Frankie Bridge leads glamour at Military Awards 2017

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    First created by The Prince of Wales, it is a special annual event that honours those involved in the British Armed forces. 

    So it is no wonder the stars were out in full force to support the The Sun’s Military Awards 2017 in London on Wednesday night. 

    Beauties Frankie Bridge, Ola Jordan and Helen Flanagan commanded attention on the carpet in equally glittery ensembles, as they arrived at The Banqueting Hall in London, ahead of the exciting evening.  

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    Girl band star Frankie, 28, stunned in a shimmering purple pleated dress and revealed she had gone back to brunette, as she gave cameras a twirl on the red carpet.

    The dress, formed of a chic iridescent purple material, plunged into a deep V at the chest to give a flash of her cleavage, before it cascaded into a stunning floral pleated skirt, all the way to her ankle. 

    Keeping all eyes on her show-stopping look, the mother-of-two accessorised with glittering gold heeled sandals, and a sleek leather clutch bag.

    After a stint as a blonde in recent weeks however, Frankie’s newly brunette pixie crop stole the show – having has returned to the style she was known for during her time in The Saturdays.

    Going hell for leather: Frankie Bridge stunned in a purple printed midi dress with a chic pleated skirt and plunging neckline 

    Stealing the limelight: The brunette beauty accessorised with printed bow-detail sandals 

    Stealing the limelight: The brunette beauty accessorised with printed bow-detail sandals 

    Playful: Girl band star Frankie, 28, stunned in a shimmering purple pleated dress and revealed she had gone back to brunette, as she gave cameras a twirl on the red carpet 

    Glamorous: Her short cropped 'do drew attention to her naturally stunning features, which she accentuated with a dark, smoky eye and a bold burgundy lip

    Glamorous: Her short cropped 'do drew attention to her naturally stunning features, which she accentuated with a dark, smoky eye and a bold burgundy lip

    Glamorous: Her short cropped ‘do drew attention to her naturally stunning features, which she accentuated with a dark, smoky eye and a bold burgundy lip

    Killer accessories: The brunette beauty offset her stunning statement dress with a chic metallic clutch

    Killer accessories: The brunette beauty offset her stunning statement dress with a chic metallic clutch

    Killer accessories: The brunette beauty offset her stunning statement dress with a chic metallic clutch

    Her short cropped ‘do drew attention to her naturally stunning features, which she accentuated with a dark, smoky eye and a bold burgundy lip.

    Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown. 

    The professional ballroom and Latin dancer certainly upped the glamour in the dress, which featured a dazzling beaded bodice of shimmering silver sequins and beads. 

    Cinching in at her slim waist, the gown then fell into a soft white chiffon skirt all the way to the floor – where it met matching white pointed court shoes. 

    All white on the night: Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown

    All white on the night: Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown

    All white on the night: Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown

    All white on the night: Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown

    All white on the night: Frankie was joined by her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ola Jordan at the event, who showcased her recent weight-loss in a glamorous white gown

    Trim: Ola was the picture of confidence on the carpet - having revealed earlier this week she has shed a whopping 15lbs in just two months

    Trim: Ola was the picture of confidence on the carpet - having revealed earlier this week she has shed a whopping 15lbs in just two months

    Trim: Ola was the picture of confidence on the carpet – having revealed earlier this week she has shed a whopping 15lbs in just two months

    She tied her look together with a sleek silver clutch bag, and swept her hair into a stylish half up-do, to let her glowing make-up look shine through as she beamed for cameras.

    Ola was the picture of confidence on the carpet – having revealed earlier this week she has shed a whopping 15lbs in just two months. 

    Alongside her husband James, Ola embarked on her weight loss programme after people started presuming she was pregnant – while her partner realised he had weight to lose after photos of him on the beach emerged online.  

    Helen Flanagan next arrived in an equally glittering Gothic-inspired dress, which was embellished with silver sequins in the shape of flowers all over.

