Coming soon to the racks of Lane Bryant and everywhere “Big Girl Threads” are sold…Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy — who recently who an Emmy for her role on the CBS sidesplitter Mike & Molly — plans to launch a plus-size fashion line.
The 41-year-old was inspired to pick up a sketchbook and channel her laden fashionista when she had to design her own gown for last month’s Emmys — this after searching unsuccessfully through “9 million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows.”
Now Melissa is striving to make plus-size and stylish co-exist.
“Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible,” the mother of two tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle…The stupid stuff like what I wear or how I look I can’t control, so I just try not to give too much energy to it. At 20, I would have been like: ‘Don’t they like me? Was it my hair?’ At 41, I think the things that define me, I hope, are a lot more than those kinds of petty things.”