#LoveYourRealSelfie

How do you get a perfect bikini body? Put a bikini on your body! To celebrate body positivity and our #AerieREAL initiative to #LoveYourRealSelfie, we brought more than 1,500 Aerie girls together to take the world’s largest unretouched selfie in South Beach, Miami!

#LoveYourRealSelfie - World's Largest Selfie

Bikini beauties were joined by actress and The Duff star Mae Whitman, DJ Hannah Bronfman, Aerie girls Iskra and Eli and Fashion Blogger Sincerely Jules! To top it off and get that AERIE-al shot, acclaimed aerial photographer Gray Malin captured the event from a helicopter, high above the Mondrian South Beach Pool.

#LoveYourRealSelfie - World's Largest Selfie #LoveYourRealSelfie - World's Largest Selfie

“We couldn’t be more proud to further our #AerieREAL campaign and bring our ‘Love Your Real Selfie’ message to life with this memorable and exciting aerial platform,” shared Jennifer Foyle, our Brand President. “Aerie is seizing Spring Break as an opportunity to challenge beauty standards, share a brilliant swim collection designed for all Aerie girls and celebrate body positivity with the world’s largest selfie.”

Now it’s your turn! Share the body positive love on Instagram with #LoveYourRealSelfie and help us to continue to celebrate #AerieREAL!

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: College Fashionista Spring Break Edition

Throughout the Month of March, we partnered with College Fashionista to bring you the best spring break travel guides. 5 style gurus put together packing and to-do lists for 5 different cities to ensure that your spring break was the best one yet. Check out what #AEOSTYLE they packed for their trips and start snapping your own spring break photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

Allison_640x640Style Guru, Allison takes you to San Francisco.

Shop Allison’s look:
Boho Shift Dress
Wide Brim Fedora

Anna_640x640 Style Guru, Anna takes you to Charleston.

Shop her look:
Lace Shift Dress
Tortoise Shell Round Sunglasses (Shop Similar)
Jonathan_640x640 Style guru, Jonathan takes you to Miami.

Shop his look:
Vintage Striped Pocket T-Shirt
Icon Sunglasses
10″ Classic Short
Nicholas_640x640 Style guru Nicholas takes you to London.

Shop his look:
Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt
9.5″ Fleece Jogger Short

Rachel_630x640Style guru, Rachel takes you to Tulum.

Shop her look:
Embroidered Cami
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie
Straw Sun Hat

Tell us where you went for Spring Break 2015 in the comments below.

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Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Believe it or not, the weather IS getting warmer, and bikinis and beach days are finally within reach. We srsly cannot wait for sunshine, especially when there are so many cute summer trends waiting to be worn! Check out some of our must-haves for the season and stay sunny, Aerie girls…

Cutout & About: Covered in the front, bare in the back. Our Beaded One-Piece is a personalized peek-a-boo, concealing sensitive tummy spots in front and revealing your pretty back on the flip side.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Crop Graphic Tee: Heat waves. Higher hems.  Bare your belly and send a message with a conversational Crop Graphic Tee: the best kind of beach read! Pair it with a Strappy Bikini Bottom and now we’re really talkin’.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Your Favorite Bra Fit In Swim: Pretty peepers! Pink sunnies are a cute, colorful way to protect your eyes. Matched with a swim top in our go-to girl fit for everyday comfort, Blakely, and OMG, what a beach babe!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Cover Up & Down: News flash! Coverups aren’t just for the top anymore. The Classic Jogger keeps your legs cozy when it’s cool at the pool. And leave ‘em on later for hanging at home or out with your girls…these bottoms do it all!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Top it off. Wrap it up! Breezy, sunny beach day? Fight the shivers in a Beach Scarf, and shade your pretty face with a Floppy Hat. Cute AND practical accessories are summer essentials!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Lounge About: When the AC is on full blast but you’re still feeling the heat, a Lightly Lined Triangle Bralette is the coolest kind of loungewear. Add a Printed Boxer and you’ll be breezy in no time.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

What trend are you most looking forward to this summer? Comment and tell us below!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Aerie For Yellowberry

Two years ago, 17-year-old Megan Grassell went bra shopping with her little sister, Mary Margaret. But in a sea of underwire, pushups and padding, they weren’t able to find anything for a developing, 13-year-old girl. So Megan set out to “change the bra industry for tween girls” and did something that most 17 year olds would not—she started her own company! Yellowberry began with one passionate girl, a mission to “build a product that didn’t exist” and a Kickstarter campaign. It soon grew into something much more. Not only did it land Megan on Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, but it also established Yellowberry at the forefront of a movement for girls everywhere.

