Sarah Hyland Just Shut Down a Troll Who Criticized Ariel Winter’s Sheer Dress

The 'Modern Family' star was not having this.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Cocktail Reception
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  • Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter wore matching sheer dresses to a party to celebrate the end of Modern Family (sob).
  • Sarah shut down a fan on Instagram who criticized Ariel’s dress.

You guys, Sarah Hyland (opens in new tab) and Ariel Winter (opens in new tab) are all grown up. After 11 seasons of their hit show Modern Family, Sarah and Ariel are finally putting their characters—sisters Haley and Alex Dunphy—behind them, which is probably very emotional! But though the show is almost over, Hyland continues to stick up for Winter as though they were actual sisters.

On Instagram, Sarah posted a picture of her and Ariel celebrating the end of the show at a wrap party. In true sisterly fashion, Sarah and Ariel wore matching looks and showed out in sheer black dresses. “I love these people with all my heart. 11 years together is proof you and your tv sister will start wearing the same outfit, siblings for life will be made, and you’ll forever fight over the same professor 😂 We’ll always be Dunphys and we’ll always have each other ❤️,” Sarah wrote.

For the most part, people adored what Sarah and Ariel wore, but some people on Sarah’s post couldn’t resist giving their two cents on Ariel’s dress, since it showed more skin than Sarah’s. One commenter wrote, “Ariel is beautiful, but that outfit is more for a strip club or surprise for the boyfriend. Come on, girl,” while another wrote, “A little too revealing on Ariel’s dress. I’m sure every 20something on here loves it but it’s too bikini-like for me. Lacks class. She’s too pretty to settle for that look.”

It goes without saying that whatever Ariel chooses to wear is nobody’s business because she is a grown woman (and, for what it's worth, looks incredible), but Sarah chose to defend Ariel’s outfit choice when a negative comment racked up over 500 Likes. “What’s up with Ariel Winter’s outfit tho,” a fan rudely inquired. Sarah’s response? “You [mean] that she’s 🔥?? I KNOW.” Shut. Down.

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Starr Bowenbank is the assistant news editor who writes about all things pertaining to news, pop culture, and entertainment—you can follow her here. Writing aside, she loves singing literally everywhere, dancing in the street, hanging out in the East Village every chance she gets, and making her dreams come true.