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Melissa McCarthy says her clothing line is a 'selfish venture'

The actress just wants to build a better wardrobe for herself

By Liz Bautista | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Melissa's new line
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We already know that Melissa McCarthy is releasing her clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7 this August, but the question on everyone's minds is: What made her decide to start her own line in the first place?

"This really is a selfish venture. I wanted to build a better closet for myself," she told People. Jokes aside, the actress also said that she wanted to address issues that plus-size women encounter when buying clothes, such as lack of sleeves. "I was actually told once, 'Plus-size women do not want sleeves, in any capacity.' I was like, 'Are you crazy? That's not accurate! I am plus-size, and I want them, I have friends who are size 26 and size 8 and they want a sleeve!' Very few things in Seven7 don't have sleeves."

Apart from sleeves, her brand will also offer "super stretchy" jeans. "They come all the way up, because I just do not need to see anyone's muffin top, and I do not need to see anyone bend over and be able to tell what colour underwear they're wearing anymore." Melissa totally gets us.

Related: Ms. Read x Ezzati Amira collection launches today
Related: Why is Melissa McCarthy starting a plus-size clothing line?


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