Very pregnant Jessica Simpson poses nude for Elle

Jessica Simpson Nude Elle Cover

Jessica Simpson goes tastefully nude and shows the beauty of her pregnant belly on the cover of Elle magazine’s April 2012 issue, on newsstands March 20th.

The 31-year-old singer-turned fashion designer, who is due soon with a baby girl, can be seen covering her breasts with her right arm and hand, and cradling her baby bump with her left – similar to that nude pose Demi Moore did for Vanity Fair 21 years ago. Other stars who have posed naked and pregnant include Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Nia Long, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford.

Another photo from Elle shows Jessica standing as her fiance Eric Johnson (yes, that former Saints tight end), kisses her belly. While “The Dukes of Hazzard” star doesn’t reveal the name of her baby, she does mention that she and Eric have picked out a “non-traditional” name that they’re already “embroidering … on things.”

Here are some excerpts from the mag:

On hopes for her daughter’s sense of style: “Ah swear, ah will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” she blurts out, her Dallas accent swooping back in this moment of heightened anxiety. “Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this ath-a-letic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.”

On taking tabloid brutality in stride: “I’m still standin’,” she drawls. “I grew up very strong! You know, my father used to be an adolescent therapist. I remember sitting at his office, watching the girls walkin’ in and out. Kids doin’ coke at 16…heroin. Pregnant at 14. I could see what I didn’t want to be.”

On her body subconsciously telling her she was pregnant: “We were goin’ to have an all-day drinking binge,” Simpson says, not shy about saying so. “Gonna ride our bikes, hang out…do naughty things. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?”

What do you think of Jessica’s nude Elle cover?