It's been a hot minute since Blake Lively has covered a magazine, but it's probably hard to fit in shoots between launching a lifestyle blog, having a baby, and filming a new movie, so while we've missed her on newsstands, we understand her absence.
Luckily, she's back in full force on the cover of May Allure.
Blake's return, at least for Allure, is decidedly stripped down—on the cover, shot by Mario Testino, she wears a white shirt from Jil Sander and minimal makeup.
Her hair is as gorgeous as ever—I mean, wow—and was, actually, improved by pregnancy. Hairstylist Orlando Pita explained, "Pregnancy made her hair so luscious that we didn't need to do much." Oh, so all it takes for Blake's hair to look this good is a little dry shampoo and a few hot curlers? Cool, same. JUST KIDDING.
Because Blake's editorial return was captured by Mario Testino, she was shot for his Towel Series, which already includes Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and, like, a million other people you definitely want to see in only towels.
You can find more from the Allure shoot and interview on their website.