Love 'Game of Thrones' Fashion? You'll Love These Daenerys-Approved Cut-Out Dresses

Even though Sunday night's episode was all about The Wall, and climate-appropriate heavy furs reigned supreme, I'm turning towards more southern regions of The Known World for summer style tips. Specifically, King's Landing, Mereen, and Highgarden. Because who better to take style advice from than two of Westeros' potential future queens?

Dany's been serving cutout realness since she first got to Qarth in Season 2, but she recently upped her game in a serious way with the navel-baring number she infamously wore after her (off-screen!) tryst with Daario. And while the ever-fashionable Margaery Tyrell is more notable for her preference for a good deep v, she's also been known to dabble with cutouts — after all, even her gorgeous rose-and-thorn embroidered wedding gown featured a cutout in the back.

It seems that even medieval-inspired Westeros is home to one of summer's favorite trends. Cutouts have slowly been taking over the fashion consciousness, and now they're pretty much a given anywhere you might shop. But, still, no one wears them better than our favorite ladies of the Seven Kingdoms. So without further ado, here are a few dresses that can help you achieve Iron Throne-level awesomeness in your fashion choices!

Go romantic

It may not be in her preferred, pastel color palette (though maybe she might have worn something similar whilst mourning Joffrey), but this rose-printed maxi looks Margaery-approved. Not only does it fit in with the Tyrell sigil, it’s also reminiscent of the silhouettes she prefers — and as an added bonus, the tulle skirt is pure fabulosity.

Free People Black Rose Tulle Maxi, $268, Free People

Go bad gal chic

There’s a touch of the badass about this number — which, of course brings the Khaleesi to mind! This criss-crossing black-belted skater dress is the perfect get up for sacking cities before ruling them as queen.

Renee London Lana Skater Dress with Cut Out, $47.64,

Go modern

I can’t help but think a modern-day Margaery would appreciate this delicately feminine LWD. It’s sweet and romantic, as fits the fiancée of the (very) young king of Westeros, but the detailing on the shoulders is appropriately edgy enough for her high-fashion leanings.

Keepsake Wild Kingdom Cutout Dress, $205, Urban Outfitters

Go futuristic

Here’s one for the adaptation of Game of Thrones set in the year 24th century: Daenerys could totally wear it as she rides out of burning Astapor on her hovercraft.

ASOS Snake Holographic Leather Cut Out Mini Dress, $123.85,

Go tailored

You know the Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, etc., etc. would fully support this bright blue, tailored number: it’s in her signature color, after all. Plus, its structured nature reminds us of the dress she favored in most of Season 3 (and her Vogue shoot)!

Love Cut-Out Waist Day Dress, $38.15,


A (super) deep V and cutouts? Here’s a party-appropriate look for Margaery fans.

Sparkle & Fade Deep-V Cutout Skater Dress, $69, Urban Outfitters

Go formal

It’s the perfect mix of Dany’s floaty wedding/dragon hatching dress and her more structured Astapor-conquering dress: The front features a romantic empire waist, while the back features a sizable, triangular cutout. In other words? It’s a win-win.

Amsale Crinkled Chiffon Gown, $310, Nordstrom