New mom Blake Lively looked stunning throughout her pregnancy - rocking a number of bohemian capes from her e-commerce site, Preserve - but less than two months after welcoming her baby girl, the actress made a show-stopping return to the spotlightfor the Gabriela Cadena show at New York Fashion Week.
Clad in a body-con dress in a geometric, black-and-white design, Blake glowed with confidence, showing off her trim waist and decolletage. She accessorized the look with white Christian Louboutin heels and a yellow clutch for her stunning return to the red carpet.
Blake attended the show with her mother Elaine, and took time to pose with the Ecuadorian designer Gabriela after the event.
Fans were surprised to see the Gossip Girl actress at the show – she has kept a low profile since giving birth to her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds in December. Blake hinted that she might be gearing up for a return to the public eye early in February, when she shared a picture of herself with personal friend – and snapper-to-the-stars – Mario Testino.
Blake Lively attended the fashion show with her mother Elaine. Photo © Getty
Blake's radiant appearance is all the more surprising given what husband Ryan Reynolds has revealed about the first few sleepless weeks with their daughter. Jokingly describing himself as the "bloodless ghost of Ryan Reynolds", the 38-year-old actor said the baby was up every 45 minutes.
Meanwhile Blake has described motherhood as "the happiest time in my life" and spoke openly about her joy at starting a family with her Green Lantern co-star.
Blake Lively posed with the designer Gabriela Cadena after the show
However one thing the couple have not been as forthcoming about is their
daughter's name. After previously denying that their baby is called
another moniker has risen to the surface – one that's less common for a little girl.
Ryan and Blake are said to have named their firstborn James, according to E! News.