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Pregnant Jessica Simpson Gives Up Wearing Heels: 'I Tried But It Was Too Hard' (PHOTOS)

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Jessica Simpson, who's been preggo for the past four years eight months, has been fighting a maternity battle. With her heels.

How pregnant does a fashionista have to be to give up her Louboutins? The "Fashion Star" host claimed early in her pregnancy that she would never give up wearing sky-high stilettos -- even with her burgeoning baby bump.

But the situation has gotten tense as preggo Jess has increasingly ballooned, something she's referenced in hilariously candid comments. She compared her baby to a "bowling ball." She mentioned wolfing trays of "slutty brownies." She told Jimmy Kimmel that her water breaking would be tantamount to an unbridled fire hydrant.

The heels quivered.

Who would eventually win the battle between Jess and her heels? Let's do a play-by-play.

Round 1: Jess opens strong. Jessica tells Us Weekly in November that she assured her physician that she'd be giving birth in her favorite Yves Saint Laurent heels. Heels cower.

Round 2: Jess fading, heels pull ahead: "I'm wearing six-inch heels today, and it's a lot of weight to carry on six inches," Jess told Jay Leno during a Tonight Show appearance in March.

Round 3: Heels start high-fiving each other, Jess goes down for the count. "I can't wear heels anymore," Jess was heard complaining to a fellow shopper at Fred Segal while sporting flip-flops. "I tried but it was too hard. Wearing heels is like a religion to me, so it's tough!"

It was a good fight. Both contenders put in their ultimate effort. But in the end: the heels have won.

Enjoy your flip-flops, Jess -- we don't blame you.

Check out Jess' maternity style (heels included!) below.

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