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Why Is Taylor Swift Sad About Owning Hundreds of Dresses?

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Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar

Having a closet packed with designer dresses sounds like any girl’s dream. But for Taylor Swift, it’s not necessarily something to be excited about.

“I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines,” she says in the December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.”

She does at least like them, though. “There’s just something so feminine about a dress,” she says. “Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

But there’s one in particular she’s always coveted. “I was 15 and going to prom for the first time, and I saw that picture of Gwyneth [Paltrow] in the pink [Ralph Lauren Oscar] gown,” she recalls. “I went all over the mall and showed it to all the store owners and said, ‘Do you have anything that looks like this?’ And no one did.”

For as much as she talks about fashion in magazines, though, Swift admits that she doesn’t talk clothes with friends, including fellow fashionistas Emma Stone and Selena Gomez. “We never talk about fashion, about career, about our ambitions or our projects,” she says. “We just talk about relationships, feelings, love and boys.” For more with Swift, visit and pick up the December/January issue, on newsstands Nov. 27.

Taylor Swift Harper's Bazaar
Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar

–Kate Hogan