Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Victoria! TOWIE's Jessica Wright credits VB as the main influence behind her new range of high street party dresses
17:36 GMT, 28 August 2012
They are both brunettes from Essex with a penchant for a few layers of fake tan, but the similarities between Victoria Beckham and Jessica Wright probably end there.
So what will the Spice Girl make of the reality star's debut party dress collection for which she is cited as the main inspiration
Jessica's glitzy new clothing range, available at Lipstick Boutique, features a lot of lace, Lycra and high hemlines, while Victoria's label is famous for its tailoring and simple silhouettes, but talking to the MailOnline the reality star insists that Mrs Beckham's glamorous designs were the key to the 14 piece collection.
Design duo: Jessica Wright says Victoria's sophisticated designs have influenced her first fashion line
She says: 'Victoria Beckham has influenced my designs quite a lot.
'I love that her
collections are always so sophisticated and sexy which is what I’ve
thought about when designing this collection.'
And Victoria's isn't the only star style this Essex girl covets, she says: 'I love actresses like Blake Lively and Kelly Brook. Their figures are absolutely amazing and their styles are flawless.
'I'm a huge fan of Rihanna and designers such as Roberto Cavalli.'
Jessica models the 70 Amelia mini dress which features flower appliqu and a feminine ruffled skirt
Jessica Wright in the 60 Ruby dress from her Lipstick Boutique collection
The 60 Ruby dress features cut away back detail and straps
Deciding to model the clothes herself, hard-working Jessica didn't need any tips on the day of the photo shoot.
She says: 'I used to model here and there so have done quite a few shoots in the past so have had some experience.
'I got down to the last 100 on Britain's Next Top Model a few years ago but when I turned up to the casting I was too
short by an inch!'
The lace-covered plunging Cassie dress is 60 and comes in a navy, cafe and grey colour
The range is made up of 14 party dresses that come in size 8 to 16.
Jessica got the chance to show off two of her designs at the launch party last week in London's West End, arriving in a mullet-hemmed 75 lace dress called Leila and changing halfway through the evening in to the floaty 70 prom dress called Amy (possibly after her ex co-star and fellow designer Amy Childs who is just about to shoot her third season collection).
Fellow TOWIE cast members Sam Faiers and Lydia Bright were there to show their support next to the Wright family headed up by Nanny Pat.
And Jessica's boyfriend the perma-tanned Ricky Rayment was also on hand to give fans a lesson in Essex style.
Talking about how to wear her dresses Jessica said: 'When it comes to
Essex style less is more.
'Make sure that either your legs or your
cleavage are on show – never both at the same time!'
Ricky Rayment accompanies girlfriend Jessica to the launch of her debut clothing range
JESSICA PICKS HER FAVOURITE FIVE DRESSES FROM THE COLLECTION
Jessica chose the 70 prom style Amy dress (left) for the launch party, and says the 70 sequined Ebony dress (right) is this season's must-have party dress