    Radiant: The Coronation Street star styled her hair into big, bouncy waves, and opted for a sultry, smoky eye and dark brown lip to maintain the glamorous feel as she posed for cameras

    Radiant: The Coronation Street star styled her hair into big, bouncy waves, and opted for a sultry, smoky eye and dark brown lip to maintain the glamorous feel as she posed for cameras

    Accessories are key: She co-ordinated her look with a chic Yves Saint-Laurent clutch bag, but tied her ensemble together with bright red strappy heels, for an added splash of colour

    Accessories are key: She co-ordinated her look with a chic Yves Saint-Laurent clutch bag, but tied her ensemble together with bright red strappy heels, for an added splash of colour

    Radiant: The Coronation Street star styled her hair into big, bouncy waves, and opted for a sultry, smoky eye and dark brown lip to maintain the glamorous feel as she posed for cameras

    Like mother like daughter: Helen beamed widely for cameras beside her equally glamorous mother Julia, (R), who stunned in a black wraparound gown with daring side split

    Like mother like daughter: Helen beamed widely for cameras beside her equally glamorous mother Julia, (R), who stunned in a black wraparound gown with daring side split

    Like mother like daughter: Helen beamed widely for cameras beside her equally glamorous mother Julia, (R), who stunned in a black wraparound gown with daring side split

    Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front, as she posed with beau Spencer Matthews

    Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front, as she posed with beau Spencer Matthews

    Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front, as she posed with beau Spencer Matthews

    Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front, as she posed with beau Spencer Matthews

    Besotted: Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front, as she posed with beau Spencer Matthews

    Remaining demure with a high neck and floor length hem, the black number then injected a sexy touch to the carpet with its mesh lace sleeves and semi-sheer skirt, which teased at the actress’ leggy frame underneath.

    In further striking touches, the dress also featured a stylish velvet collar and waistband – which accentuated her enviably slender figure as she posed.  

    She co-ordinated her look with a chic Yves Saint-Laurent clutch bag, but tied her ensemble together with bright red strappy heels, for an added splash of colour.

    The Coronation Street star styled her hair into big, bouncy waves, and opted for a sultry, smoky eye and dark brown lip to maintain the classic feel, as she posed for cameras beside her equally glamorous mother Julia.

    Cute couple: Rod Stewart, 72, beamed as he attended the awards with his stunning wife of 10 years, Penny Lancaster, 46

    Cute couple: Rod Stewart, 72, beamed as he attended the awards with his stunning wife of 10 years, Penny Lancaster, 46

    Cute couple: Rod Stewart, 72, beamed as he attended the awards with his stunning wife of 10 years, Penny Lancaster, 46

    The couple who dress together: Rod complemented Penny's chic scarlet fur jacket with his red blazer, picking out the same hue in his funky creepers

    The couple who dress together: Rod complemented Penny's chic scarlet fur jacket with his red blazer, picking out the same hue in his funky creepers

    The couple who dress together: Rod complemented Penny's chic scarlet fur jacket with his red blazer, picking out the same hue in his funky creepers

    The couple who dress together: Rod complemented Penny's chic scarlet fur jacket with his red blazer, picking out the same hue in his funky creepers

    The couple who dress together: Rod complemented Penny’s chic scarlet fur jacket with his red blazer, picking out the same hue in his funky creepers

     All that glitters: Jorgie Porter also cemented her sartorial credentials at the bash, as she posed in a thigh grazing silver glittery minidress

     All that glitters: Jorgie Porter also cemented her sartorial credentials at the bash, as she posed in a thigh grazing silver glittery minidress

     All that glitters: Jorgie Porter also cemented her sartorial credentials at the bash, as she posed in a thigh grazing silver glittery minidress

    Glamorous: Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer

    Glamorous: Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer

    Glamorous: Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer

    Glamorous: Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer

    Glamorous: Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer

    Also making a style statement on the carpet was model Vogue Williams, who arrived in a sizzling red strapless gown adorned with an oversized frill across the front. 

    Pulling straight across her chest to display her decolletage to all, the gown then flashed even more skin by cutting into a daring thigh-high split at the front. 

    The Irish model proved her fashionable flair further with silver metallic gladiator heels, and accessorised with a mini leather box bag of matching red hue.

    Sweeping her hair to one side and sporting a barely-there make-up look, Vogue was effortlessly stunning as she worked the cameras, before cosying up to her suited-and-booted beau Spencer Matthews for further snaps. 

