Taylor Swift makes Eras Tour wardrobe change as Scottish winds leave hands ‘frozen’

While performing in Edinburgh, Scotland, Taylor Swift switched up on of her outfits on stage. News Licensing / MEGA

She never goes out of style — even when dressing practically!

Taylor Swift, 34, switched up one of her Eras Tour outfits while performing at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday night, pairing short black gloves with her Vivian Westwood gown.

However, while the new addition complemented the glamorous “Tortured Poets Department” look, there was a simple explanation for the change: the cold weather.

The singer, 34, added a pair of black gloves to her Vivian Westwood gown. TheSwiftSociety/X
However, there was a simple explanation for the change: she needed to keep her hands warm. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

After Taylor Nation highlighted the accessory on X (formerly Twitter), one Swiftie quickly responded to the account, debunking any wild Easter egg theories.

“NEW BLACK GLOVES?!?,” they wrote. “Here’s my not-exciting theory: they’re for practical purposes. It’s chilly in Edinburgh. TTPD is long and she dances very little until Broken Heart. Her hands need to be warm to avoid another acoustic-set hand cramp. So, gloves. But ✨fashionable✨ ones! 🫶”

Swift likely could have used the wrist-length pair during her Friday night performance at the same arena, when she admitted to the crowd that her hands were “frozen.”

Swift had to stop her set on Friday night due to her hands being “frozen.” Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
“Oh God! Hand cramp!” she told the crowd. “I’m so sorry everyone, this has never happened before but my hand is frozen, I’m just going to warm it. I’m so embarrassed. My hand’s like a claw!” Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

According to BBC, while the pop star initially paused during a mash-up of “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” and “I Know Places” so that a fan could receive medical attention, she needed to stop again shortly after, this time for herself.

“Oh God! Hand cramp!” Swift told the audience before massaging her palm. “I’m so sorry everyone, this has never happened before but my hand is frozen, I’m just going to warm it. I’m so embarrassed. My hand’s like a claw!”

The Sun also reported that, on the same night, two dancers wearing long butterfly wings were nearly blown off stage due to the wind.

At the same show, Swift also saw two fans get engaged. Wattie Cheung / MEGA
She congratulated the couple, telling them “thanks for doing that at my concert; that’s a big moment!” Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Still, Friday night’s show contained some happier moments, too.

Swift got to witness a real-life love story when two fans got engaged at the concert.

“I love performing this entire show in the sunlight ’cause I’m pretty sure I just, like, saw somebody get engaged over here,” she told the crowd, as seen in a clip shared on Threads.

“Congratulations, wow!” she continued, sharing her excitement. “I just saw that whole thing. Man, that’s amazing … Thanks for doing that at my concert; that’s a big moment!”