"Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy had a winning night at the Emmys two weeks ago, when she picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.
But turns out the plus-size comedic actress, also known for her scene-stealing role in "Bridesmaids," had trouble finding a red-carpet-worthy gown for the big event.
McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter:
Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.
So, she took matters into her own hands, collaborating with dressmaker Daniella Pearl on a royal purple design for the momentous occasion.
And now, the paper reports that McCarthy is even planning to launch a plus-size clothing line for other women faced with similar concerns.
We're looking forward to seeing what she comes up with in time for awards season 2012 -- especially if she's a nominee. We'd love to see her in another bold-hued frock of her own creation ("intensely uncomfortable undergarments" optional).
Check out how stylish McCarthy always is on the red carpet: