Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy Is Working On A Plus-Size Clothing Line

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October 3, 2011

File this under awesome.

Melissa McCarthy, the actress who stole the show in Bridesmaids earlier this year, is having a major moment. Not only is she now a bonafide star with an Emmy under her arm for her work on Mike and Molly, (despite years of playing Suki for years The Gilmore Girls), but she’s also has a plus-sized clothing line in the works.

McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter

“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.”

So instead of trying to squeeze into sample sizes, McCarthy, who briefly studied textiles and design in college, once worked as a costume designer for a dress company, and cites famed shoe designer Brian Atwood as a close high school friend, designed her own dress with dressmaker Daniella Pearl.

She told People that they also designed a backup gown that was “dove-gray and much more flowing.” It’s still sitting in her closet and she quipped, “I’ll wear it to Trader Joe’s later.”

We’ll keep you updated on Melissa McCarthy’s plus size clothing line, but in more plus-size clothing news, did you hear about The Limited’s plus size clothing line? See our guides to bras for busty girls, boots for wide calves and all of this week’s best sales and deals too.

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