Not bad for a last minute dress! Lydia Bright celebrates 21st birthday with new grown up look and shorter hairdo
Every girl knows that her 21st birthday is an occasion to dress up for and Lydia Bright is no exception.
The Only Way Is Essex star celebrated the landmark birthday last night with a party at Gilgamesh in Camden and was certainly the centre of attention.
The blonde TV star went all out for the event wearing a last minute dress due to her original ensemble being stuck at customs in New York.
Belle of the ball: Lydia Bright wore an Aftershock dress as she celebrated her 21st birthday last night with a party at Gilgamesh in Camden
'Picture me running down Oxford street for a dress as my original one is stuck at customs in New York. CHAOS x,' she tweeted yesterday afternoon.
The 350 black and brown strapless floor-length Aftershock 'Sinora' dress featured lace detailing around the bust, and certainly wasn't typical Essex attire.
She highlighted her pale complexion with her now trademark bright red lipstick and had a new hairstyle in place for her special night out.
Last minute replacement: The TV star had to rush around London yesterday to find an outfit after her original got stuck at customs in New York
Winning streak: Lydia certainly appeared to be enjoying herself at the roulette table
Lydia's locks usually fall past her shoulders but yesterday she went for the chop and showed off a curled bob that certainly suited her grown up look.
Lydia recently revealed to the MailOnline that it's only recently that she's felt confident about getting herself ready for a night out.
'I never used to be into make-up to be that honest,' she explained.
Tanned and ready: Jessica Wright showed off her legs in a long black dress that featured a thigh-high split
Holding hands: Carol looked good in a low-cut embellished Forever Unique dress as she stood with Nanny Pat and Lydia's mother Debbie
'When TOWIE started I didn't have a
clue how to put it on. I just slapped on foundation, then slapped on
some bronzer but since being on the show and having a professional do my
make-up I have learned so many good tricks.’
Lydia has teamed up with make-up brand Japonesque to promote their range of brushes and admitted they are the best tools to use.
'With Japonesque you really notice the difference. They're available in Boots now and are so affordable that I would recommend them to every girl.'
star's newly acquired knowledge paid off last night as not even Lauren
Goodger or Jessica Wright could steal the limelight from the birthday
Jessica had ensured she was properly tanned for the occasion and showed off her legs with a floor-length black dress from GorgeousCouture.com that featured a thigh-high split.
Sticking to short: Lauren Goodger wore a navy blue wrap dress with nude stilettos to her co-stars birthday party
Here come the girls: Lauren was joined by her sister Nicola (centre) and a friend
She completed her look with towering stilettos and carried a gold sparkly clutch bag.
Lauren turned up modelling a shorter hemline in the form of a navy blue wrap dress.
The new brunette wore nude heels and matched Lydia in the make-up department by adding some red lipstick.
That won't keep you warm: Sam Faiers teamed her corset-style dress with a faux fur shrug
Someone else who chose to steer clear of a floor-sweeping dress was Sam Faiers.
The blonde – who recently turned 21 herself – wore a black corset dress with a blue faux fur shrug and strappy heels.
Lydia's mother Debbie also made a big effort for the birthday party wearing an unusual black gown.
She obviously had a good time at the event and was feeling the effects this morning as she tweeted: 'Alcohol and Debbie don't mix very well #hangoverfromhell.'
The blonde spent time at the party with Jessica's mother Carol who showed off her figure in a low-cut embellished dress, and Nanny Pat who wore a bright blue Winter coat.
Lucy Mecklenburgh kept warm in a red fur-trimmed poncho which she wore over a black fitted dress from online boutique Forever Unique.
Loving boyfriend: James 'Arg' Argent arrived carrying a large bouquet of flowers for Lydia
Glam couple: Lucy Mecklenburgh and her boyfriend Mario Falcone made sure that they dressed up for the occasion
The pretty brunette completed her look with a pair of patent stilettos and carried a large designer handbag.
Her boyfriend Mario Falcone also looked the part wearing a light grey three-piece suit with a white shirt.
Lydia's boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent also opted for grey wearing a blazer with a white shirt, a black tie and matching trousers.
Rock chick: Former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel looked unrecognisable as she attended the party
He was seen arriving at Gilgamesh carrying a large bouquet of flowers for his girlfriend.
Lydia admitted to MailOnline yesterday that she didn't have a clue what Arg had bought her for her special day.
'I'm really lucky now because I get a lot of free clothes and other stuff so when someone buys me a present I like it to be more sentimental, something I can do and have a memory of such as going to a spa for the weekend,' she said.