Dressing up, Essex Style! The TOWIE crew get dolled up in eighties gear for Joey's birthday… and Lydia steals the show in spray-on red leggings
10:27 GMT, 27 July 2012
Say what you like about the TOWIE cast, they can never be accused of a lack of effort when it comes to dressing up.
And yesterday was no exception, as the gang got decked out in eighties gear to celebrate Joey Essex's 22nd birthday.
The cast were dolled up in their retro finest as they enjoyed a pool party, which was filmed for the show.
Lydia Bright stole the show in an
eye-wateringly tight pair of shiny red leggings, which she teamed with a
fitted black crop top and red platforms.
Can you breathe in those Lydia Bright showed up to Joey Essex's birthday party with her boyfriend Tom Kilbey yesterday dressed in eye-wateringly tight red leggings
Birthday boy: The TOWIE crew were dolled up in eighties gear to celebrate Joey Essex's 22nd
She completed her look with black sunglasses and wristbands.
Lauren Pope was similarly clad in neon pink leggings with gold stripes on the thighs and grey leg warmers, teamed with a white leotard and red belt.
She added neon pink glasses and hooped earring to cap off the attention-grabbing look.
The couple of the hour: Sam Faiers demonstrated her enthusiasm for her boyfriend's party by dressing a s a Ghostbuster
Showed his appreciation: Tom barely took his eyes (or hands) off Lydia during the party
Left their troubles behind them: All the squabbles and feuds of the series were put behind them as the gang celebrated with Joey
As if the cameras weren't there: The cast are clearly so used to being filmed that they don't notice any more
Leap of faith: Joey was clearly full of beans, jumping off a roof during the party
Joey held his eighties-themed bash
two weeks before his actual birthday, thought to be to keep with in the
TOWIE filming schedule.
fellow cast members threw themselves into their roles despite the hot
sun, cooling off with the help of regular liquid refreshments.
wore the all black ensemble to make it even more flattering, while her
hair was styled big an she wore large earrings with peep toe heels.
Popular option: as usual the ladies chose to showcase their legs in their eighties garb
Is that really so different from your usual attire Lauren Pope, Chloe Sims and Mic Wright enjoyed a few drinks together
Never mind the weather: Black was a popular choice, despite the blazing sun
Never misses an opportunity to exercise: James Argent hopped on to a bike to get around the party
Getting into the spirit: Jessica Wright and Billie Faiers looked enthusiastic about the theme
Other stars who stood out included Frankie Essex, who went for a bright pink ensemble with matching wedges and over-the-top make-up.
Chloe Sims almost looked unrecognisable with a blonde wig with a large pink bow attached.
She also went for black with her cleavage on show as she stepped out of her car ready for filming.
Boys and their toys: Arg and Joey both appeared to be distracted by bikes at regular intervals
Best present ever: Joey's taste in birthday surprises is akin to that of an eight-year-old child
Embracing the look: Joey's costume wasn't so different from his usual outfits
You're so vain: Sunglasses made a handy makeshift mirror for checking wig position
James Argent went for more casual attire with a retro pair of white shorts and zip up top with white slip on shoes.
His girlfriend Gemma Collins posed in her skimpy number as she joined the likes of Lauren Pope, who was yet to change into her themed outfit.
Tom Pearce and Billie Faiers were also on hand ready to party the afternoon away.
Showed off her curves: Billie's outfit certainly drew attention to various parts of her figure
Classic accessory: Lauren's pop-up sunglasses made for a fun addition
And birthday boy Joey showed up with girlfriend Sam Faiers in tow as they wore matching shorts.
Incredibly Joey was not yet in costume, although the incredibly brief shorts would have married perfectly with the eighties theme.
Did you ignore the invite Lauren Goodger wasn't in quite such obvious eighties gear as her castmates