Game of Thrones season 7: Finale fashion analysis


Since this is our final episodic look at the fashion of Game of Thrones season 7, let’s talk about some neglected characters and some we’ve tackled before.

Warning: “The Dragon and the Wolf” aired last night, and if you haven’t seen it, we don’t know what to tell you other than that there are images from the whole Game of Thrones season finale.

For all the major plot changes and developments that took place in the Game of Thrones season 7 finale, there weren’t a lot of specifically new costumes to go along with them. Sure, Cersei put another black dress on (yes, we have something to say about it), but neither Jon nor Daenerys really showed up in anything new and fancy for the grand meeting.

Despite this, we have found things to talk about, fashion-wise, and talk about them we shall!

Let’s start with the biggest shift of them all:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – Photo: HBO

For a character who spent much of the season wearing one particularly spectacular set of armor, this is a radical shift. Granted, Jaime has basically just walked away from the most important person in the world to him up to this point, and with leaving Cersei comes a leave-taking of his identity as Jaime Lannister to some extent. If you look closely, he still has Widow’s Wail with him, but even his now-famous golden hand is covered up with a glove — and the camera lingered to make sure we saw him do that, too.

The brown-and-black is also a fairly common color combination for the North, which fits since that’s where he’s going.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow– Photo: HBO

Two things here, both about Jon: He has brown and black on, proving my above point about Jaime, and second, he’s now missing the wolf armor he has also worn a lot this season. Whether or not this is just because he’s currently on a boat or is a more permanent shift remains to be seen. The black with silver studs also looks a lot like the kind of armor Team Targaryen wears on the regular.

Kristofer Hivju as Tormund and Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion – Photo: HBO

I don’t have much to say about this other than the lighting here seems even more drearily blue-gray than it usually is up at the Wall. Fitting, considering a blue-fire-breathing dragon is about to come and mess everyone’s day up.

Wilf Scolding as Rhaegar Targaryen and Aisling Franciosi as Lyanna Stark – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

How could we not talk about this little scene? Let’s do a quick look at the clothes here.

First, this is another stripped-down wedding scene that precedes disaster for a couple. It happened with Robb and Talisa, and now we’ve seen how it happened to Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark (presumably, had everyone involved here lived, we would have called her that still, like Cersei Lannister). There are no fancy bridal cloaks that need to be changed out as with Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding. The idea is that all those trappings don’t count when it’s true love.

Rhaegar has black on, and Lyanna has a gray dress on. Family colors do still matter. Although it looks like she has a dragon necklace on, that’s probably not it. Any comments would be appreciated.

Now for the second point. Scroll back up to that Jon and Daenerys picture. It, too, has a Targaryen on the left and a Stark (/Targaryen) on the right. Is that parallel spelling doom for the two of them? Well, they haven’t gotten married yet, so hopefully they just avoid doing that until everything else is handled.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark – Photo: HBO

We haven’t really talked a lot about Sansa and Arya fashion-wise all season, mostly because they’ve been wearing effectively the same things all season, and it’s not like they’ve had a lot of other characters or scenes to play off of since they’ve both mostly been in Winterfell. Not much to say about the same clothes week after week after week.

But this shot in particular means something. Check out the curve of Arya’s cloak, which not only leads the eye toward Sansa, but also picks up the curves of her dress. Sansa’s circle clasp also only shows partially, and though it doesn’t exactly point back to Arya, the similar shaping here suggests they’re more together than they have been all season, which is also picked up in their conversation.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and

Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish – Photo: HBO

Killing Littlefinger totally counts as a family bonding experience.

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Seriously though, if anyone knows what Lyanna has around her neck, please let us know.