The Most Iconic Outfits from House of the Dragon

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There’s nothing like a “Game of Thrones” season finale, and the writers of House of the Dragon did it again. Only two more years until the civil war, known as the dance of the dragons, erupts on screen. “Game of Thrones” is known for its battles and gore, and “House of the Dragon” is following in its footsteps for sure. Set 200 years before Game of Thrones, fans were eager to see how the world looked before the seven kingdoms as we know them. The show features architecture, hairstyles and fashion that reflect the earlier time period, with simpler and more modest styles that are emblematic of when the world of the Westerosi elite was a lot “smaller.”

This first season started off strong with outfits that are sure to go down in the show’s history. The writers of the show worked closely with the costume designers to implement elements of symbolism in the clothing and accessories worn by the characters, often foreshadowing major events or demonstrating beliefs and allegiances. Since we have all the time in the world to theorize before the next season releases, let’s take a look at the wardrobes that set the scene.

Mill Alcock in House of the Dragon, The Heirs of the Dragon; photo from

Rhaenyra Targaryen

We are starting off strong with what is possibly the most iconic getup in the entire season. Fans absolutely adored the whole ensemble in the scene in which Viserys formally names Rhaenyra as his heir. The whole costume is stunning, from the headpiece, to the beaded detailing on the end of her sleeves. Overall, this modest, yet elegant.

Milly Alcock and Matt Smith in House of the Dragon, King of the Narrow Sea; photo from

Rhaenyra killed it again in this pink, ethereal gown. It’s not often that we get to see the princess in lively pastels. The angel sleeves give her a youthful look, which contrasts the wardrobe we see her take on after she is named heir to the throne.

Emma D’Arcy in House of the Dragon, The Lord of the Tides; photo from

Here we have Rhaenyra in the colors of House Targaryen, red and black. The costume designers did a great job of transitioning the princess into more proper, sharply-tailored outfits as she came closer to power. As a child, her gowns were more loose-fitting and the neckline wasn’t best suited for her body type. However, all of that changes as she gets older and approaches her ascent into power. The neckline detail here acts as a graceful finishing touch to this symbolic ensemble.

Emily Carey in House of the Dragon, We Light the Way; photo from

Alicent Hightower

No Westerosi wedding is complete without a little bit of violence and bloodshed. We should’ve seen it coming when Alicent made her appearance dawning green. The unique sleeves are tightly-fitting, yet there is long fabric draped off of the elbows, creating a look of pristine elegance.

Matt Smith and Sonya Mizuno in House of the Dragon, The Rogue Prince; photo from

Daemon Targaryen and Mysaria

We knew Daemon and Mysaria weren’t playing games when they appeared in this power couple look. Note to self: dress to impress when challenging the line of succession. Does it remind you of John Snow and Daenerys? It’s giving Old Valyria meets the Free Cities of Essos.

Eve Best in House of the Dragon, The Heirs of the Dragon; photo from

Rhaenys Targaryen

Whispers in the kingdom call her “The Queen Who Never Was.” As the Lady of Driftmark, we always observe her sporting a blue gown in allegiance to House Velaryon. Her hairstyles and outfits are definitely different than what we’re used to, indicating her older age and geographical placement in Westeros.

Eve Best, Wil Johnson, Steve Toussaint and Theo Nate in House of the Dragon, We Light the Way; photo from

House Velaryon

10/10 for coordination, 10/10 for detail. Normally, you aren’t supposed to show up the bride at her own wedding, but an exception can be made here. The blue and gold symbolism for Driftmark is a recurring theme and a detail to die for.

Solly McLeod and Fabien Frankel in House of the Dragon, We Light the Way; photo from

Ser Joffrey Lonmouth

Quite possibly one of the most overlooked outfits of the season. Joffrey shows his allegiance to House Velaryon on Laenor’s wedding day by donning the family’s iconic gold and blue. He chose a pattern that somewhat mirrors what they are wearing, though not too closely, so as not to raise any suspicions about the new husband to the heir.

Elliot Grihault in House of the Dragon, The Black Queen; photo from

Lucerys Velaryon

Simple yet sleek. Rhaenyra’s three sons dawn matching outfits in the colors of House Targaryen. The clasps uniting the two colors seem to be a staple in the detailing of Westerosi menswear.

Paddy Considine and Sian Brooke in House of the Dragon, The Heirs of the Dragon; photo from

Aemma Arryn

Though she only made a few appearances early on, let’s not overlook this ensemble. The dress fits her perfectly, and all of the detailing is at the top, so as to not distract from her baby bump. It’s an outfit fitted for a queen as she and Viserys stand to inherit the throne in this scene.


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