#AskJenny: What Is a Bare Bra and Why Do I Need It?

With Labor Day Weekend and back-to-school approaching, our social calendars are getting packed! But what bra to wear with our backless tops & dresses when a strapless or multi-way just won’t cut it? Jenny Altman, our Fit & Style Expert, talks about the finer points of the Bare Bra with Kerstyn, Merchandise Manager for Aerie bras. Click through to learn why it’s a must-have for your trickiest tops and dresses. You’ll be wearing this bra all year, whether it’s WeddingProm or Homecoming season!

If you take good care of your Bare Bra, you should be able to wear this bra again and again. Check out Jenny’s expert tips for washing, wearing and caring for your Bare Bra to keep it good as new.

Xoxo,

Aerie

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What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you’ve already began packing or you’re still anxiously scrolling through Pinterest to find the perfect back-to-school looks, it’s not too late to pick up those last minute must-haves. Leave the stress behind and let us show you how easy it is to ace cute and comfortable!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

We think you’ll agree that one of the best parts of going off to college is the freedom. Not just the freedom to stay up until midnight, eating oreos and laughing with your roomie (okay, that’s awesome, too) but the freedom to dress how you want, when you want. You have the rest of your life to be an adult, so for now rock that effortlessly chic look like it’s going out of style.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you plan to spend afternoons doing yoga on the quad or lounging with your besties, our Crop Yoga Pant is something you can’t live without.  Between the soft stretch cotton jersey and lace print waistband, you’ll own multiple pairs by the end of the semester. Yes, they’re that good. Pair with our über-comfortable Seamless Bra to achieve that level of zen you’ll need right before your intense mid-term.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

For all you busy fashionistas running (literally!) from one class to the next, you’re going to love the Best Basics Shop. Throw on our Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette, Scoop Neck Tank and Varsity Jacket Sweatshirt to achieve that simple, yet stylish #OOTD. And the look wouldn’t be complete without our Jogger – a skinny fit that can be dressed up or down. If that doesn’t sound like sweatpant bliss, we don’t know what does.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Once your #OOTD is picked out, you’ll want to add a little something sweet. Our Hidden Love line of Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Mist and Perfume offer a pretty mix of fresh fruits, sensual florals and creamy vanilla. Grab a Rollerball to throw in your bag for those late night study sessions!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Every girl on-the-go will appreciate our adorable Baggu Backpack! With its floral print, double strap and (washing machine-friendly!) cotton canvas, it offers the perfect harmony of cute and functional. Now all that’s left to do is grab your monogrammed notebooks and head to class in style!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

After a long day of class, you deserve to unwind in style. We may be a little biased, but our sleep sets are some of the absolute cutest around. Let’s start with our Softest Modal Bralette and Mini Boyfrief. Not only are they made of the softest (you guessed it!) modal, they have the sweetest scalloped lace trim. Throw on a Sleep Top and a pair of Boxers, or one of our Softest Sleep Robes, to drift off to dreamland.

Now that your dorm essentials have been picked out, are you ready for class to begin? The answer: You were born ready. Good luck – we know you’re going to do great! xo

Need more #OOTD inspiration? Check out our How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party post!

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#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 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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Back to School Essentials: Leggings

Ever feel like you never want summer to end, but fall can’t come quickly enough? While we’ll be enjoying August to the fullest, we can’t help but get a little excited for one of our favorite parts of the cooler months…new fall styles at Aerie!

Our absolute fall-time necessity would have be to be leggings. So we sat down with Natalie, associate buyer for bottoms at Aerie, to chat about all the deets on her favorite new styles for the Back-to-School season. Leggings may be an everyday staple in your wardrobe, but our new fun prints, details and colors make this essential piece anything but basic. From our morning coffee to dinner with friends, we know we’ll be living in our new leggings 24/7 this fall.

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Our new leggings are so comfy…and cute enough to wear all day and all night!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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