Jessica Simpson shows off curves in second pregnancy

Despite being hesitant about announcing her second pregnancy, Jessica Simpson is now showing off her baby bump in public as she looks forward to giving her first child, Maxwell, a new little brother or sister. Recently, The Huffington Post reported that Simpson made an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in a relatively revealing animal print dress. The outfit rose above her knees and fit snugly around her growing baby bump.

Even though she's now carrying a few extra pounds, Simpson didn't appear to let it weigh her down, sporting black stilettos as she walked onto the set. The fashionista's style comes as a surprise to many who havebeen used to seeing women like Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian hide their baby bumps under loose-fitted clothing.

Finding maternity wear for your pregnancy
After the first trimester, you're going to find it more difficult to hide your tummy in your normal wardrobe as it continues to expand. This can be discouraging if you see maternity wear as unfashionable and uncomfortable. However, it's possible to dress in pregnancy clothing without themlooking unflattering.

One reason many expectant mothers try to make their normal clothing work for as long as possible is because maternity wear can be expensive. To avoid finding yourself in a financial bind while dressing yourself appropriately, look to secondhand shops for maternity clothing. Don't be afraid to consult friends and family for old ensembles they might have worn during their own pregnancies.

Once you've gone through these options, you can begin spending a few dollars on maternity pieces to add to your closet. To get the most bang for your buck, look for versatile pieces that can be worn in different ways. For example, a cardigan can be used in several outfits, giving you multiple options. Think of these items as an investment -you never know what the future holds!

Finally, try your best to be comfortable in your own skin as you go through the pregnancy calendar. Embrace your curves and don't be afraid to show a little skin (for comfort's sake) as you approach your due date. In the end, you'll be happier you did so!

How have you saved money on maternity clothes in the past? Do you seek secondhand items from friends? Leave your tips in the comments section!