Jessica Simpson has worn quite a few metaphorical hats throughout her life, from singer to actress to designer to mother of two. If there's one thing that has always stayed constant, though, it's Jessica Simpson's body positivity. No matter what size she's wearing or what style she's rocking, her chic ensembles always radiate a sense of confidence and self love, and that's definitely something to celebrate.
If you ask me, there's a reason Simpson's own clothing brand is so wildly popular and successful. The line captures her trendy yet girly, colorful yet subdued personality and sartorial voice. The clothes reflect the 35-year-old designer/musician extraordinaire's stance on body positivity and fashion equality for all, and she offers both straight size and plus size options to prove it. Contributing to the growing industry of plus size clothing, Simpson really hones in the idea that everyone deserves cute, affordable garments no matter their size or shape.
From her adorable maxi dress ensembles to her classic T-shirt and jean combinations, here are nine outfits Jessica Simpson has worn that radiate her body positivity. When it comes down to it, Simpson is a woman who wears what she wants — no matter what stage of her life (or size) she's currently in.
1. The Mini Dress
Printed minis are sometimes difficult to wear, considering they're statement pieces that basically demand people's attention. In a beautiful orange, blue, and black pattern, this cropped mini showcases Simpson's fearlessness when it comes to presenting herself and her body in a way that makes her comfortable. Combined with those platform shoes, she's a total babe.
2. The '60s Dress
When it comes to rocking the tight, sleek silhouettes of the '60s, not just anyone can outdo Joan Holloway from Mad Men. Jessica Simpson gives her a run for her money, though. Simpson's floral dress, which she wore to a Teen Vogue Fashion U event with Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley, is fitted, curve-hugging, and absolutely stunning. I love the bright pattern and the fearless fitted look. It's a perfect ode to the '60s.
3. The Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are basically a dream clothing item: One step and you're done! Although that luxury should be for everyone, I've noticed that they can get a bad rep for being indicative of sartorial laziness. As Simpson proves, however, anyone should be allowed to wear whatever they so please. Simpson's jumpsuit is chic and she looks totally confident with the shoulder-baring tank top design.
4. The Traditionally Masculine Look
There's nothing quite like a human who knows how to rock androgyny and play with styles typically associated with a specific gender. With her blazer and (almost) powersuit-esque look, that's exactly what Simpson is doing.
5. The Advertisement
Personally, I have always avoided flaunting my shoulders. But thanks to this photograph from Simpson's advertising campaign, I can't help but feel encouragement to shed my self-body shaming woes. Simpson is totally embracing her shoulders and arms, and looking fabulous while doing it.
6. The Maxi Dress
The burgundy maxi dress Simpson wore while expecting looks beyond comfortable and so chic with the black blazer on top. You shouldn't have to "give up" your sense of style or the looks that make you happy when you're pregnant — and Simpson never did.
7. The Metallic Gown
The asymmetrical cut of this dress is a statement-maker all on its own. Add to that the confidence-showcasing high slit, and you've got an outfit that proves you know you're a beauty and aren't ashamed of your self loving spirit.
8. The Jeans And T-Shirt Combo
Part of body positivity, IMO, is knowing that you don't have to impress anyone other than yourself. You want to wear a sparkly gown to the park? Do it. You want to go casual in a jeans and a tee all week? Go for it! Simpson makes feeling confident and poised in a pair of basic jeans look easy, and I think we should all take some cues.
9. The Midi
Midi skirts and dresses have been super trendy recently, and their voluminous, long cut is pretty on all shapes and sizes (just like, you know, all styles). Even though the sartorial combination Simpson is rocking here is quite simple, the outfit puts her curves on display in a totally classic, bold way.
At the end of the day, clothes should be a source of total empowerment for the wearer. As Jessica Simpson proves, body positivity isn't about the styles you put on your body, but the feeling you get when you wear 'em.