Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant Again! We Look Back at Her Maternity Style (Photos)

There’s no need to cover up any more!

Jessica Simpson made the news official just a few hours ago: She is, indeed, expecting her second baby with fiance Eric Johnson.

Recent photos showed her trying to hide her growing stomach with oversized totes and shopping bags, but now Jessica can show off her condition proudly – and now we can start following both her pregnancy and her style.

When she was carrying daughter Maxwell Drew, she favored simple, comfortable outfits in a muted palette. We saw a lot of black tops and leggings, set off by scarves and jackets. Jessica also liked long dresses just tight enough to show off her bump to the world – even as critics clucked about how much weight she’d gained.

Take a look at some of her outfits from the last year and let us know: Will she go with the same look again? Or will the new baby inspire her to wear brighter colors and looser gowns?

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  • Animal instincts 1 of 9
    Animal instincts
    Jessica loves her prints - and matching this dress with a leather jacket and velvet heels made her one stylish mom.
  • Gray lady 2 of 9
    Gray lady
    A close-fitting gray dress and shaggy wrap show off her figure to its best advantage.
  • Showing her stripes 3 of 9
    Showing her stripes
    In January, Jessica was already looking very pregnant in this olive dress with chevron stripes. Love the shark's-tooth necklace!
  • Lady in red 4 of 9
    Lady in red
    In a change from her usual dark hues, Jessica glowed in a red dress.
  • A cool pattern 5 of 9
    A cool pattern
    Just last December, Jessica was seen in this stretchy gray dress. Will it make another appearance this winter?
  • Spotted again 6 of 9
    Spotted again
    Her leopard jacket makes a standout statement against her black top and leggings.
  • Wrapped up 7 of 9
    Wrapped up
    This time, a long scarf and cardigan complements her black basics.
  • Far out 8 of 9
    Far out
    Jessica showed her flower-child side in this 60's inspired flowing dress. Not even the rain could dampen her smile.
  • Expecting #2 9 of 9
    Expecting #2
    Now, with her new baby due sometime next year, Jessica is back to wearing comfortable large tops and pants.

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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