What Melissa McCarthy Thinks About Her "Plus-Size"-Labeled Clothing Line
By Leah Melby
Melissa McCarthy's new clothing line is certainly making waves in the fashion world.
According to recent reports, McCarthy is not impressed that people are labeling her new clothing line "plus-size."
"Women come in all sizes," McCarthy said in an interview with Refinery 29, according to E! Online. "Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that's technically plus-size, so you're taking your biggest category of people and telling them, 'You're not really worthy.' I find that very strange."
The clothing line sizes run from 4 through 28.
Check out McCarthy's clothing line, Seven7, below.
Her clothing line features sweaters, skirts, and pants ready to go to the office or on weekend errands, plus jeans — kind of a big deal for McCarthy, who's a recent denim convert after 15 years of going without a pair. "I was completely against it. I was in a vintage phase, shockingly, and I just didn't get it."
She continued, “I just wanted to do a basic closet that I couldn’t find. Some days I want to be prim and proper, and others I want to be in a band. I lost the ability to do that with clothes," McCarthy told Vogue. The official launch date is September 1, but McCarthy made an HSN appearance on August 13 so shoppers can get excited early. Pieces, priced between $59 and $150, will be available in sizes 4 through 28.
The first time we really heard about McCarthy's fashion aspirations was last summer. After considering studying fashion in college, she'd struggled with the choices presented to her for red carpets and events, quipping that "trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle." She's since learned how to really nail a look, so we're right in getting excited about Seven7 hitting shelves.
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