First of all, let me say that I am absolutely not here for Sansa Stark hate. My girl has been through so much — surviving more than most men on this show — and has come out stronger and smarter than ever, so SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP, SANSA HATERS OF TWITTER DOT COM.
BUT! Arya was not wrong when she burned Sansa on this week's "Game of Thrones" episode by saying, "You always liked nice things. They made you feel better than everyone." (Wow Arya, just @ the entire fashion industry next time.)
Since the beginning of the series, Sansa was the sister who cared most about being the Lady of Winterfell and Arya the one who prioritized being ready to kick ass at any moment. While Sansa's interests have changed from having the prettiest dresses and the hottest boyfriend to maintaining power to assure her own survival, she hasn't let up on looking the best she can in her current circumstances.
Sansa has been stalking the halls of Winterfell in a winter-ready fur capelet reminiscent of those worn by her brothers and father, and, of course, her mother Catelyn. It's nice to see Sansa pivot back to imitating her mother's style after she spent some time copying ladies like Cersei and Margaery — but then, it does make that whole "Littlefinger was obsessed with my mom and now he's obsessed with me thing" just a little bit creepier. (Seriously, can we kill him already?)
Unlike Cersei and Daenerys, Sansa doesn't seem to change her clothes much, which makes sense; it's unlikely there are any resources all the way up in the north, and really, how much variety on practical fur is there? But it's the shape of her gown that really sells the message. Strict and stiff, this is Sansa's armor against the threat both outside and inside of Winterfell.
Now, if everyone would just stop selling Sansa short, that would be cool!
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