Season 6 is almost upon us—GET HYPED

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I updated this blog. Almost three years to be exact. And let me tell you a lot has happened since in GoT since season 2 where I left off—Theon figuratively and literally lost his manhood, Tyrion is on the run after being accused of killing sadistic teen King Joffrey (false) and murdering his own father Tywin (actually true), Dany is having a difficult time controlling her empire and her dragons, and we kind of lost Bran at some tree in The North. A lot of people also died in between, but it’s George R.R. Martin we’re talking about, so you already knew that.

To get everyone pumped for Season 6 in April, I’ll be counting down to the premiere by recapping the best style moments from seasons past. From Dany’s infamous (and very on trend) cut out dress to both of Sansa’s wedding dresses—like I said, we have a lot of catching up to do—I’ll be counting down my favorite outfits that truly showcase why Michele Clapton is a costuming genius.

First up is Dany’s previously mentioned cut out dress.

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The belly baring aspect of this dress looks a little like Dany’s trying to hit up a club with gal pal Missandei and scruffy heartthrob Daario Naharis, but I’m totally a fan. The pleated silk at the bottom still makes it elegant, offsetting the fact that she’s showing more skin. It also makes the outfit more dynamic by balancing the soft silk with the severity of the sleeves. The criss cross effect carries over to the back, which is such a flattering silhouette and slimming in real life, and the scaled top and shoulder details pay homage to her dragons without going overboard.

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While this isn’t her first venture into the world of cut outs, it’s definitely her most daring outfit. At first glance, I thought it looked a little strange that her belly button is framed by the crossing straps, but now I think it makes it more playful. Just because Dany’s a boss ass Queen and has a realm to rule, doesn’t mean she can’t experiment with her femininity and try some new looks . I mean, can you imagine her in a pant suit? That was a rhetorical question.

With the haute couture designers debuting their collections in Paris last month, I thought this gown by Chinese designer Yiqing Yin perfectly embodied Dany’s aesthetic: from the neutral color scheme to the braided rope detail and drapery, I could definitely see her giving out some orders from her throne in this amazing dress. Let me know your thoughts below!

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Daenerys Targaryen’s Qartheen Gown

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This blue flowy gown that Daenerys (Dany) wore in Qarth during Season 2 has become an iconic piece of clothing from Game of Thrones. It showcases the wealth and power of Qarth through the fine fabric and gold embellishments, but also the mystery surrounding the city with its ethereal and whimsical look.

This dress conveys the paradise that Qarth was to Dany and her Dothraki followers because without the city they would have perished in the Red Waste. However, the metal caging around the waist and shoulders, while ornate and delicate, also convey the message of danger. It possibly foreshadows her being trapped and chained in the House of the Undying after finding her dragons.

The blue reflects the ocean that Qarth so much relies on with its trading ships and its port. Qarth was made into such a wealthy city through trading and this is shown by the the people’s elegant and expensive looking clothing and jewelry. All of the people in this city wear the finest fabrics with gold threading, beading and embroidery which truly displays the magnificence of this city on the sea.

Marchesa was a designer that instantly came to mind because, like the fashions in Qarth, their designs are extremely ornate and ethereal. Here are some Marchesa looks inspired by Qarth and Dany’s gown:

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The two gowns on the left are more simplistic than their couture counterparts, but it was difficult to leave them out. All of the above Marchesa creations exemplify Qarth and accurately depict the vividness and detail of Dany’s dress.

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