Friday 21 September 2018

Irish tv presenter Christine Lampard shows off blossoming baby bump in floaty dress

Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Denise van Outen and Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Denise van Outen (left) and Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Christine Lampard attends a party to launch Andrea McLean's new book "Confessions of a Menopausal Woman" at Devonshire Club on June 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Denise Van Outen and Christine Lampard attend a party to launch Andrea McLean's new book "Confessions of a Menopausal Woman" at Devonshire Club on June 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Christine Lampard attends a party to launch Andrea McLean's new book "Confessions of a Menopausal Woman" at Devonshire Club on June 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Frank Lampard and Christine Lampard seen attending Piers Morgan - Christmas party at Scarsdale Tavern on December 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
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Christine Lampard has mastered the art of floaty maternity wear.

The expectant tv presenter (39), from Co. Down, was one of the guests of honour at a book launch on Tuesday, opting for a floral frilled wrap dress, classic black heels and YSL envelope chain bag in white. The Loose Women panellist revealed in May she was pregnant with her first child with husband Frank Lampard and said she was "excited, nervous and grateful" at the prospect of becoming a mother.

In recent weeks, she has developed an even greater social media following for her bump updates and tips on how to maintain her signature chic style during pregnancy. She has continued to devotion to bold colours, light fabrics and embraced patterns, which were previously thought to be maternity style no-nos.

Lampard (née Bleakley) said she chose to wait until she was more than four months pregnant to announce the baby news because of nerves.

Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London
Christine Lampard attending the launch of Andrea McLean's new book Confessions of a Menopausal Woman at the Devonshire Club in London

"In that classic kind of anxious, nervous, superstitious way it was like, 'let's get the big scan done and then you can open up and start to tell people', because I've been really nervous," she explained.

And she took a number of pregnancy tests before sharing the news with her husband of three years.

"I did at least seven or eight [pregnancy tests] over the course of the next few days," she said.

Frank has two daughters Luna (12) and Isla (11) from his previous relationship with model Elen Rivas.

Frank Lampard and Christine Lampard seen attending Piers Morgan - Christmas party at Scarsdale Tavern on December 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Frank Lampard and Christine Lampard seen attending Piers Morgan - Christmas party at Scarsdale Tavern on December 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

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