Melissa McCarthy in Eloquii at the CinemaCon 2014 “The Big Picture” Presentation

Posted on March 28, 2014

Is it shallow of us to be so happy that she’s wearing a brand and not some dress she had made by a friend?

Melissa-McCarthy-CinemaCon-2014-Warner-Bros-Eloquii-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Melissa McCarthy attends the CinemaCon 2014 Warner Bros. Special Presentation Event at the Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in an Eloquii abstract print dress.

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Not that there’s anything wrong with having your clothes made; especially if you find your options limited on the retail front. But we think she fell into the trap of too many people when they’re left to their own devices to design their clothes: they became all about covering her up, with style being a very distant secondary goal. If you can find a good brand that serves your needs, you’re much more likely to challenge yourself a little. She’d never, back in the days when she was showing up in made-to-order dresses on the red carpet, have shown up in a print like this, with a waist that fitted and a hem that high. And it looks spectacular on her. So much better than the dowdy tents she was having made for herself. That’s why the fashion world differentiates between designers and dress makers. The former can challenge the consumer; get them to try things they wouldn’t otherwise. Designers remind us that clothes aren’t just to cover us up, but to make us look better and to allow us to express ourselves and project the image we want to project to the world. So good for her for finding a brand that does just that for her while improving her look a thousand fold. She should wrangle a deal with them to red carpet-model their line.

We’re not entirely sure the shoes work, though. They’re great shoes, but we think the blue might be a little distracting. Then again, if she’d worn black, we probably would’ve called for a pop of color. We’re such capricious bitches.

She looks thrilled with herself, no? Always the best accessory to any look.




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  • VioletFem

    Love it, from head to toe. She looks stunning! I actually love the shoes, it really completes the look.

    • dustinrhodes

      Me, too. She looks perfect.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      I agree. It’s all working for me.

    • luluransom

      Agreed. Definitely a personal best.

    • Introspective

      kind of want to steal the shoes actually… and yes, she looks divine.

  • marlie

    Hate the shoes, but from the ankle up, MM looks fab!

    • The Gifted Collector

      All that busyness happening in the dress and yet all I see is those shoes. Their color is too strong and the last thing she needed was straps going in yet another direction.

      She just had to go for the 3/4 length sleeves, didn’t she? And they have a black band at the bottom to emphasize where the sleeves end, thus visually shortening her arms. Oh, Melissa, you’re starting to get it right. can you please work on the sleeves next?

      • marlie

        I just noticed that about the sleeves. That’s really unflattering.

        • SRQkitten

          As someone who loathes 3/4 length sleeves with the same passion as my hate of exposed zippers, I just don’t get why designers think full figured women would prefer that length. Unflattering to be sure.

  • PastryGoddess

    She looks amazing and happy. I like the shoes…probably because I want them for myself

    • Lizzyisi

      Me, too and typically, I hate shoes that show toes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I think the blue was the wrong pop of colour, but lady looks beautiful. She has the prettiest eyes.

    • AthenaJ

      Agree on all counts, now I wish the shoes were in a shade of green.

      • demidaemon

        Ooh, good suggestion!

    • unpious

      If she really wanted blue shoes, I’d have suggested something more sapphire than neon. She is gorgeous, though, and I like the shoes on their own, just not here.

  • nannypoo

    I like the shoes, but I think the straps fight with the pattern of the dress.

  • Tanya Wade

    What a difference a designer makes. I’m loving the short-sleeved version on the model, too.

    • Denise Alden

      The version on the model looks sleeveless to me, and I was wondering how Melissa got sleeves on that dress! I guess all things are possible for RC appearances?

      • Jackie4g

        She’s got enough clout to have gone to the designer and asked for a version with sleeves, and they were probably fine with making her one.

  • Haley Buchanan

    That dress looks amazing on her. Kudos to the designer because I suspect this dress would be flattering on wearers of many different shapes, sizes, and styles. You work that “I Look Fabulous and I Know It” look, Miss Melissa!

  • Ginger

    She looks absolutely fabulous and her expression says she feels the same. I like the blue shoes. Sue me. :)

    • cheesebomb

      Can I just agree with you instead of suing you? Because I like them too!

