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By Charlotte Nisbet

A young woman has claimed her Chihuahua is better dressed than her after spending £10k on the tiny pooch’s wardrobe.

Doting owner, Sian Butler, 20, has spent thousands on her pet Chihuahua, Lilly, and her lavish lifestyle.

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Some people might think she’s barking mad but Sian claims she loves nothing more than buying her pooch a new outfit.

With Dior and Chanel-inspired dresses, Lilly is the best dressed dog in town and she loves nothing more than posing in front of the camera.

While Lilly always opts for bright and glitzy dresses, Sian often chooses plain and understated clothes for herself.

And despite her tiny dog costing her a small fortune and most of her monthly income, Sian wouldn’t change her diva ways for the world.

Lilly now has over 17,000 followers on Instagram and receives hundreds of messages from strangers who are in awe of her style.

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Sian, who works as a dog groomer, in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, said: “Lilly loves wearing dresses, she has over 1000 of them and each cost around £100.

“She has so many clothes and accessories such as hats to match every dress and around 50 different leads and collars, that she has her own wardrobe.

“Most of Lilly’s clothes are handmade so you can’t get her style on the high street.

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“If I don’t put her in an outfit she tends to drag her box of clothes out as if to say, ‘come on put a dress on me.’

“She’s such a little character and she loves posing for the camera.

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“That’s why I set up her Instagram page to document her little life.

“Lilly definitely has more clothes than me but I don’t mind, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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“I tend to wear jeans and a jumper or t-shirt but Lilly always goes for the glamourous look, I think it suits her the most.”

Sian, who currently lives with her parents,  first adopted Lilly back in 2015 and it didn’t take long before the pooch was wearing her first dress.

She added: “At first I was buying Lilly a new dress every week, it was costing me a small fortune but seeing her looking so adorable made it impossible to stop.

Pic by Grant Melton/Caters News “But now I have calmed the spending down a bit and tend to buy her something new every few weeks instead.

“Lilly is often stopped in the street because of her style, I suppose it’s not every day that you see a dog in a huge puffy dress.”

Lilly has been in the limelight with both her modelling and pageant successes too.

Sian said: “She loves the camera so it made sense to do a few modelling shoots with her.

“We’ve entered her into doggy pageants too and she has been placed first place as the most beautiful and best dressed in the competitions she has entered.

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“I always aim to find Lilly the most extravagant dresses and that’s one of the main reason we get them all handmade.

“She has a lot more designer things than most people let alone dogs, but one of my favourites is her Louis Vuitton collar and lead.

“Lilly is very pampered and even likes having her nails painted.

“She happily sits there patiently while I dress her and unlike other dogs she doesn’t try and take her hats or clothes off.

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“Lilly can be quite bossy but she’s a good little girl and despite her diva ways, she loves nothing more than being cuddled and going on walks.”