Melissa McCarthy isn’t the only Hollywood actress getting into the plus-sized clothing business: so is ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Rebel Wilson! Yesterday was the official launch of her plus-sized clothing line.
Rebel announced the news on Instagram:
Rebel said she started her clothing line in part because of her fans.
I just was always the kind of person who cared what was on the inside. I’m a person who uses my brain; it’s not really about my personal aesthetic. But then I realized that if girls can see me standing next to really skinny actresses holding my own and being really confident in how I look, then that’s a good message to send.”
It sure is! Rebel said she works with stylist Elizabeth Stewart.
She’s so good. She does Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Jessica Chastain. All the ‘glamours.’ And I wouldn’t consider myself in that category. I thought when you meet with someone like that they’re just going to look at you and be like, ‘Oh, we can’t really do much with her.’ But Elizabeth is the nicest, most creative person. It’s been really cool to have such a high-end stylist to class up my image.”
She also said she’s learned a few things from Elizabeth.
Before [working with Stewart], if it zipped up I was like ‘Yep, yeah I’ll wear that, that’s all right.’ But now I pay much more attention … to the slight differences on the way a sleeve hangs or a neckline. I love showing as much décolletage as possible.”
That’s one saying I always remember the late Joan Rivers used to say on ‘Fashion Police’: “Just because it zips, doesn’t mean it fits.” SO true.
Rebel also encourages people to tune out the haters, no matter who the hater happens to be.
One person who I get feedback from that I hate is my mother. Occasionally she’ll be like ‘Oh, that dress is nice.’ But then she’ll be like, ‘No, that was way too short, you could just see your knees. It didn’t look that good.’ She’ll always give comments on the dresses. If I wore something like Miley Cyrus has been wearing lately, my mom would be like ‘What are you doing?!’ I’d get a phone call straight away.”
Yeah, sometimes the people closest to us feel comfortable enough to say the most hurtful things. You have to trust your own judgment! You can read all of Rebel’s fashion advice on People.com. The pieces in the Instagram picture above look great, and, as you can see in the pictures, Rebel wore one of the dresses for the launch.
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