Taryn Manning was unimpressed to learn about the cost of her outfit. (Pic: Bang Showbiz)

Actress Taryn Manning was annoyed that her Screen Actors Guild Awards dress was a 'cheapie'.

The 39-year-old actress - who stars as Tiffany Doggett in the comedy-drama series 'Orange Is the New Black' - donned a black dress for the annual awards bash in Los Angeles, but she was shocked to find out that her outfit cost a relatively paltry $200 (about R2000).

Speaking to a TMZ reporter about her dress, Taryn said: "My $200 dress, is that what you said?"

Taryn Manning in her Adrianna Papell dress. (Pic: Instagram)

And the reporter replied: "Yeah, it's cool."

The actress was unimpressed to learn about the cost of her outfit, insisting that it wasn't as "cool" as the reporter had suggested.

Responding to the journalist's comments, Taryn said: "No, it's not [cool]. It's wack that my stylist didn't tell me that. 

"Now everyone else can afford it, that's what's cool about it, but it still sucks for me... I want to be in like a superstar gown... So the designer got a lot of press. She should pay me a lot of money."

She has however apologised for her rant in an Instagram post stating that she loved her dress.

Hey guys:) I first want to say I’m sorry for the comments I made while being bombarded by paparazzi about my stylist and my dress. Let’s be clear, I loved my @adriannapapell dress and I’m friends with my stylist @chaunielle_brown I felt so beautiful and I was proud to be there to support my amazing cast of strong women and celebrate our nomination. But styling should be a collaboration between the artist, stylist and the designer. I was completely caught off guard when all of the press about my dress was about the cost, which I knew nothing about, and I felt used for someone else’s gain. There was nothing out there about why I was there in the first place. I would have loved to embrace that my dress was affordable at SAG, especially since so much about fashion is unattainable, but I wasn’t given that chance. Every artist dreams of wearing couture on a red carpet if given the opportunity. But I am happy to be the proof that there is more to feeling confident, beautiful and happy on the inside than just a price tag #love ⚡️🤑🌟

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