Melissa McCarthy is having a real style moment.
She’s currently on red carpets around the world for premieres of her new film Spy, and always looking amazing while doing so.
It’s just as well, since McCarthy, 44, is launching her own fashion line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which will come in US sizes 4 to 28.
The actress says she’s perfectly placed to create the line, because she knows what’s missing in the market – it’s the stuff that she can’t find.
“I can’t buy it because it’s not out there,” she told More magazine.
“People don’t stop at size 12. I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.” Amen, McCarthy!
The decision to create the line could also be a massive f*** you to all the designers who refused to dress her for red carpet events because of her size.
Watch Melissa talking about her new line here…
McCarthy doesn’t want any plus-size tags attached to her line, either. What she wants is for women of all sizes to be able to shop for the same things, in the same place.
“[Malls] segregate plus-size [women]. It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.”
McCarthy, who first broke out as the Sookie St James on Gilmore Girls and then hit the big-time in Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne, has no interest in trying to achieve physical perfection because frankly, why waste the time?
“I have caught my reflection and thought, Oof. That girl is struggling. That girl is tired,” she told More.
“I’ve had mornings where I’m like, ‘Oh God, I have weird hair. I look like Fraggle Rock. Why am I so puffy? What did I eat?’ [But] who cares if my eyes are puffy because I ate 44 almonds last night? Or my legs are short? To my core, I don’t care.”
She’s got bigger fish to fry, like being an movie star, having a successful sitcom, designing clothes and being mum to two little girls.
“There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country. I would love to be a part of breaking that down,” she said.
“I was a different size than I’d ever been,” she told People magazine about her post-baby body, “and I realised just because I’m a different size doesn’t mean I flipped some switch and turned off a desire for anything current or modern, or a desire to look good and feel good.”
“The majority of what’s out there for plus-sizes is really bad fabric, really bad design, and if you’re plus-size, you actually need a little help so you need better fabric with a weight that hangs better, that’s more flattering and forgiving.”
McCarthy’s fashion line will launch in the US in August. It’s also available on her site, melissamccarthy.com.
Would you buy Melissa’s clothes?