Jessica Simpson shows off her fuller figure in a pair of ‘Daisy Dukes’

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The first time Jessica Simpson slipped into a pair of ‘Daisy Dukes’ denim shorts she quickly became the stuff of schoolboy fantasies.

Now, four years after her role in the Dukes Of Hazzard, the singer has reworked the look to suit her fuller figure.

She took to the stage at the Kohl Center in in Wisconsin on Friday wearing loose-fitting cut-offs, cowboy boots and an oversized black T-shirt.

The bold ensemble was a clear message of defiance to critics who thought she could no longer pull off the look at all.

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I like short shorts: A curvier Jessica Simpson wore denim shorts and cowboy boots at her Wisconsin gig at the weekend (l), which revisited her Daisy Dukes look from the Dukes of Hazzard movie (r)

Despite recent criticism of her curvier frame, the 28-year-old star, who has reinvented herself as a country singer, was in good spirits on Friday compared to her disastrous gig the previous night.

During her performance in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, Jessica broke down and told the audience she felt like ‘walking off the stage’.

The gig came on the same day at the American tabloids went on sale, which were full of the furore over Jessica’s new figure.

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Fighting back: Jessica took to the stage for a confident performance after a difficult set the night before

During her 35 minute set in Grand Rapids, Jessica appeared to loose her place in the song and at one point turned away from the audience to cry on stage.

She said: ‘Dear God, help me get through this tonight. You probably just heard me say that; I have a weak voice and I’m feeling vulnerable tonight.’

Jessica also dedicated her song Do You Know to her singer sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz for giving her the strength to keep going ‘especially when I feel like walking off the stage’.  Source

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