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Pregnant Pippa O'Connor goes for pares back style as her due date approaches

Published 31/03/2016 | 07:57

Pippa O'Connor launching the Dublin Fashion Festival
Pippa O'Connor launching the Dublin Fashion Festival
Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O Connor pictured at Eatzen Restaurant in Ashbourne for Keith Duffy's Asian Charity Fundraiser in aid of Irish Autism Action Charity
Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O'Connor in February
Brian Ormond and Pippa O Connor pictured at the Keith Duffy Foundation Charity Ball at Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry to raise funds for Irish Autism Action and Finn's First Steps Charities..Picture: Brian McEvoy

Excited mum-to-be Pippa O'Connor has been showing off her growing baby bump as she gears up to meet her new arrival.

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The top model (31) is due her second baby with hubbie Brian Ormond in May, but is still managing to cut a stylish figure in an on-trend striped dress. But she has ditched the heels in favour of comfy runners.

Speaking about dressing her bump in the third trimester, she admitted that she had forgotten "how tricky" maternity dressing can be".

"At this stage, I don't want to buy any more maternity clothes as I've less than seven weeks to go, all going well," she said. "So I'm really utilising what I've already got, or else I'm only getting items I can wear after baby that aren't maternity but will still work for me now."

Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O'Connor

The Kildare beauty, whose son Ollie will turn three next month, said she "hasn't set a date in my head" for when she'll finish up work.

But the social media star, who boasts one of the most popular beauty and fashion brands, said she's happy to continue on for as long as she can.

"I haven't really made any plans. I'm just doing things as they come," she said.

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Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O'Connor

The hard-working model said deciding when to go on maternity leave was different for her, as she's self-employed and she's effectively a "one-man band".

"I'm not a big massive operation with 10 people in an office. So everything that's up there (on the site) comes from me - so when I think of it like that it's great because it's all from me and not a team of people."

As well as overseeing her social media businesses, she has also been hosting Pippa's Fashion Factory, which completely sold out last month, such is her popularity.

Pippa O'Connor in February
Pippa O'Connor in February

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