By Sarah Fitzmaurice
Colour coordination: Sam Faiers enjoyed dinner with her boyfriend Joey Essex and friends last night as stepped out in an orange dress which matched her tan
It can be tricky business trying to create the perfect fake tan colour and there is a fine line between flaunting sunkissed skin and looking like you’ve been tangoed.
So when The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers decided to wear a bright orange dress to dinner last night it appeared she had matched her outfit to her skin tone.
The boutique owner, 20, arrived with her boyfriend Joey Essex at Alex’s Restaurant in Brentwood and her deep tan was just as bright as her kaftan-style dress.
Sam teamed her outfit with a pretty patterned clutch and a pair of brown strappy wedges.
Meanwhile boyfriend and promoter Joey opted for a retro look of drainpipe stonewash jeans his favourite brown belt a long-sleeved white Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirt and a camal jacket.
The couple dined with Sam’s sister Billie and her boyfriend as well as a number of friends.
Say cheese: Sam and Joey posed for pictures outside Alec's restaurant in Essex before enjoying a meal with friends
While on screen their affections have been limited to a few pecks on the lips Sam and Joey were seen canoodling together at the dinner table.
At one point Sam stroked his face and later he stroked her lip, perhaps adjusting her orange lip gloss as she hung her arm around the nape of his neck.
Helping hand: Joey adjusted Sam's lipgloss and the pair looked extremely close during dinner
A happy love life isn’t the only thing that Sam has to smile about at the moment she and Billie have found their boutique has been a hit with fans of the reality TV show.
When Brentwood boutique Minnies opened to the public earlier this month, hoards of young girls and their mothers queued patiently to catch of glimpse of the goods on offer at the store.
Tender touch: Sam stroked Joeys face part-way through dinner
During their store launch, the sisters told the MailOnline that they’d love to dress Kate Middleton.
The sisters also named Gossip Girl Blake Liveley and fellow reality stars the Kardashian sisters as their ideal celebrity clients.
But their dream A-lister is Kate, and said: ‘She always looks lovely, but she’s always very smartly dressed. We’d love to see her in one of our dresses.’