  • MarieLD

    Hmmm. I typically buy tea-length dresses because I like them so much (I know you hate that length, guys), but I’m going to buy this dress and see if it works for my niece’s communion (sleeveless style with a cardigan. I am a librarian, after all).

    • Constant Reader

      I bet you’ll look great in it! I love that you know what you like, what’s appropriate, and what suits you — TLo always says it’s about the girl, the dress, and the occasion. :)

      • MarieLD

        You’re a sweetie pie!

  • Emily Smith

    She looks fabulous. Also everyone’s hair in this post is glorious, hers and the models.

  • majorbedhead

    Well, slap my ass and call me Sally! A plus size line that’s cute and affordable! I may have just done a little jig.

    She looks great. I have a dress that is similar to that (from Torrid) and I always get compliments on it when I wear it.

    • FrigidDiva

      I get so excited when I find something that’s plus-sized that’s cute and affordable. We finally got a Torrid here in my town and I’m so excited. Prior to that we were limited to Lane Bryant and Dress Barn for any type of wider variety in the PS division, neither of which really caters to a younger clientel.

      • majorbedhead

        The Torrid near me closed last year, so I was stuck with LB and I don’t like most of their stuff. Dress Barn is just too depressing. Finding clothes to wear to work has been a challenge.

        • decormaven

          Dress Barn- never a good choice. Why is it so hard to find clothes for petites, plus sizes, or the combo of both?

          • teensmom99

            Just saw that Isabelle Toledano just did some designs for LB. I’ve dieted myself down to a regular 14 and not a plus . . . and actually wish I could wear the Toledano clothes.

          • decormaven

            Wow, that’s a great coup for Dress Barn. I wish the line success- often, Dress Barn is the only available local resource.

          • teensmom99

            It’s Lane Bryant that got Toledo. The dresses look nice.

          • decormaven

            Sorry, long day! Thanks for the catch.

      • MilaXX

        Dress Barn is from the devil. They are even worse than cheap polyester.

        • AthenaJ

          I also find the ‘Barn’ part of it (unintentionally I’m sure) insulting. I’ve gone in there with a friend who is a size 20 and I can tell one of the reasons she is miserable shopping is because most of the affordable clothing in her size is dowdy poorly made crap.

          • FrigidDiva

            I always thought that was a terrible name for a store that has a plus-sized option. They couldn’t come up with anything better?

          • MilaXX

            Tell your friend to step away from e crappy clothes. Someone would have to pay me to shop at dress barn. Their clothes suck

      • Anna

        If you’re comfortable with online shopping and take very careful measurements, Dorothy Perkins goes up to a US-size 18 and its sister label, Evans is exclusively plus size (they are all owned by the same company and they also own TopShop). ASOS also has a plus size section, and it’s pricier but so does Nordstrom online. These were my go-to haunts for cute/more fashion-forward stuff (I’ve been up down and everything in between), I refused to be excluded from fashion just because I happened to be carrying extra weight for a time.

        • FrigidDiva

          Thanks! I live for online shopping. I hooked onto SimplyBe when I was pregnant, since they actually had PS for maternity that CUTE and not just a shapeless tent.

          • Anna

            Yes, oftentimes it was the only option, particularly if I wanted something for an occasion that was ACTUALLY attractive (God forbid).

        • hunt3002

          Don’t forget Modcloth.

          • Anna

            Yeah, cute stuff from what I’ve seen but have never shopped there though.

        • majorbedhead

          Thanks for those tips! Added them all as bookmarks.

          • Anna

            Happy to help :)

      • Bexxx

        There’s a tumblr, handle “wtfplus”, that is devoted mostly to hating on the horrible selection of plus size clothing, but also has some amazing resources for plus size shopping.

        • decormaven

          That’s an excellent site. Love the posts of truly horrid “fashion” that no one of any size or shape should wear.

      • paginatrix

        Who had the bright idea that women would want to shop at a store with “Barn” in its name? I can’t even walk into that place. I am not cattle!

    • colleenjanel

      Yeah, but she still got that custom … Eloquii usually only goes to a 24 (not judging, but I’d put money on her being a bigger size … I’m a 26/28, so I know the frustration), and she had sleeves added. How I would love to have the option to add sleeves!

