Melissa McCarthy on the “Late Show With David Letterman”

Posted on June 25, 2014

Melissa? Sweetie, no.

Melissa-McCarthy-TV-Style-David-Letterman-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Melissa McCarthy heads into the “Late Show with David Letterman” studios in New York City to promote her new movie “Tammy” to be released July 2nd.

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GOD, no.

The only thing we like here are the shoes. That robe-thing looks shapeless and cheap. The print is drab. The dropped crotch makes Jesus cry. The purse looks like some sort of tacky medieval weapon. Everything here (except the shoes) is wrong, Melissa. So very wrong. Even knowing how little the fashion industry serves women like you, it’s still nothing but bad choices, top to bottom. There are options other than clown pants and wearing a bathrobe on the street, hon. And whoever drilled it into your head that you had to stay away from bright colors is a person who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Fuck the rules, you’ve got the coloring and the personality to rock some summertime brightness. Get off the gray, black and shapeless train.




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  • Kate Andrews


  • MoHub

    Scrolldown aaarrgh

    • MK03

      If it was a dress, it would be so much better. Preferable a knee-length dress.

  • Sometimes an outfit is so bad that I sort of love it and this falls into that category, mainly because she’s giving off a “fuck it, I am enjoying my life” vibe in these pictures. Though the purse of course needs to be thrown off the top of a tall mountain.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I didn’t even notice her bag. If you swing it by the end of that fringe, you could get some momentum going before letting it fly off the mountaintop. Nobody would ever see it again.

    • Noah

      Its leather fringe like streamers through the mountain air…

      Poetic, right?

      • kno1ok

        And so she threw it
        Its leather fringe like streamers
        Through the mountain air

      • Kent Roby

        The only poetry I can hear in my mind with this outfit is “All right stop, collaborate and listen”

    • tallgirl1204

      I kind of like it in a Mama Cass kind of way. The outfit frames her face really nicely and her hair is beautiful. And she looks delighted with life, which is the best accessory.

    • lsaspacey

      I agree, I love how happy she looks and her hair looks great. Love the bangs!

    • homofascist

      Ain’t no mountain high enough…

    • dustinrhodes

      So, so agree. Even though it defies all laws of the universe, she looks beautiful.

  • RescueMe23

    Her hair and face look fantastic. So there’s that.

    • jonnyf8

      Agreed. I can almost overlook the rest of it. She looks so cute from the neck up.

    • lexilexi

      The Bangs!! Yes.

    • Hysterectomypants

      Yes–I had such high hopes when I saw just the head, because that’s the best her hair has ever looked. And I might not hate the jumpsuit if she lost the shapeless jacket-thing. She just looks so happy.

      • understateddiva

        yes! I literally said “Alllllright Miss Thang!!” and then I clicked on the thumbnail. wahh-wahh.

    • maretha2

      Her head and feet look so great and she looks happy so I’m just going to ignore everything between the neck and ankles.

    • Targettaste

      She has the guts to play frumpy characters, so it’s fun to see how adorable she really is (if you ignore these clothes).

  • RussellH88

    When you look like a gussied up version of Abby Lee Miller it’s time to make a change.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Now if Melissa would do a parody of the Dance Mom’s I’d pay to see that, especially if she and Sandra Bullock did it together.

    • marlie

      GAWD I hate that woman.

      • Skippymom1

        Who puts their child in that woman’s hands? It frightens me.

    • ecallaw1977

      I did a control+f before I commented because I just knew somebody had to have already mentioned Abby Lee–so spot on.

  • muelonil

    Now I have the sads.

  • NightOwl

    As someone in between conventional and plus sizing I can’t fault her for wanting in on the trendy, jumpsuit look. A lot of times bigger women are shut out of trends and when you get a chance to wear one it’s like YES I CAN DO THAT TOO and you forget that shit is flat out ugly. This would be ugly on a 5’9″ size 2 or a 6′ size 10 or anyone basically.

    • Anna Vasquez

      “YES I CAN DO THAT TOO and you forget that shit is flat out ugly.”

      HAHAHAHA so true. How I once ended up wearing a pair of purple velvet palazzo pants. Don’t ask.

      • B. Garcia

        Ditto. But with leather pants. What was I thinking?!

        • Leather palazzo pants?? They must have been heavy!

          • B. Garcia

            Lol! No, they weren’t palazzo–thank goodness!–but they were heavy anyway!

