On her Instagram story Friday, Blake Lively posted some throwbacks from a year ago, just after she'd given birth to her third daughter, Betty.
On one of her posts, she spoke out about her frustration that designers don't make clothes for all bodies, especially for the bodies of people that have just given birth. Alongside an image of herself from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lively wrote,
"I put together a @lanvinofficial shirt and dress from @netaporter to make this pretty outfit. 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. 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."
She added a shout-out to Megababe founder and body-positive writer Katie Sturino, and wrote, "@katiesturino 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 all can ask for better from the brands we love."
Her "middle child," Inez, did come around to Betty, though, as Lively revealed, "And then I said to her, I said, 'You know, you're going to teach her everything she knows. You get to teach her about cities and the sky and flowers and Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse, anything you want.' And she goes, 'Oh, I didn’t love you, but now I do.'"