The last few days have consisted of binge re-watching Game of Thrones with my boyfriend. Previously, I had made it up all the way through to the dreaded Red Wedding Episode in Season 3, which after viewing I decided I needed a GoT break). He hadn’t seen any or read any of the books up until about three days ago and now, we are up to the middle of season 3, a good 25 hours logged of GOT. Hey, go big or go home right??
yeah, no, I have no life. It’s okay, I should just accept it.
Watching GoT the second time around has proved beneficial (or so I try to tell myself) Besides giving me a GoT storyline refresher and giving me the chance to annoy my boyfriend with all my GoT knowledge and foreshadowing of things to come…
I’ve mostly enjoyed taking a closer look at the opulent costumes the badass female characters wear throughout the show.
One of the characters who has slowly become one of my favorite female characters (besides Khaleesi of course) is Shae, the *cough* *cough* courtesan, who wins over the heart of Tyrion Lannister.
I am in love with the style of dress she wears in just about every scene she appears in, especially the dress’ drapey open back. You can get a good look at the design of the back in these pictures:
I love how versatile the dress is and how she (or the really the costume designer) changes it up adding a thick embroidered fabric belt and metal fastenings or allowing the dress to flow freely behind her.
So I quickly became determined to find a similar style dress to try and pull off and would most likely bring shame to the Lannister family name. So here is the best I could do:
Although there were some good costume replicas of Shae’s dress on Etsy, they were out of my price range and I unfortunately I couldn’t find anything else in the lovely lilac color Shae wears. So I settled with some purple daisies.
The dress I ended up buying online was this Twisted Back Dress available online from Chiquelle for around $60.00 (they are British so their prices are in euros):
Besides the dress I bought, I was able to compile several other similar styled dresses (and one top) available out there for anyone who might be interested in geeking out with me:
1. This Twisted Back Maxi Dress available for only $9.00!!!! via The Iconic:
2. Another online steal from Maykool with their Beige Round Neck Twisted Back Charm Dress for $24.00:
3. This BCBGMaxazria Karli Twist Back Top for $78.00:
4. For the fancy route, this Drape Back Jersey Gown
Badley Mischka, for $495.95:
5. Zimmerman Back Drape Dress via ShopBop for $395.00:
6. Another Evening/Cocktail dress, this one from Max Studio 50% off at $198.00:
7. And finally, this scandalously low back Staring at Stars Crochet Cut-Out Cover Up Maxi Dress from Urban Outfitters, $59.00:
Do you have any outfits inspired by your favorite TV shows? I would love to see! And also it would be comforting to know someone else out there is as nerdy as me…..please be my friend.