10 Times Taylor Swift Was Dressed Like Your Straitlaced Mom

Taylor Swift Laughing With Bowtie

Have you ever snuggled up with a warm cup of steam and really thought about the fact that Taylor Swift’s style is eerily similar to that of your straitlaced mom? Okay, so maybe you specifically don’t have a sensible-jewelry-wearing, soccer-practice-carpooling mom but you definitely know of one. And belonging to the secret sisterhood of prim ladies is none other than Taylor, as proven by her latest Instagram post comparing herself and Sarah Hyland to a straitlaced mom and her rebellious teen.

Now, if your name is Selena Gomez, I know that you’ve made a commitment to not seeing any of Taylor’s Instagram posts ever, so I understand if you want to turn around right now. Otherwise, let’s get this party started. Here are 10 highlights from Taylor’s career as a doting mom just trying to keep her young teens in line. Just do me one favor and imagine that, in each of these photos, a kid rolling their eyes is just out of frame. It’ll make the experience richer, I promise.

1. The time she wore a blush pink tailored overcoat. 

Taylor Swift Sarah Hyland Pink Jacket Black Leather Jacket

(Photo: Instagram)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: ”Don’t stay up too late!”

2. The time she sported a very sensible heel. 

Taylor Swift Fans Bridal Shower Mint Green Dress

(Photo: Instagram)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “Don’t sit too close to the TV, you’ll go blind.”

3. The time she threw on a cardigan to balance out her super risqué plunging neckline.

Taylor Swift Midi Yellow Floral Dress

(Photo: Wagner Az/Pacific Coast News)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “I’m not your maid!”

4. The time she was even a demure mom in her music video. 

Taylor Swift Music Video Blue Ribbon Top

(Photo: Pacific Coast News)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “Everything I say to you goes into one ear and out the other.”

5. The time she was totally ready for life in the ’50s.

Taylor Swift Dominick's Restaurant Hollywood California Midi Dress

(Photo: Pacific Coast News)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “Don’t you take that tone with me!”

6. The time she was totally ready for a holiday party in the ’50s.

Taylor Swift Midi Red Dress Silver Shoe

(Photo: TS/Pacific Coast News)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “Close that door behind you. This isn’t a barn!”

7. The time she kept things casual as she ran errands probably. 

Taylor Swift Leaving NYC Apartment Tan Pants Beige Shirt

(Photo: TNYF/WENN)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: ”Elbows off of the table.”

8. The time she stopped by a red carpet on her way to church.

Taylor Swift Premiere of Romeo and Juliet Hollywood California Beige Floral Dress

(Photo: FayesVision/WENN)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: “As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules.”

9. The time she was Slightly Metallic Straitlaced Mom.

Taylor Swift Jingle Ball 2012 Yellow Black Striped Dress

(Photo: FayesVision/WENN)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: ”If you keep making that face, it’s going to freeze that way.”

10. The time she threw some jewels into the mix but kept it beige so as not to get too crazy.

Taylor Swift RFK Celebrity Auction Jewelled Dress.jpg

(Photo: Andres Otero/WENN)

In the words of Straitlaced Mom: ”Because I said so, young lady.”

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    • Kate

      I love and would absolutely wear at least 70% of these outfits, especially 5-8 #teamstraitlaced

      • Olivia Wilson

        Oh, I love them too! Just agreeing with her that she dresses like a mom, is all.

      • Kate

        I know you were! I’ve often been accused of the same haha

    • Ananya

      Her style is her style and I think she rocks it.

      • Olivia Wilson

        I think she does, too.

    • guest

      #teamstraightlaced till the end! her style is elegant, classy and pretty. something girls can feel comfortable and beautiful in!

      • Olivia Wilson

        Well, I think that girls can feel comfortable and beautiful in a range of styles. Really, whatever it is that they enjoy wearing.

    • Ruby L

      This is awesome. Also, homies need to chill. No one is saying her style sucks, she just falls into a specific niche. You’d think the readers who come to this site had a better sense of humor considering 90% of what we say…

      • Olivia Wilson

        Thanks! And haha, right. I’m not saying that she dresses like a horrid beast, I’m just poking fun at something she ALSO poked fun at.

    • capoupascap

      I love all of these except the blush overcoat. I actually really like her day to day style (I know you weren’t bashing her though!) But I’m so meh on her red carpet style.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Hmm, I can see what you mean, although I like that her short hair makes her look a bit more matured than her longer hair does.

    • Penny

      Kind of concerned that you associate dressing modestly with mom clothes. There are still some classy ladies out there who don’t feel the need to show off everything to look good.

    • bwaldorfisbetterthanyou

      In the words of Kurt Hummel (before he went absolutely blah after season 1) (about Rachel, but still applicable here): “she somehow manages to dress like a toddler and an old lady at the same time”. Dont get me wrong, I’m a huge swiftie, but her non-award show style is prettty boring.

      • Olivia Wilson

        That quote is pretty spot-on. Now that you mention it, toddlers and old ladies dress way more alike than I’d realized.

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    • Elizabeth Aspen

      How can you not love a 23-year-old who carries a change purse? Stay classy, Grandma Tay Tay!

      • Olivia Wilson

        She needs it, for all of her bus tokens and hard peppermint candies.

    • J_Doe5686

      I love her style!

    • Katie

      I’m mostly impressed she is able to find dresses that long, I’m only 5’9″ and I own tons of dresses that look just like this, except they all end above my knees.

      • Olivia Wilson

        That is impressive. Maybe she buys them reeeallly long and tailors (heheh) them all?

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