    • smh4748

      “I can’t fault her for wanting in on the trendy, jumpsuit look”

      I think I can. Because jumpsuits hate women, and women should hate them back, not give in to some weird unrequited relationship with them!

    • Kristi Mitchell

      Amen. As a former heavy woman, I would never have allowed myself to walk out the front door that way. Being plus sized does not mean you can’t be fashionable, or that you have to be covered and draped head to toe. This makes me slightly scared to see the fashion line she is supposed to be designing.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I would like the robe thingy if it were of a better quality and if there was something bright and beautiful underneath it. That dropped crotch is horrible. Jumpsuits are hardly ever a good idea. The shoes are the cutest part of the outfit.

    Not liking her in bangs, but we all have to try them so I get it (they didn’t look any better on me than they do on her).

  • d4divine

    I can’t.. who ever told her that the drop crotch was a good idea is a fashion sadist.

    • Imasewsure

      My bet is on Kaley Cuoco who was looking to share the horror of her drop waist fiasco from the Critics Choice Awards

      • I think it was Bieber. I think he hypnotised her with his hair, and then chanted wear a jumpsuit with a drop waist for about 20 minutes, and this is the sad result. ๐Ÿ™

  • nyazgirl

    You know why I don’t hate it? Because #1 – It’s different and bold. And #2 – Because she is smiling from ear to ear. Rock that shit, Miss McCarthy.

    • Kathy

      And it looks comfortable.

    • Judy_S

      I thought so too. I enjoyed the scrolldown because the top half looks too conventional but the fact that it’s pants makes it much more interesting.

      I do think it’s horrible that nobody designs for women of size (or men either, much) any more. Someone ought to make clothes that don’t just look tailored on a size 2 but are tailored to look good and feel comfortable on non-standard but gorgeous stars like her.

      • B. Garcia

        There are places where you can find gorgeous plus-sized clothes. (Igigi, for example.) And though I adore her, I think Melissa doesn’t have the greatest taste.

    • Violina23

      I love the smile, but she can’t will this into the realm of “working”

    • gloriana232

      Yeah, this weirdly works for me. She looks comfortable with herself, which is more than can be said for some better-dressed ladystars who squeeze or tie themselves into their clothes. And her hair is GREAT — shiny, soft, and pretty.

    • ConnieBV

      Yeah, I live here. I love it. She looks delighted, and the drapey cardigan is a big girl basic.

  • quiltrx

    YIKES. All these fringed purses are making my eyes hurt. I hope this ‘thing’ goes away quickly. And I’ve seen enough Hammer pants recently to be VERY alarmed that they might hang around (pun intended) for a while.

  • JAL 512

    Oh dear. that’s unfortunate. I like her hair.

    • AmeliaEve

      Yes! This was a real scroll fug for me, because when I first saw her face I thought how happy she seems and how the bangs make her look very sweet and even a bit younger. But then….

  • Mothra

    I think I like her hair. The bangs are cute. The color is rich.

  • beckytee

    hahaha i love this! i think it’s fun. too casual for tv, but still cute.

  • Imasewsure

    She’s so damn cute and these clothes are so ugly

  • Lex

    “The dropped crotch makes Jesus cry.” Holy sh*t I just spit out my coffee. HILARIOUS!

  • Jecca2244

    I always wondered why she didn’t just pay a big fashion house to customize her clothing but after TLo’s run in with that awful publicist who didn’t want their clothing on a “larger” actress I realize they would never work with her. The fashion industry (and DVF and Wintour) have done a lot in the last few years to bring awareness to eating disorders in models. Maybe it is time they shine a spotlight on how size-ist the industry really is.

    ok, back to my egg salad sandwich.

    • Abigail Tyrrell

      ummm… where have you been? under a rock?

    • B. Garcia

      There’s a story in Mindy Kaling’s book about running into a stylist who showed up to a photo shoot with too-small clothes and then tried to shame her for being too large to fit the clothes he had brought. Kaling had her tears (privately) and then marched out and forced the stylist to suck it up and do his job. I think Melissa (or her people) need to start pushing back. I mean, Queen Latifa and Gabourey Sidibe get gorgeous clothes. Why not Melissa?

  • boweryboy


  • enchanted216

    I think she looks pretty cute. LOVE the shoes! HATE the clutch.

  • Anna

    All the NOs in the universe are not enough. She deserves better.

