Every outfit Taylor Swift wore on the 1989 World Tour, ranked

  • Taylor Swift will release "1989 (Taylor's Version)" on Friday.

  • To mark the occasion, we ranked every outfit she wore during the 1989 World Tour in 2015.

  • Her silver bodysuit, featuring sequined tassels and a plunging neckline, took the top spot.

21. The multi-colored two-piece set

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Respectfully, what is this? I was a Swiftie in 2015 and I have no memory of her wearing this confusing pattern onstage. In all senses, it's a miss.

20. The ballerina look

Taylor Swift and John Legend perform on the "1989" tour in 2015.
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Swift layered a tulle skirt over her sequined bodysuit when she performed a mash-up of "Enchanted" and "Wildest Dreams" (also when John Legend arrived as a special guest to sing "All of Me" in Los Angeles).

I understand Swift's attempt to match the romantic mood, but the skirt was too yellowish to have true elegance.

19. The "Shake It Off" dress

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Swift occasionally wore this fringed outfit in hot pink and dark blue — a precursor to the green, pink, orange, and blue sequined sets that she wears during the "1989" segment on The Eras Tour.

The original version is cute, and clearly Swift likes it enough to recreate it eight years later. But funnily enough, this look doesn't scream "1989" like the skater skirts and bomber jackets. It's just not memorable.

18. The "Out of the Woods" catsuit

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Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" tour in Shanghai, China.Chen He/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

Swift covered in head-to-toe sequins has a nice effect, especially from a faraway vantage point. But the flesh-colored mesh on her chest makes the jumpsuit look cheaper than it is.

I much prefer the black version that Swift wore at the 2016 Grammys.

17. The black two-piece set

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Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" tour in Montreal, Canada.George Pimentel/LP5/Getty Images for TAS

This look is fine. It's a concert classic. But in retrospect, it does feel a little simple — dare I say basic?

16. The black skirt

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This is a small step up from the black shorts, but the pleather skirt is a millennial fashion trend I wish to forget.

15. The black two-piece set with a silver trim

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This Las Vegas version is the best of Swift's black two-piece sets, but the silver studs look very outdated today. You could've found a knockoff at any Forever 21 in 2015.

14. The purple skirt

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Purple metallic is a fun touch, but as the designated "Speak Now" color, but it's not giving "1989" like its blue counterparts.

13. The royal blue skirt

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Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" tour in Vancouver, Canada.Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images for TAS

Today, this shade of blue is more associated with Swift's 10th album "Midnights," but at the time, it fit perfectly in the "1989" era. The color is rich and really pops onstage.

12. The purple jacket

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The sequined bomber jacket is another "1989" tour staple. When Swift arrived onstage with her sleeves rolled up and sunglasses on, you knew it was time to search for a sound we hadn't heard before.

11. The silver jacket

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The silver jacket gives a stronger '80s vibe than purple, calling to mind MTV's golden era of music videos.

10. The light blue skirt

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This look is quintessential "1989." The bright, metallic blue evokes the sleek, glittering hues of a cityscape — perfect for the show's opening number, "Welcome to New York."

9. The blue jacket

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Again, the light blue bomber is quintessential "1989." As Vanity Fair wrote at the time, "The varsity detail on the jacket gives it a nice too-cool-for-school edge."

8. The rainbow jacket

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Out of all the jackets, this is the best option by far. The blue-purple-pink blend has become a key ingredient in Swift's iconography, from her performance of "Dress" during the "Reputation" tour to her dyed hair in the "You Need to Calm Down" music video.

7. The blue bodysuit

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Swift called back to this midnight-blue bodysuit with beaded fringe during her fifth Los Angeles stop on The Eras Tour.

It wasn't in her regular rotation during the "1989" era, which gives it an exciting, limited-edition quality.

6. The silver fringe

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS

The silver bodysuit with beaded fringe is exactly what a flapper would wear if she traveled through time to sing "Shake It Off."

5. The "How You Get the Girl" outfit

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Of all the shiny "1989" looks, this is certainly the most unique — not least because it literally lights up. Swift's pink top and matching skirt were striped with LED lights (as were her 12 backup dancers and their umbrella props).

Electronic engineer Dave Sheinkopf told InStyle that Swift's outfit was programmed like a Times Square billboard screen. Her lighting crew was tasked with syncing "35,000 moving parts" to achieve the intended effect.

"It's the first time that's been done with 13 people at once," he said at the time, calling it "the most complicated wearable lighting system for a stage show."

4. The leather catsuit

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I'm partial to this look because it's the one I associate with Mick Jagger as a surprise guest (iconic) and Swift's rock version of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (even more iconic).

3. The "Blank Space" blazer

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Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" tour in Chicago, Illinois.Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for TAS

I love the blazers that Swift slips on to perform "The Man" on The Eras Tour, but the original blazer reigns supreme. It gives Swift the oomph of a woman in charge — the ideal outfit to wear while singing, "Boys only want love if it's torture."

2. The "I Know Places" look

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This is one of Swift's best-known looks from the "1989" era — and for good reason. This outfit radiates pop-star energy, from the sequin trim of her tube top down to the heels of her thigh-high boots.

1. The "Style" bodysuit

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This silver look takes the cake. It's theatrical and stage-ready — kinda like something Christina Aguilera would wear in "Burlesque" — without being over-the-top and hammy. Marie Claire also likened the plunging neckline to Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress in "The Seven Year Itch."

Put simply, it's an outfit made for a star.

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