      • MilaXX

        Custom or not I think this is a pretty big get for the brand and if it drive those on the larger end to their site it, may serve to encourage them to expand the size range simply based on supply and demand.

      • Denise Alden

        Funny: I think Melissa is maybe a size 20. I think she (and any actress over a size 8 or 10, honestly) looks “bigger” to our eyes because our ability to see has been re-calibrated by the vast majority of actresses who are no bigger than a size 2.

      • FrigidDiva

        I checked their site, hoping that they had a sleeved option. Unfortunately no dice, so it looks like possibly adding a cardigan to it for me or just saying screw it and going sans sleeves. I think this dress would be fabulous for a summer wedding I have to go to (that I don’t really want to, but no reason not to look amazing).

    • LearnedFoot

      Don’t get me wrong – as a plussie I’m so excited that Eloquii is back! And I think that MM looks really great in this. Between this dress and the one by… was it Igigi or Kiyonna a few months ago, the floral?… these brands are really doing right by her. I’m so glad that she’s rocking these outfits, and that us mortals can actually afford some red-carpet worthy clothes!
      But I still think it stinks that she doesn’t have more options. MM wearing Kiyonna and Eloquii is kind of compartable to Angelina wearing nothing but Express and Banana Republic on the red carpet. What are the really great, interesting designers doing to cater to the plus-size shoppers out there who are willing and able to pay for attractive, high-quality clothes? (Other than Tadashi Shojii, of course!)

  • butterflysunita

    Wow, she looks great. I love that dress on her. And you can tell she feels good in it–which makes her look even more beautiful.

  • Anna

    Love this. Go get it, girl.

  • Den Milano

    I love her so much and I love this.

    • wisenhar

      So beautiful, and absolutely hilarious on Mike and Molly!

  • appliquer

    Love this look – best in a long time!

  • Danielle

    That confident smile is my favorite part. Go ahead, miss Lady!

  • Pennymac

    I just popped over to Eloquii via the link, and I believe I am in love. Realistic, beautiful clothes that flatter and are actually price point attainable!

    • Alicia

      Seriously disappointing that it is polyester/rayon though. Why are plus-sized clothes always in horrible fabrics?

      • Granny panties

        I find it rare to find non polyester clothes in regular sizes too.

        • Alicia

          I don’t look at regular sizes very often!

      • LearnedFoot

        Yes! I totally agree about the fabric issue. I just commented above about our limited choices when we want to wear something really nice. MM looks great in this and I’m really glad that Eloquii is back, but we need more options!

        • Pennymac

          Polyester cabbage roses, anyone?

    • Anna

      They make beautiful clothes. Was my go-to for party dresses for weddings, etc.

      • mmebam

        My rehearsal dinner and reception dresses for my own wedding two years ago came from this brand back when they were under the limited. Every just iporn from them has gotten me a ton of compliments.

        I’m so glad that they’re back, but I need to figure out the new sizing. I was a 16 under old eloquii. I might be in 18 or 20 now. That’s fine, but I like when I can just pick out a dress because I know what’s going to happen.

        • Anna

          For sure, once I had my system figured out regarding what worked for me in the online stores I liked, it usually worked like a charm. Another label I absolutely loved was Anna Scholz. I never actually purchased anything because it was a bit too expensive for me (not quite Marina Rinaldi or Tadashi Shoji prices, but still pricey for me) but the stuff was just gorgeous, they have dresses that are *gasp* made from silk. I’d torture myself for hours on their web site.

          • mmebam

            I know dem feels.

    • hellyesiwould

      Yes! I actually have this dress (without the sleeves) and it is amazing!

    • Judy_S

      So I just went to look at Eloquii too. I love the idea of clothes that are designed to look good on a larger woman (not just clothes for slim women done up in a larger size). I love the way she looks in this.

    • colleenjanel

      I just wish they wouldn’t stop at 22/24.

  • SewingSiren

    Over excited eyelash, otherwise great.

