TOWIE"s Lydia Bright steals the show in spray-on red leggings at Joey Essex"s birthday


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

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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

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

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

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

The couple of the hour: Sam Faiers demonstrated her enthusiasm for her boyfriend's party by dressing a s a Ghostbuster

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

Showed his appreciation: Tom barely took his eyes (or hands) off Lydia during the party

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

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

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 got into the spirit by jumping into the pool from a shed roof

Leap of faith: Joey was clearly full of beans, jumping off a roof during the party

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.

His
fellow cast members threw themselves into their roles despite the hot
sun, cooling off with the help of regular liquid refreshments.

Lauren
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

Popular option: as usual the ladies chose to showcase their legs in their eighties garb

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

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 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

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

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

Boys and their toys: Arg and Joey both appeared to be distracted by bikes at regular intervals

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

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

Embracing the look: Joey's costume wasn't so different from his usual outfits

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

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

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

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

Did you ignore the invite Lauren Goodger wasn't in quite such obvious eighties gear as her castmates