Taylor Swift‘s name was on everyone’s lips on Tuesday before she even arrived at the American Music Awards in a metallic minidress and matching thigh-high boots. After breaking her silence on politics (It’s about time, Tay!) and endorsing two democratic candidates for the midterms, she could’ve shown up on the red carpet in a t-shirt and turned heads. Nevertheless, she pulled out all the stops in a sexy silver minidress and some serious boots. And, in case the disco ball reference wasn’t already clear, her footwear came equipped with tiny disco balls set right into the heels. Yes, really.
The coordination, the high-impact shine, the sexy fit — it’s all so very . . . Kim Kardashian? Beyonce? Taylor can certainly pull off the Balmain look, but it’s definitely a departure for the performer, and one you need to see up close. Read on to see her red carpet takeover at the AMAs now.