If the thing you look forward to most come springtime isn't Game Of Thrones, you're doing TV wrong. The HBO fantasy drama permeates every part of my life for a fine 10 weeks each year. So if you're a Khaleesi queen like me, you probably want the perfect cape dress to fulfill all your Daenerys-esque dreams.
A heck of a lot of detail goes into the Game Of Thrones costumes, but considering that you likely don't have millions of dollars available for creating a Game Of Thrones-inspired look, something as simple as a cape dress could create the same illusion for way less money.
Some of these capes are more in the tone of Khaleesi, Mother Of Dragons, than others. But going all-out for a floor-length white cape dress just isn't practical for the day-to-day. That said, I'm sure that if Game Of Thrones was set in a Manhattan bar, these would be the clothes that you'd spot Dany rocking while sipping the blood of her enemies.
Whether true to the HBO show or not, cape dresses are a strong look that can be totally versatile depending on styling. So get onto deliberating which cape dress you think will encapsulate the perfect blend of Daenerys' style and your own. Here are my 13 favorites.
1. Pastel Princess
Plus Size Chiffon Cape Maxi Dress, $50, boohoo.com
This one is perhaps a bit too gentle for actual Game Of Thrones action, but perfect for any upcoming summer weddings.
2. A Little Lacy
Nasty Gal Rodeo Lace Dress, $118, nastygal.com
With its nude lining, this Nasty Gal lace dress will give you some fresh-out-of-the-fire, holding-some-hatching-dragon-eggs realness.
3. A Real Cape
Studio Cape Dress, $119.90, eloquii.com
Also available in black, this one is almost more cape than dress, and I love it.
4. Something For The Evening
Slit Front Gown With Cape, $525, neimanmarcus.com
I could totally imagine this on the red carpet, but that doesn't mean you have to be on a red carpet to rock the gorgeous gown.
5. Not Too Rusty
Curve Caped Back Vintage Skater Dress, $89, asos.com
The flowing material of this dress would make me feel like I could fly away in it.
6. Something Up Your Sleeve
Cape Sleeve Shift Dress, $16, boohoo.com
Bright and lovely, this cape sleeve dress represents a modern Khaleesi well.
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7. Disco Daenerys
Embellished Cape Back Mini Dress, $106, asos.com
Take your Daenerys vibes to the dancefloor in this amazing embellished cape dress.
8. Something Sheer
Plus Size Sheath Dress With Chiffon Cape Overlay, $148, nordstrom.com
The sheer chiffon over a more structured dress gives the piece a pretty lovely effect, don't you think?
9. Goth Glamour
Cape Overlay Shift Dress, $85, asos.com
This is the ultimate "don't mess with me" cape dress. The kind of thing Daenerys would wear when she's off to behead someone.
10. Simple Yet Chic
Cascade Capelet Dress, $110.90, nordstrom.com
I love the effect of a shorter front cape to balance the longer back. What a look!
11. On Trend Targaryen
Masking Cape Dress, $40.60, nastygal.com
That lace-up front thoroughly boosts this cape dress into 2016 style.
12. Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking
Pleated Maxi Dress With Drape Back Cape Sleeve, $138, asos.com
This dress from ASOS' recent wedding collection beautifully shows how a garment doesn't have to include only one feature: Less isn't always more.
13. Authentically Khaleesi
Jersey Capelet Gown, $159.90, eloquii.com
OK, this dress wasn't actually on the show, but it's pretty darn similar to one that was! Check it out.
With one of these dresses in your arsenal, you'll look like Game Of Thrones royalty in no time.
Images: Courtesy Brands; HBO