I said oh my, what a marvellous tune
It was the best night, never would forget how we moved
The whole place was dressed to the nines, and we were dancing, dancing

from Taylor Swift – Starlight Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Taylor wrote these lines after looking at a picture of Ethel and Bobby Kennedy according to an interview:

Starlight is a song I wrote actually after seeing a picture of um, Ethel and Bobby Kennedy when they were seventeen. I saw this picture about a year a half ago, and I didn’t know anything about like, what they were doing or what was going on in the picture, but I just thought ‘They look like they’re having the best night.’

Dressing to the nines means wearing fancy and elegant dresses, as you can see from the photo:

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