    Making a splash: Olympic swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington opted for a chic gown with a plunging neckline and a polka dot print

    Making a splash: Olympic swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington opted for a chic gown with a plunging neckline and a polka dot print

    Making a splash: Olympic swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington opted for a chic gown with a plunging neckline and a polka dot print

    Making a splash: Olympic swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington opted for a chic gown with a plunging neckline and a polka dot print

    Making a splash: Olympic swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington opted for a chic gown with a plunging neckline and a polka dot print 

    Avert your eyes! The 28-year-old grappled with her gown's perilously revealing neckline as she posed up a storm

    Avert your eyes! The 28-year-old grappled with her gown's perilously revealing neckline as she posed up a storm

    Avert your eyes! The 28-year-old grappled with her gown’s perilously revealing neckline as she posed up a storm

    What-er team! Rebecca was joined by fellow swimmer, Mark Foster, 47, who cut a dapper figure in a sharp tuxedo

    What-er team! Rebecca was joined by fellow swimmer, Mark Foster, 47, who cut a dapper figure in a sharp tuxedo

    What-er team! Rebecca was joined by fellow swimmer, Mark Foster, 47, who cut a dapper figure in a sharp tuxedo

    Happy couple: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 68, beamed as he cosied up to his stunning wife Nigora

    Happy couple: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 68, beamed as he cosied up to his stunning wife Nigora

    Happy couple: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 68, beamed as he cosied up to his stunning wife Nigora

    Happy couple: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 68, beamed as he cosied up to his stunning wife Nigora

    Happy couple: Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 68, beamed as he cosied up to his stunning wife Nigora 

    Woman of the hour: Prime minister Theresa May looked chic in an ivory textured coat as she attended with husband Philip

    Woman of the hour: Prime minister Theresa May looked chic in an ivory textured coat as she attended with husband Philip

    Woman of the hour: Prime minister Theresa May looked chic in an ivory textured coat as she attended with husband Philip

    Jorgie Porter also cemented her sartorial credentials at the bash, as she posed in a thigh grazing silver glittery minidress.

    Accentuating her bronzed limbs further, the Celebs Go Dating star rocked a vertiginous pair of nude leather stilettos. 

    Sweeping her golden tresses back into an elegant chignon, the actress framed her eyes with lashings of mascara and iridescent shimmer.  

    The classic LBD: Andrea McLean showed off her svelte frame in a figure-flattering midi dress, wrapping an opulent fur stole around her shoulders

    The classic LBD: Andrea McLean showed off her svelte frame in a figure-flattering midi dress, wrapping an opulent fur stole around her shoulders

    The classic LBD: Andrea McLean showed off her svelte frame in a figure-flattering midi dress, wrapping an opulent fur stole around her shoulders

    The classic LBD: Andrea McLean showed off her svelte frame in a figure-flattering midi dress, wrapping an opulent fur stole around her shoulders

    The classic LBD: Andrea McLean showed off her svelte frame in a figure-flattering midi dress, wrapping an opulent fur stole around her shoulders 

    Age-defying: Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 74, showed off her youthful looks in a keyhole gown

    Age-defying: Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 74, showed off her youthful looks in a keyhole gown

    Age-defying: Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 74, showed off her youthful looks in a keyhole gown

    The actress, who shot to fame as Theresa McQueen in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, recently admitted she was planning on relocating to the States for a fresh start.

    After a visit to the West Coast in August, she told The Sun: ‘I’m moving to LA at some point. I’m not pressuring myself into getting a job, I never want to think like that. I love England so I want to come back and do stuff here.’ 

    The Sun Military Awards is an annual ceremony which honours members of the British armed forces and civilians involved with the forces. The awards were created by The Prince of Wales. 

    Suited and booted: Survival expert Bear Grylls swapped his usual hiking gear for a smart black suit 

    Suited and booted: Survival expert Bear Grylls swapped his usual hiking gear for a smart black suit 

    Suited and booted: Survival expert Bear Grylls swapped his usual hiking gear for a smart black suit 

    Couple central: Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott was also in attendance with his glamorous wife Helen

    Couple central: Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott was also in attendance with his glamorous wife Helen

    Couple central: Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott was also in attendance with his glamorous wife Helen

     

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