Blake Lively recalls feeling 'insecure' while struggling to find clothes that fit her post-baby body


Blake Lively just got really personal about her post-baby body.

The “Gossip Girl” album took a moment to reflect on her postpartum figure in a series of posts on Instagram Story on Friday.

The 33-year-old explained she struggled to fit into clothes after giving birth to her third daughter, Betty, last October.

"I put together a @lavinoffical shirt and dress from @netaporter to make this pretty outfit," she captioned a throwback outfit she wore during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in January 2020.

She criticized the fashion industry for directly contributing to women’s insecurities.

"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 explained that in retrospect, she wishes she was more confident in her post-baby body as it was responsible for the miracle of life.

"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,” she noted.

The actress went on to show some love to Megababe founder, Katie Sturino, who is “challenging brands to do better” and pushing them to design clothing that fits a wide-range of body types.

"@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."

Lively is also a mom to two daughters – 6-year-old James and 4-year-old Inez, whom she shares with husband Ryan Reynolds.

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