Credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images Photo: Sarah Hyland at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2012

In real life, Sarah Hyland is 21. But, despite her official adult status, she still suffers from very teenage-esque troubles, like coming close to a serious wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet of the 69th Annual Golden Globes.

Sarah (who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family) noticed the zipper on her gown was broken just before the show was about to begin.

"It just felt kind of like an explosion in my back," Hyland told E! during the pre-show red carpet coverage. "And then I felt my dress start to slip, and I grabbed it before it was too late."

Her gorgeous beige and black Dolce & Gabbana gown looked fairly simple to put on, but we can tell that something could go awry with that lacey waist detail. We’re glad she handled the mishap with more grace and ease than her on-screen persona might have.

Catch the next episode of Modern Family on Wednesday, January 18 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC.

Source: People

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