Most “Game of Thrones” fans watch the series because of the epic fantasy-drama plot, characters and overall production quality. That’s a no-brainer actually. Every scene in the series is an eye candy and something to look forward to. But, there’s another thing why I love the series so much – the intricate and elegant costumes. I can’t help but fall in love with the characters because of their regal looks, no matter how evil some of them are.
Watching “Game of Thrones” again makes me notice even more the details of each costume. You can’t blame me for another series marathon – the seventh season is still out of my reach! So, let’s just savor once again these top 10 looks in the show throughout all six seasons.
10. Cersei’s Luxurious Lannister Robe
From the fourth episode of Season 1 titled “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things,” there are so many people in the scene where a tourney is commenced to welcome Ned Stark. But, Cersei Lannister really caught my eye because of her unique getup. Red and brown hues perfectly blend together to create a stunning outfit. The needlework of the Lannister symbol on the robe is also detailed and eye-catching. I also can’t get enough of Cersei’s hairstyle coupled with this costume. Cersei looks so evil yet majestic in this scene.
9. Jaime’s Dashing Lannister Armor
In this scene from Season 1’s seventh episode titled “You Win or You Die,” Jaime Lannister’s camp is preparing for war. But, come on – look at him! Jaime looks like a charming devil with his sly smile and stunning armor ensemble. Every detail designed all over Jaime’s getup is representing the Lannisters: the lion symbol, red cape and gold accents. Jaime in this getup reminds me of Prince Charming in fairy tales.
8. Joffrey Baratheon’s Name Day Outfit
Even from afar, you can clearly see the detail on Joffrey’s ensemble. Looking at his grace and elegance in this scene from the first episode of Season 2 titled “The North Remembers” makes me forget about his loathsome character. Also, his crown which represents the stag symbol of House Baratheon is a beauty. Clearly, it resembles the horns of a stag. His outfit as a king is also unique compared to the typical crown and cape getup of other ordinary kings, not just in “Game of Thrones” but in other works of art and entertainment.
7. Daenerys Targaryen’s Sheer Elegant Dress
I know Dany is one stunningly beautiful character. But, with this blue and gold dress she wears during a party in the City of Qarth, the Mother of Dragons looks even more magnificent! This outfit from Season 2’s fifth episode titled “The Ghost of Harrenhal” is definitely one of my personal favorites. It can even be worn in galas in this modern generation. It is sheer in the lower part which gives a peek on Dany’s legs. But, the whole vibe of the dress is just plain elegance. I’ve been thinking about replicating this outfit so I can wear it for myself in formal occasions.
6. Double Threat: Cersei’s Rich Gown and Margaery Tyrell’s Simple Laced Dress
Cersei is one of the characters of “Game of Thrones” who always slays with her fierce fashion sense. Margaery, on the other hand, stays graceful with her feminine flowing gowns. In this particular scene from the eighth episode of Season 3 titled “Second Sons,” Cersei and Margaery have a subtle yet tense conversation before Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark’s wedding. The lace and embroidery work of their gowns is stunning. I can’t imagine how long it took for the production to finish those gowns.
5. Sansa’s First Wedding Gown
Still from the same episode, despite the dull look of Sansa in this scene because let’s face it – she doesn’t want to marry Tyrion, her wedding gown and robe are jaw-dropping masterpieces! Her whole look spells Q-U-E-E-N all over even though she clearly has a different path to undertake.
4. Margaery’s Seductive Thorns Wedding Gown
This may be one of the simplest gowns here, but what I love about this dress is the details. If you look closely, the embroidery work resembles thorny stems from roses. It makes sense because House Tyrell’s symbol is a golden rose. Margaery also wears the sexiest gowns, so it is expected that her wedding gown is a seductive one which exposes her chest and back. Aside from Margaery’s wedding gown, there’s another delightful scene from Season 4’s second episode titled “The Lion and the Rose” that has nothing to do with fashion. Wink, wink.
3. Margaery’s Black and Gold Mourning Gown
Margaery might be “mourning” for somebody in the third episode of Season 4 titled “Breaker of Chains,” but her black gown still catches my attention because of its beautiful embroidery resembling gold roses. This is another one of my personal favorites aside from Dany’s sheer elegant dress.
2. Daenerys’s White Immaculate Gown
From all detailed and intricate outfits I mentioned to this pure white gown as the second best in this list – I know it may sound silly. But, I love how unique and functional it is. Cersei, Margaery and Sansa would never stand a chance with their gowns in the battlefield. In the ninth episode of Season 5, everything starts to get rowdy but Dany still looks divine because of this white gown. When Dany finally rides Drogon, the gown divides into different sections, and shows her pants and boots. I was delightfully surprised when I first watched it. The getup is elegant and edgy at the same time.
1. Queen Cersei’s Fierce Black Gown
I hate Cersei’s guts, I really do. But wow, her gown in the final episode of Season 6 titled “Winds of Winter” is totally the best one for me. The gown is black all over, but the details nail the look. Its structure is also unique. I think this is the only turtleneck gown I’ve seen in the series. The details make the gown look like it is made of rich leather. The whole getup commands authority which is fitting for the last scene of Cersei.
Honestly, I’ve been checking for updates since the end of Season 6. I really can’t wait for the next season! There’s nothing left to do but to keep checking for updates and watching reruns. Like me, maybe you would spot more interesting details that you haven’t noticed when you first watched the episodes.