Taylor Swift Rocks Ab-Baring Crop Tops, Chic Bobs, and Loves NYC: See Her Transformation from Red to 1989 

Taylor Swift in 2012 vs 2014
Taylor Swift's style has grown tremendously from 2012's Red to 2014's 1989 Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

It’s out with the old, in with the new for Taylor Swift

The once shy country crooner, 24, has been replaced by a spunky New York City transplant with a killer fashion sense. On the heels of her Oct. 27, 1989 album release, here’s a look back at all the things that are no longer en vogue for the former country sweetheart. 

Long Hair No More, Bring on the Edgy Bobs

Swift got rid of her signature ringlets in favor of a look that was all grown up. In Feb. 2014, the “We Are Never Getting Back Together” songstress nixed her bangs for a chic side swept bob, a look that is trending high up on the Pinterest hairstyle inspiration boards. 

Nashville Local to New York City Transplant  

Welcome to New York! The “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer made the jump to New York City in 2014, and regularly Instagrams pictures from her cool Tribeca pad. In August, Swift threw a pizza party for her fans in her lower Manhattan digs, and in October she was named the Big Apple’s Global Welcome Ambassador.  

Sexy Outfits Replace Sweet Award Show Style 

Taylor Swift - Award show style then vs now
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Swift kept it meek and mild for her red carpet looks in 2012, like the boxy cream tuxedo she wore at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Fast-forward to 2014, and the Keds designer owned her curves in a white crop top and a red hot miniskirt for the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.  

Ab-Flaunting Crop Tops Scrub Away Fit-And-Flare Dresses 

Taylor Swift - Style then vs. now
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When Swift wasn’t on a red carpet decked out in a sparkling sequin gown, the star was usually hiding her supermodel figure in poofy dresses with all the frills. These days, Swift fancies designer duds that show off her toned abs, a la the constant stream of crop tops she served up all summer long. The singer isn’t afraid to throw on a pair of hot pants either, should the occasion require it.  

Girlfriends Over Boyfriends  

Taylor Swift - Boyfriends vs. Girlfriends
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Swift has gone from heartbroken girl to empowered woman dishing out love advice. Having gone through her share of past loves from Joe Jonas to Harry Styles, now she would rather spend time kicking it with her BFF’s like Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, and her feline friend Olivia Benson. Fawning over dead-end relationships is so last year.

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