Lauren wrote: "Hi Ladies! So, I'm pregnant with my first baby. Just found out a couple of days ago! After throwing up several times yesterday morning, I checked my mail and there was a "Save the Date" for the wedding of my husband's good friend - they are having a Gatsby themed wedding in June. Then there was the plot twist: my husband's friend called him and asked him to be a groomsman. I'll be about 6 months along at that point and I'd love to wear something that isn't a standard-issue cotton ugly maternity dress. I want to wear something fun, flirty, and that fits the theme ...
Congratulations on the wee baby, Lauren! Hopefully the morning sickness is short lived for you - I've been there, done that, and it's no picnic. There aren't really a lot of flapper-esque maternity dresses, though #2 comes close, and 1920s maternity wear was pretty damn ugly; think potato sacks with ruffles. So I focused on fun, flirty party dresses that you can jazz up with long beaded necklaces, feathered headbands, and the all-important 1920s spectator pumps. Oh, and don't forget the fun makeup! Here are two makeup tutorials from LC Makeup Blog and Makeup Geek for you to check out. Enjoy!
1. TAYLOR Jersey Knit Embellished Maternity Dress ($100 on sale)
2. ASOS Maternity Flapper Dress with Embellishment ($70 on sale)
3. Isabella Oliver Marie Sequin Maternity Dress ($159 on sale)
4. Maternal America Maternity V-Halter Dress ($129)
5. Express Long Faux Pearl Necklace ($30)
6. Cezanne Pearl Tassel Long Necklace ($38)
7. Deanna DiBene Millinery Party Girl Flapper Feather Headband ($48)
8. Black Currant Scones Heels ($50)
9. Chelsea Crew Book Signing Soiree Heels ($68)
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