  • @Biting Panda

    For reasons only my therapist will be able to figure out, I am taking this one personally. Melissa is gorgeous, hilarious, talented and a seemingly good soul. Why she has surrounded herself with a style team with ZERO style is beyond me. I’m angry at it. I’m hurt by it. I need it to stop.

    • Especially in this age of so much awesome fashion being available to us curvier ladies. While I know the snobby fashion houses turn up their nose, look at all the sources of plus size fashion which we now have access to online. Plus there are some amazing curvy bloggers out there who put looks together which would be 10 zillion times better than anything this style team is doing.

      • Kayceed

        It would really be worth her time to study some of those blogs – or simply hire one of those bloggers as a consultant.

      • KinoEye

        Better yet, if it’s possible, she could become a spokesmodel for a designer like Tadashi Shoji. She’s very much in the public eye and continues to build a strong resume — surely, someone in the fashion world is smart enough to capitalize on that. From a completely cynical point of view, it would be fantastic PR for whoever did it. From a less cynical point of view, it would be another big step towards celebrating diverse beauty in the mainstream. Like Lupita’s Lancome ad and People cover, and Laverne’s Time cover.

    • marlie

      For all of the reasons above, and also because she’s a human being with feelings, she deserves better. A LOT better.

  • OffToSeeHim

    This is the only blog where you read things like, “The dropped crotch makes Jesus cry.” I love you guys!

  • Tricia Rose

    I like her hair… but the rest is No to the No. It’s RARELY flattering to wear Hammer-Style Jump Suits. So few of us (no matter your size) can pull that clown look off. But her hair her smile, she still looks “cute” mostly because I love her.

  • Aidan B

    Oh this poor woman. I know she must have limited choices available to her (which is BS anyway), but surely she can do better than this?

  • Sobaika

    This is terrible, but she looks so happy that I’m not mad at it.

  • mmhmm

    I’d just like to point out to T and L that larger women don’t have many choices. Clothing is generally made with skinny women in mind, and larger women will choose ANYTHING THAT FITS, regardless of how it looks. I know that there are nice things available, but it’s extremely difficult to find them.

    • We made that exact point in the post:

      ” Even knowing how little the fashion industry serves women like you, itโ€™s still nothing but bad choices, top to bottom.”

    • I do have to disagree with this because these days, there are so many places online where the curvier of us can source fashion. Back in the days before the inter web, the options were mostly specialist shops or make your own. Sure, it takes some hunting and effort, but it can be done. ๐Ÿ™‚

      My advice to anyone who is curvier is to subscribe to some curvy fashion bloggers. People like Suger @ Suger Coat It, Gabi @ Gabifresh, Nicolette Mason, Marie Denee @ The Curvy Fashionista, CeCe @ Plus Size Princess, Allison @ Curvy Girl Chic, Jay @ Jay Miranda, Tanesha @ Girl With Curves, Kellie B from And I Get Dressed, Georgina @ Cupcake’s Clothes.. I could go on and on, there are so many. And from each and every one of them, I regularly get new ideas on where to source beautiful fashion for the curvy.

      Chrissie Swan who was on Big Brother and a few shows here in Australia designed a plus size range with Big W over here in Australia and it sold out very quickly because it was great stuff, how fabulous would it be if Melissa worked with someone like Kmart or Target or Macys to create a range of plus size fashion that she likes? Because there is a huge market for plus size fashion if someone makes the effort to create it.

      We do have a growing plus size fashion industry here in Australia thanks to pioneers like Maggie T who created her own label and stores people could buy it in – now we have many plus size only stores like Autograph, TS-14, My Size, Rockmans do a range called Be Me, and then there is a large range of Aussie places online like Virtu, Harlow, Zebrano, Dream Diva, Kita Ku, Lala Belle.. many of those ship internationally if you want to check them out.

      I’ve bought fashion from the US and had it shipped to Aus when I couldn’t find what I wanted here – I’ve personally bought from Torrid, Igigi & Kiyonna but there are so many labels there, I’d be here all day typing in names.

      Anyway I hope maybe the curvy of you reading this will hunt down some of the fashion bloggers I mentioned. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry I went on a bit, this topic is one close to my heart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • MilaXX

        Show have read one post, down. You made my point much better.

