Melissa McCarthy is more than just a movie star. She’s a mom, a comedienne and now, a fashion designer! Her clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7 is launching at multiple retailers.
Along with the launch, McCarthy hopes to change the way “plus size” clothing is portrayed.
The star says her main issue is with the plus size label. She says it feels like women’s clothing is segregated in stores.
“Women come in all sizes. 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,” she told Refinery29. “I just think, if you’re going to make women’s clothing, make women’s clothing. Designers that put everyone in categories are over-complicating something that should be easy.”
McCarthy also revealed that some “very big retailers” are going to help her in her mission to change how plus-size clothing is placed in stores.
McCarthy’s line comes in sizes four through 28 and includes basics, leggings, tees and loungewear.