10 Times Ariel Winter's Fashion Choices Were Absolutely Stunning (And 10 Times They Weren't)

Ariel Winter is one of the most talked about celebrities in society. It seems like whenever she elects to pop her head outside of her house, that paparazzi are going to be there to track her down and cover her every move. Which means whether she wants it or not, there are thousands of photos of her online covering everything from her trip to the grocery store to her workouts with boyfriend Levi Meaden.

Her close to 4 million fans on Instagram can attest to the fact that Winter definitely doesn't mind putting herself out there for her fans to see. As is the case with any prominent celebrity, not every outfit that Winter decided to wear has been well-received. Below we have the 10 outfits that left her critics the most puzzled. Sometimes it even came to the point where Winter herself had to step in and try and explain what look she was trying to pull off.

It wouldn't be fair to talk about her outfits that turned people away, without also mentioning the outfits that explain why many people consider her so captivating. You don't have to be a fan of Modern Family to be entertained by our list as we cover the 10 Ariel Winter Fashion Choices That Were Absolutely Stunning (And 10 Times They Weren't).

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20 Stunning - Looking Amazing On A Talk Show

When you look at this photo of Ariel Winter, it may be easy to think that she is incredibly confident with her body and does not feel she has many flaws. That however, is far from the truth. Just because she is comfortable putting her body on display, it doesn't mean that she doesn't have hangups with her body.

When discussing her overall thought process with Refinery29, Winter revealed,

"I get really uncomfortable, too. But I just remind myself that this is the body I was given. This is who I am.'"

While the online trolls may reduce her confidence, let's hope her legion of fans showering her with positivity helps put a smile on her face.

19 Not - Caught Eating Ice Cream

There are several benefits that come with being famous, but it is not without some serious disadvantages as well. For Ariel Winter, she just happens to be one of the most photographed members in Hollywood. It seems everywhere she turns there is paparazzi waiting to snap another photo of her.

With the next entry, we're sure Winter just wanted to enjoy some ice cream. Judging from the yoga pants, it seems like she may have earned it after a workout! Sadly, the paparazzi snagging this photo may have killed her appetite and probably made her have second thoughts about the next time she wants to have a snack in public.

18 Stunning - Showing Love For Canada

There are many people who are fed up with the United States at the moment. Which may lead to the decision to make a move up to Canada all the more appealing. If Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden ever decided to take the drive, they may be looking to land themselves in Saskatoon where Levi was born.

Meaden's Canadian roots also meant that when Canada Day rolls around (which is on July 1st), that both he and Winter are going to party it up. Let's just hope they don't party too hard, because they need to be ready for America's birthday on the 4th of July! Winter shared this photo on her Instagram back in 2017.

17 Not - Gold For The Season 8 Finale

It was back on May 3rd, 2017 when the cast of Modern Family attended a screening of the season 8 finale. The show remains one of the best ones on television, so you can understand that the cast all had plenty of reasons to celebrate. But perhaps somewhere on the invitation, it was listed that the dress code was casual. Not that it was going to stop Winter!

When talking about the outfit on Instagram, Winter ranted,

"Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can't people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want? WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT PEOPLE!"

Does she look wonderful? Many people think so. However many people were also quick out to point out the difference between her outfit and that of and her co-stars.

16 Stunning - Winter In Latex For Boyfriend's 30th 

Ariel Winter definitely wanted to dress to impress back in September. She was celebrating the 30th birthday of her boyfriend, Levi Meaden. And despite the fact that Winter is only 19 years old, we wouldn't be surprised if they managed to slip her some drinks! The two attended the Tao restaurant in Hollywood.

Winter wore the above latex dress which was created by the brand, House of CB. While we're sure Levi has managed to have several memorable birthdays in his life, we don't know if he's ever had one as memorable as his 30th. Or at the very least, had a partner wear something as memorable as what Winter chose for the night.

15 Not - This Workout Outfit

Sure the outfit itself isn't that terrible, and Winter just came from a workout, so no one would be looking their best. Our photo is pretty tame. What you don't know is that, this particular outfit suffered a wardrobe malfunction that we're sure Winter would love to take back. Unfortunately, that's also the fault of paparazzi. In the world of Hollywood, tat's the creepy nature of the tabloids, who are told to follow her every move.

