Helen Flanagan very nearly spills out of her basque dress as she attends Spectacle Awards

No-one is looking at your glasses! Helen Flanagan very nearly spills out of her basque dress as she attends Spectacle Awards

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02:21 GMT, 31 October 2012

The event aims to prove that spectacle wearers can be sexy and Helen Flanagan definitely rose to the challenge.

The former Coronation Street star squeezed her curves into a tight emerald green basque gown to attend the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012 awards ceremony, held at Battersea Power Station on Tuesday night.

Helen, 22, showed off her ample cleavage in the revealing dress and had clearly put plenty of thought into making a startling appearance at the event.

No-one will be looking at your glasses: Helen Flanagan showed off her curves in a glittering green dress at the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012 awards tonight

No-one will be looking at your glasses: Helen Flanagan showed off her curves in a glittering green dress at the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012 awards tonight

There is little doubt that most guests will have been paying much more attention to Helen's outfit, and her curves, than her eye wear.

The glittering green gown, by Manchester-based designer Nadine Merabi, accentuated her curves and Helen teamed the dress with a snakeskin print gold clutch bag.

Helen also took the opportunity to show off another new accessory in the form of a large tattoo on her left forearm.

She's a gem: The former Coronation Street star, 22, dazzled in a glittering gown by Nadine Merabi as she arrived at the bash at Battersea Power Station

She's a gem: The former Coronation Street star, 22, dazzled in a glittering gown by Nadine Merabi as she arrived at the bash at Battersea Power Station

New ink Helen showed off a design of Marilyn Monroe's face on her left lower arm. It is not clear if the tattoo is temporary of permanent

New ink Helen showed off a design of Marilyn Monroe's face on her left lower arm. It is not clear if the tattoo is temporary of permanent

The inking appeared to be of Marilyn Monroe's face but it is not clear whether it is a permanent design or a temporary one.

Helen was by no means the only girl to glam things up for the occasion and a whole host of glasses-wearers stepped out at the event.

Miss Flanagan's former co-star Tina O'Brien opted for a short black dress with sheer panneling for a revealing look.

They've got specs appeal: Ola Jordan wore an aqua-blue dress and while

They've got specs appeal: Ola Jordan wore an aqua-blue dress and while Tina O'Brien opted for a dress with sheer panelling

They've got specs appeal: Ola Jordan wore an aqua-blue dress and while Tina O'Brien opted for a dress with sheer panelling

Glasses goddesses: Dionne Bromfield

Glasses goddesses: Dionne Bromfield, Lucy Jo Hudson and

Glasses goddesses: Dionne Bromfield, Lucy Jo Hudson and Liz McClarnon showed off their glasses ahead of the event

Ladies in the lens: Dionne Bromfield, Lucy Jo Hudson and Liz McClarnon showed off their glasses ahead of the event

There was also plenty of Strictly stars on hand to spice up the evening with fancy footwork.

Dancer Ola Jordan, who was booted out
of the competition last weekend with former soap star Sid Owen opted
for a bold aqua blue dress for the occasion.

Baby on board: Jenny Frost showed off her baby bump before posing up with her husband Vicente Juan Spiteri

Baby on board: Jenny Frost showed off her baby bump before posing up with her husband Vicente Juan Spiteri

Baby on board: Jenny Frost showed off her baby bump before posing up with her husband Vicente Juan Spiteri

Big cheesy grins: Jeff Brazier and Nicola Tappenden showed off their best smiles for photographers

Big cheesy grins: Jeff Brazier and Nicola Tappenden showed off their best smiles for photographers

Singer Dionne Bromfield and ex-soap star Lucy Jo Hudson also attended the bash, while there was an Atomic Kitten reunion of sorts.

Liz McClarnon posed up solo on the red carpet while her former band mate Jenny Frost showed off her baby bump with her husband Vicente Juan Spiteri.