The concept of being sold slimness, not style, has been a current running through many social media platforms this year. On TikTok, users have taken a deeper look at noteworthy outfits
to decipher whether they're truly stylish or just worn on a skinny – and therefore 'acceptable' – body. Meanwhile a massive debate was sparked on Twitter this summer, primarily in the replies to this tweet
by activist Rayne Fisher-Quann. The teenager pointed out that the outfit worn by the two plus-size people in the photograph – denim mom shorts and a graphic T-shirt – would be seen as "80s casual inspo!" on a model like Bella Hadid but is actively mocked on a fat frame, succinctly highlighting the double standards in our view of style.