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This Instagram account shows that all bodies are beautiful - thigh gap or not

Published 06/07/2015 | 14:46

New York native Stacey Baker is on a mission to celebrate the female body.

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The New York Times photographer was inspired to create the Instagram page 'CitiLegs' to capture the innately insouciant style of city slickers in the Big Apple.

Scrolling through her feed, which has already amassed 77,000 followers, proves that style is not limited or constricted by body types.

Images show women of all shapes and sizes wearing outfits which are bright, unique, wacky and eye catching.

The Instagram page is a shining example that expressing yourself through your clothes should not be constricted by size, nor should your sartorial choices be dictated by whether your thighs do or do not touch.

The project has garnered so much international attention that it will soon be turned into a coffee table book to celebrate the diversity of the female form.

"I don't mean to flatter myself or the project. I know they're just pictures of women's legs taken against a wall, but occasionally, the deconstructed legs look like something more," Baker told Slate Magazine. "And I like that more often than not, it's fuller figures that achieve that, not the model-thin legs. Models' legs generally don't make for interesting leg pictures. Legs with curves do and as someone who has always wanted model-thin legs, that's good for me to see."

For more, follow @stace_a_lace on Instagram.

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