Paula Deen's Fashion Line Will Hide Your 'Catfish Belly'

First eat all the butter, then put on these clothes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2016 10:47 AM CDT
Paula Deen's Fashion Line Will Hide Your 'Catfish Belly'
In this July 25, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Paula Deen cheers for her husband Michael Groover as he competes in the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla.    (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Paula Deen, who's had her own line of butter, has sold chocolate butter sticks, and is known for recipes like Paula's Fried Butter Balls, has now launched a clothing line that will help you hide the fact that you've consumed 35 sticks of butter in a day. Paula Deen's Closet, described on its website as "Southern comfortable," will cover you in all the right places, the celebrity chef promises. "I want my shirttail to cover my front privates and hopefully my back, too. I am aware of 'catfish belly' arms," Deen explains to People. "Have you ever seen a catfish? You know how they have a smooth floppy belly on them? Well, that’s what we refer to as 'catfish belly' arms."

"I understand the body that’s not perfect. You see all these things made for bananas. Well, I’m an apple. Most women are an apple or a pear. There are not many bananas," she adds. She also promises all the pieces will be comfortable, cost $60 or less—and "look like they’re dry cleaned but are washable," she tells Women's Wear Daily. She launched the collection with Evine, a digital shopping channel, Fox News notes. She already had a line of home products with Evine, and in a press release announcing that in February, an Evine exec assures us that Deen is a true "fashionista" (as well as, randomly, an "accomplished painter.") (You must watch the bizarre trailer for a Paula Deen video game.)

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