    • MilaXX

      You have to mostly shop online, but there are loads more options. ASOS, Eloqui, Jibari, Anna Sholtz. As well as the old stanbys like Lane Bryants, Ashley Stewarts, Forever 21, Torrid etc… Once I started following plus size fashion blogs it was eye opening to see what’s out there and get ideas on how to style on a fuller figure.

      • Hysterectomypants

        Definitely add Simply Be to that list–I have become a huge fan and tend to check their site before any others.

        (they do currently have a whole assortment of Hammer pants, but their own line of Anna Scholz, too)

        • MilaXX

          I just got an order from SimplyBe today.

  • kimmeister

    I could live with the jumpsuit if it weren’t for the dropped crotch and tapered legs. The dropped crotch eliminates the ability for the pants to eliminate the dreaded inner thigh chafing (which I’ve just discovered is called “chub rub,” as I’ve been looking for strategies to mitigate it). The shoes are ok, but I think that particular shape of strappiness looks better on a narrower foot. I like what I can see of her ring, and of course that infectious smile.

    • Kathy

      I wrote that the jumpsuit looks comfortable, but you make an excellent point. Also, there’s the whole jumpsuit struggle to pee thing.

    • suzq

      The drape of it is rather nice…until you get to the pant section.

    • Sobaika

      For chub rub, there’s this fantastic powder that Lush makes – Silky Underwear or something like that? Anyway, it’s basically my best friend during summer months.

      • kimmeister

        I did come across that product on some of the blogs, as well as products by Monistat and Body Glide. I did see the Monistat in the feminine products section, but have no idea where one would find those other products. What section would it be in? Or do you have to buy it online? So far I’ve only tried baby powder, but I really hate that smell. Mine don’t actually chafe, I just hate the feeling of bare sweaty thighs touching each other at all.

        • Anna

          You can find Body Glide at a local running/cycling sporting goods store (as well as other types of anti-chafe products). Aquaphor works too, and it’s odourless.

          • kimmeister

            Thanks for the tip!

          • Anna

            No problem ๐Ÿ™‚

        • semirose

          Honestly, I just use deodarant. It works great!

        • venusvelvet

          The monistat powder gel works great as a cheap under-eye primer for concealer, as it’s mostly silicone.

    • Kayceed

      Re chub rub – in the summer old-school pettipants!

      • kimmeister

        Yes, my go-to has been to deploy some sort of shorts, but I wanted to try out other products just to see if they worked for me.

    • MilaXX

      Google chub rub. There are loads of solutions. everything from petticoats, to bike short to creams & ointments.

      • kimmeister

        I did, that’s how I came across all of the blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • World of Sass

    Stop hating on jumpsuits! She looks cute as THA FUCK.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I would like to see Melissa wear colors instead of defaulting to a dark fabric or print. She’s got such a great personality, I would love to see that expressed in her clothing choices.

  • I’m not sure about her outfit, really. She looks comfortable and stylish, but it’s so dark. What I’m crying over is her hair. Oh, no Melissa – you are not a bang girl. Please let that fringe grow out. She has post-salon hair – the kind where the cut is so fresh that it hasn’t settle well on your head, and then your stylist dumps product in your hair and you have to go home and wash it out and do it yourself because it’s not feeling right. To top it off, the NYC humidity killed the body and wave in her hairstyle. Go to your hotel and wash it out, girl.

    • MilaXX

      I’ve seen this cut on her where it’s not blown out and curled and it looked really cute, more beachy.

      • Hysterectomypants

        Yeah, I think you can see in that shot by the car how cute it is when it’s a little more relaxed. I love it.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Why would anyone want to wear pants that bring one of two things to mind?…
    1) MC Hammer
    2) The man with the 100 lb scrotum.

  • Abigail Tyrrell

    It would be helpful if there where more choice available that did not involve wearing sausage casing or corsets to hold the shape of the dress. Designers like models because it allows them to be lazy and make no effort to create new shapes and revolutionise fit.

  • The purse reminds me of a jellyfish.

  • Hysterectomypants

    I don’t know–throw out the schmatta she’s wearing over it, and I think the jumpsuit would be cute. And the rest of her is just adorable here.

    • Joanna

      Yeah, I can’t hate – I think the jumpsuit is sassy.

  • Tami from Seattle

    Go into the plus size section at Macy’s and observe the color pallet offered to women size 18 and over. Mostly blacks and greys, and the few pops of color are usually muddy, dull and muted. And the style of clothing? The designers are either trying to cover big girls up, or trying to get us into fettish-ware. I have often wanted to take the buyers on a field trip with me to the “normal” size section, pick out clothes I would like, then take them (downstairs next to furniture and children’s clothes) to “women’s-world” and say, “Now find me anything resembling these cute, bright, fashionable items in my size.”

