The National TV Awards - Get The Looks
British celebs got their gladrags on again a couple of nights ago for the 2005 National TV awards. That means Corrie girls in skimpy dresses, Emmerdale starlets trying to out-do their Eastenders counterparts, and - for some unknown reason - Colleen McLaughlin and Jordan and Peter. The Catwalk Queen's been on the case to find you easy ways to copy the non car-crash couture from the big night.
Satin was prolific, as always, worn long, short, slashed, bias cut and enhancing cleavage around every corner. It looks like Hollyoaks's star Christina Baily might have been to Warehouse, as this £65 purple dress looks just like hers - just swap the tie belt for a beaded one and add a brooch to get her look exactly. Meanwhile (and I never thought I'd advise people to copy a talk-show host) Trisha Goddard and Eastenders' Tracy-Ann Oberman both went for very similar long satin numbers - a formal look you can get with Windsor's $129 'Rory' dress in one of the big colours this season - brown.
The old reliable Little Black Dress was also popular with the slightly more demure starlets. Fearne Cotton went for long-sleeved and slinky, while Corrie's Debra Stephenson wore a 20s inspired drop-waist number. And then there was the aforementioned Colleen McLoughlin in a strapless number with simple hair and make-up. It might not have been the most adventurous outfit of the night, but it definitely beat her usual label-whore look. Get their looks with the black wrap dress (£25), Morgan drop-waist sequinned dress (£75) and strapless bandeau dress (also in black £35) all from Additions Direct.
An honourable mention must also go to Eastenders' Natalie Cassidy for showing us all that curvier girls needn't be afraid of form-fitting styles. Her simple fit and flare black dress with its high neck and fluted hem photographed fabulously. You can get the look with Autograph at M&S's sleeveless crepe dress (£89). I have a similar M&S design I bought about six years ago and still wear now! Finally, Billie Piper proved that in Winter you can look gorgeous and stay warm in a formal, military-inspired coat and platform court shoes. Miss Selfridge's black winter jacket (£85) is the perfect way to get the look for less.