Lauren Goodger cuts sophisticated figure as she makes VERY bronzed appearance ...

She recently came under fire for photo-shopping her snaps on Instagram. 

But brushing off her critics, Lauren Goodger looked simply stunning as she cut a sophisticated figure while attending the launch of Dash Restaurant and Bar in Liverpool on Thursday night. 

The former TOWIE star, 32, slipped her curvaceous frame into a chic bandeau dress, while flaunting a deep tan as she joined a host of reality stars at the bash. 

Lovely! Lauren Goodger looked simply stunning as she cut a sophisticated figure while attending the launch of Dash Restaurant and Bar in Liverpool on Thursday night

Lovely! Lauren Goodger looked simply stunning as she cut a sophisticated figure while attending the launch of Dash Restaurant and Bar in Liverpool on Thursday night

Lauren shunned her usually scanty ensembles for a stylish little black dress that made sure to highlight her enviable frame. 

Its bandeau neckline framed the 's bust before skimming over her gym-honed hour-glass shape and sitting just below the knee. 

Keeping things simple for her outing in Liverpool, Lauren chose to leave her decolletage bare and sported a pair of clear perspex heels on her feet. 

She wore her darkened locks in voluminous curls that were swept over to one side and favoured a heavy make-up look that came complete with mascara-laden lashes and plenty of eye-liner. 

Stunning: The former TOWIE star, 32, slipped her curvaceous frame into a chic bandeau dress, while flaunting a deep tan as she joined a host of reality stars at the bash

Chic: Lauren shunned her usually scanty ensembles for a stylish little black dress that made sure to highlight her enviable frame

Stunning: The former TOWIE star, 32, slipped her curvaceous frame into a chic bandeau dress, while flaunting a deep tan as she joined a host of reality stars at the bash

Keeping things simple: Lauren chose to leave her decolletage bare and sported a pair of clear perspex heels on her feet

Keeping things simple: Lauren chose to leave her decolletage bare and sported a pair of clear perspex heels on her feet

Bronzed: The beauty who boasts her own fake tan line Lauren's Way, appeared to be sporting a deep mahogany glow and toted her essentials in a snakeskin purse bag

Bronzed: The who boasts her own fake tan line Lauren's Way, appeared to be sporting a deep mahogany glow and toted her essentials in a snakeskin purse bag

Lauren, who boasts her own fake tan line Lauren's Way, appeared to be sporting a deep mahogany glow and toted her essentials in a snakeskin purse bag.  

She posed up a storm on her arrival to the reality star-studded launch that saw her rub shoulders with Love Island star Hayley Hughes, who was flying solo without boyfriend Tom Zanetti, and Katie Salmon - who starred on the second series of the ITV2 dating show. 

Katie was seen hamming it up for the cameras alongside Celebrity Big Brother star Chloe Khan.

They joined former footballer and CBB star John Barnes and Big Brother personality Sallie Axl.  

Gorgeous: She posed up a storm on her arrival to the reality star-studded launch that saw her rub shoulders with Love Island star Hayley Hughes, who was without boyfriend Tom Zanetti

Gorgeous: She posed up a storm on her arrival to the reality star-studded launch that saw her rub shoulders with Love Island star Hayley Hughes, who was without boyfriend Tom Zanetti

Busty: Katie Salmon - who starred on the second series of the ITV2 dating show Love Island - dared to bare in a revealing monochrome getup

Revealing: She appeared to go braless underneath her tailored jacket

Busty: Katie Salmon - who starred on the second series of the ITV2 dating show Love Island - dared to bare in a revealing monochrome getup

Rubbing shoulders: Katie was joined by Celebrity Big Brother star Chloe Khan

Rubbing shoulders: Katie was joined by Celebrity Big Brother star Chloe Khan

Smile! Big Brother's Sallie Axl caught the eye in a thigh-skimming lace skirt

Interesting choice: She paired it with a layered petticoat top and socks and studded heels

Smile! Big Brother's Sallie Axl caught the eye in a thigh-skimming lace skirt

Lauren's appearance in Liverpool comes after she was forced to admit she had altered a photo of herself and Marnie Simpson she shared to Instagram. 

Fans accused the star of 'editing her photos to look thinner', as her leg appeared skewed, prompting Lauren to admit that she had re-touched her snap.

Defending her decision to do so, the shared an impassioned message with her fans as she uploaded before and after shots of the photo in

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