“It doesn’t send a great message to women when their bodies don’t fit into what brands have to offer,” Blake Lively wrote
When struggling to find clothes that suit me after giving birth, Blake Lively remembers feeling ‘insecure’
In a series of posts on Friday’s Instagram Account, the Gossip Girl alum commented on some of the looks she chose after the birth of Betty, now 16 months old, during public appearances. The mother of three explained in a post the complexities of selecting clothing that fit her at the time.
“I put together a @lavinoffical shirt and dress from @netaporter to make this pretty outfit,” Lively, 33, began, writing atop a photo of her wearing a sleek black outfit while 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, who also shares daughters James, 6, and Inez, 4, with Ryan Reynolds’s partner, went on to note that she wished she had become more secure in her post-baby body, looking back now.
“And I wish I felt as confident then as I do now, a year later looking back,” she wrote. “That body gave me a baby. And was producing that baby’s entire food supply. What a beautiful miracle. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes. How silly is that in retrospect.”
The star then tagged Megababe founder Katie Sturino, sharing that the beauty business owner is “challenging brands to do better” when it comes to making clothing more inclusive.
“@katiesturino and others are out there challenging brands to do better, helping women to not feel alone,” Lively wrote. “And she’s making meaningful progress. She reminds me, we all can ask for better from the brands we love.”
Sturino later reposted Lively’s message, writing “Wow!!! Waking up to an amazing message about body acceptance and fashion brands from @blakelively”