Blake Lively Likes Her Suits, Doesn't Understand the Fuss Over Them

She calls the attention they're getting a "double standard."

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The fashion theme for Blake Lively's A Simple Favor (opens in new tab) press tour (opens in new tab) is... suits. In the past few weeks, the actress has worn over ten different suits (opens in new tab) as an ode to her film's character Emily. (Her style in the movie centers around this menswear-inspired look.)

"We invented the look when we were putting the movie together, back in one of our first meetings with Renée Kalfus our wardrobe designer," director Paul Feig said to Cosmopolitan (opens in new tab). "As we were finishing up, putting everything together, I had seen a couple of pictures of her in suits, then she contacted me and she said, 'You know what, I'm just gonna keep going with the suits to help promote the movie.'"

Lively, who has continued to channel her alter ego at premieres, walked the red carpet in designer suits from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Ralph Lauren. It was this pink two-piece set, however, that caught one fan's attention.

An Instagram user left a comment about Lively wearing so many suits (opens in new tab), writing, "It's suit number 1,356 for Blake Lively's promotion of 'A Simple Favor'. This time custom pink Ralph Lauren Collection." (Personally, this was one of my favorite menswear pieces on Lively.)

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Lively responded that there exists a double standard in fashion between men and women. That is: No one would notice, or even care, if a guy wore the same tux over and over again.

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The commenter then replied that her observation was made in good humor, and noted that she's actually a big fan of Lively's suiting choices.

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This isn't the first time Lively has responded to comments about what she's wearing. Last year, Lively called out a reporter on the red carpet for asking her a fashion question at the Variety's Power of Women event (opens in new tab), when she was there to promote her work with the Child Rescue Coalition.

"Really? At this event, you're asking me about my outfit?" she said. "Seriously...Would you ask a man that?"

In this particular case, there appears to be no bad blood between Lively and her fan. Also, am I the only one who forgets celebs, sometimes, actually check their 953738 notifications and respond back?

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.