On Saturday evening the stars of some of the biggest and beloved soaps were out in full force at the British Soap Awards 2012. You can always count on the glittering event for a few laughs, tears and surprises, as the girls from Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Eastenders try to out-do one another in the fashion stakes. This year I'm pleased to announce that there were noticably fewer dress mishaps than there has been in the past and a lot less fake tan; in fact most of the ladies surprised me with their choices for the prestigious ceremony. As always there was a lot of drunken debauchery at the after party with rumoured brawls and catfights, but we're shunning the gossip and keeping our focus firmly on the red carpet...

LUCYDIXON2012.jpgLucy Dixon may be one of the newest members of the Hollyoaks family, but she already knows how to work the red carpet! The fresh faced actress looked stunning in a floor sweeping jewel green Merabi by Nadine dress, which she accessorized with a striking gold belt and bejewelled clutch bag. The strapless dress fit her petite frame beautifully; a trail of that size can be difficult to pull off, but luckily Lucy teamed it with a suitably high pair of mute golden shoes. I'm so glad that Lucy opted for minimal makeup and no necklace - take note ladies, you don't always need a huge piece of jewellery to create an Oscar worthy look!

NATALIEANDERSON2012.jpgEmmerdale actress Natalie Anderson looked incredibly pretty in a floaty lilac dress featuring bandage style wrapping across the busy and detailed embellishement at the neckline. The pregnant star was positively glowing as she slowly made her way down the carpet in a pair of glittering heels, accessorizing her outfit with a simple bracelet and hard case silver clutch. To finish off the look, Natalie opted for classic smoky eyes and tumbling glossy locks.

JACQULIENEJOSSA2012.jpgFloor length gowns were popular this year (thank goodness) and Eastenders beauty, Jacqueline Jossa chose a flattering sequin covered number that flattered her enviable figure. Although we can't see the shoes, I have faith that the sultry star (who was up for the Sexiest Female award) chose wisely. Why I hear you cry? Because she had the fashion sense not to attempt accessories with such a dazzling statement dress!

MICHELLEKEEGAN2012.jpgAs we're on the subject it would be a crime not to mention Corrie's Michelle Keegan, who won her FOURTH consecutive Sexiest Female award at the event! The gorgeous 24 year old vamped up in a midnight blue gown by Jexica - a label favoured by celebrities like Daisy Lowe and Kelly Osbourne, who have worn a number of their figure hugging dresses. Michelle accessorised with a metallic clutch and minimal jewellery, letting the one shouldered dress do all the hard work.

We loved all of these looks, but which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!