What Is Denim: Your Ultimate Denim Glossary

 DENIM FIT SPECS

Denim Glossary Fit Specs

Denim Glossary Fit Specs

RISE

The measurement from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the crotch seam. In other words, it’s where on your hips the jeans sit. Every body (and every one of our jean fits!) is unique, but, generally a “high” rise will sit near your belly button and a “low” rise will be closer to your hips. Source

Denim Glossary Fit Rises

INSEAM

The measurement from the bottom of the crotch to the bottom of the hem.

Denim Glossary Inseam

WARP

The vertical threads in a fabric. Source

WEFT

The horizontal threads in a fabric. Source

Denim Glossary Warp and Weft

WASH

The result of washing and rinsing denim to remove excess dye. Source

Denim Glossary Denim Washes

DESTROYED, DISTRESSED, DECONSTRUCTED

Purposely marred for a well-worn, vintage appearance. Source

Denim Glossary Destroyed Distressed Deconstructed

HEM

The bottom of the jean, which has been folded back and sewn down to form an edge

STEP-HEM

A raw hem that’s shorter in the front than it is in the back. Source

RELEASED HEM

A deconstructed hem that has been unstitched and unfolded for a frayed look and added length. Source 1  Source 2

Denim Glossary Hem

DENIM FABRICATION

Denim Glossary Fabrication

100% COTTON (see also: HERITAGE)

100% cotton denim. This rigid, durable fabric softens over time.

CLASSIC STRETCH

Our original soft, stretchy denim.

DENIM X

Denim with an upgraded stretch that retains it’s shape and won’t bag out. Natural fibers give this denim a super-soft feel for increased comfort.

DENIM X4

Revolutionary 4-way stretch means fit from every direction. Top-to-bottom warp stretch lifts your booty and gives you the feeling of longer legs, while side-to-side weft stretch contours the leg.
These forces work together to increase retention, which means these jeans won’t bag or sag, so your butt looks great, wear after wear.

CORE FLEX

Core Flex is designed with just enough stretch to give a little when you stand up, sit down, pull ‘em on or off. It has the same look and feel as 100% cotton denim, with increased flexibility for added comfort.

EXTREME FLEX

Our most flexible jean might also be our most comfortable. Designed with the max amount of stretch for ultimate comfort. Extreme Flex denim truly moves with you, and bounces back to hold its shape after.

FLEX 4/360

Revolutionary 4-way stretch means this denim moves with you in every direction. Top-to-bottom warp stretch moves up and down with you, while side-to-side weft stretch gives you room to sit or step.
The bottom line? Jeans have never been more comfortable.

HERITAGE (see also: 100% COTTON)

100% cotton denim. This rigid, durable fabric softens over time.

SELVEDGE

Premium denim bound with a “self edge” so it doesn’t unravel. You’ll know it by the trademark white and blue taping under the cuff, on the edge of the coin pocket, and on the back of the belt loop.

We’ve upgraded ours with just the right amount of stretch to make them even more comfortable. Source

Shop your favorite AEO Jeans HERE and show us how you wear them with #ICAN (or #WeAllCan if you’re with friends!).

Denim Glossary Fabrication

Denim Glossary Fit Specs

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Stylist’s Picks: GRL PWR

Attention! You know the military trend is everywhere, but what about the Aerie way to do it? Start with our stylist’s picks and make it pretty by mixing in Erin’s fave extra feminine pieces and pops of pinks!

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

ALL THE INFO

Bodysuits and dresses and bralettes, oh yes! Feminize your camo with our favorite girly pieces and add pink, rust and rose gold details. Forget stiff uniform feels—these military-inspired pieces are the softest side of the trend and especially comfy for all-day wear.

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Blending our favorite camo print of the season with pretty pink pieces puts an unexpected twist on the military trend.

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

HOW TO WEAR IT

How to wear it = when to wear it = all the time!

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

 

How are you wearing the military trend this season? Comment below and tell us!

Stylist's Picks: GRL PWR

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#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: GRL PWR!

Hey Aerie girls,

Hope you’re having an amazing summer! If you’ve seen the new #AerieReal campaign – you’ll know it’s all about GIRL POWER and inspired by the 90’s. (if you haven’t seen the campaign check it out now here and here)

I’m so obsessed with this campaign because I’m a big believer in supporting and empowering our girlfriends. So in today’s blog post I want to share some ways I encourage and spread GRL PWR between me and my girls 🙂

I’d love to read how you empower your girlfriends so make sure to comment below!

#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: GRL PWR!

5 Reasons Why I Believe It’s Important To Empower Your Girlfriends

  1. Your girlfriends will always be there, so don’t neglect them. Invest time and energy into hanging with them or staying in touch.
  2. I don’t have blood sisters so my girlfriends are my sisters.
  3. Your girlfriends are your support system, when you need to laugh, cry or rant they will listen.
  4. You can be the friend to stop the vicious circle of negative body image talk or gossip, which will help your girlfriends feel good about themselves and shine bright.
  5. Empowered friends are more confident and often less defensive so it is easier to defuse misunderstandings.

