The Dark Hidden Meaning Behind Sansa Stark’s Latest Outfit On GoT


Warning: Potential spoilers for Game of Thrones.


The new lady of Winterfell has been seen in some great outfits but there’s actually a dark, hidden meaning behind a new costume she’s been wearing.

Tucked under Sansa Stark’s rather fetching fur cape, is something totally cool – and nobody even knew.

In a new interview on HBO’s ‘Making Game of Thrones’ site, costume designer Michele Clapton revealed the meaning behind a new belt Sansa wears this season.

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Michele told HBO:

Sansa’s cape, for instance, represents Ned and her desire to take on more of a leadership role at Winterfell.

This is her taking back control of her body. I designed it to wrap around over her side-laced dress to represent the absolute removal of any possible physical touch.

Her dresses are also tightly-laced on, incredibly difficult to remove – it’s a message to Littlefinger.


Michele also explained why many of characters this season, the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens, have been wearing all black.

She said:

Winter has come, so I wanted to reflect the sombre mood, a closing down. There are discreet tones within the costumes, subdued hints of their sigil colours.

On dressing the newly-reunited Stark siblings, Michele said she ‘wanted to reflect how different they all are from their experiences’.


There is something they have taken from their parents in the shape of a dress, the cut of a cape or the quilting details, apart from Bran who is so removed.

All the characters’ costumes are a consequence of the journey and lifestyle.

The secrets never end.