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Jessica Simpson Welcomes a Son! A Look Back at Her Comfortably Chic Maternity Style

Jun 30 2013 - 6:05pm

Jessica Simpson [1] is now a mom of two! She and fiancé Eric Johnson welcomed a son on Sunday. Her rep told Us Weekly [2], "Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great. Jessica, Eric, and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family."

Jessica Simpson stuck to her now-signature maternity style as she covered her bump for the second time in a year. With her first pregnancy, we admired the songstress and fashion designer's determination to remain stylish yet comfortable. Leopard prints, black leggings, maxi dresses, and cozy sweaters with boots made up the bulk of her maternity wardrobe. Jessica stuck to that formula again the second time around. After announcing her second pregnancy on Christmas Day [3], we saw Jessica keep up her fashionable look during stops to late-night talk shows, lunch dates with fiancé Eric and daughter Maxwell Drew, and various friends' weddings. Click through to see Jessica's best maternity looks throughout her back-to-back pregnancies.

Jet-Setting Baby Bump

Jessica Simpson [4] was spotted with her mother, Tina Simpson, arriving at JFK Airport in New York City in late October 2011. Trying to conceal her growing bump, Jessica wore a loose-fitting leopard-print blouse and oversize trench coat for her day of travel.

A Woman in Fashion

Just days before officially announcing her pregnancy via Twitter [5], Jessica Simpson [6] was spotted leaving an office building in New York City in a stylish red toggle coat, which draped in the front. She accessorized her look with a large leopard-print bag — so glamorous!

Retail Therapy

During her business trip to New York, Jessica Simpson [7] also found time to indulge in a little retail therapy while wearing a leather jacket with leopard-print panels in the front and knee-high leather wedge boots. Her Jackie O-inspired sunglasses added the finishing touch to her glamazon look.

Back in Black

Dressed all in black, Jessica Simpson [8] attended the launch of Jessica Simpson Girls in Raleigh, NC, in early November 2011. She glammed up her look with a few chunky cocktail rings and and glitzy high wedges.

Comfy Chic in NYC

Jessica Simpson [9] stepped out in black leggings and a bump-hugging top while in New York City in late November 2011. She kept warm with comfy Winter boots and a stylish cream coat.

Lady in Red

Jessica Simpson [10] attended the 25th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards held in NYC last November in a curve-hugging red dress and matching pumps. A fashionable choice for the pregnant celeb's night on the town!

Fashionable in the City

Jessica Simpson [11] took to the streets of NYC once again, all in black, in late November 2011. In a long-sleeved, bump-hugging black dress and oversize knitted sweater, the soon-to-be mama proved that comfortable can also look fashionable!

Shining Star

Jessica Simpson [12] attended the launch of her new collection, Jessica Simpson Girls, with sister Ashlee at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City in early December 2011. The expectant celeb glowed in a leopard-print dress and leather jacket.

Glam in Animal Print

It's safe to say: Jessica Simpson [13] loves animal print. Spotted out in New York City, the expectant mama was dressed to impress in a long-sleeved minidress that hugged her growing bump. Black tights and ankle boots make this look city chic!

On the Road

After her trip to NYC, Jessica Simpson [14] headed for Toronto to promote her new tween line, Jessica Simpson Girls. Jessica attended a promotional event and didn't pass up the opportunity to wear an oversize hat to accessorize her bump-hugging dress and knee-high leather boots. A cozy cream-colored sweater tops off the look perfectly.

Sparkle Baby

To celebrate the first season of Fashion Star at NBC's TCAs, Jessica Simpson [15] chose a fun, black, bump-hugging, sequin dress in January 2012.


Jessica Simpson [16] looked like a Greek goddess at the TCAs in Pasadena in January 2012. After wearing a short beaded dress to the previous evening's party, she chose a long, bejeweled green dress to discuss two of her upcoming arrivals — Fashion Star and baby Johnson.

Super Bowl Comfortable

En route home from the 2012 Super Bowl, Jessica Simpson [17] made her way out of the plane looking every bit the stylish star in a long black dress and a shearling vest.


