Here’s Proof That Blake Lively Has Always Loved A Good Pantsuit

Celebrity style is always a fun topic to explore. Many are known for their distinctive looks. One such actor is Blake Lively, who has been well-known for the better part of two decades. She has been seen rocking a pantsuit in recent years, but here’s how we know that’s not exactly a new look for her.

Blake Lively has always been known for her style

Lively starred in the teen drama Gossip Girl. The style on the series was important — after all, these are Upper East Side New York City teenagers with all of the money in the world. Serena’s fashion sense wasn’t as focal to her character as her best friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), but it was still regarded.

It was around this time that the Gossip Girl stars themselves began to become fashion icons. In her younger years, Lively would often hit the red carpet in jeans and flowy top or a drop-waist dress. But her style evolved as she entered her 20s, and she tried out a lot of fun looks around this time.

Her role in ‘A Simple Favor’

Fast-forward a decade, and Lively’s become an established actress in Hollywood. She left TV behind after Gossip Girl came to a close, and began to carve out a place for herself on the big screen with roles in films such as Green Lantern and Age of Adaline.

One of Lively’s most notable roles came with the 2018 mystery comedy A Simple Favor. Directed by Paul Feig, the movie stars Lively as Emily Nelson, a PR director at a fashion company who goes missing. The character is known for her incredible and often outlandish sense of style, which includes quite a few remarkable pantsuits.

After that, Lively wore a lot of pantsuits

 Blake Lively at the New York premiere of "A Simple Favor"
Blake Lively at the New York premiere of “A Simple Favor” | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

At the premiere of A Simple Favor, Lively wore a pantsuit. This may not surprise some, as many actors like to pay tribute to their characters or wear something that fits the “theme” of the film at the premiere. However, this was far from the first time Lively had done this.

The U.S. premiere took place on Sept. 10, 2018. In the year prior, Lively had been spotted wearing no less than eight pantsuits on various occasions. And no, they were not taken while she was filming A Simple Favor. Clearly, this is a case of life imitating art.

But Lively always had an affinity for that look

Blake Lively arrives at the Gossip Girl premiere party
Blake Lively arrives at the Gossip Girl premiere party | Larry Busacca/WireImage

Or is it art imitating life? You see, Lively is no stranger to a pantsuit. Long before taking the role in A Simple Favor that would clearly spark something within her in regards to style preferences, she’s been photographed wearing a pantsuit on at least two occasions.

Of those events, one is very notable, bringing this retrospective full circle. As you can see, all the way back in 2007, Lively attended the Gossip Girl premiere party in a simple, yet elegant pantsuit. We’ve got to give it to her: This is definitely one of her best looks. She’s always had style.