Aerie For Yellowberry

Meet Megan Grassell, Aerie girl & CEO of Yellowberry

Aerie For Yellowberry

Megan and her little sister, Mary Margaret. #LoveYourRealSelfie

Yellowberry designs and makes real bras for girls. Free of padding and push-up features, these bras are made for girls who want youthful, colorful and comfortable styles. Yellowberry urges girls to enjoy—not rush—the beginning, “yellow” stages of life, and Megan wants her product and her brand to “support girls to be who they are and celebrate their time as just that, girls.” We couldn’t agree more!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Introducing Aerie for Yellowberry – our best collab evah!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Now, we’re super-psyched to partner with Megan on Aerie for Yellowberry, our best collab evah! This exclusive collection of comfy, fun-to-wear bras is for our “little sisters,” the next generation of #AerieREAL girls. For Megan, this collab was meant to be: “I am incredibly grateful to be able to partner with a brand that shares so many of the same core messages that I built Yellowberry upon; inspiration for girls to have a positive self-image, strong self-confidence and a great sense of their own special identity.”

A girl with an idea is a powerful thing. A movement of girls is even stronger!

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How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

If you’re anything like us, you’re currently scrambling to revamp your dress collection. Like seriously, what did we wear last spring? Our Fit & Flare Dresses are the perfect option, because they’re super comfy and offer a cinch waist silhouette that is flattering on all body types.

Fun, flirty and fit to flatter—this effortless dress will have you turning heads everywhere you go. Stephanie from The Style Bungalow is no exception. She how she styles our favorite Printed Fit & Flare Dress below.

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Meet Stephanie:
“Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie, a twenty-something former ballerina turned PR pro living in a sub-tropical paradise in South Florida. Addicted to fashion, I started The Style Bungalow in March 2014 as a way to share my personal, relatable style, inspirations and thoughts – one fab outfit at a time. I’m a firm believer that the choices we make in our day-to-day outfits can send a powerful message. From cool confidence to chic to free-spirited and creative, it’s important to make sure you’re reflecting who you are through your personal style. When I’m not home blogging, working or dancing the night away, I can be found running around town searching for on-trend pieces, spending time with my friends and family or soaking up the beautiful Florida sun. Cheers!”

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style BungalowWhat Inspired Stephanie’s Look:
Floral dresses are a staple every fashionista needs in their wardrobe this spring. This one, by American Eagle, feels fresh and girly, and swishes gently as you walk… or dance! I wore it with brown strappy heels and a jean jacket, but you can totally wear yours on a sunny spring day with sandals, hat and an oversized tote.”

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Get Stephanie’s Look: Printed Fit & Flare Dress | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket (Similar) | Chunky Heel Fisherman Sandal (Similar) | Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style BungalowHow to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Show us how you style our Fit & Flare Dress with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Find the Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type

The process can be a little daunting when it comes to finding the perfect swimsuit for you. So, we enlisted Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, to help! Read below for her quick tips on finding the right swimsuit for your shape.

“Let’s face it – while the prospect of warmer days or a sunny vacay is always exciting, so many of us dread heading to the fitting room with an armful of bathing suits to try on. The trick to making your shopping experience a good one is to remember a few helpful tips!”

1) Be confident.
“Shopping for a swimsuit should be a fun, exciting, shopping experience. Shop for swim when you are feeling good, and remember, your swimsuit is an expression of who you are. You should feel confident in the style, size and print you choose!”

2) Shop your right size.
“This is important in everything you buy, but for swim, it is even more so since there is no covering it up. You will always look better, slimmer and more confident in the right size, even if it’s a size larger than you want to be wearing. BTW – size is just a number! Forget about what that little tag says, and choose the size suit you feel best in.”

