What to wear to the Taylor Swift Eras tour: The Tortured Poets Department (heat’s version)

We’re down bad for these outfits

by Cigdem Tanrioglu |
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If there is one event that we’ve been counting down to, it is the day that Taylor Swift’s Eras tour arrives in the UK. Seriously, we’ve even got a countdown on our phones. But when Taylor returned to the stage in Paris we were all gagged to find out that her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, had been added to the setlist – even though it made us want to say, 'So long👋' to our original outfit plans.


Now, if you’re new to the Swiftie scene you may not know much about this era. TTPD-inspired outfits are best described as Reputation’s vintage-loving friend. Oh, and that friend is also pining after the smallest man that ever lived, so she’s feeling pretty sad even when she’s at a party.

We’re talking Victoriana silhouettes, lace details with hints of darkness in a monochrome colour palette. And unlike other eras like 1989 or Lover, there’s no need to go all out with the glitter and sequins, the TTPD girl is fresh out the slammer – she hasn’t got the time for sparkles.

So if you want to act like it’s your birthday but don’t fancy getting all bejewelled, then this is the era for you.

SHOP: Taylor Swift TTPD Eras Tour Outfits

Taylor Swift’s TTPD Tour Outfits

When Taylor popped up on the Parisian stage, she was an absolute vision in white. Strutting her stuff in a custom Vivienne Westwood dress adorned with her latest lyrics (like we didn’t know them already), this look made us feel like we were in high school.
And if that wasn’t enough for us, Taylor obviously had to add a little shimmer to the TTPD performance with a little help from her spangly showgirl look - after all, this era is a musical about female rage.

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Square Neck Midi Cami Shift DressM&S
Price: £39.50

For a subtle take on Taylor's Vivienne Westwood get-up, look no further than this cute cotton dress. If you want to take things to a whole new level, then grab yourself a fabric pen and get customising.

Coast Bandeau Twill Mini With Full Overskirt Wedding DressDebenhams
Price: £87.20 (WAS £109)

No, we haven’t lost the plot - we know this is a bridal dress, but what could be more perfect for singing But Daddy I Love Him?

Inilbran Boho Lace Chain NecklaceAmazon
Price: £8.50

You’ll look like Taylor Swift in this Victorian-style chocker, we’re loving it. Okay so maybe we can’t sing about necklaces to the tune of Clara Bow, but that doesn’t mean this necklace isn’t a vibe.

Cider Sequin Zipper Up Crop Cami TopCider
Price: £14

Lights, camera, bitch smile – get ready to dance the heartbreak away with this spangly co-ord. And if you’re not brave enough to go for the full look, then pair this cute crop top with a pair of jeans instead.

The Travis Kelcee to your sequinned crop top – this itsy bitsy skirt will complete an outfit worthy of mending a broken heart. Plus, it is an absolute steal.

Amy Lynn Metallic Double-Breasted Faux-Leather JacketSelfridges
Price: £87.20 (WAS £109)


Let’s be real – nobody is going to stand in the summer heat wearing Taylor’s gold ring leader jacket. A gold leather look blazer on the other hand? Well, that will look just right when draped over a sequin co-ord.


TTPD Album Announcement Outfit

Remember when we were waiting for the Reputation TV announcement but were blessed with 2 new albums instead? No, we haven’t recovered either, but when we look back to that fateful day in February, we can’t help but realise the signs were all there, like this stunning monochrome outfit.

PLT Cream Chiffon Corset Bandeau Draped Midi DressPLT
Price: £36

Someone give us an award right now because we’ve found the most incredible lookalike for Taylor’s Grammy Awards dress. And the best bit? It cost less than £40.

Eorube Long Opera 1920s Satin GlovesAmazon
Price: £8.99

Yes, we know it is summer, but is any TTPD-inspired outfit complete without a pair of long gloves? Whack ‘em on and be prepared to belt out The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived at the top of your voice.

ASOS Design Curve Limited Edition Choker Necklace ASOS
Price: £18

This era is all about those little finishing touches, like Taylor’s jewellery. We’ll be laying this bad boy with plenty of other chain necklaces for an IG-worthy shot.

