Taylor performed her new single, ‘The Last Time,’ featuring Snow Patrol band member Gary Lightbody on the hit show. Instead of her vibrant feminine frocks, Tay sported an all-black ensemble — but was it beautiful or quite boring? VOTE.
Taylor Swift wore a pair of black leggings accompanied by a tight black turtleneck that really emphasized her svelte frame, (and hugged her assets), when she performed on The X Factor UK on Nov. 3 in London. The sleek black style was in contrast from her normally colorful and feminine get-ups, but she still looked great. Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, (who is featured in her single), wore a similar ensemble to Taylor’s. Their respective outfits were most likely kept to a minimum to accentuate the decorations on stage, which included shadowy trees and dry ice, which made the stage look like a whimsical wonderland.
Taylor Swift’s ‘X Factor’ UK Performance:
Taylor’s minimalistic look was paired with black riding boots and the 23-year-old star looked sleek in the style. Her nude lips, kohl-rimmed eyes, and soft, loose waves complimented the get-up while the star belted out her new song. Although the performance was more somber we thought both Taylor and Gary sounded amazing.
This is the first duet that features Taylor with Gary, and the singer quickly took to his twitter account to voice his appreciation to be singling beside the famous country crooner — along with his excitement to be on the X-Factor for the first time!
Looking forward to singing The Last Time with @taylorswift13 on X Factor tonight. It’ll be my first time on the show!
— gary lightbody (@garysnowpatrol) November 3, 2013
While Taylor dressed down for her performance on the show, she got glam the very same day for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in London, where she donned a jewel-toned Jenny Packham cocktail dress. While her UK fans were delighted to see the star skip across the pond they’ll be pleased to know she is kicking off her international tour in early 2014, which includes many gigs across London.
What do you think of Taylor’s all-black ensemble on the UK X-Factor? Did you like her sleek and simple get-up or would you rather her stick to what she usually wears?
WATCH: Taylor Swift & Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) Performing ‘The Last Time’ On The X Factor UK – 03/11/13
— Amanda Silverman