Blake Lively is the kind of girl that every guy wants to date and the kind of girl that every other gal wants to look like. Let’s face it: she’s the stereotypical Hollywood beauty: long, thick blonde hair, a long torso and legs that go on for days. She is stunning no matter when or where she is photographed. She’s also got an incredible smile and a persona that seems both sincere and genuine. And yes, she’s one of very few people who can get away with eating cupcakes for breakfast. Everything about her is simply perfect, and her legions of fans all love her for it.
And while a lot of people will always remember her for her role in Gossip Girl, Blake Lively is a style icon both on and off the screen. Each time she wears a couture dress on the red carpet, she automatically finds her way on the Best Dressed List. There’s no denying that Blake has great taste. She can also make a simply black department store dress look like it came straight from Milan. Blake knows how to work her physique and her movie star good looks. With that being said, here are 15 photos that prove Blake Lively is one very stylish mama in Hollywood.
15 She Is Always Strong And Secure
One of the reasons why Blake Lively looks so darn good in everything she wears is because she’s both strong and secure in who she is. She doesn’t listen to her critics and she doesn’t waste her time with people who tear her down. Hollywood is a brutal place, but only if you allow your critics to suck the life out of you. But not Blake. She knows who she is and it’s her confidence that makes her look so beautiful and stylish all the time.
She once said, “I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security. If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public's opinion or what I'm wearing or what job I'm doing, there's no stability in that.”
14 She Isn't Interested In Perfection
Blake Lively might sometimes look like she’s a perfect 10, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she is a perfect 10. As a matter of fact, Blake isn’t interested in perfection. As a young mother, she also doesn’t want to send out the wrong message to her daughters about what perfection is supposed to look like. Instead, she wants them to embrace their differences and unique qualities. That’s what will set them apart from the others.
As someone who is always in the Hollywood spotlight, it’s great to hear Blake tell it like it is. Blake once said in an interview, “We're all born feeling perfect until somebody tells us we're not. So there's nothing I can teach my daughter. She already has all of it. The only thing I can do is protect what she already feels.”
13 She Is Not A Gossip Girl
Blake Lively will forever be known as the Gossip Girl. After all, the hit teen drama is what helped make her the household name that she is today. But if there’s one thing that she hates, it’s destructive gossip and drama. A lot of people like to talk about her looks, her style and her choices, but when things get personal, that’s when it hurts the most.
Blake once put it this way: “Everyone likes to tell stories. And gossip is, of course, even more exciting, if you know the people. But if the gossip's about yourself, it's very weird. They once wrote about me that I had been clubbing with some guys. At the moment I'm a victim and that hurts because it's not me who does something like that. Such stories are just unfair.”
12 All She Needs Is An Apron
It’s without a doubt that Blake Lively has a closet full of couture clothes that a lot of people would love to live in, let alone wear for themselves. But according to Blake, her favorite article of clothing is an apron. With all the clothes that she has at home, the only one piece that is important to her is the one she wears while she is cooking. That’s because she’s a savage in the kitchen, so to speak. If there’s one thing she loves to do, it’s cook for her family and friends.
Blake explained, “I think it's very attractive when people cook. So I don't wear sweatpants. When you dress s*xy to cook, too, it's like, damn, I got a girl who can cook and look like that? And I always have really cute aprons.”
11 She Has Admiration For Others
Blake Lively might be one of the most stylish women in the entertainment industry, but she’s got a lot of admiration for others. At least, from a style and creative perspective. She sees the good in all people. Also, she’s made it no secret that the people who are most important in her life are her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds and their two children. She might be a stylish mama, but she’s a mama first and foremost.
Blake once put it like this. “I admire people who find that what fulfills them is their art or their work, but what fulfills both me and my husband is our family. Knowing that, everything else comes second. We've each given up stuff we loved in order to not work at the same time.”
10 She Thinks That Happiness Is All That Matters
One of the reasons why Blake Lively looks like she is always cheery with a sunny disposition is because she truly is a happy person. Sure, one can say that she’s an actress and she knows how to put on the right face when needed. But you can’t lie when it comes to your body language. No actor or actress in the entertainment industry is that good. Blake Lively is a beautiful woman simply because she’s also a happy wife and mother. She has everything she needs in life.
Blake said, “I look at anything in life like as long as you do what you believe in, then it's going to work out. Because even if other people don't like what you're doing, you're happy because you did what you believed in.”
9 For Blake, Hair Matters
Speaking of hair, the woman has got the best of it. We don’t think there is anyone in Hollywood that has great hair like Blake Lively. Okay, there might be a few but Blake is definitely in the Top 5. With her goddess-like flowing locks, she makes any outfit she wears on the red carpet look like a million dollars. It’s no wonder that so many women are jealous of her and God’s gifts to her! She got more than just her fair share.
