Taylor Swift covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar and talks about fashion, relationships, and going through break-ups.
When talking about her fashion and why she usually wears dresses to red carpet events, Swift says, "There's just something so feminine about a dress. 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."
She also talks about her past relationships and what she looks for in a relationship, saying, “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up. It's wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with."
She adds that she has had to adjust the intense scrutiny that fame has bought her and change the way she deals with breakups, saying, “What I had to learn to do, in order to maintain a general happiness in my life, was to stop reading everything, and then it gets really bad if you go through a breakup and those blogs have these polls asking, 'Who should they date next?' And you're just sitting there staring at the laptop bawling. But you can live in a normal world where a breakup is just a breakup if you don't expose yourself to what's being speculated about yourself. That's where I live now."