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During the process of choosing something to wear for the MTV Music Awards when she first announced she was pregnant, Beyonce went through 70 gowns before deciding. "I was extremely nervous," she admits in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar. "It was the toughest red carpet I ever did."

She eventually settled on a gorgeous orange draped gown by Lanvin as she arrived on the red carpet cradling her baby bump. "I didn't want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump," she adds. "I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything."

Now with her fashion line House of Deréon growing legs around the world, it seems the songstress is turning her attentions to creating a maternity line. "All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman," she says. "It's been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant."