By now, you’ve probably heard of the ongoing series Style Not Size influencer and model Denise Mercedes and her friend Maria Castellanos continue to share on their social media feeds. Well, if you haven’t, we’ve already talked about it right here and here. But in case you’re curious, their videos are all about rocking the same outfit side by side and showing how fabulous it looks on different body types.

With this challenge, the duo helps women and girls all over the world receive their daily dose of inspiration and feel more confident about their bodies. Not to mention, they collected a vast amount of new fans simply by proving that no clothes are off-limits.

Get ready to witness how unrealistic beauty standards slowly get shattered and see that anyone can look great, no matter what size they wear. Bored Panda has wrapped up a new selection of their stunning looks and put them all in one place for you to enjoy. So continue scrolling and make sure to upvote your favorite ones!

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

Maria: Instagram | TikTok | YouTube

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Hannah Edwards
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6 months ago

This is my favourite, it looks comfy for both of them!

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Dr. M.
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6 months ago

The skin tone makes the difference. Left is nicer.

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Mercy Wanjiru
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6 months ago

very elegant...

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The two friends started working together in 2019 when Maria was Denise’s photographer. After teaming up for several photoshoots, Denise said she suggested taking a photo together wearing the same bikini — she wanted to showcase the same swimsuit on different body types and promote body positivity.

Once posted on social media, it did so well, the duo was over the moon to receive so much positive feedback. It inspired them to create and post even more videos, and their fan count quickly started growing. As of today, Denise has a whopping 1.5M followers on Instagram alone, while Maria amassed more than 492K.

"Once TikTok had become popular, we decided to do a fun video and that’s when it went viral," Denise told Bored Panda in a previous interview. Then they realized they needed to decide on a hashtag and start an actual body-positivity movement. Their Instagram followers voted between #ThroughThickAndThin and #StyleNotSize, and, as you already know, the latter won.

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Johane Moller
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6 months ago

I want those jeans!!!! They look so flattering on both of them.

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Bored Cats
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6 months ago

I love their jackets

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Vicky Z
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6 months ago

The juicy girl makes me feel jealous cause I have curves too but they are not even near like hers!

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Earlier on, Maria said 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."

"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," she added.

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Wistiti
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6 months ago

Both!

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Tofu
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6 months ago

Gorgeous dress! It looks great on both of them!

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Wistiti
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6 months ago

I like both!

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Denise explained that the key message of their videos is "to dress however you please and to love your body." According to her, it’s time "to stop comparing yourself to others" and start building a positive self-image from within. "The fact that we can inspire so many women to feel confident and be themselves makes us want to continue this movement," she added.

Maria also mentioned that they 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."

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K Witmer
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6 months ago

Love this dress

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Mercy Wanjiru
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6 months ago

so pretty...

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weewoo
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6 months ago

duuuude i wanna get rid of my hip dips so i can at least kinda match the girl on the righttttt lmaooo

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Well, the style influencers' efforts seem like it's paying off because they feel the body-positive movement is becoming more and more accepted by both modern society and the fashion business. "Lately, it’s been so easy for me to find clothes that fit both Maria and I great," Denise said. "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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Leona
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6 months ago

I think the cut of the dress makes it look good on both of them

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Tofu
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6 months ago

So cute on both of them!

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Mizkel
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6 months ago

gorgeous

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It looks like the pair is making sure that the fashion world will become even more inclusive by taking up a variety of projects. Recently, they partnered up with Abercrombie & Fitch to co-create a collection for fall. "It’s mind-blowing how much more of you you can show when brands aren’t the ones judging and how much society changes when they aren’t being told by the industry what is beauty," Maria told Teen Vogue.

"It’s much more inviting." Denise agreed. "I would’ve never thought that a pair of Abercrombie jeans could look so good on me. Abercrombie has come a long way with today’s fashion."

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Финикс Дэ Лионь
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6 months ago

This my favorite! Looks amazing on both of ya...😍😎🤩

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Blada DeBlejd
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6 months ago

Perfect, both ♥️

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Brian Brown
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6 months ago

Both

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This partnership helped to catch the eye of Macy’s and led to a loungewear collection. Believing it is really about your style, not your size, Maria told WWD: "We really want the fashion world to be size-inclusive." Plus, the design of the clothes is meant to be equally comfortable and flattering.

