Amy Childs shows off legs in playsuit while Lucy Mecklenburgh covers up in casual jeans

Amy Childs shows off legs in playsuit while TOWIE's Lucy Mecklenburgh covers up in dressed down jeans and top

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00:23 GMT, 17 August 2012

As local celebrities in their native county of Essex, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Amy Childs are used to being looked at.

But only one of them was the real leading lady as they both ran errands, yesterday afternoon.

While former TOWIE star Amy, 22, made extra effort to show off her long legs, Lucy, 20, was casually dressed compared to her own high standards.

Quite a contrast: Amy Childs dressed up while Lucy Mecklenburgh opted for a more casual look yesterday in Brentwood, Essex

Quite a contrast: Amy Childs dressed up while Lucy Mecklenburgh opted for a more casual look yesterday in Brentwood, Essex

Quite a contrast: Amy Childs dressed up while Lucy Mecklenburgh opted for a more casual look yesterday in Brentwood, Essex

Miss Childs was seen walking around Brentwood, wearing a lovely summery playsuit in blue that was covered in tiny white horses.

The redhead showed off her pins in the outfit and extended the length of their appearance by wearing a pair of cream colour high heels which matched her handbag perfectly.

Amy had been in town to inspect her new soon to open shop and made some last minute preparations for it too.

stopping traffic: Amy stopped by her soon to open boutique and looked sensational in a summer blue playsuit

stopping traffic: Amy stopped by her soon to open boutique and looked sensational in a summer blue playsuit

Stopping traffic: Amy stopped by her soon to open boutique and looked sensational in a summer blue playsuit

Walk this way: Lucy Mecklenburgh's hair looked superb down as she hid behind sunglasses, but her outfit was casual by her standards

Walk this way: Lucy Mecklenburgh's hair looked superb down as she hid behind sunglasses, but her outfit was casual by her standards

She said: 'Omg my sign has gone up today #amychildsboutique so excited , opening soon xxx', and added 'Getting last minute preparations for my new clothes shop opening in Brentwood #amychildsboutique'.

Current TOWIE star Lucy also made a visit to her own shop, Love Lucy, also in Brentwood, but kept things low key on her day off from filming.

The brunette had her long hair straightened and wore it down as she teetered across the road in jeans and a striped blue jumper.

Local idol: A group of young girls waited outside Lucy's shop for her and looked impressed to see the TOWIE star

Local idol: A group of young girls waited outside Lucy's shop for her and looked impressed to see the TOWIE star

A splash of class: Lucy added some glamour to the outfit by wearing wedges and carrying a Mulberry handbag

A splash of class: Lucy added some glamour to the outfit by wearing wedges and carrying a Mulberry handbag

A splash of class: Lucy added some glamour to the outfit by wearing wedges and carrying a Mulberry handbag

Lucy added some glamour to the outfit by carrying a beige Mulberry handbag and wearing pretty wedges.

Despite being dressed down more than she normally is, her young fans were still eager to see her as they waited patiently outside the shop.

After working up a sweat just by checking in on her store she headed to a nearby newsagents to get a drink before heading home.

Thirsty work: The reality TV star stopped off at a local newsagents to pick up something to drink

Thirsty work: The reality TV star stopped off at a local newsagents to pick up something to drink