Khaleesi Is the Queen of Going-Out Tops

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GOT stands for Game of Thrones, yes, but it also stands for Going-Out Top. And behold Daenerys Targaryen’s wardrobe: Even as she’s storming across deserts, freeing slaves, and making a strong play for the throne, her clothing is 90 percent going-out tops or gowns whose top halves are basically prototypes for the GOT. (She lives in a fantasy realm where jeans aren’t an option, so this makes sense.)

The tube top, the embellished halter top, the lingerie-inspired tank, the woven crop top — these are all prime examples of the going-out top, a bold, “fancy” top reserved for special occasions. A young woman might have an entire shirt wardrobe just for attending New Year’s Eve parties, bachelorette parties, normal parties, club nights, girls’ nights out, mixers, bar crawls, and the like. Traditionally, they are paired with jeans and a heel. Traditionally, social mores demand that you hang up your going-up top once you stop taking Jägerbombs and start contributing to a 401K.

Khaleesi — though a queen — is still of the age when a young woman requires a special festive-shirt wardrobe. She might be the Mother of Dragons, but her robust collection of clothes for da club, featured in this slideshow, could easily make her the Mother of Bottle Service.