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“Taylor Swift Night” Inspired Fashion

By Julie Michelle Wilson – Creative Director with Callie Maginnis, and Abigail Bruggeman
Contributing Author
Photos Courtesy of Encore Ballroom Couture
Ballroom Trend Report - Dancing with the Stars Special

Editor’s Note:  USA Dance Members Julie Wilson and Callie Maginnis, with Abigail Bruggeman, have again translated the world’s current fashion trends into ballroom creations for our USA Dancers!  Take a look at the “Taylor Swift Night” inspired selections.   

Debut Era:

You’ll be sure to Stay Beautiful in a look that takes us back to Taylor’s Swift’s Debut Era! Look for fringe, shimmer, and cool tones to complement this era. Dresses like Dippin DotsMatrix, and Kelly Osbourne 005 will have you dancing to her classic country hits all night long! 

Fearless:

Be Fearless on the dance floor in these Fearless inspired dresses!  Fearless is all about sparkle, fringe, and classic silhouettes. Forever & Always be a hit on the dancefloor in SandstormGolden Girl, and Champagne Cocktails

Speak Now:

Enchant the dance floor in these Speak Now inspired dresses! The Speak Now era is all about romance, so flowing skirts, ruffles, and lace details are perfect for this era. Long Live stylish dresses like Belle of the BallroomCirque, and Cheryl Burke 053

Red:

We know All Too Well that a Red dress is always a standout on the dancefloor! A Red dress pops on the floor and pairs well with classic silhouettes and contrasting details. Shine like Starlight in styles like BraveheartCayenne, and Ravishing in Red! 

1989:

Travel to 1989 in ballroom Style with these looks! Fulfill your Wildest Dreams with dresses like Orange JuliusPretty Young Thing, and Susan Lucci 066. This era is all about having fun and letting loose, so cutouts, fringe, and sexy silhouettes are a great addition to your dance wardrobe.

Reputation:

Are you Ready for It? Cement your Reputation as the best dressed on the dancefloor in these looks! Reputation is edgy, so look for sumptuous fabrics like faux leather, velvet, and feathers, as well as more daring details like cutouts and plunging necklines. Get ready to be Gorgeous in dresses like Chelsea Hightower 080, Black Tie Affair, and Seductress

Lover:

You Need to Calm Down about how much you love these Lover inspired dresses! Romantic ruffles, dreamy feathers, and soft tones create the perfect homage to the Lover album. Shimmer in the Afterglow with a pastel number like Fru Fru, Happily Ever After, and Confection Perfection

Folklore:

Shine like a Mirrorball in a Folklore inspired gowns! Whimsical silhouettes with soft and flowing fabrics add a Folklore inspired touch to your look. It’s not a Hoax how beautiful these dresses are. Dresses like CherokeeKentucky Grass, and Acropolis are sure to give you an Epiphany on the dancefloor! 

Evermore:

Find Happiness forevermore in these Evermore inspired dresses! Evermore is full of dreamy metallics, warm tones, and sumptuous embellishments. Long Story Short, these shining gowns, Windsor CastleMocha Chocolata, and Cappuccino Royale, will cause a Goldrush on the dancefloor! 

Midnights:

You’ll be Bejeweled in one of these Midnights inspired gowns! Channel this album in dresses that feature moody tones, sleek silhouettes, and contrasting decadent embellishments. Get lost in a Lavender Haze in Mercury Rising or dance in the Midnight Rain in Star Studded and Storm

Do you have a knack for fashion?  Why don’t you share your views with the readers of American Dancer?  There is so much for us all to learn.  Send your ideas, stories, and commentary to:  americandancer@usadance.org

About the Creative Director:

Julie Michelle Wilson is the owner of Encore Ballroom Couture, the leading consignment and rental dress company in the ballroom dance industry. She has been a professional dancer for almost 20 years.  She enjoys creative expression on and off the dance floor! 

About the Writer:

Callie Maginnis is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major in Fashion Design and English. She is the dress manager at Encore Ballroom Couture and loves the sparkle and shine of the ballroom dance industry!

About the Author:

Abigail Bruggeman, a senior at Marymount University, is pursuing a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Public Relations. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a deep love for fashion, she stays on top of latest trends and is able to translate the latest fashions into elegant ballroom attire. 

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