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Whether you’re an hourglass, a pear, or whatever the thing your body shape is named after, you probably already know that it’s the ‘Style, Not Size’ that matters! That’s right, we’re coming back with some more of our beloved duo – the two friends Denise Mercedes and Maria Castellanos, who have shown the world that any body type can rock a good outfit.

Showing off the same combos of clothing side-by-side, the two women—sizes 2 and 14—took the internet by storm back in 2019, when Denise posted the first picture of them wearing matching outfits. Since then, they’ve continued to work on the “Style, Not Size” movement, as well as their personal online identities and professional endeavors, and have spread the positive message that all body types can be stunning, as it’s all about the style, not the size.

Scroll down to find Bored Panda’s edition of the best of the duo’s posts, and make sure to upvote your favorite outfits!

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not trying to body shame anyone, but I think this looks so much better on the dark-hair girl, the blonde looks great too, but the curves make this outfit "pop"

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

See, the issue is that the larger girl is as beautiful as her friend and has confidence, and really rocks her look. If you're both fat and ugly like me, there's no hope; all the confidence in the world won't help you.

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The two young women have been spreading the body positivity message online for half a decade now, growing their audience immensely over the years. Currently, their accounts on Instagram and TikTok add up to millions of followers, and their names are known beyond the bounds of social media.

Talking about the very beginning, Denise Mercedes told Bored Panda in an interview back in 2020 that it all started when she uploaded a picture of them posing with the same bikini. “It did so well and people reacted so positively to it that we continued doing it here and there,” she said.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am saying this as a thin, non-curvy woman, IMO all the outfits look better on the curvy woman. How the "high" fashion industry does not use curvy models for runway shows is beyond me!

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Denise continued to share that when the follower count started to grow and TikTok became more and more popular, they decided to try their luck on the platform, where their first video got over 1.5 million views. “Once TikTok had become popular, we decided to do a fun video and that’s when it went viral,” Denice recalled.

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That’s when the duo decided to start adding a hashtag when sharing their content and to begin a body positivity movement, which is now known as ‘Style, Not Size’.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look great! But most people who have extra fat also have rolls, and don't have a flat stomach, and the clothes just accentuate it which makes it look bad. I find most clothes designed to look good on skinny people.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This curvy lady is also blessed woth a beautiful cute yet sulrltry look amd has great hair and fabulous skin she is SLAYING THIS

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel that in a lot of those pictures the blond women's slim tone doesn't fit with the colors of the outfit

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Denise and Maria are not the only ambassadors of body positivity movements online, as such movements—often presented using the hashtag #BOPO—seem to have been gaining interest and popularity in recent years.

Be that as it may, the efforts towards spreading the body positivity message are not equally well-received among all social media users, as some groups still feel underrepresented.

According to the audience research company GWI, the majority of social media posts that use hashtags related to body positivity feature young, white, non-disabled females, who are usually roughly 33 years of age or younger. That leaves groups that do not fit the demographic not fully convinced that the efforts to demonstrate body inclusivity are genuine.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah blonde got them.long killa legs amd lightning bolt hair amd her friend the curvaceous laysee has that beautiful shape smal waist curvy top andbottom amd a beautiful face and I love her skin colour ❤️ she's just got that classic shape she would literally.lpok great on anything amd she could pull anything.off she's got that classic look

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Goes better with the rich undertones of the dark-haired girl, but beautiful on both!

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GWI data from 2022 shows that the group that seems to be convinced of the efforts to demonstrate body inclusivity being genuine the most is gym-goers, 64% of whom share such views. They are followed by luxury clothing buyers (61%) and people between the ages of 16 and 25 (57%), leaving those with a physical disability (44%) or people between 46 and 60 year olds (42%) less convinced.

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GWI also revealed what people would like to see more of, in regards to brands and retailers and body positivity – their data shows that the most desirable thing on the list is more inclusive sizes offered to buyers, followed by a wider range of body types in their advertising. People would also reportedly like to see more size-inclusive mannequins in their stores, as well as less touch ups or editing in their pictures featuring models, and fewer filters on social media posts.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these outfits It is also great that these ladies are best friends and they have this memory together ❤️

It’s evident that society wants to see more people of all shapes and sizes represented in both brands’ advertising and their products; and hopefully, with the help of projects such as ‘Style, Not Size’, more and more retailers will take that into account, and more importantly, put it into action.

Earlier this year, the other half of the duo, Maria Castellanos, told Bored Panda that she is proud that their project has managed to change the situation for the better. "[‘Style, Not Size’] has been such an opportunity not just for us but for all women and men who feel excluded by the fashion industry," she said, adding that they have been able to change the approach to inclusivity in some of today's [renowned] fashion brands.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahhh HHHHAAAA!!! Not the same outfit. I have determined those are two different colors.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These would look great at the country club on the tennis court Serena Vibin next kevel sporty cutesy wear I love this dress

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i feel that most not all but most looked better on the heavier girl she rocks those outfits

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