It's no secret that Blake Lively is one of the most fashionable actresses in the world. Like so many other women, though, Lively struggled to find clothes that fit her properly after welcoming her third daughter last year. The 33-year-old actress took to Instagram Stories on Sunday (January 31) to share her postpartum experience, as well as call on brands to be more size-inclusive.
"I put together a [Lanvin] shirt and dress from [Netaporter] to make this pretty outfit," Lively wrote over a photo from her appearance on The Tonight Show. "Because no one had samples that fit me after giving birth. And so many clothes from stores didn't fit either. So. Many."
"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," she continued. "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. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn't fit into clothes. How silly that is in retrospect."
Lively also gave entrepreneur Katie Sturino a shoutout, as well. Not only is Sturino the founder of Megababe, but she's also a leader in the body-positive movement on social media. She often calls out brands that don't offer inclusive sizing options on her account. "[Katie Sturino] and others are out there challenging brands to do better, helping women to not feel alone. And she's making meaningful progress. She reminds me, we can all ask better from the brands we love," Lively wrote.
Sophie Turner, who welcomed her first child last summer, reposted Lively's Story on her own account. “Yes...one more time for the people in the back!!!” Turner wrote. She also added a sticker that said “Not a queen, a Khaleesi" to the post.