For a shopping trip with friends in Beverly Hills, Jessica Simpson [18] donned a red, bump-friendly dress and a sky-high pair of brown peep-toe heels to keep up her string of stylish pregnancy outfits.

Beach Babe

In early March 2012, Jessica Simpson tweeted a photo of herself [19] during an afternoon jaunt to Laguna Beach with her fiancé, Eric Johnson. Wearing a strapless black maxi dress and comfy cardigan, she looked every bit the relaxed mama-to-be.

Cavalli Clad

For her Charlotte's Web-themed baby shower, Jessica Simpson [20] wore a Roberto Cavalli snakeskin-printed dress and Miu Miu shoes. Just a few weeks from her due date, the guest of honor remained a fashion star in her own right!

Casually Covered Up

Just two weeks before announcing she was pregnant again, Jessica stuck to her basic black uniform with a pair of black leggings, a loose black top and an open blazer for a holiday shopping trip at Saks.

Bridesmaid Beauty

For best friend CaCee Cobb's December 2012 wedding [21] (a week before she announced her pregnancy), Jessica wore a long, black bridesmaid gown with a sheer skirt.

Beachy Waves

Just a day after announcing she was pregnant with baby number two, Jessica joined fiancé Eric Johnson for a stroll on the beach wearing a tie-dyed tunic and straw hat.

Bumpin' Around

While on vacation in Hawaii in December 2012, Jessica shared a bikini picture of her growing belly.

Source: Twitter user JessicaSimpson [22]

A Walk on the Wild Side

For a January 2013 appearance on The Tonight Show, Jessica returned to her favorite animal print pattern as she joked around that she's "had two different wedding [23] dates, but he keeps knocking me up! We're doing it very backwards. I'll just keep my legs crossed this time."

Valentine's Day Pink

For a Valentine's Day lunch date with her fiancé, Jessica accessorized her basic black camisole and leggings with a sweet pink blazer and a pair of sky-high black heels.

Mommy Uniform

Jessica's basic black also served as the foundation for her mom uniform while out with baby Maxwell in February 2012 — she simply paired a military-style coat and flat boots with it to make it a bit more mom friendly.

Blue Valentine

For an appearance on the Ellen show, Jessica wore a sapphire blue V-neck dress and matching shoes.

Source: Twitter user JessicaSimpson [24]

A Look of Her Own

Getting set to join Jimmy Kimmel on his show, Jessica chose a short, black lace minidress from her collection she designed for Destination Maternity.

Source: Twitter user JessicaSimpson [25]

Blue Jean Baby

For a March 16 visit to a toy store with little Maxwell and her nephew Bronx, Jessica Simpson [26] kept it chic with a pair of bootleg jeans and an open cardigan.

Designing Woman

To show off her new collection at a local North Carolina mall on March 23, Jessica Simpson [27] sported a dress from her own maternity collection, while her sister, Ashlee, wore a dress from Jessica's regular collection.

Comfortable Mama

On April 7, Jessica Simpson [28] and Maxwell Johnson stepped out in LA for a lunch. Sticking to a denim jacket-covered camisole, and long animal-print skirt, Jessica maintained her casual chic uniform.

Wedding Perfect

For a friend's wedding [29] on April 13, Jessica wore a long black gown that added length to her short frame.

Shop Girl

For an afternoon shopping trip on April 17, Jessica kept it extremely casual, and comfortable, wearing capri-length leggings, a black top, and sweatshirt. Though probably unintended, her basic black outfit was the perfect backdrop for her bright bag.

Friendly Skies

For a quick weekend getaway in early May, Jessica returned to her favorite maternity look — a long printed skirt and a black top.

Bump Buddies

Jessica Simpson [30] wore a v-neck, body-skimming dress to the baby shower she through for her best friend, CaCee Cobb, on June 3.

Source: Twitter user caceecobb [31]

Reaching For the Sky

Approaching the end of her pregnancy, Jessica Simpson [32] got metaphorical wearing a balloon sweater in early June.

Source: Twitter user JessicaSimpson [33]

Wedding Chic

For yet another friend's wedding [34] on June 15, Jessica Simpson [35] chose another long black gown with ruching around her midsection that accentuated her bump.

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