of the show as Swift remains mostly in one spot as she performs nostalgic hits such as “Enchanted” and “Long Live.”
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The Folklore era: A green Alberta Ferretti dress
To transition into one of the longest sets of the show and performs songs from her Folklore album, Swift sometimes opts to wear this flowy, light green custom Alberta Ferretti dress that’s full of texture and movement. The intricate details of the kiwi-hued dress, such as the carefully embroidered leaves around its neckline and midriff cutout, encapsulate the imaginative nature of this era.
The 1989 era: A magenta Roberto Cavalli set
Swift opts for fringe once again with this bespoke pink Roberto Cavalli top and skirt set that’s perfect moving around the stage as she performs upbeat hits like “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.” The look also pays tribute to another similar two-piece set that the singer wore on her 1989 World Tour back in 2015. By replicating some of her most iconic looks, Swift is embracing an old adage that’s often true when it comes to fashion — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
The Reputation era: A one-legged Roberto Cavalli snake-embroidered bodysuit
As the only look for the Reputation portion of her show, Swift wears a sequined, one-legged Roberto Cavalli bodysuit with red snakes crawling up her leg and over her torso. The snake motif is an important symbol associated with Swift’s 2017 Reputation album and subsequent 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour. And now, she uses the animal to re-claim an era of her career where she underwent intense public scrutiny. This is in reference to a period of time in 2016 when Swift was being called a “snake” for revealing that she co-wrote her then-boyfriend Calvin Harris’ popular song “This Is What You Came For,” and when Kim Kardashian effectively called Swift a snake during her infamous feud with Kanye West. Ever since, Swift has used snake symbolism to represent that time period, and any Reputatione-ra outfit just wouldn’t be complete without the motif.
The Evermore era: A whimsical Etro gown
In keeping with the cottagecore feel of her 2021 Evermore album, Swift wears a custom Etro dress by Marco de Vincenzo to perform some of her most emotive songs. The deep burgundy dress features a tiered skirt and an empire waist. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Eras Tour outfit without some sparkle and this look certainly doesn’t disappoint in that department.