Savannah Chrisley is speaking out about her controversial dress that she wore on the red carpet of the 2017 ACM Awards. The typically-conservative Chrisley Knows Best star opted for a daring dress that surprised many with its cutout panels that exposed her décolletage, and she says the look was all about showing letting people know that she is "a woman now."
The 19-year-old sported a form-hugging Bao Tranchi gown at the April 2nd ceremony in Las Vegas, and she admitted that there were people who thought the outfit was not "appropriate."
"It did show a little bit more, and there were 50 percent who loved it and 50 percent who hated it and didn't think it was appropriate," she said during an interview with People.
The dress choice was controversial for some of her fans and also with her family members, namely her famous father Todd Chrisley.
"I do have to take that feedback and realize that I am in the public eye, I do set an example for younger girls and parents don't want their daughters showing that much," she said. "I mean my own father didn't want me showing all of that! So I do have to take the feedback and alter my future decisions from that."
Chrisley said that she wanted to prove she has grown up.
"I've been on TV since I was 15-years-old, and I guess people don't realize how fast time flies because I am about to be 20 in August," she says. "I just had to do a couple of things to let people know that I am a woman now. I'm no longer a little girl."
Despite the backlash, Chrisley doesn't regret wearing the dress.
"I definitely would not say I regret that dress," she said. "Anything I've ever done has obviously been things I've been comfortable with. You just learn through trial and error. I've always been a risk taker."
Since the ACM Awards, Chrisley says she has been going with a more modest look.
"Honestly, I went to the NBA draft this year, and I wore a Gucci dress," she said. "That look, for me, is one of the looks I loved the most and it is one of the most classiest and modest looks that I've ever done. That's going to be the look that I gear more towards — a very clean, classy look. You live and learn."
Chrisley is now trying to take this experience into consideration with her new fashion line "Faith Over Fear," which was launched this week on HSN.com.0comments
"As I've gotten older, I've seen so many young girls dressing in ways that make you want to say, 'Wow,'" she said. "I want to be able to be a positive role model to girls and show them that you can look cute and you can look fashionable, while also being covered."
She continued by saying: "I think that's my mission, just create something that parents are going to want to love to buy for their daughters and that parents can even wear themselves if they wanted to."