"Proving she has grown into a beautiful young woman, Taylor Swift was chosen to cover the December/January 2012-2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.
Dressing up in designer garb from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Prada, the 22-year-old singer looked stunning for the Paola Kudacki shot front page while opening up about everything from dating to her favorite thing to wear.
Highlights from Miss Swift's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Harper's Bazaar!
On why a dress is her go-to outfit:
"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."
On what she craves in a relationship:
"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."
On having to adjust her life because of fame:
"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."