Jessica Simpson goes for grown-up glamour in a stylish minidress on the red carpet

14 April 2010

Jessica Simpson is feeling more confident about her over-sized body than ever.
Wonderfully photogenic but no longer able to get into a pair of Daisy Dukes, she has upped her game in the style stakes with a nod to grown-up glamour.
However, as she squeezed her ample curves into a tight-fitting Matthew Williamson bandeau dress for a party in New York, observers could be forgiven for wondering if the outfit wasn't at least a couple of sizes too small.
The 29-year-old posed rather awkwardly on the red carpet of the Good Housekeeping magazine's 125th anniversary party in New York.

Jessica Simpson attending the Good Housekeeping 125th Anniversary in New York City
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Curvaceous: Jessica Simpson shows off her figure in a tight-fitting geometric print Matthew Williamson mini dress and platform heels at a party in New York
Simpson and her hairdresser pal Ken Paves joined dozens of celebrities, including Brooke Shields, Hilary Duff, Anika Noni Rose and Kristen Bell at the bash.

The singer's attendance at the party came as the latest episode of her reality TV show The Price Of Beauty was screened in the U.S.
The documentary series saw Simpson travel around the world to see the different cultural perceptions of beauty and what women go through to achieve them.
After receiving criticism over her curvy figure last year, the show helped Simpson come to terms with her natural shape.
Busting out: Simpson's low-cut dress struggled to contain her ample cleavage
She said: 'It would bother any woman, I would think. I had to get to a place where I had to guard myself.
'I'm not going to ever be size 0, and I don't want to weigh 90 pounds. It's a really hard thing for me to talk about because I celebrate women of all sizes. I think that we're all beautiful. I love my curves.

'I finally relaxed and I don't care what people have to say about my weight. I think I look great.'
Referring to the photo which kicked off the controversy, featuring the singer performing in a pair unflattering 'mom jeans', which made her look bigger than she was, Simpson insisted they were a US size 4 (UK size 8).
Jessica Simpson
Comfortable in her own skin: Jessica says she 'doesn't care' what people say about her weight
The former Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica reality TV star spent months sculpting her body to play Daisy Duke for the 2005 big screen version of Dukes Of Hazzard.
She endured two-hour workouts six days a week with personal trainer Michael Alexander, who honed her physique with a combination of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises.
She also followed a South Beach Diet-style low-carb, high-protein menu which featured grilled chicken, fish and green vegetables.
After filming the part, Simpson said: 'My body is definitely an accomplishment.'
Jessica Simpson Marrakech Morocco The Price Of Beauty
Clean as a whistle: Simpson gets a mud treatment in a hammam in Marrakech in her TV show The Price Of Beauty
Jessica Simpson Marrakech Morocco The Price Of Beauty
Covered up: Simpson attempted to blend in with the locals in a traditional dress
Meanwhile, in last night's episode of The Price Of Beauty, Simpson travelled to Marrakech in Morocco, where she was given a mud treatment in one of the many hammams (traditional steam house) in the ancient city.
Simpson also covered up from head-to-toe as she follows a group of local Muslim women to see what their life is like.
When asked by one women asked: 'If the love of your life says to you that you're showing a little bit too much skin, would you cover up for him?', Simpson replied: '"I don't know that I would marry a man that wasn't comfortable with me showing what God gave me.'
Jessica Simpson Marrakech Morocco The Price Of Beauty
Hold tight: Simpson looks alarmed as she rides a camel

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