'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Explains Her More 'Mature' Style

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Though Ariel Winter -- best known for playing the brainy Alex Dunphy on ABC's Modern Family -- is only 16 years old, she's definitely always one to turn heads on the red carpet.

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Ariel recently explained the reasoning behind her ahead-of-her-years style -- and how she's still trying to figure out how to dress for her body type -- in a new interview with Peoplemagazine.

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"It's interesting, because I'm very young, but I have a more mature body," she told the publication at the People Magazine Awards Thursday night in Los Angeles. "So it's a blessing and a curse. I have to find things that are appropriate to wear but also fit my body well, so it still looks good."

She also naturally gravitates towards more chic, mature choices, such as the black-and white jumpsuit by NBD she sported Thursday.

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"I'm not pink, ruffled, preppy," Ariel said. "I like the bodysuits, I love the color black. So the mature style and the more mature body goes with the age that I would like to be."

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Clearly, though she's still a teen, Ariel's fashion has evolved in recent years.

Check out her transition from cute child star to a fierce red carpet presence in the video below:

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