Kudos to her for working out and we definitely can't blame her for the incident. However, we also wouldn't blame her if the situation led to her making sure her next house has a gym built into it.

14 Stunning - In Her Memorial Day Bikini

Now if we're being upfront, Ariel Winter did receive some backlash for posting photos to her Instagram of her wearing this bikini. Oddly, the reason wasn't for the amount of skin, but because she posted them on Memorial Day. Some people felt like it wasn't exactly the classiest tribute to our troops, though she did later make an official post thanking them for their service.

The backlash is perhaps more proof than ever that people are always going to be hating all over Winter for her outfit choices even if it has nothing to do with her clothes. At the end of the day though, you may find yourself in love with how she looks in this swimsuit!

13 Not - Caught On The Town In Jean Shorts

Tabloid magazines had a field day with Ariel Winter when she stepped out earlier this summer wearing these pair of jean shorts. While not shown here, the shorts didn't do as adequate a job as Winter had hoped when she decided to leave the house.

She's attacked paparazzi in the past for covering her, especially when she is doing routine tasks like going shopping, and this was no exception. Taking to Twitter, Winter exclaimed,

"I literally do not try and show my a-- when I wear shorts...my a-- just eats them up and then I don't notice...awkward af."

You can imagine the situation would have been extra awkward if Winter didn't realize how much she was on display until she got home and saw the tabloid photos.

12 Stunning - Prepared For The Photo In Jean Shorts

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Ariel Winter definitely loves wearing shorts, she'd just love it if you didn't sass her when they show off too much. When talking about her thoughts on the matter, she stated,

"Pretty annoyed about the focus on the fact that I wear shorts, and the commentary that I'm 'squeezing' into them or the idea that it's not okay for me to wear shorts. It's SUMMER. Get over it. It's hot. I'm obviously going to wear minimal clothes."

While Winter has been harassed by paparazzi when she wears shorts on the town, we think she looks amazing in this photo. We also think she's right! Who cares about what she's wearing in the middle of summer. It's not like she's the only person wearing short shorts out there.

11 Not - All Tattooed Up

Before you get too shocked and think that Ariel Winter has embraced a heavy tattoo lifestyle, let us explain the next entry. The outfit and overall image were done for her appearance in the movie Dog Years which also starred Burt Reynolds.

It's possible that you're a fan of Winter looking all tattooed up, but the significant departure from her usual look is enough to land it in the negative column. It also doesn't help that the movie failed to generate any type of significant buzz. At least she still has Modern Family to lean back on, but don't be too stunned if her acting career plateaus once the show ends.

10 Stunning - In Her Pre-Emmy Party Outfit

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Ariel Winter has no shortage of events to attend every year that cause her to put on some heels and a fancy dress. One event that she needs to have circled on her calendar is the Emmys. Another just as important party is the Pre-Emmy party that is thrown by Entertainment Weekly.

Thankfully for next year's event, she is going to be able to look back at her 2017 outfit and know it was a huge success. It's not the only time in Winter's life that she has rocked a white dress to rave reviews and we're sure many people are left hoping that it also won't be the last time.

9 Not - Ariel Winter Accidentally Copies Kylie's Style

Nobody was going to blame Ariel Winter for wanting to dress up to attend the Emmys back in 2016. And let's be honest, her silver dress does look pretty fantastic. But the real fashion faux pas occurred when people made her aware of the fact that Kylie Jenner had worn the same dress only a few days earlier.

Winter later discussed how she was unaware Kylie had worn the same dress. If she had, she may have elected for another look on this night.

Winter is beautiful, but so is Kylie, and the last thing a celebrity may want is yet another reason to be compared. Especially when people chose the opportunity to slam on both Kylie or Ariel depending on their preference.

8 Stunning - Embracing Easy A For Halloween

There are many elements that make a woman desirable. And while we could talk about Winter's physical features, the most alluring aspect of the above photo is the reference on her chest. Easy A was one of the highest rated comedies and features a tremendous performance from Emma Stone. While Winter's career hasn't extended to movies in any significant way, who knows what the future holds in store for her once Modern Family wraps up!