  • jw_ny

    Love the dress on her. Shoes…color is ok, but I’m not liking the ankle straps…at all! He makeup isn’t doing it for me either..especially the eyelashes.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    I want that dress. I am a “bigger” chick and I think I could rock that look. EVERYONE AT MY DESK WANTS TO BE HER TODAY!

  • PeggyOC

    Brava. Finger snaps and neck rolls all around. And kudos for the designer, who’s going to get a lot of sales from showing that they can build clothes that make ladies of all sizes and shapes look and feel great.

  • Alicia

    Gorgeous. That’s a very clever print for a plus-size dress. I like the colour of the shoes but I think the double ankle straps are one horizontal line too many.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Right. I’m down with the color but I can’t with the straps.

      • kimmeister

        The upper strap appears to be buckled at least one hole too tight.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Really love that dress on her. I love the idea of the blue shoes, but these are the wrong shade. Something just a little darker would have done it.

  • Patrick Cleary

    I love the pink lips up top and the blue shoes below. Just makes the whole look (which is fab) even more fun.

  • Colleen

    I love this dress so much I’m buying the sleeveless version for myself! MM rocks this look.

  • mjude

    she looks great! the shoes are just a bit to much for me.

  • athena

    Whoa, I have this dress. And now I’ve never been more excited to wear it. It actually makes me melodramatically weepy that I am seeing someone famous, someone that looks like me, wearing something beautiful. Props to Eloquii, this will do wonders for their relaunch.

    • HomeOfficeGirl


  • crash1212

    Love it Lover her. I’ve been watching retreads of Gilmore Girls recently. Forgot just how good in that show she was.

  • FrigidDiva

    I always get such a happy face when I see her dressed and styled looking fabulous. It’s so nice to see a fuller-figured woman that’s not wearing a tent or mumu or afraid to show a bit of skin. It gives me a little more courage in my day to day wardrobe.

  • Frank_821

    She does look faboo. It reminds me of that line from Ugly Betty when one of the Mode employees said “Good fashion feeds the soul”

    I have minor quibbles about the shoes. red probably would have been better than blue. also I wonder if she would have looked better with shorter sleeves. Not sure.

    • demidaemon

      Huh, another great suggestion as well as the green above. I personally thought silver would be good.

  • rockin robin

    Love the dress, love the shoes, but they look like they belong to two different outfits. If the dress had a little color — maybe some strong primary colors, or orange, this would be perfection.

  • 14a

    Yay! Eloquii! I loved that brand back when it was under the Limited. So happy to see it on a star!!

  • SugarSnap108

    She looks amazing. I think the shoes, themselves, are great, but I just don’t think they ‘go’ with this dress.

  • SC_in_DC

    I really love the shoes. It’s the most stylish she’s ever looked!

  • Constant Reader

    The judge from Rhode Island is not deducting points for the shoes because she suspects it has more to do with a personal, irrational dislike of that shade of blue than anything objectively wrong with the shoes. Full marks to Melissa for looking so great and working that gorgeous smile.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Scroll down yay! Her clothes are usually so blah and understated, that I actually smiled when I saw the blue shoes! I don’t love the shape of the shoes, but the pop of color is much appreciated.

  • lrober03

    Looks great for her shape, and I love the lip color

  • Lily

    Love this look, and especially the cut of the dress and the hemline, but in reality, while I love the shoes, they keep drawing my eyes down toward her feet. She needs a pop of color with a piece of jewelry or something closer to her face, so I see “her,” not her nicely-pedied toes.

  • boweryboy

    I think maybe a yellow shoe in a different style would work better but over all she looks good.

  • Daisy Walker

    She looks awesome. Love the shoe color, but not the style.

  • Liz

    Love her, love the dress, love her smile and attitude. I also love the shoes but not with this dress.

  • Wink

    Beautiful. Can tell she’s really feeling it — and that’s half the battle!

  • imspinningaround

    Wait, what?! Eloquii is back?! I read that Limited Brands shuttered it last year due to low sales.

    • MilaXX

      Relauched under a different brand a few months ago. The collection is cute. Personally I think it looks better than the stuff that Limited was offering. Blogger The Curvy Fashionista covered it on her site.

