A real-life Serena van der Woodsen! It’s no secret that Blake Lively is one of the most fashionable A-listers in Hollywood, and that includes some fierce braless looks over the years.
Believe it or not, the longtime actress, who is married to husband Ryan Reynolds, doesn’t use a stylist. That’s right, Blake dresses herself!
“It’s a lot of work [but] I mean, it’s not hard in that we all dress ourselves every morning,” the Los Angeles native told Women’s Wear Daily in a March 2018 interview.
“So once you have the clothes, you just pick out what to wear like any other human being does. But it’s easier because you have access to clothes and so it’s not that hard. The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screenshotting all the looks you like and calling them in,” Blake added. “I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks. But a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers.”
While the A Simple Favor alum enjoys fashion, Blake also likes being in charge! “I have control issues and a big ego—that’s probably the honest answer [for why I won’t hire a stylist],” she quipped.
“I just like it,” Blake elaborated. “I love design and I love fashion and it’s a way to be creative. In my job I get to be creative, but it’s over a period of time and so many other people are involved, whereas this is a beginning, middle and end, and I get to be creative and there’s an end date in the near future.
The self-proclaimed “creative” has an interest in “design” and “fashion,” but she noted that she loves completing a project from beginning to end. “It’s the same reason why I like doing my friends’ hair and makeup or cooking — you get to be creative and finish it. Whereas with my job you do it and then two years later it’s finished,” Blake explained.”It probably goes back to the control issues; it’s like, ‘OK, I did it, I completed it, it’s done!’”
One of her biggest fashion feats to date was at the May 2022 Met Gala. Alongside her husband, Blake stopped hearts around the world after revealing a major dress switcheroo from a deep maroon gown to a pastel blue and gold ensemble.
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Blake Lively’s best braless moments over the years.