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Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump

Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump

Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump

Oh Joy / Dressing the Bump

We're at 24 weeks, and I'm excited to share the fourth episode of my Dressing the Bump series! This week, I'm talking about swimwear—both maternity and non-maternity—and how to rock that belly at the beach, the pool, or for summer lounging. I was a little nervous to wear a swimsuit for you all in this video, but I wanted to show you how much I think that baby belly deserves to be embraced no matter what time of year!

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. 20 weeks!

You can see all sources for the pieces worn in the video below… 

// Outfits //
Outfit #1 (Pool Time)
Liz Lange for Target maternity green tankini 
ASOS floral kimono 
Marysia plaid bikini bottoms 
Emily Green necklace
Gallant & Jones deck chair

Outfit #2 (Malibu Beach with Family)
Hatch x Marysia bathing suit
ASOS White lace cover up (similar) 
Target striped floppy hat 
Clare Vivier beach tote 
Beach umbrella
Kid's beach chair from Target
Oh Joy for Target beach mat

Outfit #3 (Yoga)
Liz Lange for Target striped maternity tankini
Eberjey lounge pants
Target blue floppy hat
Oh Joy for Target beach mat

Outfit #4: (Dressy Lounge/Babymoon)
Anthropologie caftan dress
Pons Avarcas sandals 
Mar Y Sol yellow clutch

Shown (but not worn):
Marysia plaid bikini top

Locations:
Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu
Private Home in Los Angeles

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction by Joy Cho
Video by Jenner Brown
Production Asst: Julia Wester and Casey Brodley
Hair and Makeup by Danielle Walch
Music is "Wildrunners" by Hugo Hans
Special thanks: Sophie Graham

31 comments

  1. love that caftan! It’s lovely on you. Almost makes me wish for baby 3# just so I can dress the bump (which is clearly a terrible reason to go for #3, lol)

  2. joy! what size is your kimono top. ive never ordered from asos and the chart suggests i wear a size 8. im usually a size 4 or 6 and my tops are generally a small so im conflicted. :/
    love you so much. best. cute cute cute

  3. Hi Jennie!
    I got the smallest size. I think with a kimono style, you can def. size down since its loose and flowy anyway.
    Hope that helps!
    Joy

  4. Great episode Joy! I recently picked up these two skirts from Anthro to get me the through last 7 weeks of my pregnancy. I really didn’t want to buy something that I couldn’t wear postpartum! They have worked SO well and if they get a little two stretched out, I’ll just have a taylor take in the side seams :). xoxo, Annie
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-skirts/4120212067310.jsp#/
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-skirts/4120339184458.jsp#/

  5. I loooove that Hatch bikini… But as far as still wearing normal bikinis during pregnancy, that’s not an option. My belly isn’t big enough to fit into maternity suits (I’m literally “swimming” in them!) but my breasts are so large they make my normal suits look downright scandalous!! I’ve bought some regular tankinis which naturally have some extra fabric. I love your dress the bump series!!

  6. This Liz Lange collection for Target is lovely!
    I’m in 31 week with first baby (also girl 🙂 and it is very nice to see you are pregnant again.
    Good luck 🙂

  7. Thanks Anne!
    Ha, its funny how different everyones bodies grow during pregnancy. The boobs def affect whether you can wear your regular two-piece or not. Mine still fit (for now) ;P
    Best of luck to you with your pregnancy!
    Joy

  8. You make cute and very gorgeous video: And you are extraordinary fashion but in the easy going that I like! The green top is very nice, do you have some tips to make it? thanks for sharing and putting all these efforts for the video making. J

  9. Hi! You look absolutely great and I’m in love with your floppy hats especially the striped one – where did you get it?

  10. Good work! Oh the pink one is cute too! 😉
    Joy
    On Aug 3, 2014, at 10:09 PM, Janice Le Ta [email protected] wrote:
    Ha, of course! So cute. I recognized it as a hat from San Diego Hat company —
    http://www.zappos.com/san-diego-hat-company-pbl3028-ombre-paper-floppy
    But I love the blue color from Target!
    Thanks for the quick reply, Joy!
    On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Oh Joy [email protected] wrote:
    Hi Janice!
    The link was working but I think the hat is now sold out which is why its not there anymore. Sorry about that! There are a bunch of other awesome hats at Target still left (and prob on sale too 😉
    Joy

  11. Hi Janice!
    The link was working but I think the hat is now sold out which is why its not there anymore. Sorry about that! There are a bunch of other awesome hats at Target still left (and prob on sale too 😉
    Joy

  12. Ha, of course! So cute. I recognized it as a hat from San Diego Hat company — 
    http://www.zappos.com/san-diego-hat-company-pbl3028-ombre-paper-floppy
    But I love the blue color from Target!
    Thanks for the quick reply, Joy!
    On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Oh Joy [email protected] wrote:
    Hi Janice!
    The link was working but I think the hat is now sold out which is why its not there anymore. Sorry about that! There are a bunch of other awesome hats at Target still left (and prob on sale too 😉
    Joy

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