    • decormaven

      Wish they would expand offerings to include petite plus sizes. They would really get the business- I know a lot of gals would snap those up.

  • NBG

    I might like this more if the shoes were red but I am not going to harsh her vibe here. She’s loving this and I love her for it.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    She looks awesome.

    Please, Uncles, tell us who made the shoes because WANT.

  • Nancy Karpen

    Love seeing how wonderful she is looking on the red carpet. I love the shoes.

  • sugarkane105

    Best hair I’ve ever seen on her.

  • Talia

    Hate the dress, love the shoes just not on her or with that horrible dress. The whole thing makes her look even fatter.

  • ChelseaNH

    Love the dress, but the shoes are distracting. Maybe a burgundy?

  • Bert Keeter

    Looks super!

  • Miss_Led

    She looks great and highly pleased … very well done. Maybe she’s wearing these because the model wore blue shoes?

  • Kitten Mittons

    I love this whole look. She looks amazing! That dress is stunning, and it’s stunning on her. Love the shoes, hair, makeup, everything.

    This made me so happy this morning. Yay Friday!

  • MilaXX

    Eloquii just relauched. The had this picture on their facebook page. I was so happy to see this because not only does Melissa look great. I can actually afford that dress.I’m hoping she also snaps up a few of the pieces from the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant collection. Go Melissa, go!

  • CB

    Melissa always has the sassiest shoes!

  • Susan Velazquez

    The eyelashes are a bit spider-y for me but she looks really great. The blue pump works on the model but not her for some reason. Maybe red would have been better with her skin tone.

  • Kate Andrews

    She looks cute! I actually bought the floral dress she wore the last time we all thought she looked good, and I’ve gotten compliments too.

  • rkdgal

    Great job, MM! It’s nice to see not just her wearing brand names, but brand names making a wider range of sizes.

  • TrooperSchaf

    I would love to wear this dress, it is amazing!

  • Miss wks

    She is beautiful.

  • Betsy

    She looks great, and that dress is $83! Makeup is kind if heavy, and the shoes aren’t doing it for me. I would have done a dark red without the ankle straps.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Finally! Bringing honor and glory to the big girls.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I love it! And I think those shoes go perfectly with her vibrant personality, despite maybe not being the perfect pairing with the dress. She is making it all work.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Love it. Personal best for her. :)

  • KendraMR

    She looks great. I just went over Eloquii to check it out, and I gasped at all of those amazing outfits. So freaking cute.

  • Ashleigh

    LOVE LOVE LOVE…the “extra” hem is distracting because the blacks don’t match, but in person it probably didn’t matter!

  • Lisa Bertman Hoffman

    OMG! I just bought this dress last week from ELOQUI. It is a wonderfully made dress and very comfortable to wear. Love it!

  • Pablo

    She looks good but I REALLY don’t like the shoes, they look kinda cheap

  • Skippymom1

    The shoes are gorgeous and she wears them well. I just wish they had been in a different color [not black] because they do distract. And her make up is so very pretty.

  • Imasewsure

    I think the shoes work ok with the sleeveless version (it’s “sassy”) but not so much with MM’s more conservative version. She should rock those shoes with some awesome ladypants and swap them out this time for a pump this time (red or even blue)

    • VanillaLuzon

      My theory is that sandals work with a sleeveless dress, but not with a long sleeve. Imagine the shoes MM is wearing as same color, but slightly pointy pumps. Would have been much better.

  • mmebam

    I am obsessed with this brand. I cannot tell you how happy I was when they came back.

    • Sabin

      I love that they have an actual plus-size model, not a size 8.

      • Granny panties

        And the model is super sexy and beautiful.

  • DuBey2

    Agree (no surprise) w/ TLo about the shoes, and how I’d complain if they were black, too — but maybe the toenail polish and lipstick can be her pop of color.

  • VanillaLuzon

    I think the problem with the shoes is not the color, which is great, but the fact that she is wearing sandals with a long-sleeve dress. Combining clothes and shoes that belong in different seasons in one outfit – can’t stand that trend. Her version is nowhere near as bad as combining Uggs with a summer dress, though, so I won’t ding her too hard for it.

