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Game of Gowns

With the season 6 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones just around the corner, we’ve been bingewatching reruns and falling in love all over again with the amazing costumes.

Though the books don’t take place in any specific time period, the fashions draw from elements of several different eras and places. In the kingdom of Dorne there are hints of ancient Egypt and Arabia, that go with Dorne’s warm climate, whereas the North and the Westerlands’ style each have touches of medieval Europe, partially due to the colder climate. Capes, bell sleeves, lace, and textured fabrics abound. Westeros-chic equals medieval inspired elements, meets destination wedding wear, with some tribal patterns, leather, and heavy-weight woven wool thrown in.

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite past looks worn by the women of Westeros, and some dresses we’ve handpicked from our racks that fit the mood of Games of Thrones.

 

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Click on photo for more amazing dresses like this one.

Dany-daenerys-targaryen-31374735-465-700The magical and mythical Beside Couture by Gemy collection plays with these beautiful elements and brings the look to evening wear. This draped lace number takes us right back to season 1.

Check out the entire collection of eclectic dresses, including the style to the right.

 

No cosplay here, these are socially acceptable gowns you can actually wear out when it isn’t Halloween, and you won’t feel like you’re at Comicon either.

 

Khaleesi Mother of dresses, er dragons, Danearys Targaryen, is often seen in commanding caped gowns or shoulder bearing halters, when she isn’t wearing her Dothraki culottes. Here Solange Knowles dons the look for her wedding day, and dare we say she did it first? She did!

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This caped Janice gown comes close… (click on photo to see more).

 

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Loving this halter neck gathered gown from season 4.

 

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This halter neck Da Vinci bridesmaid dress comes in white, and every other color of the rainbow (click on photo to see more).

 

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Missandei of Naath is pretty much just wearing a Dessy Twist Wrap dress, AKA the chameleon dress.
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Seen here on Girls, another HBO show, the Dessy Twist Wrap can be worn in hundreds of ways. Not only versatile, it is also surprisingly affordable.

 

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Dessy Long Twist Wrap Convertible dress. Click on photo for more detail.

 

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Loving this ethereal sky colored gown, and our IRL version to the right…also Beside Couture by Gemy.

 

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Cersei Lannister goes for scarlet and jewel tones with long, billowy sleeves.
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Get a similar look here (click on photo for more).

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