Real Talk: Why You Need a Layering Bra

Today, we’re chatting with Kerstyn, Merchandise Manager for Aerie bras, and Jenny, our fit & style expert, about the bras you NEED in your back-to-school wardrobe. Today’s topic? Layering bras!

At Aerie, “layering bras” is just another way of saying bralettes. Our layering bras are really a chance to have fun with your bra and make it an accessory to your outfit. These bras are meant to be seen, so show them off! Our Perky Bralette is a great option for smaller-chested girls looking for a little push, but also is a perfect wireless option for girls with larger cup sizes looking for more support.

More about Kerstyn, Aerie’s Merchandising Manager for bras,

“Hi, Aerie girls! I’m from Arcadia, CA. I’ve worked 10 years in the merchandising business because it allows me to wear multiple hats and no day is ever the same. It’s the perfect balance of creativity and analytics. My favorite bra is the Sunnie…she will change your life! I would describe myself as a perfectionist, sarcastic, fashionable and opinionated. Something not many people know about me is that I’m a HUGE NASCAR fan, thanks to my Dad (or not thanks to him!). I am #AerieREAL because I don’t apologize for having an opinion and being a leader.” 

Thanks, Kerstyn! Stay tuned for more from Jenny and Kerstyn on the bras you NEED to have for back-to-school.

Xoxo,

Aerie

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: Racerback Tank

What goes under your AE? Aerie, of course!

Jenny Altman, our Fit & Style Expert, shows you how to wear and pair this amazing AEO Boho Embroidered tank (similar style here) with her favorite Aerie pieces. The racerback design, deep v neckline, and low-cut armholes are a challenge when it comes to finding the right Aerie bra, but Jenny’s here to provide her quick tips! Spoiler alert: Although the Charley bra would be a perfect “no-show” option under this top, Jenny suggests wearing our Hide and Peek Plunge Bralette as a cute “accessory” to peek out. It totally completes the laid-back look.

Watch below for Jenny’s tips on outfitting this AE tank with Aerie pieces!

 

Look out for more tips on how to wear your favorite Aerie styles with your AE tops, bottoms and dresses, coming soon! Want to know more of Jenny’s quick tips? Email her your fit and style questions at AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet your question @Aerie with #AskJenny!

Xoxo,

Aerie

#AskJenny Question of the Week: What to Wear Under White

With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re scrambling to figure out how to get the most wear out of our favorite white pieces while the sun’s still shining. Luckily, Jenny Altman, fit and style expert for Aerie, is here with her pro tips for pieces that are perfect under your white jeans, shorts, tops, and LWD’s (Little White Dresses!). Her advice is here just in time to start planning the perfect look for the holiday weekend, or that end of summer party you’re throwing!

Q: What are the best pieces to wear under my white clothes? I don’t want my bra or undies to show through!

A:  What to wear under white…NOT WHITE!

Why not white? It’s just too bright under white clothing. If your goal is to keep your intimates “intimate”, then you really need to go with a nude tone. This color could be the actual color nude, but could also be a brown, beige or even light pink, depending on your skin tone. Keep in mind, that no matter what your skin tone (even if you are darker skinned or super fair), the color nude will always be better than white. The nude blends into any skin tone better than a white or a black.

For bras, if you want to show off a colorful piece under your white top, then go for it! If you’re looking for a piece that will stay hidden, however, Aerie carries bras in a range of nude shades, from Fair to Dark Maple.

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Basic doesn’t have to be boring…shop a rainbow of nude tones in our Best Basics Shop!

For bras, I love Sunnie, Charley, and the Lace Bare Bra in Natural Nude.

Our Best Basics Shop is a great place to look for bras and undies that come in multiple nude shades, to find the best match for your specific skin tone.

For undies, it’s as much about the color as it is about the undie design itself. Go for the most flat, seamless option you can find. You don’t want heavy lines showing through.

Our Vintage Lace undies come in multiple fits and nude tones, and the lace is smooth so the texture doesn’t peek through. These undies work great under white or light clothing that isn’t super fitted.

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The super smooth Vintage Lace collection is a great quick fix for minimizing visible undie lines!

For a TOTALLY hidden look, the Outta-Sight undie in Buff is the best. No lines and no color to be seen with these! The undies come in a range of fits from thong to boybrief, so pick the amount of coverage that’s most comfortable for you and works best with the type of clothing you’re wearing.

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Our Outta-Sight collection is your best secret weapon!

With these tips, you’ll be ready to rock your favorite white styles to celebrate the end of summer!

Have more fit & style questions for Jenny? Ask @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny, or email your question to AskJenny@ae.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly (last week, she tackled your FAQ “Will a Demi Bra Work for Me?”).

 Xoxo,

Aerie

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Real Talk: Back-to-School Undie Trends

Shannon, buyer for Aerie undies, has a few undie trends this back-to-school season she just can’t get enough of. Our newest undie fit, the Mini Boybrief, of course has to be her favorite! But with so many prints, patterns, colorblock details, and super comfy fabrics in our back-to-school undie assortment, there are so many new trends to love this season. Shannon talks some of her favorites below!

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So many cute and colorful undies…we’ll take them all, please!

Real Talk: Back-to-School Bra Trends

This back-to-school season, there are so many bra trends to get excited about! From soft cotton fabrics, to pretty peek-a-boo bralettes, to pastel colors that act as neutrals under your favorite t-shirts – Aerie’s got it all!

Jackie, buyer for Aerie pushup bras, talks about some of her favorite trends and styles for the season. To see all our back-to-school bras, shop now at Aerie.com!

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We love the colors and pretty lace detail in Blakely, Bridget, Sofie and Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette!

What’s your favorite back-to-school bra trend? Tell us below, or show us on Instagram or Twitter using #AerieREAL!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: Will a Demi Bra Work for Me?

This week, our Fit and Style expert, Jenny Altman, tackles your questions on bra coverage! Read her pro tips to learn what amount of coverage is best for your shape and size.

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Rachelle is all smiles in one of Jenny’s full coverage picks, the Sofie bra!

Q: I would really like to wear a demi bra, but I am fuller in that part of my breasts, so they pop out. Is that normal? What bras do you recommend that have full coverage?

A:  Great question! A demi bra is a bra that covers only half to three quarters of the breast, which means that it doesn’t give you as much coverage as a full coverage bra. A full coverage bra comes at least an inch or two higher across the breast, hence the name “full” coverage.

Another difference is what a demi cup bra does for your shape. It actually tilts the breast inward, creating more lift and coverage than your standard full coverage bra.

For you, your shape may work better with a full coverage bra. But before you give up on a demi (they are pretty gorgeous!), make sure you are trying on the right size. You may need to go up a cup size from what you have been wearing in that type of style. I suggest you go into an Aerie store and have a fitting with one of our Bra Experts. They also will have lots of suggestions for different style demi bras you can try, to see if we do have the right demi for you. Once you have your right size, trying on lots of styles is key to finding the perfect bra for you!

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The Sunnie bra is one of Jenny’s go-to full coverage options.

If a demi is not your answer, then let’s certainly go for a full coverage bra, no problem! My personal favorites would have to be the Sunnie, Katie and Sofie. I think that if you get creative with fun colors and look for special details like lace, you will feel just as pretty in the full coverage as you would in the demi.

To see more of our full coverage and demi coverage options, shop all bras at Aerie.com! Our Bra Guide allows you to see bras in your cup size, to help you pick your perfect fit. Try a few to find the best style for you!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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