Blake Lively Got Real About Struggling to Find Clothes That Fit Her After Giving Birth
"It doesn't send a great message to women when their bodies don't fit into what brands have to offer."
UPDATE 2/1/2021 at 9:30 a.m.: After Blake Lively shared the insecurities she felt after giving birth, Sophie Turner chimed in with her support, writing in her Instagram stories, "Yes @blakelively one more time for the people in the back!!!"
Lively responded, adding, "Queen of the north everyone," with a GIF emoji of Game of Thrones villain Joffrey.
Blake Lively is reflecting on her post-baby body insecurities a year after giving birth to her daughter Betty.
In a series of Instagram Stories, the actress looked back on the outfits she wore on the promotional tour for her movie The Rhythm Section — which took place only a couple of months following the arrival of Blake and Ryan Reynolds's third child — and how she struggled to find clothes that fit her.
"I put together a @lanvinofficial shirt and dress from @netaporter to make this pretty outfit," Lively wrote alongside a photo from her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January 2020. "Because no one had samples that fit me after giving birth. And so many clothes from stores didn't fit, either. So. Many."
She continued, "It doesn't send a great message to women when their bodies don't fit into what brands have to offer. It's alienating and confusing."
Lively added that she felt insecure about her new curves, and wished she would have embraced her postpartum figure at the time. "And I wish I felt as confident then as I do now, a year later looking back. That body gave me a baby. And was producing that baby's entire food supply. What a beautiful miracle," she said. "But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn't fit into clothes. How silly is that in retrospect?" She ended her post with a shoutout to Megababe founder, Katie Sturino, who is "challenging brands to do better, helping women to not feel alone."
Blake included several more fashion flashbacks after welcoming Betty back in October 2019. "Sexy Grover fashion goal has been checked off the bucket list," she wrote next to a snapshot of her wearing blue teddy coat from Max Mara over a floral dress in a similar shade.
She also captioned a photo of herself clad in an all-yellow Fendi look, as well as one in a Valentino trench coat, "Smiling while napping inside."
If you ask us, Blake Lively is the very definition of post-baby fashion goals.