The ever shrinking woman! Melissa McCarthy is showing off her impressive weight loss and she's looking good in the process.
Since she began shedding the pounds, the actress hasn't really been too open in terms of verbalizing the journey. She's been letting her body do the talking, having now lost 50 pounds, and showing it off on Instagram.
Now, she's out to prove that fashion choices don't need to be limited just because of weight. This week, Melissa debuted her first fashion collection, a line aimed at female inclusion, something that really didn't exist when she was a heavier-set woman growing up.
"People don't stop at a size 12," she said while speaking to More magazine. "I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number."
She said she doesn't understand "these crazy rules" for women who aren't super thin.
"Only wear solids? Don't wear bright colors? That's not real. Somebody made up these rules, and I disagree," she said, adding that malls are culprits, too, as they "segregate plus-size" women. "It's an odd thing that you can't go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section."
"When I was 22, I met with some janky manager, and she told me, 'You're never going to work at this weight.' I think I was a size 6 at the time," she recalled. "There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country. I would love to be a part of breaking that down."
Melissa's all-inclusive fashion line will debut at major department stores this month and will feature 80 different pieces, ranging from a size 4 to 28.
The "Spy" star said women need not seek perfection. She doesn't anymore.
"Pre-kids, I'd cook for 50 people. I'd have schedules, time charts. Being in my forties, I can finally relax," she said. "I've learned that you can order pizza and have your friends over, and it's just as fun because nobody cares. Nobody wants to be around you if you've been up since 3 a.m. brining a chicken. I've let go of that quest for perfection."
You're looking pretty perfect to us, Melissa.