By GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN
Wardrobe malfunction: TOWIE's Lydia Bright dashes from her helicopter as she arrives at the Duke of Essex Polo, before realising that wind from the blades has lifted up her dress
If you're going to be arriving for a social event by helicopter then you have to make sure that there will be no wardrobe mishaps on arrival.
Something which Lydia Bright clearly didn't take into account when she got out of a helicopter that had flown her to a VIP event in her native county today.
The Only Way Is Essex star was snapped struggling with her dress as she climbed out of a helicopter to join the rest of the cast at the Duke of Essex Polo Trophy in Gaynes Park, Epping.
How embarrassing! Lydia pulls her dress down and pulls a mortified face as she runs away from the helicopter
Caught in the breeze from the aircraft's blades, Lydia unwittingly flashed her black sparkly pants as she started to walk across the lawn.
Realising what was happening, she grabbed her white dress and tried to pull it down before she cleared her windy path and laughed in embarrassment as she finally managed to smooth her frock down.
And she took to her Twitter page to post a picture of her with her co-stars and said: 'Me & the gals fab so far. Apart from the slight incident when my dress flew up from helicopter!'
Back together? Lydia and James 'Arg' Argent certainly looked like a couple again as they posed for the cameras together
Lydia was one of several members of the TOWIE cast attending what they consider the highlight of their summer social calendar.
Now fully bonafide VIPs since the huge success of their reality TV show, the gang were brought to this year's event by helicopter, giving them the full five-star treatment.
The gang never miss the event and it was where Lydia met James 'Arg' Argent a few years ago.
Peachy: Amy Childs, who arrived with her co-star and cousin Harry Derbidge, looked sensational in her off-white dress with light pink flowers
Ladies' Day: TOWIE's Lucy Mecklenburgh adjusts her strapless monochrome dress while Lizzie Cundy also opted for a white frock
Other TOWIE stars attending the polo was Maria Fowler, Chloe Simms, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Joey Essex.
Lauren Pope and Kirk Norcross, who recently announced they had split up, were also there but arrived separately.
They were all there to cheer on Team Great Britain as it took on South America at the event, which is sponsored by Lawlors Property Services.
Brave face: Lauren Pope and Kirk Norcross were determined to enjoy their day despite arriving separately after announcing they had split up earlier this week
Here come the boys: Joey Essex and Dane Bowers make sure they looked their smartest for the annual event
Loud and proud: Sporting some very bright colours, Claire Powell and Danielle Brown join a colourful Nick Knowles and his girlfriend at the event
Stay away, Katie! Peter Andre opened the match at the event while Alex Reid arrived with new girlfriend Chantelle Houghton