Melissa McCarthy's New 'All Size' Clothing Line Breaks the Fashion Rules (PHOTOS)

Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Okay, here's yet another reason to love Melissa McCarthy (as if there weren't enough already!). For her new clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, she wants to take the "plus" out of plus size and stop isolating larger-size shoppers, as she says, "over by the tire section." This is an "all size" line, with the same items available in regular or plus. The clothes are also equal-opportunity cute! *faints*  

Like many women, the actress says she's worn a range of sizes -- from a 6 to a 12 and above. McCarthy noticed her options shrinking as the size numbers climbed. Turns out, she's wanted to be a designer since she was a girl. She came to New York to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but stand-up comedy and stratospheric success on TV and film got in the way.

Circling back around, she's just launched a clothing line to debut now into the fall. Prices range from $54 to $169, and the line will be available at retailers like Nordstrom, Belk, Macy's, and Lane Bryant, as well as on melissamccarthy.com. (Note: The complete run of sizes will be available only on HSN.com and melissamccarthy.com; some retailers are featuring the plus sizes only.)

The news here is that the cute pieces -- sassy bow-neck shirts, sophisticated floral tunics, animal-print pants, jeans and more jeans -- are available in regular and plus sizes. Sizes are 4 to 16 and 14 to 28 for bottoms. On top, it's S to L or 1X to 4X.

We think the actress-designer and her coworkers will have lots of great, fun outfits to wear when they change out of their lady Ghostbusters uniforms.

 

Images via Ben Watts; Jonathan Guez

  • Every Body Wins!

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    The actress and friends show off her versatile and cute new clothing line that works for everybody -- and every body.

    Melissa wears the Seven7 Bow Blouse ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Guardian Denim ($118, melissamccarthy.com); and Seven7 Sweater Poncho ($89, hsn.com) 

    Model, left, wears the Seven7 Lace Top ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Gordon Denim ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, right, wears the Seven7 Cross Over Top ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Pencil Skirt ($79, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Jean-ious

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    We think we have here the perfectly proportioned pair of jeans. The fun cuffs will allow a cute pair of ankle boots to peek out.

    Seven7 Bonafide Denim ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Shred It

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    And these just might be those perfect jeans -- with fun, shredded patches. They also might just be the jeans we wear all weekend. Every weekend. 

    Seven7 Johnny Denim ($118, melissamccarthy.com)

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  • Leg Show

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    We love the plethora of pants options in the line. 

    Melissa is wearing the Seven7 Pintuck Blouse ($89, melissamccarthy.com) and Seven7 Legging ($69, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, far left, is wearing the Seven7 Pullover Sweater ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 HighWaisted Pull-On Legging ($79, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, left, is wearing the Seven7 Khaki Fringe Sweater ($118, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Pocket Button Down ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Tuxedo Pant ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, right, is wearing the Seven7 Bow Blouse ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Tuxedo Pant ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, second from right, is wearing the Seven7 Cowl Neck Poncho ($79, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Stretch Ankle Denim ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

    Model, right, is wearing the Seven7 Cross Over Top ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Kimono ($159, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Pull-On Ponte Pant ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Flower Power

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    The perfect topper to throw on, whether your the party host or guest.

    Seven7 Kimono ($159, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Legging ($79, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Fringe Benefit

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    This makes me long for cold weather.

    Seven7 Fringe Cardigan Sweater in Khaki ($118, hsn.com)

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  • Get Happy

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    We love the tops in this collection -- like this tunic-y, bow-neck blouse emblazoned with the word "Happy." Wear it on Monday to start the week off right.

    Seven7 Bow Blouse - Happy Print ($89, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Purr-Worthy

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    Makes you proud to be a cat lady.

    Melissa McCarthy Seven7 LeMeow Pullover Sweater ($89, hsn.com)

  • Hello, Kitty

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    A sleek skirt shows its (leopard) spots; it's the ultimate centerpiece to a great work outfit. 

    Seven7 Stretch Ponte Printed Pencil Skirt ($79, hsn.com)

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  • Wise Words

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    Oh, you know, just a tank top with an inspirational quote from one of the mothers of feminism, Gloria Steinem.

    Seven7 Tank - Gloria Steinem ($54, melissamccarthy.com)

  • Skirt the Issue

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    Simple, sophisticated, and fun. This outfit avoids the pitfalls of most plus-size clothes (frumpy, mee-maw style).

    Seven7 Bow Blouse ($89, melissamccarthy.com); Seven7 Pencil Skirt ($69, melissamccarthy.com)

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