  • Synnae

    I totally understand why she is wearing long (well 3/4) sleeves. Bigger girls often have a little bit more to cover up and sleeveless this would not have been very flattering on MM. I understand the shoes are more sleeveless/small cap sleeved dress worthy, but they are pretty awesome by themselves (anybody know the brand?) and I love the colour.
    Also she looks pleased as hell with herself and rightly so. Major improvement on previous looks!

  • KinoEye

    I’m not a fan of the shoes, either — they chop her legs off at the ankle and make them look shorter than they are. Great dress though.

  • Cheryl

    I shouldn’t like the shoes (ankle straps!), but for some weird reason I do. I think they’re perfect with this dress, and the dress is looking great on her. I wish her makeup was a little less insane looking, spider eyes, spider eyes, does whatever a spider eyes does. Also too much PINK.

  • Kristin

    How come Melissa gets a version with sleeves? :( Not fair.

    She looks awesome. I love her out there just being her awesome self in awesome clothes.

    • MilaXX

      She likely had it customized, or as someone speculated upthread, bought 2 and has it re-tailored.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I want this dress for my very own.

  • How to Faint

    Melissa looks sassy as hell, but is it me or did she have an extra couple inches of hem added as well as the sleeves? I’m going to guess she had one of her butchers–er, dressmaker friends do this because surely Eloquii would have done a much better job of getting her a custom job. Especially in light of the fact that this is their second attempt at a launch and I just don’t think plus size ladies are hurting for places to buy $60 shorts and $50 t-shirts. Who has the corner on fast fat fashion? Or did no one bother?

    This has been on my mind a lot since last night. Went to Target with my bff because she wanted to see if their relaunched plus size line was in. It was, but she said the selection was worse and the sizes now run so small that it doesn’t even fit her anymore. (I didn’t know what to do or say to that, so I bought us booze.)

    • MilaXX

      Especially in light of the fact that this is their second attempt at a launch and I just don’t think plus size ladies are hurting for places to buy $60 shorts and $50 t-shirts. Who has the corner on fast fat fashion? Or did no one bother?

      Actually we are. Until this Isabel Toledo collection Lane Bryant was looking a bit corny. Target is a joke and getting worse, Forever 21 is too young as is Torrid. There are loads of independent plus size designers out there, but the market the Eloquii fills is the 20 – 45 working woman who still wants to look fashionable. I like the collection better this time than when they were under The Limited. Asos and SimplyBe do a good job, but honestly, I would kill for more brick and mortar stores. This buy 2 sizes, send one back sucks.

      • How to Faint

        Oh, I didn’t mean workwear, I meant specifically casual wear. I saw attempts at that on Eloquii’s site and I think while their business wear is super smart and priced reasonably, the shorts and t-shirts were almost superfluous. I hope I’m not being outrageously presumptuous in thinking that it’d probably be a lot nicer if plus size women could find fast fashion the way we can with straight sizes. For a while, it seemed like Target had that going for them in a way that stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid definitely did not (at least judging by what friends purchased and wore from there) and stores lacking a brick and mortar presence could not.

        Frankly, I think Eloquii are a bunch of chumps if they don’t end up at least testing out a few stores in places like NYC, Boston, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, etc.

        • MilaXX

          Well for the t shirt and shorts route there’s Forever 21 and Old Navy (online). Depending yo where you are Ashley Stewart. For whatever reason plus size fashion excels more online. Since this is a relaunch I think it may be a while before the new Eloquii branches out into brick and mortar.

    • Nice_Shirt

      It looks like she bought 2 dresses and hacked 1 up to make sleeves and add to the hemline. Which is not a bad way to go if you want more coverage and can afford 2 dresses (as she obviously can). It doesn’t scream “FASHION” to me, though. There are oodles of “Fatshionista” bloggers out there who could make off-the-rack work for her far better than her current stylist.

    • MilaXX

      Something I just discovered via one of the fashion bloggers I follow. Wet Seal has plus sizes for fast fashion. Not sure if they have them in store. Most places don’t. But online it’s cute and reasonably priced.

  • barbarienne

    Brava, Ms. McCarthy! She looks fantastic.

    I love the shoes. And the pedicure.