    • The last time I was in the plus size section at Macys I came home with Style & Co tops in bright blue, pink, mustard yellow, red, teal, aquamarine.. There was a huge range. This was in Hawaii in November 2013. I got a gorgeous Calvin Klein dress, and a bunch of Michael Kors, animal print, sequins, so much fabulosity I could not believe it.

      A couple of years before that, I came home with this huge bunch of sequin covered tops by Style & Co. So many sequins, when I go out in the sun it is like a disco ball. Those tops are still wearing fine and I have worn them to.death.

      I wonder if maybe there is a larger colour palette online than in your local store, because on the website I am seeing a riot of colour in the plus size section.. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tami from Seattle

        When I was in Hawaii this last February I stopped by the Macy’s on Waikiki. I asked them where the plus size section was. They said they didn’t have one because this was their Resort Shop. They told me to go to the mall. In their favor their bathroom is very convenient.

        • The one at Ala Moana Mall has a big section. ๐Ÿ™‚ My credit card statement is all like Macys $$ Macys $$ Macys $$ ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Gatto Nero


  • elemspbee

    face and hair looks pretty

  • bessann28

    Why does she always wear those MC Hammer pants??? Her haircut is cute.

  • Alyssa

    Leather fringe on purses needs to go away like now. As do jumpsuits, but we’ve been saying that for years. She looks so happy, and I love to see her smiling!

  • marlie

    I’m pretty speechless. I don’t have a clue why she’d want to wear any of this out in public. But the shoes are awesome, and I like her makeup and hair (even though she looks nothing like herself with those bangs).

  • didgerdoni

    As a, erm, woman of ample size myself, who also happens to have the same (phonetic) name as this movie, I weep. For her, and for my future.

    • lobsterlen

      I saw the trailer last night. This movie looks horrible.

      • didgerdoni

        I know, right? I almost cried when I saw it at the end of a very rough day. This, too? What gods have I angered?

        • Tami from Seattle

          Tell me about it, sister!!

          • alyce1213

            One day, I Googled my unusually spelled first name and found a little known Canadian movie, Alyce (originally titled Alyce Kills). Poster (with bloody baseball bat): “She was always a bit weird…Now she is truly insane. The breakdown of a psychopath!” I’m so glad wasn’t a major motion picture/star vehicle. I really want the poster.

  • decormaven

    Whoever thought that fringed clutch was a complement to the outfit needs their stylist card burned, pronto.

    • Gatto Nero

      What’s with all the fringe this season?

      • decormaven

        It’s like an eruption of fringe. Shoes, bags, dresses… the fringe cartel is paying handsome fees.

  • MissusBee

    It’s a onesie with the feet cut off. I empathize, yet cannot approve.

  • FoxInSocks

    I dunno. My first reaction was “Dropped crotch? Do not want.” But looking at it longer, I think it’s really the atrocious housecoat/shroud thing that ruins it for me. If I mentally edit that out (and give her hair a tszuj), I actually kind of like it. I don’t understand (or want to understand) the clutch, however.

  • Gatto Nero

    The gathered drop crotch is no one’s friend.

  • Jessica Freeman

    That. Is. Horrifying. “Yes, can you make me a huge, baggy, kind of like a dress with skinny pants, jumpsuit?”

  • lobsterlen

    I would initially dehydrate myself if I was forced to wear something like that because doing basic bodily function relief you could end up looking like Vegas magic act trying to escape from a tank of water.

  • semirose

    Did she…go on the show in character? Any character? Justin Beiber? Anyone? Please just not as herself because oh Melissa no!

  • siriuslover

    My hope is that this isn’t from her new clothing line. Because if that’s what a plus-size woman believes we plus-size women should be wearing, I have no hope.

  • MilaXX

    I actually like the jumpsuit and shoes. She needs to drop the wrap/overcoat thing and that hair cut looks better when she wears it beachy not blown out and curled. Drop the fringe and the bag is okay, but I question the proportion of it to the outfit. Seriously designers, why is this the summer of fringe.

  • mjude

    and yet she looks so pleased

  • MissDelaware

    She wore such cute clothes in character on Gilmour Girls too … This one looked even worse when she was sitting in the chair next to him too.

