Jessica Simpson Goes From Demure Lace to a Sheer Minidress, All in One Night

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Jessica Simpson changed from a lace dress to a see-through minidress on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in NYC. Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Splash News Online

Sugar and spice, all in one night! Jessica Simpson went from a demure, full-length dress to a sizzling mini within hours on Tuesday, January 12, in NYC.

The Jessica Simpson Collection designer, 35, first modeled a long, purple lace dress, which she teamed with nude sandals and a rose-gold clutch for the 2016 YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where she was honored for her contributions to fashion. (The scholarship supports aspiring designers.)

On succeeding in the industry, Simpson told Us, “I really think it’s only about believing in yourself and just going with your gut and knowing to trust it. I have had so many different visions in my life and I trust them and they come to fruition. And here I am.”

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Plus, it helps having the “best father on the planet” as a partner. “I don’t know what I’d do without him,” she shared. “He has so much perspective, and he allows me to be just a little bit whacky and crazy and have weird ideas and see them come through.”

After the ceremony, Simpson let loose! The mom of Maxwell, 3, and Ace, 2, slipped into a long-sleeved LBD with sheer panels and webbed booties for dinner at rustic Italian eatery Emporio with her husband, Eric Johnson.

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Jessica Simpson headed out to the 2016 YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in a fur coat and nude heels.

Despite her label’s massive success, Simpson, who also rocked a color-blocked fur coat during the night, told Extra, “You know I just don’t ever really understand being honored because I’m just trying to get to the next place all the time. So, here I am just trying to get somewhere else.”

Simpson also revealed that more children may be in her future! “I mean, maybe in my forties, but I’m only 35 so I got lots to do in between!” she said.

Which of Simpson’s styles did you love more, her ladylike lace or see-through mini? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!

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