In honor of Taylor Swift recreating her iconic Fearless album (her way, this time), we’re recreating her laid-back look from the cover of the rerecorded album. The gold-tinted photo, which shows Swift from the bust up and mid-hair-toss, is clearly a remix of the cover of the original 2008 album. The first version is a studio shot, with Swift’s crimped hair flying around her face (presumably with a wind machine assist), and she wears an on-trend-for-the-era halter dress.
The reboot cover is a little breezier, in keeping with the singer’s current folky vibe. Her hair seems a little less done, her posture is a little less posed, and instead of a sleek, club-appropriate dress she’s wearing a loose, ruched peasant blouse. The actual blouse she wears in the photo, the Fernanda Blouse by Brooklyn-based designer Ulla Johnson, is predictably sold out everywhere we looked. We did, however, find plenty of similar garments that can recreate Swift’s ultra-feminine and on-trend look.
Swift teased the cover image on her Instagram on March 25 (the pic now has more than two million Likes) and a few days ago posted the full-track list of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), writing, “I’m really honored that @keithurban is a part of this project, duetting on That’s When and singing harmonies on We Were Happy. I was his opening act during the Fearless album era and his music has inspired me endlessly. I’m counting down the minutes til we can all jump into this brave world together, filled with equal parts nostalgia and brand newness.”
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1. Ulla Johnson Maeve Ruffle Satin Blouse
Though the exact design Swift wore for the album art is unavailable, the Maeve blouse by the same designer is different only in terms of fabric and color. The satin fabric gives the romantic, floaty top a slightly luxe update while the copper hue strikes the right balance between girly and sophisticated.
2. Ulla Johnson Serena Midi Dress
Another option we love from Ulla Johnson is this ruffled midi dress, which would look just as at home (and chic) on the prairie as Swift’s top. The fabric is gathered satin with smocking and ruffled tiers which give it a comfortable, romantic feel that absolutely encourages spinning around.
3. Rebecca Smocked Top
Anthropologie is a go-to brand for all things sophisticated boho. This simple smocked top doesn’t have the elaborate ruffles or tiers of the Swift blouse, but it does have the same relaxed, feminine feel, thanks especially to the gathered, poufy sleeves. Long sleeves and light cotton fabric make it an elegant choice for summer evening outings
4. Silvia Tcherassi Bethesda Embroidered Cotton Top
We love the delicate details of this Silvia Tcherassi blouse, which reflect the designer’s signature Latin-inspired style. The dramatic balloon sleeves in particular elevate the top from merely lovely to striking — without overdoing it. The material is 100 percent cotton and it is made in Colombia.
5. The Great The Hankie Blouse
The product description for this top notes that, as the name suggests, its design was inspired by vintage handkerchiefs. The light cotton-voile fabric, pintucks, ruffled collar, and lace detailing combine to give this top a slightly Victorian vibe, which works beautifully when paired with something contrasting like a favorite pair of well-worn jeans.
6. Vince Camuto Smocked Blouse
Definitely the simplest in design of all of our picks, we chose this Vince Camuto blouse for the Swiftie who likes the romantic vibe of the singer’s peasant blouse but prefers to err on the side of low-key. The smocked detailing and bracelet-length sleeves give the top easy-to-wear volume.
7. Vince Poet Popover Blouse
Rather than ruffles, embroidery, or smocking, the romance is all in the fabric for this Vince blouse. The lightweight, crinkled charmeuse naturally telegraphs rumpled elegance, like a fairytale princess just up from a nap.