Jessica Simpson Accentuates Baby Bump With Tight Maroon Dress

Jessica Simpson visits Belk Southpark in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 23, 2013 Jessica Simpson visits Belk Southpark in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 23, 2013

Jessica Simpson stepped out in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday sporting a clingy maroon dress (from her own maternity fashion line!) that showed off her growing baby bump.

The pregnant “Fashion Star” mentor, 32 — who arrived at the Belk Southpark mall with fiance Eric Johnson and sister Ashlee Simpson in tow for an event to promote her clothing line — paired the floor-length, dark red dress with a sporty black blazer.

Despite her difficult pregnancy (Jessica has been plagued with severe morning sickness this time around), the fashion mogul appeared happy and energetic.

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The second-time mom-to-be even treated waiting fans to an appearance by her and Eric’s daughter Maxwell, setting their adorable 10-month-old on the autograph table for photographs.

PHOTO: Jessica Simpson is all smiles with daughter Maxwell Drew in North Carolina!

Earlier this month, during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Jessica let it slip that she’s expecting a baby boy while lamenting the difficulty of her second pregnancy versus her first.

“The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous!” she said, before bursting into laughter at her accidental revelation.

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“Well, I guess I just told the world that I’m having a boy!” she added.

The bubbly blonde is due this summer.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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