5 Dresses Ariel Winter Could Wear To The Emmys

As one of the many stars of hit television series Modern Family, Ariel Winter gets her fair share of attention, but the publicity also gives her a platform to speak out on topics that can impact others. That's why Ariel Winter's breast reduction surgery and subsequent interview about the procedure are so notable. In an interview with Glamour, the 17-year-old actress opened up about the procedure and how she's extremely happy (Ariel Winter even said she's excited to try on gowns for the Emmys this year!). She deserves major kudos for her honesty and desire to let other women know that the choice is personal and should be based on what you need.

Outside of Winter's discussion of how she made the decision to have the reduction, she also discussed the way it impacted her fashion. When asked about dressing for formal events, Winter says, "It was really hard. There was so little that I could wear that was age-appropriate. I’d have to wear the dress that was super tight and form-fitted everywhere because if I didn’t, it didn’t look good. I didn’t really have an option other than to wear fitted clothes. Everyone would [say], "Why is she dressing so mature? That’s so inappropriate for her age!" I understood what they were saying. It’s not like I wanted to pick out those inappropriate dresses, it’s just that I didn’t really have another choice, or I was going to get ridiculed. It’s hard when you’re a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it’s kind of…it just gets too much."

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Now, however, since Winter's body has changed, she's excited for the upcoming Emmy's and what that means for her wardrobe! She explains, "It will be my first [public] appearance, but I don’t know. I’m just excited to try on all the dresses! Now I can wear all styles of dresses and all styles of things! I don’t always have to pick the tightest, most form-fitting dress I can find. I can pick something else and still feel good about myself. I couldn’t do that before. I’m excited to finally actually feel confident and not just appear confident."

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So what should Winter rock to this year's Emmy Awards? Here are some ideas for the Modern Family star.

1. Calvin Klein Two-Piece Gown

This coral Calvin Klein dress is a cool mix of chic and youthful. $2445

2. Elie Saab

Elie Saab's classic a-line skirt is perfect for Winter who discusses her aversion to being forced to wear form fitting gowns during appearances.

3. Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham is a red carpet favorite, and this chic gown would look stunning on Winter's curvy frame.

4. Roland Mouret Orpheus Stretch-Crepe Gown

This Roland Mouret gown is classically beautiful and perfect for a red carpet. ($3890)

5. Ralph Lauren Off-the-Shoulder Yasmin Gown

The flowing skirt of this gown would look beautiful moving down the red carpet, and the off the shoulder sleeve adds sexiness to the dress. ($9000)

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