  • Danielle


  • Gatto Nero

    The coat is voluminous — but it might actually work in a richer fabric, like a beautiful silk, with a much sleeker outfit (in a color) underneath.

  • Lynn Novak

    That’s just awful. It makes me sad.

  • mmebam

    Does anyone remember maybe six months ago, Melissa wore this coral shirt and super cute high waisted floral skirt with yellow sandals? That was totally of “be me” moment. Where is that girl? Bring her back!

    • MaggieMae

      Do you have a link? I don’t remember that one.

  • MaggieMae

    Her body shape is a challenge, but we’ve seen her in some great outfits. This is not one of them. I think I like the bangs. Not sure.

    Remember that black and white sort of mod color blocked dress? That was one of my favorites.

  • Nancy Arseneault-Heald

    Her happy smile negates all the problems with the outfit.

  • Yoshio

    I think the problem is she hasn’t defined her personal style. Regardless of size, if you don’t have a concept of your fashion self, you can wander aimlessly and end up with stuff like this. Makes me afraid to see her clothing line.

  • Anna

    I think jumpers are just plain bad on most people, but I can see why she chose the robe thing – she probably thought it might balance the whole thing out. In the meantime, the tapered jumper legs just do her no favors. Girl can work a set bangs though! I’ve seen Melissa look a million times better than this outfit – I especially love her in bright colors!

  • Michele Morningstar

    LOVE bangs for her. Beautiful.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Oh, honey why? I understand wanting to do something different and take a risk, but this was not the choice to make. I agree with TLo, go for the color to make a statement.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I actually think she looks cute. *ducks designer shoes being chucked by BKs*

    • TwiddlyStun

      I am not alone! Hooray! We can hide behind the limo and do each others’ nails.

      • Tracy_Flick


    • MilaXX

      I kinda like it too

  • Turn the jumpsuit into a three-quarter length dress, change the black to a rich, bright color, coordinate the wrap with that color, and add some fun long necklaces that pick up with (or even contrast with) that color, and you’ve got a winner. As it is, well….as others have said, great hair and shoes.

    • demidaemon

      So, basically, start over?

      • Well….she can keep the hair and the shoes!

  • KinoEye

    That jumpsuit is doing unprecedented and tragic things to her legs. In the next to last photo, her legs look about 2 feet long. DISASTER. Make it a dress and we’d be okay. But that THING. NO. Melissa deserves much, much better.

  • TwiddlyStun

    One of the very few times TLo has hated on an outfit that I actually like. I see I am in the bitter kitten minority, though, so I won’t defend it very hard. I think I’m probably safe saying I really like her summer hair, though – OK, bring it on.

    • mmebam

      I actually like everything about this except the dropped crotch. But my hatred for dropped crotches is like 1000 red-hot suns.

  • Cheryl

    Well, her head is really cute, love the bangs. I like the purse, but I believe you should take any chance you get to carry something that looks like a medieval weapon. It’s the legs on the jumpsuit I really hate; dropped crotch, tapered legs….nonononon.

    • Wink

      The dropped crotch ruined any chance this outfit had of being a good one. And tapered legs only make the wearer’s body look larger.

      • Cheryl

        In the second photo, you can’t tell that the garment is a jumpsuit, and it does look like a pretty cute dress. I’d still lose the sweater, I don’t hate it, but on the other hand don’t think it does anything for the outfit or for her. I get the impulse to put a big baggy coverup on. I’ve been guilty of the exact same crime! And I have to mention again how cute her new ‘do is, her whole head/hair/face looks fantastic.

  • BLauDGaspode

    I weep. I just adore her, and as a curvier lady myself, I feel for her. But I know she can do better because she has in the past. This is just sad.

  • SayWTH

    Burn it! Burn it with fire! Then go out and find a new outfit in the colors of the fire you just started!

  • frannyprof

    And her hair. God, the hair.

  • crash1212

    Of all the stuff I’m looking at here, what I hate the most is the hair style.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    I read somewhere that she’s working on putting out her own clothing line. This would excite me, if she had any modicum of fashion sense. She’d do better by being the face of Eloquii. That face is a joy to look at, but once you get past her shoulders, it’s cringeworthy.

    • poggi

      I know. When I think of plus-size style, she is NOT it. Unless I think bad plus size style (then it’s her, but I still like her and think she’s funny).