They made sure that materials, fabrics, and designs are up-to-date because "the fashion industry tends to do everything very basic for a lot of sizes." Maria added that "every single woman out there is human and we all have different shapes and different sizes. We work really hard to find the perfect pieces to showcase for Style Not Size."

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Braineating Spleen
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6 months ago

This is the first one where the girl with the kick ass curves hasn't looked better than the other girl.

Nichole
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5 months ago

Agreed, but I don't think it's flattering on either

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CaityDunks
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6 months ago

Models: We're doing this so people stop comparing themselves to others. Comments Section: Let's comment who looks better in each outfit!

im currently procrastinating
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5 months ago

SOMEONE WHO GETS IT

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Ronny RDR
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6 months ago

The outfit doesnt look good on either women

Brittany Ridsdale
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5 months ago

you either 🤫🤐

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Miss Vix
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6 months ago

by the way, no one asked for y'all to pick which one you thought looked better. fck off :)

leia's emotional cupcake
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6 months ago

lol i kinda actually was just thinking this.

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Hannah Edwards
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6 months ago

Looks like it needs a good ironing!

Shortstuff
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5 months ago

The dress is awful on both.

Jimmy Lewis
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5 months ago

Both of these ladies are gorgeous

The Scout
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6 months ago

Nice - but are those really meant to be worn outside the bedroom?

Miss Vix
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6 months ago

um these outfits aren't even remotely close to something you'd wear in the bedroom. they're club outfits... uncultured men 🙄

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Kendall Danielle
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5 months ago

Guys let's not compare them since that dress is a terrible crime by itself

An Rafferty
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6 months ago

both are atrocious

Memymo68
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5 months ago

Red carpet time

Keith McBryde
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5 months ago

Right

N Goodman
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5 months ago

Damn this is the only one where thick mama doesn't look the best in the outfit.

Storm
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5 months ago

Neither, in my opinion! They’re both beautiful - but this looks like a cheap hooker’s dress after a long night on the street, in the rain, in mid July.

Makayah Grey
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5 months ago

😃😆😂 Lol @ your details: " in the rain, in mid July". Like"...after a long night on the street" wasn't descriptive enough, you went in further😆. Making sure this "cheap hooker's dress" is not to be confused with an short afternoon on the street, in the sun, in late June "hooker's dress"😂

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CorneliaMarie2010
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5 months ago

Have to go with slim girl, looks awesome!

K McNeill
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5 months ago

Neither.

Dorothy Peoples
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5 months ago

Damn! The thicker lady looks absolutely gorgeous 💯

Christina Natividad
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3 weeks ago

Is this for a dance performance?

Barbara Baxendale
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5 months ago

The one on the right doesn’t suit that dress

Lisa Udkoff
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5 months ago

Some of outfits kinda look like your cutting to close to showing to much of what doesn't need to be bared unless your in a mating session

Lisa Udkoff
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5 months ago

Need to hide some private parts lady's some of the outfits are cutting it to close

Nikki Schoessow
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5 months ago

Neither fits right bad dress wear stockings hav ed ccx some class dont look like a hoochi

S U N F L O W E R
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5 months ago

Don't like this on neither! But...it could work for Vegas. Lol

MammaG
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5 months ago

Um, your underwear are showing. Those “dresses” are pathetic.

Kim Lorton
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5 months ago

The girl with the curves and lush hips, makes this look sexier!

Shanna-Kay Hicks
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5 months ago

This outfits just not flattering for either woman.

Baali Venomax
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5 months ago

thats not even an outfit. Thats two pieces of fabric just flung together. Doesnt suit either.

Brittany Ridsdale
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5 months ago

You both look great shine bright like the 💎💎 you are...✨✨🔷🔷🔵🔵🟦🟦🚾🚺🚺🔹🔹💙💙🥶🥶🧊🧊💦💦💧💧🐬🐬❄️❄️☄️☄️🫐🫐🌀🌀🐦🐦🧵🧵👗👗👠👠✨✨🥇🥇

Brittany Ridsdale
Community Member
5 months ago

Ruuuuuude much wow ⬇️🚫🔇🗣️🙊🔇🚫 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐

Brittany Rogers
Community Member
5 months ago

They both came close, but I don’t think anyone could make this monstrosity of a dress look good

Tiffany Ghani
Community Member
5 months ago

Ok, the literal first outfit where it just isn't sitting right on those beautiful curves. The slit sits better on the pale skinned woman and the top sits as that style should, even the colour somehow suits the woman on the left better too. I LOVE the mirrored pose and the background! Incredible photography skills

