Jennifer Lawrence Perfectly Calls Out Sexist Critics Over Skin-Baring Dress Controversy

The Oscar victor, 27, slammed the backlash as "sexist", "ridiculous" and "not feminism" in a lengthy Facebook post that explained the decision to wear the Versace dress in spite of chilly temperatures was entirely her choice.

"Today, she's here to defend her decision amidst what she calls the "'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy".

The image shows Jennifer dressed in a sexy long black gown from Versace with plunging neckline and thigh-high split and heels while her four male co-stars - director Francis Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons - are all wrapped up in multiple layers and coats.

Jennifer Lawrence is now making the press rounds promoting her new movie Red Sparrow. "This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended".

"I think you shouldn't be proud of this image".

Looking to end the debate, Lawrence explained that she was only outside for five minutes wearing the dress and it looked so good she would have worn it in worse weather. "I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice", she wrote.

So understandably people are questioning why didn't she stand up for herself now, and just accept this sexist treatment?

It's not feminism because Lawrence says that it's distracting from real feminist issues that are actually important than her not wearing a coat.

Taking to Facebook on February 21, J.Law wrote: "Wow".

It all started with a Versace dress at an outdoor press event in London.

He said: "Yesterday, on the balcony, seemed like a lose-lose situation because if Jennifer wore jeans and a coat I'm sure somebody else would have criticized her".

Although Lawrence had nothing but positive things to say about the "Call Me By Your Name" star, she felt he may be a bit too young for her to date.

Lumley took over from Stephen Fry as the host of last night's BAFTAs and introduced Lawrence by describing her as "the hottest actress on the planet" and calling her "ravishing". It was a look reminiscent of Elizabeth Hurley's famed Versace safety pin dress moment, and Lawrence clearly wanted her photo moment as well.