When Ariel Winter joined her Modern Family costars at an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences screening on Wednesday, she wore an ornate gold minidress with several highly strategic see-through mesh panels. The 19-year-old actress often walks the red carpet in clingy dresses that accentuate her curves, but this time her glam appearance attracted more attention than usual—because her fellow actors wore more casual, subdued outfits. When photos from the event were posted on social media, commenters attacked Winter’s appearance.
In an interview earlier this year, Winter talked about struggling to feel self-confident as she went through puberty in the spotlight. Now that she feels great about her body, she sometimes likes to flaunt it, and she doesn’t give a damn what people think. In her latest Instagram post, she responded to her critics, asking, “Why TF does anyone care that I didn’t dress casual like everyone else for the panel?” and urging her followers to wear what the want:
Here are some more pics of Winter dressed to the nines and looking like a ten, whatever the so-called occasion: