Two Friends Demonstrate How The Same Outfit Looks On Their Different Body Types (30 New Pics)
Style influencer and model Denise Mercedes has had her follower count soaring up to 1.4 million and counting on Instagram after her hugely popular “Style Not Size” challenge.
It all started when Denise and her friend Maria Castellanos, two women wearing different clothing sizes, began dressing up in identical outfits to show how they look on different body types. And they took the internet literally by storm!
This time, the power duo is back with some new style-savvy looks modeled side by side in each pic. Scroll down, upvote your favorites and be sure to check out our previous posts here, here and here that reveal how the two friends have been redefining what society deems “pretty” and “stylish” in their wonderful “Style Not Size” challenge.
Bored Panda reached out to Denise Mercedes and Maria Castellanos, two style influencers behind the hugely popular “Style Not Size” project, to find out how it all began and what the women have been up to lately.
Denise said that “Style Not Size'' started with a photo and then transitional videos on TikTok going viral. “Today 'Style Not Size' is pending two big collaborations with two major brands and we are super excited and grateful for this,” she said.
Maria added that at first, they wore a similar style but not the exact same pieces. “I think we really wanted to push the boundaries and go for it! We dressed from head to toe to really showcase one same look on different bodies,” Maria recounted.
She continued: “We loved the public’s response and so I believe now we treat it as a job! A job to educate and open people’s eyes to the endless possibilities in fashion. And so we post more frequently and we cater to every style so that there’s content to be enjoyed by everyone.”
When asked what kind of projects they've been working on lately, Denise said that there are a lot of amazing things that are soon to be known. “Maria and I want to continue this journey in hope to start a clothing brand that is size inclusive,” she added.
Maria also said that the two have been busy “working on challenging today’s industry standards! We really want the industry to hear and understand that they must be inclusive. Plus size, petite, tall, standard sizes should be available to the public because we all have bodies and they are all equally important and they should be treated as such.”
Maria assured that some of them have done that. “We’ve started working on collections with some of them and we can not wait to showcase them with everyone!”
The style influencers finally feel like there’s more body positivity in modern society, and that things are changing for the better. “Lately it’s been so easy for me to find clothes that fit both Maria and I great,” Denise said and continued: “Even sustainable clothing, which is amazing! The industry is progressing and even though there are still some improvements to be made, we are heading in the right direction!”