Melissa McCarthy is living proof that we’d all probably bring a bit more joy into other people’s lives if we focused half as much on being good-humoured as we do on how many calories our salad dressing has. From Bridesmaids and Identity Thief to Curb Your Enthusiasm and St. Vincent, Melissa has always had a good eye for choosing funny roles. Between her Amy Schumer and Ireland’s very own Amy Huberman, it is truly a golden age for funny women!
Just check out these great Melissa McCarthy moments as chosen by TV queen Ellen Degeneres to see why she is so revered in the Hollywood comedy circles:
To celebrate all things Melissa McCarthy and all of you curvy girls out there, here are three gorgeous plus size dresses that will complement your figure and help you feel as good in your own skin as Melissa does.
When Melissa McCarthy showed up at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre last year to have her hand and footprints taken, she wore a vibrant dress similar to this So Fabulous Tunic Dress and fun pink shoes like these Madeleine Fit Point Court Shoes (also from So Fabulous) – okay, I get that Melissa had to take her shoes off to get her footprints taken, but we need to be practical here people!
If you’re going to a formal event like a wedding or fancy work party (or hey, maybe you might even make it to The Emmys like Melissa!), you can’t go wrong with a classic black dress. Take this Sweetheart Lace Midi Dress from So Fabulous – it’s great because it covers up your upper arm area, but still manages to look really elegant like any good long sleeved evening dress should. Granted, it’s nowhere near as long as Mellissa’s one, but you’ll get more wear out of this (unless you are lucky enough to attend a Cinderella-esque ball every weekend). Be sure to add this Bead Embellished Clutch Bag and these absolutely ravishing KG Chain Two-Part Sandals. And for one impressive piece of glitter, add this Love GEM Sterling Silver Blue Sapphire Ring to complete your look red carpet themed look!
For a fun and casual look, don’t be afraid to try some cute prints and bright colours. Once your dress has the perfect fit, you can afford to be experimental with colour. This Print Collar Scuba Tea Dress from So Fabulous, while a little bit different in terms of colour to what Melissa wore, has a similar groovy style and is great for daytime events or even for work.
Feel free to add this Embellished Lady Like Envelope Clutch and a nice pair of Heeled Peep Toe Court Shoes to really complete the look. If you need to invest in a practical but stylish coat for the colder season, go with something like this Faux Fur Hooded Microfibre Parka. It comes in sizes 14-30 and looks great with a floral dress like the one I recommended, or even simply with some casual jeans and boots.