Sansa is a character in this show where her wardrobe is very representative of her personality. Starting from the very first season, she is the antithesis of her tomboy sister Arya. Her outfits often have pastel pinks, lavenders, and blues that make her so demure and are appropriate for her many damsel in distress moments (a.k.a. her entire physically and mentally abusive relationship with Joffrey). They also did a great job in portraying her youth and naiveté because I think sometimes we forget how young everyone’s characters actually are—she gets married twice before the age of 18—meanwhile I haven’t been on a single date in five months. But I digress.
Sansa makes quite the transformation with this little number, and I think it shows how much she’s grown up and how she is taking control over her own life, not letting the politics between men determine her fate. So thus emerges Dark Sansa.
It looks like Sansa went ham at The Vale’s local Hot Topic, but I love this look because it diverges from her typical feminine style. You never see her wear black, let alone be covered head to toe in it, but the feathers provide a shimmery glint and texture, so it doesn’t seem entirely monochromatic. The corset gives the dress a structural element, and we see the same sleeve detail repeated from Dany’s look, except even more drastic with feathers and a high collar.
The asymmetrical statement necklace might be a little much for me, but I get that she was going for drama, and it fills the empty space created from the deep V neckline.
Dior is one designer I thought underwent a similar transformation from feminine and floral to dark and dramatic with their Fall RTW collection. This collection was a contrast from the soft, flowy and bright looks the design house normally puts down the runway, especially with the black lipstick models were sporting. Here are some looks from the show that had a metamorphosis effect similar to Sansa’s.