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.

Denise: DeniseMercedes.com | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Maria: Instagram | TikTok | YouTube

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Two Different Bodies Wearing The Same Thing To Showcase That It Should Only Be About The Style And Not Size When It Comes To Fashion.
brands Should Be Size Inclusive! It’s Time To Start Accepting That We Are All Human And We Come In Different Shapes And Sizes!
denise Is A Beautiful Size 14 With A Small Waist That Can Easily Size Down And I Am A Size 4 With A Big Booty That Sometimes Needs To Size Up Because Of It!
this Series Is Not Meant For You To Choose One Over The Other, It’s Not Here To Judge And Diminish.
🔥 We Both Have Bodies, We Both Have Insecurities, We Both Have Style And Most Importantly We Both Feel Empowered, Beautiful And In Control!
#stylenotsize With @denisemmercedes

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Ba Lulu
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12 months ago

Don't hide your curves!

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How Gorgeous Is This Summer Dress!? The @abercrombie Collab, A Series Of Co-Created Influencers Collection And Here Is The Second Collection By The Belbel Twins @alexis.belbel & @samanthabelbel! Their Pieces Are Too Cute So Make Sure To See The Rest! Use My Code Afdenise And Get 15% Off! #abercrombiepartner

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Francis
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12 months ago

great dresses and great picture!

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Philly Bob Squires
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12 months ago

They are both beautiful but the girl on the right rocks this outfit totally! The color is even perfect for her!

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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.

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Miss Frankfurter
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12 months ago

I like both. They look great!

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This Is Us #stylenotsize ! We’re Getting Ready For Big Things Coming To You Very Soon!
we Love The Way You’ve Supported The Movement And We Decided It Was Time To Take It To The Next Level. This Movement Is About Taking A Stand! The Industry Needs To Dress Everyone No Matter Their Shape Or Size, And Let’s Just Say “We Got Your Back!” 👀
tba Stay Tuned!!!

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Miss Frankfurter
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12 months ago

Both look great.

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Heather Menard
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12 months ago

I could not walk in those shoes

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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.”

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HoneyBun Arts
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12 months ago

I like how they decided to be bold about this. They look great. I definitely don’t have this confidence.

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Piku
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12 months ago

Both look pretty in all the pictures

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Andrew Gibb
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12 months ago

good magician's outfit- nothing up my sleeves; as a whole menagerie emerges

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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!”

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Vicky Z
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12 months ago

Very classy

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

Flirty and cute.

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beastmachine.
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12 months ago

Why does it look photoshopped?😂

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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!”

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

I like this on both of them. Maybe it is how they are posed and the confidence they are showing? I like it.

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

Adorable, sexy, cute, hot, beautiful! Not cheap looking even though it is just cut off jeans and a bare midriff top.

#15

Oh Just Me And @mariacastellanos_ri Rocking The Same Dress From @ohpolly 💗 #stylenotsize

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Jelly the Bean
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12 months ago

Oooh, I love this!

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

You can tell they both like how they look and this outfit. So do I!

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Shrek Bunny
Community Member
12 months ago

Beautiful!

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Miss Frankfurter
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12 months ago

Love both. They look great.

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Andrew Gibb
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12 months ago

looks like a bow on a ponytail if you squint

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

I have seen much more flattering fits with a similar jumpsuit. Once again it is the fit that misses and fails to flatter.

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HoneyBun Arts
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12 months ago

I like the girl on the right’s expression.

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Rachel Peterson
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12 months ago

Cute!!!

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Vicky Z
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12 months ago

This must have been the ugliest dress I've ever seen! The girls are great but the dress.....

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Miss Frankfurter
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12 months ago

Both look great. Very pretty dress

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

Flattering and attractive on both of them.

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

Sassy and sexy. I like it.

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

Sleep over party anyone?

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Madeleine Pettit
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12 months ago

love this!

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Betty Eppard Sipe
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12 months ago

I like how the more covered and supported look of the top is more flattering to both girl's busts.

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Davis the Greatest
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11 months ago

Total Sandy pants on the left

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Note: this post originally had 40 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.