Blake once confessed, “I went from having the healthy hair that you have as a kid, to completely destroying it and frying it, and then actually having really healthy thick hair that I was proud of again. I just put an emphasis on what shampoo and conditioner I use.”
8 She Knows That Hollywood Confidence Is A Façade
First and foremost, Blake Lively is a very confident person. She knows she looks good and she owns it. She knows that she is talented, she’s got a great career and a great husband that supports her at home. Plus, she also knows that her day job isn’t reality. It’s what she does for a paycheck and that’s why she doesn’t take a lot of what is said too seriously. In order to stay in the business, you’ve got to stay sane.
Blake once said in an interview, “With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we're all only so confident. It doesn't mean we think we're great looking or anything. It's all a façade.”
7 Love Is What Matters The Most
Blake Lively has said over and over again that her family means the world to her. A lot of her fans aren’t surprised that she settled down so quickly with Ryan Reynolds and had two children not long after they got married. Blake seems like to kind of girl who loves her domesticated life. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. For her, love is what matters the most.
Blake says that she wasn’t always this confident, especially when it came to the opposite gender. As a matter of fact, it took some time before she started to make the first move! I know, it sounds hard to believe, right? She has said, “I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them.”
6 She Wears Perfume, Always
We already know that Blake Lively is a girl’s girl. But she’s also quite the feminine woman behind closed doors, if you know what we mean. According to Blake herself, there’s one thing that she must put on every single day. And no, it’s not what you thinking. She goes into Marilyn Monroe territory with this secret confession. In other words, she often smells like she just stepped out of a department store.
Blake says that her collection of perfume is very important to her, so much so that it’s her go-to accessory. She once said, “One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I'm not wearing makeup... I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume.”
5 Her Early Acting Years Were Important For Her
Blake Lively admits that she didn’t expect to be where she is today. She almost “fell” into acting, so the speak. As a matter of fact, Blake only went to the acting classes that her parents taught simply because they didn’t want to leave her with a babysitter. So they brought her along and Blake got to watch them in action. You could even say that she got to learn from the very best!
For Blake, it’s just something that “happened.” She said, “I never really thought about acting as a child. It wasn't like, ‘This is the career that I want to pursue.’ So when I first started acting, I was more concerned with just being on a set and all of the woes of that, and I didn't really know it or understand it as a craft yet.”
4 She Doesn’t Need The Gym
Now this might be one of the reasons why so many women out there envy Blake Lively. The mama has one of the best bods in the business and according to Blake herself, she doesn’t have to work very hard for it, either. Can you believe it? She has perfect curves and yet she doesn’t need to go to the gym to maintain them. No wonder so many gals say that life is totally unfair!
Blake said, “I eat cupcakes and I don't work out! But if you ask me in 10 years, I'm going to regret answering that way now. I don't even drink water, I'm terrible! I’m 24 now, so I guess I’ve been very, very lucky that it doesn’t show that I like to eat. I should probably start working out, I guess…”
3 She's Not Into Parties
While she may not always be into parties, she definitely gets dressed up for them! When it comes to Blake Lively, you can definitely say that she looks like she could easily light up a room. I mean, all she needs to do is smile and wave and I’m pretty sure that guys would start dropping like flies just from her sheer presence. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but we are sure you know what we’re talking about.
Yet, Blake herself says she’s not the kind of girl who likes to party, and she’s never been one, either. She has said about her past, “I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be! I think certain people are the way they are for certain reasons that we can't necessarily judge without knowing.”
2 She's Just Like The Rest Of Us
Yes, Blake Lively might be one of the most beautiful women in the world (according to a lot of people), but let’s not forget that she’s just like the rest of us. She’s got her good days and her bad days. On the outside she might look like she has it all together, but on the inside she does have those off days we all experience from time to time. Thankfully, she’s got a few things that help her get through those tough days. And you wouldn’t believe what it is, too.
Blake has said, “All I can do is share what I'm thinking – and learn from others. When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the Lion King soundtrack. It's really odd, but it's true.”
1 Her Earlier Modelling Days Inspired Her Love Of Fashion
Many people don’t know this, but Blake Lively came from a modelling background. You can even go as far as saying that she’s got style and fashion in her genes (and jeans!). And if there’s one person that she can thank for her good looks, it’s definitely her mother, Elaine Lively, and that’s because she used to be a model herself. You can totally see the resemblance between them. Like mother, like daughter! It’s without a doubt that Blake inherited her mother’s full set of thick blonde hair.
Also, Blake knows good fashion when she sees it, thanks to her mother Elaine. Blake once recalled, “My mom modelled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me.”