  • Sam Smith

    Not crazy about the lip color, but otherwise great look. Luv the blue shoes.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am surprised by how much I like the dress – it’s busier than I usually go for. The shoe color seems off, but those are seriously cute shoes so I’ll go with it.

  • poggi

    I would love these shees with a simpler skirt or a simpler shoe in the same color with the dress. But, this is quibbling. I love that she went for color and fashion with the shoes and didn’t play it safe.

    Great job!

  • Boop

    She looks fabulous and she’s werq-ing it. Melissa looks more comfortable in her own skin and more content and happier than some of the ladies who have strutted down the red carpet this week. (Kaley Cuoco and Emma Watson – I’m looking at you.)

  • frannyprof

    Love this look! Atta girl!

  • teensmom99

    Why not a WERQ. I feel the shoes are her usual style but better than they usually are and for once actually lengthening her legs. I did think that I read that Eloqui (which was the Limted’s plus size line) went out of business. If so, that’s a pity because I think it’s a personal best. And as the uncles say, points out how someone who knows how to design for a large body can make it look good and make fashion.

    • MilaXX

      The limited never protect get line. It’s been relaunched with different backers.

      • J. Preposterice

        Yeah, Eloquii has been relaunched. I think they’re one of the most stylish plus lines out there, with a good range of workwear and fun/on-trend dressy pieces.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I am here for this and the shoes actually work for me.

  • Michelle Gennari

    Beautiful!! She looks amazing. More power to her with that heel height – they look great!

  • SportifLateBoomer

    She looks faboo! Wow this clothing line is pretty great looking! As someone who is petite, curvy, athletic and, as I say “not thin,” it’s sometimes hard to find stuff that fits right in the right places. While I’m smaller than plus these pieces looks like they could fit the bill.

  • B_C_J

    This is a great look for her. She looks lovely

  • SirLouie

    The dress is great. Agree with you about the shoes.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Yes to the dress. No to the shoes.

  • Sweetvegan

    “We’re such capricious bitches.” LOL!

  • shazziz

    She looks FAB! and Yes- you would shave said the shoes should be in a color if she wore a neutral! Chillax Uncles T & L! The funny bitch is serving us some curvy GLAM!

  • Christi Wampler

    If the shoes were red or yellow, perfection! Go Melissa!

    • understateddiva

      I completely agree!

  • Jacob Bowen

    Sookie is BRINGING the style today damnit!

  • Shawn EH

    You certainly can’t call her too matchey-matchey!

  • altissima

    I think if the shoes were patent all over they would look better- the suede brings in a contrasting texture, which is one element too many. But really, they are fine and she looks fabulous.

  • SorayaS

    I think everything looks fantastic but for the makeup. Not that she looks bad, this really is a gorgeous look but I feel like she’s tried to bring a bit too much colour to the outfit with makeup alone!

  • d4divine

    Finally someone on the red carpet whites shoes actually fit. Ten snaps up for that alone.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    It’s a WERK! Let’s hear it for the big girls!!!!!

  • EEKstl

    Best she’s ever looked on the RC. Love the shoes with this.

  • pookiesmom

    LOVE this. WERQ central.

  • colorjunky

    All of this is shallow, that’s why it’s such a great escape! She looks awesome, glad she’s not wearing matronly shows even though this ones might be a bit much. What about silver shoes? Same style?

  • demidaemon

    I agree about the shoes. A bit distracting. Not sure what color I would replace them with. Maybe silver?

  • pdquick

    A slightly less electric blue shoe would have made this perfect, but she looks fantastic in this dress.

  • Diane

    She’s a wonderful comedic actress….and maybe more as a dramatic actress. I adore her. However, I do not adore her obesity. She is blessed with a beautiful face, but I won’t pretend that fat is pretty. I pray she gets healthily slimmer and reaps the benefit of her potential beauty. I don’t think the blue shoes work nor do I like her hairstyle in this photo.

  • Jody M

    She still had this dress especially made for her. It comes sleeveless, she had the sleeves put on. You can also see that she had extra length added to the hem because the color is off on the addition. Also, everything in that company only goes up to a size 24, she is at least a 28.