5 Ways To Empower Your Girlfriends

  1. Complimenting them on things that you love about them – try any of the below:
    • Personality — ‘I love being around you, you literally make everyone laugh’
    • Their Clothes and style — ‘Your sweater is so cute’
    • Efforts — ‘you’ve been killing it at school’ – ‘It really inspires me how well you look after your _____ (mom, dog, brother)’
    • Friendship/loyalty — ‘You’re always there for me and that really means a lot to me’
    • Taste in music / food / creativity / culture — ‘Your fried chicken is BOMB’
  2. Help them out if they are struggling at school or work by holding a study night.
  3. Be a good listener, give them time, don’t interrupt, don’t judge!
  4. Encourage them to follow their dreams, have a fun filled day of vision boarding and be there when they need you.
  5. Defend them but also allow them to make their own mistakes, offering up advice but not telling them what and what not to do. We grow by making choices, and as girlfriends, the best thing we can do is be there for each other, the good, the bad and waiting with pizza.

And these are just my own ways, but you know your girlfriends better than anyone! So celebrate each other 🙂 we are so lucky to have one another. So let’s build each other up, we are not in competition; there is room for everyone because we are all completely unique.

Sending all you magical unicorns all my love,

Iskra xx

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Chill. Play. Move. In Motion!

Chill. Play. Move.™ is made for your REAL life. From bed to brunch to barre, these leggings are up for anything. See how Iskra wears her Chill. Play. Move. faves!

In 4 fabrics (and 1 more coming soon!), these leggings can do anything. Get to know the entire collection here!

CHILL. Feel Comfy fabric: everyday stretch cotton for everyday wear.

PLAY. Feel Cozy fabric: super soft with light support and a brushed touch. Wear from coffee to class!

MOVE. In 2 fabrics! Feel Cool: medium support with a smooth touch for your next sweat sesh. Feel Empowered: medium support with a cozy touch when you’re ready to do werk!

Chill. Play. Move. In Motion!

What’s your fave piece from our Chill. Play. Move.™ collection? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Poolside Style

Real talk: it’s August. You may be dreading the end of summer, but there are still weeks of warm weather ahead. Rooftops pools and Labor Day getaways are still to come, so suit up with Erin’s picks for new swim and light fleece for all the sunshine to come.   Stylist's Picks: Poolside StyleStylist's Picks: Poolside Style

ALL THE INFO
It’s never too hot to be in style, and it’s never too hot to wear your coziest fleece pieces! Get comfy at the pool with a matching plush set, and wear our newest swim underneath.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

WHY ERIN LOVES IT
Erin loves a good matching set, and matching fleece worn over a matching suit is double the fun.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

HOW TO WEAR IT
These looks are your ALL day outfits. You can run around town in your comfy fleece set, then take it off and show off your new swim when you get to the pool. Switch it up with denim shorts and a cropped fleece for a different look that still lets you wear your fave layers.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

What is your fave poolside style? Comment below & tell us!

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Ellie’s Back To School Checklist

Aerie Marketing Intern, Ellie O, is an avid lover of cheese, ostriches and spending time by the water. She shared her back to school essentials with us as she heads into her Junior year at the University Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Read on for her tips!

Ready to head back to school? We are! We’ve put together all the essentials you need to survive the year. Don’t forget anything with this back to school checklist.Ellie's Back To School Checklist

Getting dressed for school shouldn’t be stressful. Being comfy and cute is a must when spending the day in class.

  • Leggings are a great option when you want something simple! You are able to dress them up or keep it more relaxed depending on your mood. Pair them with a sweatshirt and bralette to look complete the outfit!
  • A cute workout outfit is an essential when heading to the gym to burn off some stress and calories. Throw on a pair of shorts and a cute sports bra and go!

With school, comes work! Before running out the door, don’t forget to pack everything you need to stay organized.

  • Pack your bag with an agenda, some fresh pens and pencils to take notes and keep track of assignments.
  • Don’t forget a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • On your way to class? Jam to some music with a pair of headphones.

Creating a comfortable space to work in is essential to staying clear minded and focused!

  • Keeping your room clean and organized will keep your mind at ease. Cute decorations are a must when sitting down at your desk to study.
  • Decorating your desk with inspirational quotes will keep you motivated to complete all your tasks!
  • Adding blankets and pillows to your bed will give your room a cozy feel and help you relax at the end of the day!

Don’t forget to take care of yourself and find time to de-stress! After school work, do something that helps you unwind.

  • Get your mind off school, even for a little while. Take the time to do an activity that you enjoy, like yoga or meditating.
  • If you don’t have the energy to work out after a long day, take a hot bath and put on a face mask to recharge.

Even if you have a lot of homework, there’s always time for friends!

  • Gather all your girlfriends, put on some pajamas and watch a movie for a quiet night in.
  • Social butterfly? Dress up your favorite pair of leggings and head out for a night out on the town!

What essentials will be in your backpack when you head back to school? Comment below and tell us!

Blogger’s Picks: City Sweatshirt

What happens when you combine our NEW City Sweatshirt with the Tomgirl Bralette? Pure magic, that’s what. #AerieREAL girl Caitlyn from How Do You Wear That styles our super soft and s’cozy sweatshirt below! Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

“I think the most common way to wear a sweatshirt like this is with a pair of leggings post work out or running errands (maybe some leather leggings to spice it up). However, my newest obsession is to rock the oversized sweatshirt with more feminine pieces like this high-waisted silk skirt or even throw it over a wrap dress.” 

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

“I decided to keep the casual theme going and pair the outfit with some crisp white sneakers, added a blush colored hat to stick with the neutral/blush tone theme and a fun striped bralette.”

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Shop Caitlyn’s Look: City SweatshirtTomgirl Scoop Bralette | Satin Button-Front Skirt | Satin Baseball Cap

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Show us how you style the City Sweatshirt with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on the style gallery!

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