Pat Mcgrath LABS Mattetrance™ Lipstick in VendettaSephora

Taylor loves a red lip, and we’ve found the EXACT lipstick she wore at the Grammies earlier this year. Well if it good enough for Tay Tay….

Best Of The Rest: TTPD-inspired Eras tour buys

You don’t have to be copying Taylor’s looks in order to get a stage-worthy outfit. We’ve scoured our fave stores to find the best of the rest, trust us you’ll be crying ‘but Daddy I love them’.

Boohoo Bardot Lace Skater DressBoohoo
Price: £25

We’ve seen plenty of Swifties adding a little spice to their Eras tour outfits with mesh textures, so why not keep the trend going with this little number – it’s a sheer delight.

ASOS Luxe 3D Floral Square Neck Caged Mini Dress in White FloralASOS
Price: £120

Is it us or does the caged effect on this dress make you want to sing ‘I was meant to be locked away…’. No? Just us then.

PLT White Bandage Draped Detail CorsetPLT
Price: £26

A corset top is perfect for channelling Taylor’s vintage-fashion vibes, which is great news for anyone who loves to show off their curves. Pair with a structured skirt for a Grammy-worthy outfit, or team with black jeans for something a little more low-key.

PLT White Woven Ruched Midaxi SkirtPLT
Price: £24

Get in the TTPD spirit without breaking the bank with this PLT find. The detailing on the skirt is just right for recreating Tay-Tay’s gorgeous Grammy look, and there is a similar style for curve sizes too.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Rock ChickSephora

We LOVE a Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad over here at heat HQ, and this Rock Chick palette is no different. It features everything needed to create that sultry smokey eye that Taylor rocked in the Fortnight music video.

Oh Polly Eugenie Embellished Corset Tulle Skirt Mini Dress in WhiteOh Polly
Price: £85 (WAS £110)

Yes, we know this dress is a little OTT, but honestly, we are obsessed with the embellished details on this little number. Just picture it now with a pair of black gloves and a swipe or dark lippy just like Taylor’s– per-fec-tion.

PLT Premium White Woven Corset Puffball Hem Mini DressPLT
Price: £48

Are we prepared to splash out on a Vivienne Westwood frock for the big day? Absolutely not. But luckily PLT is here to save the day with this designer-inspired bad boy.

Boohoo Lace Baby Doll Flare Sleeve Mini DressBoohoo
Price: £38

Is it us or is this dress just perfect for swishing around to Florida to? Enough said.

Lilly Lashes Sheer Invisible Band False Lashes EnticingBeauty Bay

Fun fact: these are the EXACT lashes that Taylor has been wearing on stage. Need we say anymore?

Even if you don’t fancy going for a full-on outfit, you can still get in on the TTPD action. Simply pop this necklace on with your outfit and you’re sorted.

Ego Plunge Halterneck Frill Detail Maxi Dress In Black FloralEgo
Price: £32

Feeling a little spicy? Give aImee (AKA Kim) a run for her money by showing off your body in this lush lace number.

Monsoon Spotted Veil HeadbandMonsoon

TTPD is all about morning a relationship, right? Well, what better way to wear the era than popping a dramatic black veil on?

NA-KD Lace TrousersNA-KD
Price: £35.95

Now you can’t be leaping from the gallows in a fancy frock, these lace trousers on the other hand? They’ll do the job nicely.

Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision LiquidSephora

You asked and we found the EXACT eyeliner that queen Tay uses. Trust us when we say, this liner will be able to handle those tears.

Black Box-Pleated Mini SkortNew Look
Price: £26.99

Cute box pleats that give off so high school vibes? We’ll be wearing ours with a corset top for maximum TPTD points.

PLT Cream Textured Woven Cup Detail Shift DressPLT
Price: £30

A monochrome corset dress that even Tay Tay would be proud of. We’re sold.

Gossard Femme Non Padded Underwired Body With Lace Detail In BlackASOS
Price: £30 (WAS £48)

If there was ever a time to rock the underwear as an outerwear trend, it is the Eras tour. This supportive style is also a great option for anyone with a larger bust – all you need to do it add a skirt, shorts or trousers and you’re sorted.

Cigdem Tanriogluis heat’s Deputy Style Editor. As heat’s resistant mid-size expert, she’s usually found scouring the high street for the best feel-good buys or on a beach obsessing over her horoscope.

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