Here's Every Look Taylor Swift Has Ever Worn to the MTV Video Music Awards

After a four-year hiatus from the awards show, Swift will be performing at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Here's a look back at all of her VMAs fashion from 2008 to now

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2008

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While working the carpet for MTV News at the 2008 Video Music Awards, Swift wore a gorgeous, gold dress that looked like something out of The Great Gatsby.

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2008

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Swift went simple for the red carpet at the 2008 VMAs, choosing a structured, ballet-inspired dress and strappy gold heels.

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2008

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Back in 2008, Swift was all about wearing her hair big and curly.

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2009

Taylor Swift VMAs Fashion
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For her second VMAs in 2009, Swift chose an elegant sequined gown.

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2009

Taylor Swift VMAs Fashion
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She went for classic winged liner and a red lip to complement her updo.

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2009

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The singer was rocking the look when she won best female video and was famously interrupted on stage by Kanye West.

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2009

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She went on to perform her hit song "You Belong with Me" on a subway and then live outside of Radio City Music Hall wearing this red number.

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2009

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She would wear that same red dress on stage when Beyoncé invited her up to finish her acceptance speech after winning video of the year.

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2010

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The next year, Swift showed up at the VMAs and debuted her song, "Innocent," which is said to be about Kanye West. She wore a white dress and went barefoot for the occasion.

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2012

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Nothing like an all-white power suit to show the red carpet who's boss.

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2012

Taylor Swift VMAs Fashion
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There's that signature red lip! But this time, Swift's hair was straight and she had bangs.

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2012

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Swift performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a striped top and short shorts.

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2013

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Swift went Old Hollywood glam in a navy gown with a plunging neckline.

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2013

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She sported her signature red lip along with 1920s pin curls.

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2014

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We knew she was trouble when she walked in! Swift wore a blue, long-sleeved romper on the carpet in 2014.

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2014

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Her blunt bob and blue smokey eyes complemented her new, edgier look.

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2014

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Swift taught us all how to "Shake It Off" when she performed her hit song off of 1989 in a sequined, fringe two-piece.

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2015

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Swift's midriff-baring sequined houndstooth set that she wore on the carpet in 2015 was a clear departure from her typical look.

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2015

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Check out that dramatic, smokey eye up close.

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2015

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Swift performed "The Night Is Still Young" with Nicki Minaj and then finished out her performance with "Bad Blood" in a red, sequined mini-dress.

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