Jessica Wright: TOWIE star credits Victoria Beckham as the main influence behind her new range of party dresses

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

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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.

Victoria Beckham visits Holt Renfrew Vancouver to present fall winter 2012 Victoria Beckham collection

Jessica Wright at Lucy Mecklenburgh's 21st Birthday party

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 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

Jessica Wright in the 60 Ruby dress from her Lipstick Boutique collection

The 60 Ruby dress features cut away back detail and straps

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!'

Jessica Wright in the 60 Cassie dress

Jessica Wright in the 60 Cassie dress

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

Ricky Rayment accompanies girlfriend Jessica to the launch of her debut clothing range

JESSICA PICKS HER FAVOURITE FIVE DRESSES FROM THE COLLECTION

Amy 70

Ebony 70

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

Mandy 50

Mandy 50

Andy 60

Andy 60

Tammy 70

Tammy 70