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It seems Kristin Cavallari opted for the Jessica Simpson approach to her engagement by postponing her wedding to Jay Culter until after their baby is born. The reality star and future football wife told Celeb Buzz: "I'm pregnant! I'm not going to go try on wedding dresses."
After an on-again-off-again courtship, Cavallari and her Chicago-Bears-quarterback fiancé announced in November their wedding was back on, thickening the plot yet again with the news last month that they're expecting.
While we originally picked three empire-waisted, chiffon and tulle gowns to give her (and her baby) a little wiggle room, now that Cavallari is steering clear of bridal salons until after she delivers, we lined up a second selection of dresses for the new mom.
Both on and off the red carpet, Cavallari epitomizes California cool-girl style—sporting a mix of effortless, sexy, and on-trend silhouettes from designers like Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, and Herve Leger. When her post-baby body bounces back, we expect Cavallari will choose a wedding dress to show it off.
To that end, Elizabeth Fillmore's coquettish blush gown (left) with an optional lace peplum offers the ultimate in sex appeal. But if the mom-to-be goes with a less formal affair, we like these short dresses from Tara Keely (center) and Hayley Paige (right) for their flirty proportions and graphic skirts.
—Phillip B. Crook