In her new movie A Simple Favor, Blake Lively’s mysterious character, Emily, is a suburban mom with an affinity for gin and jaw-droppingly gorgeous pantsuits. And it seems Lively loves a good pantsuit IRL, too. In fact, Lively has worn pantsuits almost exclusively during the A Simple Favor press tour. While we can’t get enough of her current wardrobe, not everyone seems on board with her selections. And Lively clapped back.
Yesterday, September 18th, Instagram user @fashion_critic_ poked fun at Lively’s suits. They posted a photo of Lively in a gorgeous pink Ralph Lauren piece from the London premiere of A Simple Favor, captioning the photo, “It’s suit number 1,356 for Blake Lively’s promotion of ‘A Simple Favor’.”
The post caught the attention of Lively, compelling her to call out the double standard.
However, it seems the slight dig at Lively’s wardrobe was merely in jest, and @fashion_critic_ apologized to Lively in the comments section, writing,
Lively responded, letting the account know that all is good between them…while also reminding the world that women shouldn’t be discouraged from doing things typically deemed appropriate for men.
“@fashion_critic_ Nothing but love 💚. I don’t expect everyone to like it. Fashion that creates a difference of opinions is the fun part. I totally understand the missed humor,” Lively wrote. “I do the same thing sometimes. Just lookin’ to encourage women to do what men do without being teased for it. 😊👍 Yes, even in a space as material as fashion. It all starts somewhere…♥♥ and everyone’s voice counts.”
We love your pantsuits, Blake…and your badass feminist perspective on fashion.