The Ultimate Packing Guide

Here at the Aerie offices, we love traveling and we LOVE seeing your #AerieSWIM and #AerieREAL Instagram tags when you are off to new city and sporting a dose of Aerie! Whether you are jet-setting to foreign lands, road tripping across the states, or spending a much needed girls weekend at our friend’s beach house, we know you are looking for two things: comfort and style!

If you’re looking for a flight friendly or road trip #OOTD, look no further. Our layering tanks and bralettes are cute and cozy, our undies are jogger and legging-ready, and our newest knapsack from BAGGU? Soon to be your favorite must-have accessory.

Plus, if you’re in a packing pinch – check out our list of things to pack the night before! Don’t forget your toothbrush, too!

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Aerie’s Packing List for Summer Vacation

A Sweatshirt (For cool nights and flights)

Super cozy pajamas and boxers, too!

Bras (We suggest: a Plunge Bra, a Multi-Way Bra, a Lightly Lined, and a Bralette!)

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2 Swimsuits

A Wallet, Purse, and Carry-All

Super Cute Socks!

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Joggers

Leggings

Tops (Tanks and a few 3/4 length tees!)

Undies (Lots of them!)

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A Hat or Baseball Cap

Scarf (Our favorite layering piece!)

Perfume

Nail Polish

Sunglasses

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Chargers (We know you can’t live without your cellphone!)

Headphones

Camera

Toiletries

+ lots of SPF!

Have a safe trip!

xo,

Aerie

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: What Are Sister Sizes?

So we all know our bra size…but what is a sister size, anyway? Our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to explain the ins and outs of sister sizing for the confused among us.

Below, watch Jenny’s quick explanation of a sister size, and read on for even more info on whether a sister size could be a good option for you!

 

Q: What’s the difference between my bra size and my sister size? And will it work for me?

A: You’ve all probably heard sales associates mention “sister size” when it comes to bra size. A sister size is really just one size up or down from the size you normally wear. An associate may suggest trying a sister size if you’re spilling out or not fully filling out a particular style, or if they don’t have your size in stock.

Sometimes wearing a sister size works flawlessly, other times it does not work as well. It all depends on two factors: how “full” of a cup size you are, and the style of the bra. You really just have to try on different styles and sizes to see what will work best for you!

For example, let’s say you are a 32C.

If you are a more shallow C, sizing down a cup size and up a band size (34B) can work well, especially in a full coverage bra style like the Sofie or the Sunnie. Just keep in mind that wearing a larger band size will offer less support, because your bra’s support should always come from the band, not the straps!

If you ARE a full C cup, you could consider sizing up a cup size and down a band size (30D). Trying your larger sister size may work best in a cup with less coverage, like a demi cup style (I love the Ella Gel or the Blakely!).

If you are, however, a “full” C, and your band and cup size work for you in most every bra, then sizing into the sister size is usually not your best option. You already know you need that C, so try to stick with it when possible.

The sister size is really just a way of saying, “hey, even though you normally wear a size 4 jeans, the super skinny style in size 6 will probably work, just as a boyfriend jean in a size 2 would”. Try your actual size and try the sister size in the styles you like, then you see which one best fits your cup as well as your band size. If you aren’t sure, ask one of our Aerie bra fit experts for their opinion!

That’s all for today! Don’t forget – if you have fit and style questions for Jenny, email them to AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet @Aerie with #AskJenny! She’ll be answering your questions weekly on the blog. Our most recent post? All about Multi-Way Bras that do it all!

Xoxo,

Aerie

Guest Blog Post: Jenny Altman on Perfect T-Shirt Bras

Sheer and lightweight tees and tanks all have one thing in common – they need a great t-shirt bra!

The t-shirt bra is the modern girl’s go-to bra of choice…and why? There is no show through. It is like your trustworthy BFF that works with everything. It may not be the most sexy bra in your drawer (although it can be tres pretty), but it makes your boobs look good and keeps you modest even in the coldest of places.

Here are my go-to t-shirt bras for summer and back to school:

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Sunnie is my #1 basic t-shirt bra. She is full-coverage (but not too much), has stretch for comfort, is lightly lined (no show through!) and hides the back-fat (well, we all have some!). She’s paired here with our Love Me Don’t Retouch Me tee for the perfect comfy and confident look!

