Plus-size model and her slim best friend pose in the same outfits in viral TikTok videos to show that everyone can enjoy fashion no matter their size
The video received more than 1.5 million views -prompting the pair to make another.
They were wearing the exact same outfits head-to-toe in their respective sizes.
28-year-old Mercedes and 26-year-old Castellanos to create #StyleNotSize, an online movement that works to break exclusionary fashion rules suggesting that a person’s size dictates not only what they should wear but have access to wear.
After that initial video, they took their efforts to the next level. Instead of wearing similar outfits, they got the exact same items — a crop top and T-shirt dress from Zara and shared their equally fabulous looks. That February TikTok post has almost 35 million views.
By then, the bloggers had started a movement, which they’re calling #StyleNotSize. They’ve since seen dozens of other friends with different body types sharing their matching looks online,
“I see girls commenting (on social media), ‘I wish I looked like you,’” Mercedes, 28, said in an interview with TODAY. “Everyone is on social media 24/7 right now, and it can brainwash you into feeling bad about your body.”