Colleen Kratofil
October 28, 2015 05:29 PM

Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter has been very open about the struggles she’s faced dressing for her body. But judging from her recent style outings, she’s starting to enjoy herself more than ever. Last night she attended a swanky gala in a very sophisticated crop top and high-waisted pant ensemble. (Is it too early to start a holiday outfit mood board?)

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The 19-year-old sported a black criss-cross halter top, showing off a sliver of her strong obliques with a matching ankle-length trouser at the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage Awards. The real styling standout though, was in her accessorizing. She kept the look polished with skinny ankle strap sandals, very delicate rings and a gray metallic clutch.

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Winter’s on a style roll lately, experimenting with many new-for-her looks on the red carpet. Over the last few weeks she’s worn a plunging (very old Hollywood-esque) skintight gown, structured black jumpsuit and beaded low cut dress.

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She told PEOPLE last year that she was still trying to find her style groove. “It’s interesting, because I’m very young, but I have a more mature body,” she said at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards. “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.”

Over the summer, the star opened up about her breast reduction surgery (which took her from a 32F chest to a 34D), and how she had more style possibilities with her new figure. She told Glamour.com, “I’m just excited to try on all the dresses! Now I can wear all styles of dresses and all styles of things. There was so little that I could wear that was age-appropriate. I’d have to wear the dress that was super tight and formfitted everywhere because if I didn’t, it didn’t look good.”

Are you loving Winter’s style? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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–Colleen Kratofil

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