Two Friends Show How the Same Outfit Looks Fabulous on Women With Different Body Types

 

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Through the ongoing series called Style Not Size, friends Denise Mercedes and Maria Castellanos share two things. One, they show how the same outfit looks when worn on different body types. Two—and most notably—they prove that looking fabulous comes in every size. Mercedes is a plus-size model and fashion blogger who had the idea to start the series of photos and videos. In doing this, she and Castellanos emphasize that there is no “ideal” body type—just bodies.

Beauty standards attempt to dictate who can wear a certain outfit, making people feel like certain clothes are off-limits to them. As our society moves forward from this restrictive thinking, Mercedes and Castellanos show firsthand how we ought to free ourselves from that notion. From swimwear to shorts to cut-out dresses, anything is fair game for them. Both women look happy and confident wearing the same outfits and offer us a powerful reminder that fashion is as much about attitude as it is about the clothes we wear.

Mercedes has shared Style Not Size (#stylenotsize) on Tiktok where she posts videos of the two set to music. With millions (upon millions) of views, it appears that others agree. So, let’s focus on flaunting our great style rather than worrying about the tag size.

Friends Denise Mercedes and Maria Castellanos show how the same outfit looks on different body types.

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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