A champion of flowing princess gowns and anything with a sparkle, Taylor Swift is the archetypical country music star. When she first started walking red carpets in 2006, Swift sported unruly curls and experimented with iridescent fabric (and even one rather Ke$ha look). She soon fine-tuned her image, opting for straight hair or controlled waves, and every iteration of sparkly dresses out there, from long and romantic to short and sassy. As she’s racked up more boyfriends, and subsequently more US Weekly covers, Swift has ventured into the world of cutouts, plunging necklines, and high slits, all the while maintaining her squeaky clean sartorial country image — possibly to her chagrin. Click through the slideshow to see Swift’s best looks throughout her career.