Melissa McCarthy Talks Clothing Line, Fashion

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Melissa McCarthy has it all.  A buzzing career and beautiful family—and now a new clothing line!

There has been a lot of chatter lately about Melissa’s red carpet fashion.  She’s been turning heads as she’s donned her own sartorial creations featured from her new line Melissa McCarthy Seven7.

Melissa McCarthy Dress

“I started this line because I wanted to know: Where are the normal clothes?” McCarthy tells People.

“This really is a selfish venture. I wanted to build a better closet for myself,” the star of Spy adds.

Her collection ranges for women of all sizes, 4 to 28, and target her personal fashion peeves.

She states, “I’ve worn every single piece. There are little jeans that are super stretchy and they come all the way up, because I just do not need to see anyone’s muffin top, and I do not need to see anyone bend over and be able to tell what color underwear they’re wearing anymore.”

Melissa notes that she has a thing for sleeves, so there will be plenty of shirts with sleeves to choose from:

“Yes, there are lots of sleeves here! Hallelujah! Do you know how many fights I’ve had about sleeves?” she asks.  “I was actually told once [by a manufacturer she’s not working with now], ‘Plus-size women do not want sleeves, in any capacity.’”

She adds, “‘I was like, ‘Are you crazy? That’s not accurate! I am plus-size, and I want them, I have friends who are size 26 and size 8 and they want a sleeve! Very few things [in Seven7] don’t have sleeves. My stuff has sleeves, my stuff has pockets, you can count on that.”

This isn’t a new venture for Melissa.  In fact, her interest in fashion stems farther back than her acting career. The Bridesmaids’ star was enrolled at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.

Most women know that fashion can often be frustrating as trends lend themselves toward women with bodies of a 12-year-old boy.

But Melissa knows it doesn’t have to be that way.  She states, “Clothing and fashion should be fun. You’re supposed to put it on and then have a little kick in your step that day!”

Her collection will be available at Lane Bryant, Macy’s, HSN, and her website in August.

In 2013, Melissa McCarthy appeared on the cover of Elle Magazine in a high fashion outfit she chose.

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