The whole "necessity is the mother of invention" thing is usually a sentiment we can get on board with. But when it comes to, say, a lack of trendy plus-size offerings, it just makes us kind of angry.
According on Melissa McCarthy's interview with Redbook magazine (she's their July 2014 cover star!), we have a feeling she agrees. The "Mike & Molly" actress sat down with the glossy to talk marriage, fame and the reason she wants to launch her own line of plus-size clothing:
"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no."
Even with the insurgence of inclusion by way of online plus-size retailers and swimsuit calendars that feature beautiful, curvy women, the fact that McCarthy couldn't find someone to dress her for the Oscars is extremely discouraging. No woman should have to feel that the only way to find clothing they feel good in is by, well, making it themselves.
Luckily, the actress has never let her body dictate her self-worth. Not only has she had quite an impressive career, she has also emerged as one of the funniest women in Hollywood. Not to mention, she pretty much always looks great.
Take that, designers. Check out the cover below, and head to Redbook to see more.