The British Soap Awards are just what we need at this time of year. While the whole of the UK has been shaken up, our resilient British spirit means celebrity events, parties and celebrations are still held so that we all have something to enjoy and feel proud about.
As the soap awards are held in Manchester, it was a sign of defiance to terror and most of the stars wore bee badges on their outfits to mark their respects. They also dressed to dazzle the crowds and to capture the paparazzi’s flashbulbs to show that they and our nation will only grow stronger after what’s happened. If you ever need to get revenge, looking the best you’ve ever looked will do it.
These 10 stars looked particularly gorgeous, giving us lots of inspiration for summer party outfits:
The Coronation Street star looked gorgeous in a baby pink maxi dress with plunging neckline and exposed back. The baby pink colour flatters her skin tone, but its softer to wear than white and the fishtail train gives her some stunning hourglass curves. Wearing her hair in loose waves adds to the Grecian Goddess effect of this look – definitely one of the best dresses of the night!
A monochrome dress can be super striking as the Hollyoaks actress showed. It’s not too revealing but the black belt cinches her waist and that makes her waist look tiny. This is a very sophisticated way to make an arrival at an event as heads will turn even though you’re not showing much skin.
The Coronation Street actress looked fierce and very confident in a black jumpsuit. A jumpsuit will always give you confidence, especially one like this that is cut to show off your waist. There’s no risk of wardrobe malfunctions and when worn with heels it gives you height and attitude – it’s the red carpet equivalent of power dressing.
A yellow dress is a guaranteed head-turner and Faye looked summery and fresh in her stunning maxi dress. With her dark hair swept back, this is a real statement look and she wore it well. The plunging v neck and short sleeves is also very flattering meaning that she gets away with colour because it draws everyone’s attention to the fabulous dress shape. What do you think?
Kym’s ‘date’ to the awards was her son and he must have been proud of his mum in a dress like that! With its side split, like a lot of dresses we saw on the Cannes red carpet, and its lace detail, her blue maxi dress made her look a million dollars. You can always rely on Kym to look classy.
Wow! The Eastenders actress wore an Oscars-worthy dress to the soap awards. Her beige maxi dress hugs every inch of her figure and the strapless detail shows off her gorgeous cleavage. If you want a dress to make you look like an old school Hollywood princess, this is it!
The Coronation Street star looked completely unrecognisable from her on-screen character – in a good way! On screen, she’s had a tough time in the past month but she left her issues at work and looked like a princess at the awards in her flowing sequin nude maxi dress. A dress like this would make anyone feel like a Disney Princess at a ball – its just beautiful and looks better every time you look at it and notice another shimmer!
Jaqueline had a similar dress to Lucy’s in the sense it was flowing and made out of a gorgeous chiffon material, but hers was more of a grey colour. The shape of this dress is really flattering as it hugs her waist before flowing out into a full skirt, showing off Jacqueline’s stunning hourglass shape. This is another princess dress.
Constantly nominated for Sexiest Actress, Nikki showed why she deserves the nomination in a striking green maxi dress embellished with sequins. Conservatively, she adds a strapless nude bodice underneath so she’s not showing off too much of her top half, preserving her modesty and just giving a hint at what’s underneath. If you want a bit of extra support, a bodysuit like this is a great way to do it as you can’t see it from a distance, meaning everyone thinks you’ve been bolder than what you have been.
Talking of bold, Stephanie showed she wasn’t shy in a black lace and mesh maxi dress. However, the Hollyoaks actress does have a lovely toned figure that she wants to show off. As the top half is opaque, it gives her the same coverage as a short mini dress so it’s actually more demure than you think the more you look at it. It’s just the skirt that makes it look wild. What do you think?
Whose outfit impressed you the most?