Say hello to the Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Fashion Line.
On September 1st, the line will be available to consumers but until then, you'll just have to wait and see McCarthy on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on August 13th. Not only does the fashion line give "everything a woman needs" but also gives them options, "The fun of it is you should be able to put these things together and not have to make a choice about going out to dinner or getting the sweater. Wear the sweater to dinner."
Melissa McCarthy said that she lost the ability to differentiate style between being prim and proper and being in a band. Now she's taking the initiative by introducing fun dresses, denim pieces, and the best part? It's all under $150!
"It’s always what I thought I would do."
Though Melissa McCarthy originally went into clothing and textiles in college at FIT, she ended up never pursuing it. She had moved to New York City with her [shoe designer] friend Brian Atwood and he pushed her into comedy," I was going to finish at FIT and he made me do stand-up on the second night."
But her love for fashion never subsided leading to her opinions on her red carpet choices. “I remember being put into things and hearing people say, ‘This is great, but it was just forcing your body into something—I have to feel good to be confident and to be myself.”
"Anytime something has a personal feel to it, it’s authentic, and I find it inspiring."
The collection is meant for woman who don't fit the sample sizes of the runway. The brand is sizes four to 28 incorporating a lot of black, navy, grey, white, and blue. She also made sure that there are pockets on all of her pieces for practical purposes. The funniest part of her line is that it incorporates jeans which is odd for McCarthy when she's known for not wearing jeans for 15 years because she "just didn't get it".
“I was in a vintage phase, shockingly, and I just didn’t get it. One of the best parts of a woman’s body is that curve and I go a little bit higher on all of my things to show off the best part of the hourglass.” McCarthy said.