Trend-setting TV totty love French Connection’s LGD

We’re not surprised that Coronation Street‘s Brooke Vincent, Made In Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis and The Only Way Is Essex‘s Chloe Sims all snapped up the same cleavage-popping, twinkle-skimming dress when they were rummaging through the rails of French Connection for something special.

Birthday girl Brooke teamed the Golden Samantha Sequin Dress, £165, with Kurt Geiger heels and a Dorothy Perkins clutch to celebrate her 19th at Rio Ferdinand‘s restaurant Rosso in Manchester.

‘The high street seems to be very bright and bold at the moment but I wanted something to feel more birthday and a bit more special,’ Brooke tells Now. ‘And I love that I can get it out again for when the Christmas parties come around.’

Four days later, Gabriella rocked the same dress at the London premiere of Larry Crowne.

She teamed her outfit with earrings from Urban Outfitters, heels from north London label After Dark and a Louis Vuitton clutch.

‘I wore it because I wanted to stand out and sparkle down the red carpet. It’s always great to make a big entrance and it’s a great dress for that,’ says Gabriella.

Fast-forward a week and TOWIE‘s Chloe clearly had no qualms about upstaging the birthday girl when she popped out in the same dress at Amy Childs‘ 21st at the Zilli Fish restaurant in Soho. 

She teamed it with Primark heels, which she admits she couldn’t walk in, and a frou-frou Monsoon bag.

French Connection Gold Dress £165

When she came to see us at Now HQ to launch her Lips & Lashes fashion collection for Toxic Fox, Chloe joked: ‘The dress of the season? I’m glad I’ve got it right for a change! Amy and I aren’t in competition with each other, so it didn’t occur to me that I’d outdo her.’

An insider at French Connection reveals: ‘It was always destined to be a hit! We always sell a sequin dress really well and this is a great shape in the colour of the season and it stands out from the crowd!’

Love this look? The good news is our French Connection spies tell us the same style will be hitting stores in silver sequins ASAP! Get in the queue behind us, ladies!

Alison Tay