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Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump - 16 Weeks

Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump - 16 Weeks

Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump - 16 Weeks

My belly is growing, and I'm excited to share with you the second episode of my Dressing the Bump series! This week, I'm sharing some maternity essentials that are perfect for bringing in around 16 weeks—including jeans, shorts, and tees—and how they can be incorporated with your non-maternity clothing. I hope this inspires you pregnant mamas to get creative with your current wardrobe while also letting a few of those maternity staples in.

Feel free to leave any questions or requests for future episodes in the comments below!

*Please keep in mind that all bellies are shaped and sized differently and grow at different rates. I hope you'll find these videos helpful at some stage of your pregnancy. 

P.S. 12 weeks!

You can see all sources for the pieces worn below… 


Outfit #1 (shopping at Heath Ceramics)
Zara sheer tunic
Ingrid & Isabel white maternity tank 
Hatch denim leggings 
Loeffler Randall flats (past season) 

Outfit #2 (ice cream break)
ASOS scalloped maternity shorts 
Kate Spade lemon top 
Pons sandals

Outfit #3 (park with Ruby)
Target pink floral pant 
Isabella Oliver cap scoop maternity top 
DRA pile jacket 
Anthropologie necklace (past season)
Loeffler Randall flats (past season) 

Outfit #4 (working in the studio)
ASOS maternity skinny jeans 
Target unity tank 
Zara yellow blazer
Kate Spade heels (past season)

Other items shown but not worn:
Target white skinny maternity jeans (low-waist belly band) 
Citizens of Humanity bootcut maternity jeans (high waist belly band) 
Target maternity short sleeve tee 
Maidenform Bra Extender 

Ruby's Outfit:
Zara Romper 
Zara Striped Espadrilles 

Heath Ceramics 
Sweet Rose Creamery

Brought to you by Oh Joy
Art Direction by Oh Joy
Video by Jenner Brown
Production Asst: Julia Wester
Hair and Makeup by Laura Peyer
Music is "Our Adventure" by The Long Valley

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  1. I’m not even pregnant and I love these outfits! Good reference for when I am 🙂 You make it look so beautiful!
    Allison over at Allison’s Eye

  2. congrats! i think its a boy! =)
    I follow you seens before Ruby was born, nice to see you pregnant again!

  3. You are so cute, Joy! Love your outfits! Wish I would have seen this last year when I was expecting! Sharing with my sister who is pregnant, though! XO!

  4. this is so great – i’m just about to head into my 16 weeks, so these are excellent tips! thanks so much and can’t wait for the 20 week post!

  5. Congratulations, Joy! I am 22 weeks pregnant with my first little one and these dressing the bump videos are so helpful! I have several weddings to attend this summer. I’d love your advice on non-maternity formal wear that could be used during pregnancy!

  6. You look so cute! And I bought those floral pants at Target and it was quite hysterical to try to get them on! Perhaps if I have another bump, I can wear them low – that’s the only way they’re fitting! (:

  7. I’m not even pregnant but love these videos. I’m storing away the advice for when we decide baby number two should join our clan. Thanks Joy!

  8. Hi Kathryn!
    Congrats to you! That is good to know and I will plan to include some formal outfits in an upcoming video!

  9. my husband hates me watching these – it makes me want a baby. also wouldn’t mind an excuse to revamp my wardrobe. keep these super cute videos coming!

  10. Hi Anna!
    Its a gel manicure so there is no name (they all have numbers which I dont remember which one) but its very similar to: Essies Come here! color.

  11. Thanks so much, so helpful! Any ideas for preparing for a first baby’s arrival (baby essentials)? I’m 29 weeks and haven’t purchased a thing yet and won’t be having a shower… Thanks!

  12. Ha! If you want, I can also post a video of my daughter having a tantrum and that might push you guys back a couple years 😉
    Sent from my iPhone

  13. Joy I love the trouser pants from Target. It says there are girls trousers! Did the medium or large’s actually fit?

  14. These are so wonderful! I just found out I’m pregnant (4 weeks along with my first!) and am so into these videos for many reasons. Though I’m not to this point yet, I would love it if you would share shoes that you like as the pregnancy furthers and your feet get more sore…my friends complain that it is so hard to find comfy shoes that are cute as well. You are inspiring!

  15. Hi Kelsi!
    Congrats on your pregnancy! Yes, I have an episode with shoes planned for later on so stay tuned for that 😉
    Best to you,
    Sent from my iPhone

  16. Hi Chelsea!
    They are actually a girls XL! They fit if you are petite (I am 52) and must be worn under the belly for sure!
    Sent from my iPhone

  17. i had to take a little break from blogs so i just found out about baby no.2! congratulations joy!!! this is so exciting:) ruby must be so happy!

  18. Your videos are always so colourful and happy 🙂 I would love to know where your knot ring and your necklace with the R (so cute!) are from? Sorry that it’s not a maternity clothes question, I am not pregnant but like your style, generally!

  19. You’re my hero! I’m 8 weeks along with baby #2 and already seem to have “taco belly” as you called it in your first video. Love the clothes you feature and you look amazing! Congrats!

  20. Your walk is so cute! I loved the video! I also loved how you listed the brands. I think that, when the time comes, ASOS would be a great place to find some cute shorts and tops…I was just checking out their site and a lot of the clothing descriptions said that those items were meant for the duration of a pregnancy. I wonder if that is true…but I AM EXCITED to see how the coming weeks go for outfits.

  21. You look so cute! I loved the video. I have been keeping up with your blog for over a year and am just now getting around to watching one of your videos. I loved it! Congratulations and I can’t wait to see more posts and videos!

  22. Hi! New to your blog & am so excited to see your dress the bump videos. You have a great style & I am looking forward for whats to come! In your original video (pregnant with your daughter), one of the outfits was a purple, yellow, green maxi with what looks like a black tee over it. Just wondering if that was a maternity shirt, or if you just took a tee & cut it how you wanted. Thanks for the help!

  23. Hi Jenn!
    Thank you!
    It was actually a regular cropped tee (not maternity). But I wore it over so many strappy dresses to give more coverage up top. In my next video, Ill be covering dresses and will talk about this trick too!

  24. I love these videos! I’m pregnant with my first baby and I’ve been following your style advice all along. Love that you don’t just resort to 100% maternity clothes. Keep the videos coming!!!

  25. I am thinking of getting that Isabella Oliver top, but I am not sure what the sizing is like. If you don’t mind me asking, what size are you wearing? I am not normally a US size 2 (Jcrew, BR, etc.). Would I fit the Isabella Oliver, size 1, you think?

  26. Hi DT!
    I am wearing a size 1 in Isabella Oliver. Its close to a XS as its pretty fitting. Id say go up a size if youre closer to a S or M.


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