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    Blake Lively Called Out Clothing Brands After Feeling "Insecure" For Not Being Able To Fit Into Sample Sizes Post-Birth

    "It doesn't send a great message to women when their bodies don't fit into what brands have to offer."

    Blake Lively has been going for the throwbacks on her Instagram.

    The star reflected on a year ago, when she had recently given birth to her third baby and was doing press for her movie The Rhythm Section.

    Blake Lively's Instagram story about doing press after having a baby last year
    Blake Lively / Via Instagram: @blakelively

    As part of the throwbacks, Blake reflected on her post-baby body insecurity, and the difficulties she found looking for clothes.

    Blake in a blue Max Mara coat, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Louboutins
    Blake Lively / Via Instagram: @blakelively

    In case you didn't know, Blake doesn't work with a stylist.

    "I put together a Lanvin shirt and dress from Net-A-Porter to make this pretty outfit," she began, addressing her look on 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."

    Blake explaining in her Instagram story her Lanvin outfit on the Tonight Show last year
    Blake Lively / NBC / Getty Images / Via Instagram: @blakelively

    In the words of Tom Ford, "You make a sample collection [according to] a standardized selection of measurements for models." They usually range from a size 0 to 4.

    "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. 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."

    Blake on the Tonight Show in an outfit she styled last year
    NBC / Getty Images

    "What a beautiful miracle," she continued. "But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn't fit into clothes. How silly is that in retrospect?"

    Blake and husband Ryan Reynolds at the Detective Pikachu premiere
    Angela Weiss / Getty Images

    You tell 'em, Blake!

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