Jessica Simpson has gone from one extreme to the next, after piling on the pounds during her two pregnancies, the star has now shown off some serious muscles.
Clearly a supporter of the ‘strong is the new skinny’ movement, the mother-of-two was spotted in New York flaunting her muscular physique in a short mismatched tartan dress.
Jess, who is mother to 15-month-old Ace and two-year-old Maxwell, has had to put up with a lot of abuse over her weight after she gave birth to both of her children in recent years, also revealed how the ongoing scrutiny about her size gave her motivation.
Jessica Simpson is seen arriving at Midtown office
The 34-year-old, who appeared on the Today show earlier this week, spoke to host Matt Lauer about her body confidence and the scrutiny she faced, as she said: "It empowered me to rise above and stand up for all the women out there that do have trouble losing the weight.
"It wasn’t my priority to please the public and make them feel like I’m supposed to be looking like when I was 25."
Despite becoming a worldwide pin-up, especially after her appearance in The Dukes of Hazzard, she said: "I don’t think that I wasn’t still a sex symbol. To my husband I was extremely sexy."
Blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson celebrated her hard work in the gym by posting a picture on Instagram while enjoying her sister Ashlee Simpson’s bachelorette party.
She showed off her lithe limbs in a plunging black bathing suit, saying she is ‘proud’ of her fabulous figure.
In the revealing holiday snap the star displays her muscular frame. Her super-toned legs and tiny waist show just how hard she has been working.
But the neckline of the one-piece threatens a serious wardrobe malfunction as attempts to keep Jessica’s sizeable assets firmly in place.
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Mirror Digital screen-grab of Jessica Simpson showing off her toned body in a swimsuit, taken from the internet via Instagram / jessicasimpson
She captioned the picture, in which she poses with a bikini-clad friend, "Oh yea girl…We are proud to be in our bathing suits!!"
Jessica debuts her new bikini body after shedding the baby weight from her two back-to-back pregnancies with daughter Maxwell, 27 months, and son Ace, 14 months.
The actress has already beaten her sister down the aisle as she married the children’s father Eric Johnson on 5 July after becoming engaged to him in 2010.
The star also took to the social media site to post a shot of her friends celebrating the pre-wedding festivities.
The group are wearing Hawaiian floral head pieces, but while the rest pose in floaty summer dresses, Jess is clearly too proud to put her body away just yet.