If you’re talking about comedienne Melissa McCarthy or reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, you might want to avoid the use of the term “plus-size.” The two celebrity weight loss winners, who lost a combined 115 pounds, both recently unveiled their own fashion lines, and in the process, offered up separate but surprisingly similar views on plus-size fashions.
Khloe is known for her honesty, and she didn’t hold back in revealing how she felt about being labeled plus-size before her weight loss, noted the Daily Mail.
Kardashian attacked getting labeled as plus-size rather than curvy, sharing how she felt “shamed” and “embarrassed” when she was shopping for new clothes before her weight loss success. Dishing up her views during a dialogue on stage at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star unveiled her strong opinion.
“I’m all for women empowerment and I used to be someone they used to label plus size. F*** that.”
Khloe has a preference to being categorized as a plus-size style.
“I don’t want to be called that,” emphasized Kardashian of the plus-size style category. “I’m a woman with curves.”
Although Khloe has experienced weight loss success since feeling “shamed” when she was heavier and shopping, she revealed that her new fashions, the Good American denim line, is designed with a special goal.
“I remember the chubby girl in me and I’m fighting for my chubby self,” clarified Kardashian. “It was about doing something that empowers other women.”
Khloe consequently unveiled her Good American denim style line “to empower curvy women to feel good about shopping,” Hollywood Life reported.
Recalling when she weighed more and would shop with slimmer sister Kim and Kourtney, Kardashian described having to ask if the size that she wore then (size 31 pants) was available.
“It would always make me feel super embarrassed to go shopping with my sisters who are petite and they could go shopping… in any department store and it was just hard for me.”
Through her new denim line Good American, Kardashian is providing women with options ranging from size zero to 24. That allows ladies of all sizes to shop in one place without segregating those who have more curves.
Melissa McCarthy is also earning recognition as someone who wants to make a difference in the fashion world when it comes to larger ladies, with Today recognizing McCarthy as a “style hero.”
Melissa is “an actress, a comedian, a producer and a fashion designer,” pointed out Today.
“McCarthy has never disappointed us when it comes to spreading a positive message about body image and self-confidence, [urging] people to ‘stop tearing down women.’ “
When Melissa set out to design her own fashion line, just like Khloe, she wanted to provide styles for a full range of sizes.
McCarthy’s clothing line Seven7 makes the distinction that it is responding to Melissa’s dislike of plus-size terminology and the way that stores traditionally segregate plus-size styles, noted Health.
“I don’t like the segregated plus section,” McCarthy summed up. “You’re saying: ‘You don’t get what everybody else gets. You have to go shop up by the tire section.'”
Pointing out that “women come in all sizes,” the actress revealed that although 70 percent of females in the United States are size 14 or larger, that’s “technically” the plus-size category.
“You’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy,” she added.
In addition to seeking to empower women of all sizes, both Melissa McCarthy and Khloe Kardashian have scored impressive weight loss wins, with Melissa shedding 75 pounds and the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star taking off 40 pounds.
McCarthy shed 75 pounds with a combination of a low carb diet and working out, according to Foods4BetterHealth.
Melissa’s high protein, low carb diet included fruits high in fiber, a variety of vegetables, and protein ranging from eggs to fish to turkey, according to the media outlet. She also drank green tea to boost her metabolism.
McCarthy reportedly worked with a personal trainer, who helped her to design a fitness routine including high-intensity interval training, skipping rope, rowing, and martial arts. The actress works out five days a week, giving herself a break on weekends.
For Khloe, heading to the gym also made a difference when it came to achieving her own weight loss success. And while Melissa cut the carbohydrates to slim down, Kardashian cut out one specific food group from her diet, according to Hollywood Life.
Cutting out dairy helped her take off 40 pounds, revealed Khloe.
“I’m obsessed with cheese and milk, but eliminating them from my diet made the biggest difference.”
Kardashian shared that she lost 11 pounds in “a month and a half, just from not eating dairy.” She also works out regularly, including sessions on the Stairmaster and boxing classes.
“This is definitely the best I’ve ever felt,” summed up the reality TV star.
[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]
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