Not the most conventional choice for a Halloween costume, but one that definitely earned rave reviews from everyone around her. We're sure it won't be the last time Winter takes on a movie character for Halloween, and we're very excited to see what she decides to wear next Halloween.

7 Not - Her 2010 Emmys Dress

When you look back at some of your old photos, you may find outfits that you cannot believe you actually wore in person. Winter agrees, and she discussed it with PeopleStyle, saying:

"This was one of my first Emmys. I don't know if I would wear this dress again -- I think it's a great dress, I just don't know if I would revisit this whole look. I think I actually picked this out myself."

While the dress is not exactly "offensive" in comparison to what you may dig up yourself, she definitely doesn't like the look that she was going for at the 2010 Emmys. We won't hold it against her, we all make questionable decisions young in life.

6 Stunning - Supporting The Seahawks 

If you're a giant sports fan, it's definitely a huge benefit if the person that you are dating also has an interest. While we don't know just how dedicated Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden are to the Seattle Seahawks, they definitely look good when supporting the team.

Let's just hope they weren't too disappointed in the results of this past season. Especially because division rivals, the 49ers and Rams, are poised to continue to get stronger. While it may not be the most typical decision to cut your jersey in half, Winter definitely looks like she is feeling confident. Seahawks fan or not, something tells us if Winter decided to support another team's jersey that she would look just as good.

5 Not - Her Swimsuit/Shorts Combination

While this is one of her more controversial style choices, Winter has defended her stylistic choice saying,

"I'm a big fan of swimsuits, short shorts, and pumps. I know it sounds so ridiculous but I'm a huge fan. I go to pool parties in that all the time."

Ariel Winter has been known to receive some flak when she wears a swimsuit. She also receives flak when she wears shorts. So you can understand that when she chose to combine them, that the internet was going to take issue with her sense of style yet again.

4 Stunning - Looking Radiant For Refinery29

Ariel Winter has had plenty of opportunities to step in front of the camera for a professional photo shoot. But your favorite of all of them may be in the above photo that was taken for Refinery29.

Winter surely made an active choice to wear some swimwear for the magazine, as she also made sure to share her positive thoughts on her beach body stating,

"I'm comfortable in a bathing suit, scars and all."

Winter also expressed her thoughts on how the beach should be a place safe from criticism. That probably isn't going to stop her haters, but at least you know when she steps onto the sand that she is doing her best to be in a strong place mentally.

3 Not - Side By Side With Her Mom

There are many celebrities who have a close relationship with their parents. Ariel Winter is not one of them. She has been openly distant from her mother, including admitting in 2016 that they hadn't talked up over 3 years. When talking about their relationship, Winter revealed,

"I think that when I was born, it was kind of already decided what I was expected to be. And I was kind of pushed into the industry.”

While the dress she's wearing as she stands beside her mom in the photo isn't the worst thing in the world, we're sure this is a photo (and thus probably outfit) that Winter wishes she could burn.

2 Stunning - Showing Off Her Scars For The SAG Awards

Ariel Winter was well-aware of the fact that the dress she wore to the 2016 SAG awards would show a scar of hers. She retrieved it when she had her breasts reduced.  A decision that she has said benefitted her life in countless ways.

"Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. :)"

That's an amazing attitude to have and we are sure has helped millions of people who look to Winter for inspiration. It's fantastic that rather than hiding away from her scar, Winter has embraced it.

1 Not - Going With Pink Hair For Coachella

When it comes to opportunities to party it up in the summer, one of the most talked about events is going to be music festivals. If you've gone with your friends, you may attest to the fact that it's a pretty good time. And while there are many different ones that you can attend, celebrities are known to flock to Coachella in particular. As was the case for Ariel Winter who attended back in 2016.

While Winter clearly had a good time, many people were shocked by the switch in her usual appearance. The jean shorts were nothing new, but you may be in agreeance with some of her haters that the pink hair was best done as a temporary decision!

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