Sarah Hyland in Paule Ka at the “Modern Family” Fan Appreciation Day Event

Posted on October 29, 2013

Love this dress on her.


Sarah Hyland attends “Modern Family” Fan Appreciation Day hosted by USA Network held at Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood, California in Paule Ka.

Paule Ka Fall 2013 Flower Print Crepe Dress

It’s just the right combo of pretty and chic. Too pretty or twee and she looks doll-like, but if she tries to be too sexy, people shift uncomfortably in their seats, like they’re forced to watch a child pageant. This strikes the right balance. She looks grown up.

Granted, we think the dress looks much better with tights but we suspect she goes straight from grownup to schoolgirl if she puts them on. Also, the shoes are pretty boring and she kind of looks like she just woke up, but these are quibbles and distractions from our main point. We’re digging the style of that dress for her.

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  • RussellH88

    It looks like a very pretty bathmat.

    • Rollin’.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Damn, you beat me to it.

  • alyce1213

    Adorable. I wish she’d worn more fun shoes.

    • MoHub

      The weight of the shoes makes them look like a pair of anchors compared with the lightness of the dress. Simple ballet flats would have completed the look so much better.

  • Sobaika

    Someone should put her and Mila Kunis in a movie together. A freaky dollface twins horror movie.

    • AnneElliot

      They could be the creepy ghost twins in a remake of The Shining — isn’t there a new sequel out?

  • hughman

    Cute dress. And she was wise to avoid the hipster “Ironic Chinese Propaganda Poster” vibe, especially at a Fan Appreciation Day which could seem a little culty.

  • MilaXX

    I like this look except for those clodhopper minnie mouse pumps. The makeup is soft and pretty. Put her in a better shoe and this is a homerun for me.

  • kimmeister

    The model looks like a young Tina Fey styled a la Lana del Rey.

    • charlotte


    • Nailed it.

    • MissWix

      I was literally just scrolling to see if anyone else caught the Tina Fey lookalike.

  • ChaCha_70

    Wish she would’ve worn it with the tights.

  • Miss WKS

    Her makeup is perfect too…

  • bellafigura1

    I think she should have styled it with the tights and some badass black booties and three inches shorter.

  • Imasewsure

    Do love it with the tights but this is cute (ignoring the shoes)

  • Her style should be Leader of the Shangri-La Pack. She would be a sexy kitten.

  • Shawn EH

    GTIYD, plus very flattering makeup. She’s gotta watch that Ginger Rogers layer of facepaint she falls into sometimes, but this is just right.

  • marlie

    That is such a cute little dress – I love it! The shoes are boring, but they’re fine. Same goes for the hair and makeup.

  • gorgeous. like a masterpiece painted on raw linen.

  • boweryboy

    Love the dress. Something I would wear if I were a girl/woman.

    Hate the shoes.

  • teensmom99

    She looks like she just woke up-in the best way possible. Refreshed!

  • Dagney

    There we go! She looks soooo much better with less makeup. This is flawless.

  • crash1212

    Love this dress. Want this dress. This is a winning look – except for those shoes. Can’t we get over the platform pump soon? Otherwise…exceedingly cute.

  • OpinionatedMtnGirl

    Oooh – I loooove this dress! So fun and chic. Hate the shoes

  • MaggieMae

    Model reminds me of Tina Fey.

    Great dress! Perfect for her !

  • Qitkat

    I wore A line shift dresses a lot when I was a tender young thing; even sewed several. I love the addition of the panel; we never thought of such things back when. But it would be perfection with the tights.

  • CT14

    I like this look on her. She looks age appropriate, even with the messy hair. Might be the best she’s looked.

  • another_laura

    Agree, T Lo, this is a great shape for her. I kind of wish it wasn’t black, though – it looks a little heavy, no?

  • AnneElliot

    That’s really cute.

  • TLJezebel

    I’ve never seen the show so can a BK tell me if she plays Sofia Vergara’s daughter on the show? She looks just like her!

    • alyce1213

      No, she plays Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell’s daughter.

  • nannypoo

    This is the best dress ever. I love it. I would prefer tights, but it is adorable anyway.

  • quiltrx

    That’s a really cute dress. And for once she kinda doesn’t look like a Bratz doll.

  • Trickytrisha

    Really sweet look for her. As in great, not as in cutesy. For once I don’t want to pinch her cheeks and send her to her room to tidy up her doll collection.

  • carnush

    Hate the hooves, but cute dress.

  • Mismarker

    So cute. Love the fresh face, too. Well done, Miss Hyland!

  • formerlyAnon


  • I like it, but the dress with tights and funky shoes is sooo much better.

  • Danielle

    Loving the hair and makeup, though.