Melissa McCarthy's New Fashion Line Proves "Women Do Not Stop at Size 12"
In launching Seven7, the gorgeous comedian hopes to make women of all sizes feel more comfortable in their clothes
Whether she's strutting her stuff on the red carpet, playing everyone's favorite bridesmaid, or letting hunky Jason Statham use her as a human ladder in her newest movie Spy, it's clear that Melissa McCarthy can't help but turn heads. And after shedding more than 50 pounds, the 44-year-old has been garnering a lot of attention for her new healthy diet and lifestyle. (Check out 9 Celebrities Who Are Losing Weight the Right Way.) So it's only natural that the healthier humorist would want to help other women feel great in their skin: McCarthy announced her new clothing line back in November, and just spilled new details to in People. Namely, that it's called Seven7 and will be in stores this fall.
"From grade school until age 20, I had one thought in my head, which was doing women's clothing," McCarthy, a former fashion design student said, adding that her creations are based on how she loves to dress.
But the best part is that her line will go from size four to size 28 because, as McCarthy put it, "women do not stop at a size 12!" This is especially meaningful to the actress, who has spoken in the past about how Hollywood sometimes doesn't know how to deal with her larger-than-the-average-starlet body. Over the years, she's had to learn how to find styles that fit and flatter in a variety of sizes, especially now that she's dressing in a whole new size.
"You look much better when you're comfy," adds the star, who's been wearing her own designs on red carpets lately (and killing it, we might add!).
McCarthy isn't the only star helping to bridge the size gap in fashion. In the past, celebrity lines have focused exclusively on the "straight sized" markets, leaving over half the population out. But now we're seeing more and more all-inclusive lines that celebrate body diversity and fabulous clothing for all.
Representing the quirky girls who won't let size limit their imagination or style, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson just announced a limited-edition line with Torrid that will launch in November. Meanwhile, fellow Aussie and plus-size supermodel Robyn Lawley has been making waves with her swimwear line and collaboration with Swimsuits For All. And then there's songstress-turned-movie-star-turned-business mogul Jessica Simpson, who has been quietly designing affordable clothing that comes in sizes zero to 28 for several years now (sold in stores everywhere, including Macy's and Lord & Taylor).
We're hoping this is one trend that never goes out of style-and we mean the clothes and the funny, empowered women.