Bread and Circe
Community Member
5 months ago

Once you get past thinking that one model looks "better" than the other, you can really see a result from this experiment that may or may not have been intended all along: Some clothes are just of a higher quality and made better (and thus are more versatile) than others. If we could change one thing about how women see themselves in clothing, I would like to propose that it be that it is the clothes that fit badly or incorrectly, not that YOUR BODY fits badly into the clothes. It is lazy design and cheap application of it that's caused issues; one only need compare a size 10 from four or five different stores and/or time periods to discover how purposefully arbitrary sizes are. Quality design, like some of the outfits seen here looking fantastic on both models, will fit well on a range of bodies. Also, I'm told that employing a tailor can make a big difference.

Bread and Circe
Community Member
5 months ago

Gaaah, I swear I had line breaks in that

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Rachael Muir1
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5 months ago

Both very beautiful, strong ladies

Arlene Marsh
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5 months ago

Way better color for both women

Jen S
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5 months ago

hate the dress

TG Davis
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5 months ago

That blue is great on Denise (slender)! So much better than all of black. Maria's is gorgeous with black, but Denise needs something softer.

Jessica Reyes-Classen
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5 months ago

I don't like this outfit period.

Task
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5 months ago

Kinda scary, can you sit down or even a slight breeze lifts that panel. Nope not a good choice.

Samantha Bennison
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5 months ago

Neither one seems overly impressed with this dress

Martin Atehortua
Community Member
5 months ago

Both look great, but a couple of our fits did look better on the curvy lady, while some looked better on the thin lady...others were equally stunning on both...not every outfit is going to look good on every body type. Of course both are beautiful women. That doesn't mean that they should be able to wear every article of clothing the same. Not that you need to hear it from me, I'm just a guy who appreciates, but if you're going to be conscious of how your body looks, accent it with what does work.

Sumayyah
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5 months ago

This outfit isn't flattering on either of them. The skirt looks like a wrinkled bedsheet used for clothes for the walk of shame.

The clover one
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5 months ago

Although it's the same dress it looks different on both girls and honestly, they both wear it well.

Elyse Allington
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5 months ago

The woman on the right (for the reader's view) looks better in the dress. Because you can see that the top has a cut out better

Crazy Dubagay
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5 months ago

Right for me

gingentleman
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5 months ago

Streetwalker couture again.

Brian Brown
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6 months ago

Left

Wistiti
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6 months ago

Left girl

P Webb
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5 months ago

It's not a "who wore it best" competition. They're just showing us how the same outfit can be worn by different body-types.

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Jona Denz-Hamilton
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5 months ago

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Def girl on the left this time.

Tiny Dancer
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6 months ago

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This is exactly the kind of near-dress you see on all the drunken chicks tripping down the cobbles in those Daily Mail articles on Saturdays. I'm all for body positive looks, but this dress just makes the wearer look trashy, IMHO. And how on earth do you sit down without showing off what you had for breakfast?!

KurtCobainofficiallmao
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5 months ago

atleast they dont look like you (;

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago (edited)

Very nice on all three. Woman in the center does look most alluring.

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Bittersweetie
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6 months ago

I got chills. They're multiplyin'.

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The series is here "to empower women and let them feel beautiful and in control, and not to judge or diminish," she said. Encouraging body positivity and showing that two different bodies can proudly wear the same thing, they remind people all over that size does not have to dictate your wardrobe. "We are super proud of Style Not Size, and we love seeing every single Style Not Size video from other women."

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Jess Hanna
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6 months ago

Finally she smiles, you're so beautiful

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nini
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6 months ago

Uh, I wouldn't trust that top for myself, although it's cute. I would be scared to have a wardrobe malfunction 😅

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madbakes
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6 months ago

Imagine ordering this dress and trying to figure out how to put it on

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Jennifer McCrary
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6 months ago

Cute top for smaller bust

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Vicky Z
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6 months ago

I have only one comment! Do they search a lot for these hideous outfits? The first ones I've seen are horrible in any body type! (I'm here early I'm sure the order will change though)

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Katarzyna Gratka
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6 months ago

Ugh, these shoes 😕

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Hannah Edwards
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6 months ago

Why is her head so small in this one?

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Becky Moore
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6 months ago

They are both beautiful, the dress is horrible though!

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madbakes
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6 months ago

Does this dress look good on anyone? I don't think so

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