June 11th, 2013
HBO hit Game of Thrones wrapped up its third series last night. Obviously, the main question left on our lips is: who is the best dressed of Westeros?
What we truly admire Melisandre (Carice van Houten) for – ability to birth demon babies aside – is her constant reinvention of red. While she’s not leeching bastard sons for blood and worshipping her creepy flame god, the fire priestess displays serious style chops in pulling off all scarlet, all the time.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Seducing a young designer before literally leeching him of talent
5. Olenna Tyrell
Olenna (Diana Rigg) is the Karl Lagerfeld of Westeros: always ready to say what she thinks and always armed with a putdown. Whether she’s outing her grandson or outmaneuvering the Lannisters, the Queen of Thorns conducts herself with style and aplomb – and that sky-blue headpiece doesn’t wobble an inch.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Calling someone fat, then downgrading the insult to ‘roundish‘
4. Cersei Lannister
Cersei (Lena Headey) might not have been a big character in this series, but we’ll always have a place in our hearts for the Queen Regent. With her bell sleeve gowns, flowing blonde hair and cruel bitchiness, she’s like the Mean Girls version of a fairy tale princess. And she even looks great while slapping her own son.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Shouting “I don’t care about your feelings” while her intern cries over the phone
3. Margaery Tyrell
When Margaery (Natalie Dormer) first came on the scene with a dress slashed to her belly button like a medieval Jennifer Lopez, you knew she meant business. The would-be queen of Westeros uses her cleavage like it’s a political weapon – poor Sansa never stood a chance. If Tyrell were a trend, she’d be bodycon.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Making a nip slip totally work for her image
2. Brienne of Tarth
Strong, silent, and brave – in a world of deceitful deeds and double-crossing, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) stands out as the most honourable character in Game of Thrones. Helped in some measure by the fact she literally is a knight in shining armour. No wonder Jamie Lannister can’t stop looking at her.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Getting a made-to-measure suit on Savile Row
1. Daenerys Targaryen
Topping the Best-Dressed of Westeros list? Series 3 Daenerys (Emilia Clarke): strong, sly and fucking badass. She torches an entire city of slavers while wearing sky blue and rocking the most perfect peroxide hair we’ve seen since Debbie Harry. Style tip: accessorise with bloodthirsty dragons and you-go-girl putdowns.
Most likely to be street style snapped: Destroying her brand competitors by burning their luxury flagship down
Words: Zing Tsjeng (Follow Zing on Twitter @misszing)