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Jessica Simpson 'designs own wedding dress'

Jessica Simpson is apparently being "incredibly secretive" about her wedding gown.

The 33-year-old star is preparing to wed her former American footballer fiancé Eric Johnson, with claims the ceremony will take place on July 4. Jessica has a billion dollar fashion business and has apparently decided her special day is the perfect time to show off her skills.

"Jessica is being incredibly secretive about her gown. One of her biggest weight-loss motivators has been looking great in her wedding dress. She's actually helped design it, and one thing is for sure: it will not be traditional!" an insider told the American edition of OK! magazine. "Though Ashlee [Simpson, her sister] tends to be the edgy one and Jessica usually hews more to her Southern roots, she wants to surprise everyone with something entirely different this time around."

Jessica was previously married to Nick Lachey, but their union ended in 2006.

She and Eric have two children together, two-year-old daughter Maxwell and son Ace, 11 months. Jessica famously put on quite a bit of weight when she was expecting Maxwell and although she worked hard to lose it after she was born, the star then fell pregnant again very soon. She is now back to her slim and toned best, posting pictures of herself in a skimpy swimsuit on Instagram at the end of last month.

"Jessica has lost 70 pounds over the past ten months. It's taken a huge amount of work, but she's done it - and she couldn't be happier," the source said. "She has been working so hard to stun not only her wedding guests but the entire country with how glamorous she'll be looking on her wedding day."

Jessica was the victim of taunts about her pregnancy body the first time around and freely admitted she used being with child as an excuse to eat whatever she liked. She was more careful when she was expecting Ace, although that doesn't mean she forgot what she'd been through before.

"It's been a long road and Jessica's had some very dark moments. She was so heavy at one point that she couldn't get on the scale without breaking down in tears. And all the bullying she suffered online did a number on her self-esteem," an insider said.

"Jessica's proud of her body and feeling supersexy again. She's well aware that she's turning heads."

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