The former Boston Legal actress claimed that her slender frame often makes it difficult to wear normal women's dresses.
"I'm built like a 14-year-old boy," Bowen told People recently. "I have no waist so anything I wear has to have a lot of trickeration going on.
"I don't fit into girl dresses. I can't just slip it on."
The actress has been nominated in the category for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy' at this weekend's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Arrested Development star David Cross recently landed a guest spot on the show's upcoming third season.
Modern Family returns on ABC with an special hour-long episode on September 21.