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Charley is my new BFF. She conceals, has a deep plunge for low tees and tanks, gives great push up and even has a super secret j-hook in the back, instantly transforming her into a racerback bra. Plus her colors are amazing! I love the cotton Charley in light grey with the neon yellow trim! It pairs perfectly with the neon stripe Charley tee!

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Blakely is a longtime fave, especially with pretty lace detail. She is a great lightly lined demi-cup which gives coverage and a full, rounded shape. Her solid colors are amazing (with contrast lace detail!) and her allover lace shows you that t-shirt bras don’t have to be boring. The lace is flat and smooth so it still works under tees, but looks much fancier than your go-to nudes.

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Jaclyn is your smoothest, softest pushup bra with underwire. She is the perfect t-shirt bra (so smooth, everything just glides over her) with built in pillows around the wire (seriously!). She feels dreamy and lovely even while doing her job of pushing you up to perkiest perfection! I love the ombre colors, too. Check out the lilac with two tone purple lace around the band.

Which t-shirt bra is YOUR go-to?

Tell me your fave or ask me a question at AskJenny@AE.com.

Xoxo,

Jenny

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Real Talk – Why You Need A Plunge Bra

A great go-to plunge bra is a necessity in your wardrobe for all your v-neck and scoop neck tops! To learn more about why the plunge is a must-have, join the conversation with Katelin, Aerie’s Associate Manager of Business Strategies, and Jenny, our Fit and Style Expert! Also, get the lowdown on our newest bra, the Charley plunge!

Have style or fit questions for Jenny? Email her at AskJenny@AE.com! We’ll be answering your biggest FAQ’s weekly on the blog. To shop Charley and plunge bras, head to Aerie.com or our Bra Guide to find your perfect fit!

xoxo,

Aerie

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: Multiway Bras that Do It All

Most of us Aerie girls have at least one multi-way bra in our bra wardrobe…but are we using it to its fullest potential? Our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman (@ILoveAGood), answers your latest #AskJenny question on how multi-ways can be so much more than strapless, below!

Q: I know there are other ways you can wear Aerie’s convertible bras besides just strapless – but I’m lost! What exactly are the different ways to wear a multi-way bra?

A: The great thing about having a multi-way bra in your closet is that it is so versatile! You do not need a bra for each outfit, you just need a great do-it-all bra. Aerie offers several multi-way bras in both pushup and lightly lined…functioning as 6+ bras in one!

My personal favorite is the Mia Multi-Way pushup bra…it adds just the right amount of lift that’s perfect with everything from your strappy tanks to most formal dresses. A great everyday option is our Audrey Multi-Way bra for you lightly lined girls!

If you only have budget for one multi-way bra, I always suggest nude for maximum versatility.

The animation below gives a step-by-step guide for all the different ways to wear your favorite multi-way (here, it’s the Mia Vintage Lace Multi-Way pushup bra). With so many ways to wear, this bra can really go the distance – and stretch your dollar!

So, Aerie girls, don’t let the straps on your newest multi-way purchase collect dust in your drawer! Use them to their full potential and you’ll see what a versatile must-have a multi-way bra is in your wardrobe. They are truly the best investment bras ever!

For more quick tips from Jenny, check out our most recent #AskJenny blog post! Still have more questions? Jenny’s always here to answer and provide her pro perspective! Ask @Aerie on Twitter using #AskJenny, or send your question via email to AskJenny@ae.com.

Xoxo,

Aerie

 

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Real Talk – Why You Need A Multi-Way Bra

Join Katelin, Aerie’s Associate Manager of Business Strategies, and Jenny, our Fit and Style Expert, as they explore the Multi-Way Bra! This bra is a must in every girl’s wardrobe. Perfect for your strapless, one-shoulder, or halter dresses and tanks!

If you have any style or fit questions for Jenny, email her at AskJenny@AE.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly on the blog! Be sure to check out Mia and our other Strapless & Multi-Ways in our Bra Guide here!

xoxo,

Aerie

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