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: Staycation

No #FOMO. All #JOMO! Forget FEAR of missing out. Erin is embracing the JOY of missing out! Get in on the trend with this week’s staycation style.

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

 

ALL THE INFO

Staying in is the best way to show off all of our pretty embroidery this season. Just because you’re hanging at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look cute while you’re at it! Stitched hearts and fun sayings add extra special touches to your comfiest tees, shirts, boxers and socks.

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

 

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Our stylist loves a good excuse to stay in and do all the things she needs to recharge! You can find her with a face mask on, reading a good book and binge watching “Will & Grace” reruns to get ready for the newest season this September… all in our prettiest new embroidered boxers, lace bralettes and graphic tees.

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

 

HOW TO WEAR IT

With your comfiest sheets and breakfast in bed. Avocado toast with pesto and smoked salmon is Erin’s new fave!

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

What’s your staycation style? Comment below & tell us!

Stylist's Picks: Staycation

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#AerieREAL Girls Tell Us Their 90s Faves

#TBT time! In honor of our latest collection inspired by the 90s, we caught up with some of our #AerieREAL girls at our latest photoshoot and asked them to tell us about their throwback faves. Watch below to see their top picks!

Iskra channels her inner 90s child as she busts a move.

Watch Woan Ni sing us a tune to her favorite boy band ballad!

Liz couldn’t pick just one of Cher’s outfits to love from Clueless. As if!

We quizzed Poppy on the characters from her favorite cartoon (of course she knew their names!).

Katerina gets nostalgic with her hand-made clothing!

What are some of your 90s faves? Comment below & tell us!

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Easy No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream is always an easy decision. DIY and celebrate National Ice Cream Day with this easy recipe! Read on to see how you can make your fave dessert right at home.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp fresh vanilla bean (2 pods)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Whip heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer or in a standing mixer until peaks form.
  2. Gently fold condensed milk into whipped cream.
  3. Scrape the seeds from inside the vanilla bean pods and add them to the mixture.
  4. Mix in vanilla extract, making sure to combine all ingredients evenly.
  5. Pour into a loaf container.
  6. Freeze until firm.
  7. Scoop & serve.
  8. ENJOY!

What’s your favorite summertime dessert? Comment below & tell us!

Want more yummy recipes? Check out our faves here.

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Blogger’s Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

The NEW Tomgirl Bralette is here and we’re not the only one who loves it! Blogger and #AerieREAL girl Mel Denisse can’t get enough of the comfy style.

Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

“I loved pairing these three pieces together for those mornings you just want to walk in your neighborhood and grab a coffee. It not only makes a statement, but it’s so effortlessly wearable throughout the entire day”

Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

“I’ve been loving the tomgirl bralette for so many reasons— first, comfort. I could live in it all day. And showing it off is fun since it feels like a causal part of the outfit with the button details and the ‘aerie’ writing on the bottom.” Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

Shop Mel’s Look: Tomgirl Logo Bralette | Embroidered Shirt | Warm-Up Pant

Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

Blogger Pick: Tomgirl Bralette

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

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Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

New season. New collection. New trend Tuesday! First up on Erin’s list? You go, tomgirl!

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

ALL THE INFO

Flash back to the 90’s with comfy, easy-to-wear styles. Think all-new Tomgirl Bralettes, Hi-Leg Undies, iridescent caps and cropped sweaters that give girl power a whole new meaning. Isn’t it ironic that everything you loved as a kid is back and better than ever?

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Comfy, cool AND classic… the Tomgirl Bralette does it all! In scoop, button-front and triangle fits and pretty shine and super soft cotton fabrics, there’s a Tomgirl for every Aerie girl.

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

HOW TO WEAR IT

Rock your Tomgirl Bralette under a cropped white tee and pair it with the NEW tighty whitey, our Hi-Leg Undies*.

*Best enjoyed while jumping on your bed and blasting Alanis Morrissette.

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

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How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

3 Tomgirl Bralettes. 5 girl power looks! In scoop, triangle and button-up fits and pretty shine and super soft fabrics, there’s a Tomgirl for every Aerie Girl. Read on to see how to style this season’s must-have new bralette 5 ways!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

  1. LET IT PEEK

One of our fave throwback styles is making a comeback! Wear our Lace Slip Dress over our Tomgirl Scoop Bralette for easy laid-back layers. Keep it cool with a jean jacket and dress it up with cute shoes!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

2. SHOW IT OFF

Let your Tomgirl Bralette shine! Layer it over our Ruffle Baby Tee and pair it with AEO denim. It’s your best basic daytime look… with a twist!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

3. SLEEP ON IT

Staycation all you ever wanted! Pair the Tomgirl Triangle Bralette with our new Hi-Leg Bikini, Wide Sleeve Cards and extra soft Boxer for the ultimate girls’ night in.  How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

4. BRUNCH IN IT

Running from bed to brunch? Ready.. set… THROW on our Embroidered Shirt over your Tomgirl Logo Bralette and Chill Track Leggings. How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

5. WEAR IT EVERYWHERE!

Add extra-special shine with our Tomgirl Scoop Bralette underneath our new Graphic Ringer Tee, and stay comfy on the bottom with our Warm-Up Pant. Wear it to run errands… meet a friend for coffee… ANYWHERE!

 

How do you wear your Tomgirl Bralette? Comment below & tell us!

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