  • PastryGoddess

    Her entire team needs to be taken to woods, shot, and burned.

    This is bad. Melissa is a better person than this schmata of a look

  • jahphotogal

    She did so well a month or two back with that Eloquii dress – I came thisclose to buying it for myself. They, and Modcloth, have some great options for us women of size.

  • MM4321

    I think she’s actually making the outfit work! How cute is that face?!
    The things I don’t like are the shoes – they are too much – and her hair. Please send the bangs back to the ’80s!!!!

  • Shawn EH

    Love the shoes! Needs some clothes that match!

  • Annmarie Kane

    This is just tragic. In any size.

  • Melissa, honey, you make me cry. I could be your body double, and no way in hell would I wear a lot of what you wear. You are being led astray by the folks who dress you. GET RID OF THEM! They are doing you no, and I mean NO favors. This shmatta looks like the Austrian Drapes Robin Williams talked about in one of his early bits. Horrible.

    There are designers who know how to dress you, and how to show off your body. You don’t have anything to be ashamed of or a reason not to wear color or real style. I can buy plenty of attractive clothes in our sizes. So can you.

    This stuff you wear is IMHO some of the reason you get so many shots about your body and image. If you had a lot of confidence and knew how to dress your body, like yes..Gabby Sidibe for one…I bet the comments would come waaay down. You can shut up a lot of people if you’re oozing self confidence and are beautifully dressed. Trust me, there’s nothing like a supremely confident, beautifully turned out fat woman essentially saying “Suck it bitches” as she goes on about her life. Call me; please. Please.

  • Skippymom1

    She didn’t wear those shoes for longer than the show and to walk to her ride. There is no way.
    I have an irrational hate for her – while everyone swoons – but I am sorry. My very, very best friend [not just an internet BFF] a true best friend died from the same kind weight this woman carries. She had health problems related to it. But for Miss McCarthy to spoof being fat and constantly make fun of it, I don’t see it. See her first hosting gig on SNL – the “Ranch Dressing” skit made me hate her forever. And sorry – the bachlorette movie was stupid. I just don’t like her. Without reason *of course*.

    • martha

      I loved her on the Gilmore Girls but I agree with you about the more recent stuff. People sometimes go too far with the body acceptance and forget that morbid obesity contains the word MORBID!

  • Tina M.

    Jesus, take the wheel. When I saw the thumbnail of this post, I thought it was the lady from Dance Moms. Melissa stahhhhhp girl you deserve so much better.

  • livesarah

    You are too kind about the dropped crotch. The dropped crotch makes it look as if she has had a terrible accident in her pants. Why does anyone even make clothes with a dropped crotch? Serious question, because it is the worst design element EVER.

  • demidaemon

    This is a pleated, printed, drop crotch jumpsuit. On anyone, this is a terrible idea.

  • Sophie

    Great make-up and smile though. She looks good from the neck up.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oh, Sookie.

  • P M

    Oh god, her stylist had a vision quest and in it, she was visited by Sylvia Browne the psychic. That’s the only explanation for this.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    No and no and no and fuck dropped crotch jumpsuit romper thingies in a black print in the summer and the fuck with that evening purse with the extraneous tassels. Fire your idiot stylist for not altering that damn crotch and for sticking you in a Dress Barn reject which looks good on precisely nobody.

    *throws things*

  • SRQkitten

    My hair guy has those black robes in his salon,

  • dschubba

    I approve of the bangs, simply because they’ll prevent her from wearing that Bump-It pompadour she favors so much.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    She works part time as a dominatrix? the purse looks like a cat-o-nine tails….

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Ugh, will SOMEONE make clothes for those of us outside the approved curve, and, um, will someone please wear them instead of this? Because good God, I can do better with the schmattas in my closet, and I’m no ones idea of a snappy dresser. I want new ideas. I don’t want this idea. So do not want.

  • Look at the current issue of People magazine. Some lovely stuff going on. Particularly the blue dress.

  • Peeve

    What about hiring your own up-and-coming stylist who could use the publicity? Remember the “real women” challenges from PR? I believe both Kayne and Uli made some terrific outfits for their larger moms. I would be finding them or designers like them. Mutual benefits.

  • Sadie-Ann

    At least her hair is looking better lately? The soft curls are so much better than the poofy updos.

  • I ADORE her new hair and makeup.

  • Heather

    Dress Barn Realness.