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Melissa McCarthy’s All-Sizes Fashion Line Is Actually Built for All-Sizes

McCarthy’s fashion line promises to be as fabulous as she is.

For the past week, news of Melissa’s McCarthy’s Spy has dominated entertainment coverage, with critics everywhere hotly debating whether the movie is “great” or “really great.” But McCarthy also made slightly smaller headlines when, three months ago, she announced that she would be starting her very own all-sizes clothing line. In a just published interview with People, McCarthy explained her reason why: “I started this line because I wanted to know: Where are the normal clothes?”


McCarthy’s collection, which ranges from size 4 to size 28, will be sold at Lane Bryant, Macy’s, and on her website. Prior to becoming an actress, McCarthy was actually a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (before becoming a drop-out, whoops). But no matter what her credentials are, McCarthy hopes she can bring her design skills—and her knowledge of what women’s bodies actually look like—to the fashion world.

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McCarthy told People: “I was actually told once [by a manufacturer she’s not working with now], ‘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 [on her label] don’t have sleeves. My stuff has sleeves, my stuff has pockets, you can count on that.”

Mccarthy’s progressive, outrageously sleeve-friendly collection will debut later this summer.

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