Taylor Swift wears pants and calls it personal growth in Harper's Bazaar

taylor-swift-pants-harpers-bazaar.jpgSometimes Taylor Swift makes it all a little too easy. For her cover story in the Dec./Jan. 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Taylor ditched her typical girly dresses in favor of a whole bunch of pants. Polka-dotted pants, striped pants, white pants -- so many pants. But she wasn't wearing the pants because they look phenomenal on her leggy 5' 11" frame. She was wearing them because they're a metaphor.

Taylor's love for dresses (the sparklier the better) is well-documented, and she admits that she now owns hundreds of them. "Because I'm in a predicament where I can't wear a dress twice or else it's pointed out in magazines, so unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time."

She pretty much hates pants and says she only wears jeans in the winter for "survival reasons." But she was down to pose in them for Harper's as a symbol of her maturity. "I think doing something that's different, that's out of your comfort zone is important," she says. "Personal growth, let's call it that."

Taylor's ex-boyfriends might hope she'd define personal growth a little differently, but for now... wearing pants for a magazine cover shoot will have to suffice.

The journalist who interviewed Taylor, Laura Brown, says they're also symbolic because she wears the pants in her career. Get it? "When I'm in management meetings when we're deciding my future, those decisions are left up to me," Taylor says. "I'm the one who has to go out and fulfill all these obligations, so I should be able to choose which ones I do or not. That's the part of my life where I feel most in control."

Thus, pants.
Photo/Video credit: Harper's Bazaar