What a difference a couple of hours make! Helen Flanagan goes from dreadful to divine in Manchester
15:35 GMT, 18 March 2012
It started off so badly.
Former Corrie actress Helen Flanagan must have thought she was dramatically changing her look by getting long brown hair extensions.
But someone should have told the 21-year-old, high waisted jeggings, messy hair extensions and a checked shirt doesn't necessarily work for the best combination.
Did you forget your hairbrush Helen Flanagan shows it is almost impossible to look great in high-waisted jeggings
The only saving grace for the look in Manchester were her too cool for school aviator sunglasses.
Helen was out for lunch with her agent, who has just had a new baby so perhaps she deliberately went for a dress down look, not wanting to upstage the new mum.
And it seems she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror as she walked the streets because within hours the stunning actress was dolled up to nines for an evening out.
Divine: Helen Flanagan looks stunning in a blue dress, compared to her rather unflattering look just hours earlier
Taking no chances: Helen Flanagan has kept her side of the bargain by remaining covered up for a night out at the Australia Bar in Manchester
Gone were the scraggly ends, in place of a stunning blue dress with perfectly styled tresses and, most importantly, a winning smile.
Flanagan, who lives in Wales with her Swansea City footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair, told The Sun: 'Sometimes I think maybe I do bring the attention on myself because I like to wear low-cut dresses.
'But that's what girls do. Have you seen what some girls my age wear when they go out on the town'
Who's a cutie! Helen Flanagan tries not to scare her agent's child with herb knotty hair extensions
Flanagan admits she has sometimes been surprised by how low cut the dresses are only once she sees them in the newspapers and on the internet.
And she is certainly keeping to her side of the bargain as her dress was incredibly covered up as she entered the Australia Bar in Manchester last night.
Her blonde pal looked almost scandalous next to her, with Flanagan's below the knee skirt almost double the length of her thigh skimming pal's.