Photos: Conde Nast Digital Archive; Fairchild Archive (Jessica)
A very pregnant Jessica Simpson stopped into Monique Lhuillier's Melrose Place store earlier this week assumably on the hunt for her post-baby wedding dress. The star and NFL player Eric Johnson became engaged in November 2010, but delayed their wedding plans until after Simpson delivers her first child.
To marry Nick Lachey in 2002, the singer chose a strapless, lace Vera Wang gown, looking every bit the classic, full-skirted bride. That Simpson is now considering (or who knows, already picked) Lhuillier for her second time down the aisle suggests that she's moving in a different direction—one that hopefully features a non-strapless neckline from the designer's Fall 2012 collection.
Were we styling the star, we'd select one of Lhuillier's freshly feminine V-neck gowns, perhaps with romantic, floral embellishments (above) or a textured sheen (bottom left) for added glamour. Of course, being a second-time bride, Simpson could just as easily opt for simplicity in a short, ribbon-waisted dress (bottom center) or an ethereal, draped-tulle creation (bottom right). Whatever Simpson's choice, Lhuillier will no doubt confect a gown that best flatters the star's new, post-baby body. —Phillip B. Crook
Photos: Conde Nast Digital Archive
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