Melissa McCarthy has been America’s overweight sweetheart for many years and actually always wanted her own clothing line.
Melissa McCarthy, the former star of Mike and Molly had her share of body shaming over the years and what better way to wear whatever you want, but to have your own clothing line. Bridesmaids brought high acclaim to Melissa McCarthy and she was invited to the Oscars. The Ghostbusters star was not able to find a designer to make her a dress. In a past interview with Redbook, the Spy star said, “I asked five or six designers —very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people— and they all said no.”
Melissa McCarthy has heard many things when it comes to picking out her clothes. The Heat star said, “Only wear solids? Don’t wear bright colors? That’s not real. Somebody made up these rules and I disagree.” The Gilmore Girls star said, “It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. Melissa added, “We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.” The Tammy star recalls, “When I was 22, I met with some janky manager, and she told me, ‘You’re never going to work at this weight.’ I think I was a size 6 at the time.”
Well, Melissa McCarthy doesn’t have to worry about any of that anymore as she has her own clothing line called, Melissa McCarthy Seven7. Melissa sees her brand as one of playfulness and happiness with clothing for all women of all sizes. The Boss star went on to say, “People don’t stop at a size 12. I feel like there’s a big thing missing when you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.”
Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7 clothing line has her own story to share for her customers. The actress and designer states, “I started sketching and making clothes at an early age and I used to dream of being a designer. Now that I’m an actress, and dressing well, experimenting with fashion is still a passion of mine, but I found it harder and harder to find great pieces; not just for the red carpet or a character, but for my everyday life. So when I got the opportunity to design a clothing line, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to build a better closet for myself and other women; interesting separates, well-made key pieces that can be mixed and matched to express our mood and personal style on any given day.”
I am certainly happy Melissa McCarthy has her own clothing line and is a spokesperson for women of all sizes. Love what you have heard? Then browse and shop at MelissaMccarthy.com