On Friday, Bella Hadid dipped back into her camera roll for some sultry photos she took in August, according to her Instagram caption. In the pictures, Hadid stands on a porch or balcony just after sunset wearing a strapless minidress with a large keyhole cut out that flaunts her toned torso.
The hem of the dress ended high up on her thighs and the simple dress was adorned with a silver brooch-like fastening at the bust. In the back, the dress was held together with a bow, displaying her back. The 26-year-old model had her slightly damp hair down, though she held it up in a few pics to show off her long neck. On one wrist she wore a collection orange beaded bracelets.
Hadid just took a brief break from social media, with her last post being published on August 24. The influencer has been battling Lyme disease, which she opened up about this summer. She has shared a number of photos from her intensive treatments, which include IV infusions at home and in-office. She has been suffering from Lyme since 2012, according to her account.
In one post about her treatments she wrote, “the little me that suffered would be so proud of grown me for not giving up on myself.”
She thanked her mom, Yolanda, for her support and then went on to describe how Lyme has affected her over the years.
“Living in this state, worsening with time and work while trying to make myself, my family and the people who support me, proud, had taken a toll on me in ways I can’t really explain,” she said. “To be that sad and sick with the most blessings/privilege/opportunity/love around me was quite possibly the most confusing thing ever.”
She concluded, “I’ll be back when I’m ready. I miss you all so much. I love you all so much.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.