Sofia Vergara's Dresses Will Inspire You To Be Bolder

One of the many reasons we admire Sofia Vergara is she has a sultry style and isn't afraid to embrace it. Women constantly receive pushback to not be "too revealing," especially after they reach a certain age. As if overnight, once you hit middle age certain skirt lengths are no longer "appropriate," cleavage is eyebrow raising, sleeves are mandatory, and tight materials feel like a faux pas. Who makes these rules is beyond us, but it's always inspiring to see women who brush them off with a flick of a hand and wear what they love. Vergara is one of those women. 

1. 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Sofia Vergara is a legend on the red carpet, and she always arrives wearing something equally slinky and elegant. Her gowns are usually reminiscent of Old Hollywood silhouettes, opting for mermaid skirts and hourglass silhouettes. Here she is attending the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana gown. The dress had intricate silver beading, which created an outline of a bustier. This gave the elegant gown a "bedroom-like" touch that was both sophisticated and dazzling.

2. 2020 LA Art Show Opening Night

Vergara arrived at the 2020 LA Art Show opening, which she was hosting, bedazzled in sequins. The LA Art Show is the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, so the actor knew she had to make a statement on the red carpet. Vergara wore a pencil skirt midi dress with long sleeves. While the silhouette of the gown felt demure, it packed a punch thanks to its cheetah-print sequins. She glittered and sparkled all the way down the red carpet.

3. Lorraine Schwartz Event

In 2018, Vergara attended a Lorraine Schwartz event wearing one of her signature curve-hugging gowns. Schwartz was launching The Eye Bangle, which was a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection. The event was star-studded, with A-listers like Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, and Blake Lively attending. Vergara usually dons millions of dollars worth of Schwartz jewelry on major red carpet events, so she came to support one of her favorite jewelry designers. Vergara wore a set of three bracelets from Schwartz's latest line for the event, along with a sheer lace dress by Martha Medeiros.

4. 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Vergara has something of a signature look on red carpets, since she usually veers towards mermaid silhouettes, strapless gowns, and sweetheart necklines. That's why fashion pundits were so impressed (and delighted) with the actor's 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party pick. Vergara wore a Ralph & Russo Couture gown, which came complete with a sheer embroidered cape. The dress was custom made for her, and it seemed to drip silver beadwork like water droplets. But since the cape might have been tricky to dance in, it was later removed during the night, revealing a strapless dress.

5. 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

In 2017, Vergara attended the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards wearing a wedding dress. She wore a strapless white Mark Zunino gown with a mermaid hem, which was designed especially for her. "I’m wearing a local designer, Mark Zunino. He makes dresses that are perfect for voluptuous women," the actress said on the red carpet. "And, of course, I am wearing Lorraine Schwartz as usual."

6. 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

In 2017, Vergara attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing something slinky, slinky, slinky. On paper, the dress was modest and covered up. It had long sleeves, a high crew neck, and the hem went all the way down to the floor. But its molten silver material clung to her body, and its reptile-like pattern was semi-sheer, giving it an alluring touch. The sequined gown was custom made for her by Michael Kors, and she styled it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

7. People's Choice Awards

In 2017, Vergara was the winner of the Favorite Comedic TV Actress Award at the People's Choice Awards. She wore a flirty midi dress to the event, which consisted of a fit and flare skirt and a gold sequined spaghetti strap bodice. The mermaid midi was made by Marchesa, and was a knockout on stage.

8. 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

In 2017, Vergara was a knockout at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. She chose a gilded Zuhair Murad couture gown that made her look like a mythical goddess. The silver embroidery went on nude, semi-sheer tulle, giving her a "naked dress" effect. She paired the ethereal dress with earrings from Lorraine Schwartz. 

9. 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

In 2016, Vergara attended the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards wearing an Atelier Versace gown. The off-white dress had one bedazzled strap and a series of sheer cut-outs on the bodice and hip. She wore Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to accent the sparkle running across her bodice and down the train. While her Versace gown provided a tight silhouette, Vergara didn't stress about going on clichéd diets before the big event. 

10. 58th Grammy Awards

In 2016, Vergara attended the 58th Grammy Awards wearing a showgirl's outfit. This wasn't her red carpet outfit, but her performance outfit. She made a surprise appearance on stage for the Grammy's finale performance, in which Pitbull performed. 

11. 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

In 2016, Vergara attended the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in a fabulous pink gown. The Barbie-inspired evening dress was custom-made by Vera Wang, one of Vergara's favorite designers. This was one of her most playful outfits: She wore a matching pink Jimmy Choo clutch, and Charlotte Olympia “Kiss Me Dolores” platform heels that had crystal pink lips on the toes.

12. 29th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Reese Witherspoon

In 2015, Vergara attended the 29th American Cinematheque Award show honoring Reese Witherspoon. That same year, Vergara starred in the comedy Hot Pursuit with Witherspoon, so she came to support and celebrate her good friend. 

13. 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards

In 2015, Vergara attended the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards wearing a sleek and sophisticated pencil skirt dress. She walked the red carpet with pal Reese Witherspoon, since both of them were presenters at the ACMs.

14. 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

In 2015, Vergara attended the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Donna Karan Atelier dress. The scarlet gown was made from silk georgette, which draped over one shoulder and then cascaded down an exposed bone corset. The filmy dress also had a long train in the back, giving it a Roman goddess look. That same year, Karan announced she was stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International, and focusing more on her charities.

15. 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

In 2014, Vergara wore Roberto Cavalli to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She deviated from her usual sweetheart neckline look and instead chose a halter dress. The champagne and gold gown had a series of cutouts and drapes that were both revealing and elegant. It seemed like Vergara wore Cavalli exclusively that year.

16. 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

In 2014, Vergara wore a Donna Karan dress to the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The silver dress was heavily embellished, and sat close to the body. The entire gown was covered in sequins, and strategic panels draped down the lines of her body to accentuate her curves. The gown also sported an open back, with a band going across it to keep the dress in place. While the dress itself made her shimmer on the red carpet, she increased the wattage in her outfit by pairing the gown with a spectacular Amrapali diamond and emerald statement necklace.

17. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

In 2014, Vergara went with a stunning black dress to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards — but there was nothing "little" about it. The Zac Posen ballgown was a surprising departure from the actor's go-to mermaid gown silhouette, but she still donned her usual sweetheart neckline. While the dress on its own was stunning, Vergara wanted to add a little more color to it, so she chose a unique Lorraine Schwartz necklace of turquoise flowers. The bib style necklace added a dose of fun to the elegant gown.

18. 2014 Golden Globes Afterparty

Vergara looked like a silver screen siren at the 2014 Golden Globes Afterparty, wearing a Zuhair Murad mermaid gown. The sequined dress had a plunging neckline that stopped at the waist, and had an art deco design in the beadwork. While most stars slip into something a little more casual for the afterparty, Vergara decided to go with something that was worthy of an evening out.

19. 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

In 2014, Vergara wore Roberto Cavalli to the Primetime Emmy Awards. The structured gown was custom-made for her, and featured a fanned bodice and silver, embroidered outlines.

20. 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

In 2013, Vergara opted to be the lady in red at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. She wore a custom-made lace gown by Vera Wang. If you look closely, the gown had a beautiful satin corset accenting her waist.