3) Shop your best style.
“Not every style works best for every body type. Know your body and learn what makes you look and feel your best. Is it a teeny bikini bottom or hi rise? Is it a padded top or underwire? Try them all and be honest with yourself when it comes to knowing what works best on your body type.

Keeping these tips in mind, it’s time to take your body shape into account.

Let’s be clear – every BODY is beautiful, no matter what shape or size it comes in. Celebrate your unique shape by choosing a suit that shows off your favorite assets, and flatters your less favorite ones. Then it’s time to have some fun with print and color, to reflect your personality and the real you!”

Ready? Let’s do this! Find your body type below to hear Jenny’s fit recommendations for you.

Flat like a surfboard

Top to bottom, straight and narrow

Find the Best Swim for Your Body Type

“If you have an athletic build (straight and narrow, up and down), there are many styles you can wear and look great.  If it fits your personal style, get adventurous with trendy pieces that look great on your build and emphasize curves for balance.

I love crop bikini tops and hi-rise bikini bottoms, especially in a fun mix and match combo. The top shows off great shoulders and a strong back, plus the bottom gives you a curvy, retro inspired look.”

Curves & waves 

Curvy in all the right places

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Own your curves and show ’em off! Adjustable styles that provide a little extra wiggle room are your friend.

A triangle bikini top and a side tie bikini bottom is a classic combo. These have a lot of adjustability, so tie as loose or tight as you need, and move the triangles to fit you perfectly. A matching print, like this cute bandana pattern, is a great way to keep your curves balanced without drawing too much attention to top or bottom.”

Treasure chesty

You’ve got some girls, girl!

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Creating a little balance with your look can help even out your top. The first tip is to try a solid color on top and a fun print on bottom. This draws the eye down, and balances out your chest area.

Choose a style with underwire support to give the girls a little boost. I also like a top that provides fuller coverage, like the Daisy Bandeau Bikini Top. Bonus – the Daisy is lightly lined, which provides coverage without too much extra padding!

As for the bottom, go with a classic bikini or a mid rise bikini bottom in a really fun print.”

Hula hips

Pear-shaped and proud of it

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Let’s emphasize your top half to give you a curvy look all over. A print on top with solid bottom is a great way to do this. Any extra strappy or embellished detail, and bright colors and prints will help draw the eye up as well.

The Charley bikini top is fab for your shape. Charley provides just the right amount of lift, and curves your girls inward to create a round, full look. This up-top attention will balance out your bottom half.

The Sky Hi Rise bottom is a great option if you’re looking for a little more coverage. You get so much bang for your buck with this type of convertible style – It goes from a skirt, to a mid rise, to a hi rise, all in one!”

Ship-shapely

Full-figured and fab

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Full figured girls can wear any style bathing suit. More curves do not mean more coverage necessary. Just don’t forget to rock your choice with confidence! My one guideline? Gravitate to smaller prints and solid colors, and look for styles that emphasize your feminine curves.

I love the Retro Halter Bikini top for its amazing shape and support. The halter neckline is very flattering and creates a great curve at the bustline. In terms of bottoms, a hi-rise bikini bottom gives great coverage with flattering details. The ruching slims the hips and the flat panel down the front slims the tummy. Can’t go wrong with a small print like a micro-stripe!”

SPF: small petite frame

Small and mighty!

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Petite is just about height, not about body type. If you are petite, you need to figure out first if you are curvy, bigger on top or bottom, or more of an athletic build. Then you can select a suit style that suits you best. In general, I recommend monochromatic colors for petite ladies to build a longer look. Leg openings with a higher cut, like classic bikinis, side ties, and hipsters are great to elongate the leg!

I love a scoop bikini top and hipster bottom for petite frames. They are the perfect amount of coverage without overwhelming your figure. Looking for a little push in the cups? Try the Perky Triangle Bikini top! Looks like the classic triangle, but with extra oomph.”

Everyone under the sun

Just like a suntan, this looks good on every body

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“A tankini or one piece is a great option for all body types. This is a personal preference! If you feel less self conscious with a little more coverage, go for it. Open backs and fun details make a one piece or tankini look as cute as any bikini!”

Now you’re ready! You’ll have the cutest bikini on the beach with Jenny’s tips. Always remember: there’s no such thing as a perfect beach body. The real you is sexy!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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