9 Bras That Every Girl Needs

Here at Aerie, we know that talking about bras can be a struggle. From tricky terms like “center gore” and “side wing” to tricky questions like, “what do I where under my wedding dress?” – bras are no easy topic. That’s why we created this super simple infographic! In it you’ll find details on bra types, fits, troubles and much more!

Whether your curious about what “sister size” means or want to know more about layering bras, we’ve got all that info in one handy place. Learn facts like when the term “brassier” was coined (1907, btw) and what the typical lifespan of a bra is (6 – 9 months). Consider this your bra textbook, but once you’ve studied up, head over to Aerie’s Real Girl Bra Guide to shop by your size and find the bra for you! And shop your heart out because you get free shipping & returns on those bras too!

Aerie Bra Infographic

 

Have more questions? Visit your local Aerie store to talk to a Bra Fit Expert or email our Fit & Style Expert, Jenny Altman at AskJenny@ae.com! Want to chat via the phone with a Bra Expert? Call our Bra Expert Fit hotline at 1-800-807-3783!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Our Top Favorites: August

This month, Aerie zeros in on comfort. Crew Neck Sweatshirts and Leggings soar to the top of our list, and “underneath it all” bralettes and outta-sight undies come in at a close second! With the change of the season comes a lot of new arrivals as well! Two newbies you have to try? Our new Joggers and Legging Tee! Shop your favorite items below!

Our Top Favorites: August

Our Top Picks for August!

1. Crew Sweatshirt in Tackle Teal – Perfect for cozy nights!

2. Side Panel Legging in Royal Navy – Real chic. No sweat.

3. Sexy only you can see. Outta-Sight Cheeky in Violet Burst

4. New! Aerie Mini Boybrief 

5. Nightie Night! Sleep Shirt in Heather Fawn

6. Softest Modal Bralette – a little support and a lot of comfort.

7. Acid Wash T-Shirt (Perfect for leggings!) in Green Rush

8. Pretty prints! We love the new Skinny Jogger in Medium Heather Grey

9. Sweetest scents! Aerie’s New Body Mist

10. Aerie Fragrance 1.7 oz – A fresh blend of sweet fruits, pretty florals and sensual musk.

Have fun shopping!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How To: Throw A Girls’ Night In

Ok ladies, let’s get REAL. Whether your plans fell through or you just need to unwind, there are few better things in life than an epic girl’s night in. Yes, we said it. We’re talking mani/pedis, movies, popcorn, sweet treats – the whole deal. And, since we’re Aerie, some super cute sleep attire – duh. Whether you’re the girl that loves delicate lace and pastels or the girl that goes for comfort above all, we have something for everyone.

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Our Henley Tanks and Softest Sleep Tanks are the perfect mix of style and comfort. Made with a soft cotton blend, they’re a must-have for lounging with your BFFs and catching up on the latest gossip – did you hear Naya Rivera just got married? No way! Yes, way.

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Looking for something delicate to wear under your tank? We’ve got you covered (yes, pun intended!). Our Softest Modal Bralette and Mini Boybrief make the perfect team and will have you feeling oh-so sweet with their lace and bow details.

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If you’re the girl with ultimate comfort on her mind, our boxers are the way to go. Pair with our Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette and Softest Sleep Tanks to settle in for a night of rom coms and carb overload. Honestly, what’s not to love?

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Need a little something extra to complete that perfect girl’s night in outfit? We’ve got that, too. Finish off your look with one of our Softest Sleep Robes – essential for any Nicholas Sparks marathon.

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And what would any girls’ night in be without mani/pedis? Grab your favorite Aerie polish and get started on those nail DIYs you’ve been dying to try. Chevron, watermelon and cheetah print, oh my! xo

 

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#OOTD: Intern Style

Internship season is in full swing! Luckily for us at AE and Aerie HQ, it’s casual Friday every day…which means we get to wear our favorite Aerie pieces 24/7! But getting your casual looks from a 9AM meeting to dinner with friends can be a challenge. We already knew our merchandising interns have great fashion sense, but mastering the ability to show off their personal style while keeping it professional? They’ve got it down to a science.

Get to know some of our Aerie and AE merchandising interns, and find some major outfit inspiration in how they rocked their favorite new Aerie pieces.

Name: Chelsea S.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
College: University of North Florida
Major: Marketing
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s amazing how much my voice is valued here. All members of your team look to you for fresh ideas since as an intern, you are the target customer. I love being able to influence decisions with my knowledge and opinions. At the same time, you have to accept that as an intern, you don’t have all the answers.”
More about me: “I’ve worked in an Aerie store as a bra expert back home for 2 years!”
Why we love her look: Chelsea’s denim vest is perfect for a little coverage around the office – plus, layers are key for unpredictable air conditioning! She kept it casual and cool with dressed down sandals. The topknot is a no-fuss way to top off her look!

Name: Kristen P.
Hometown: Griffith, Indiana
College: Indiana University
Major: Apparel Merchandising, Minor in Business and Fashion Design
What I’ve learned interning: “Moving to a new town and a new company is a big change! It can be challenging to get adjusted, but it’s a fun learning process.”
More about me: “When studying abroad, I visited 24 cities in 10 different countries!”
Why we love her look: Kristen’s hat and strappy heels put an urban spin on a cute critter print! We’d wear this outfit for a big presentation or meeting – Kristen’s style would definitely help put our best foot forward.

Name: Ali G.
Hometown: Winnetka, Il
College: Indiana University
Major: Apparel Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s been an amazing experience seeing everything that goes into getting product in the stores, and seeing how styles I think would do well perform every week. I’ve also been surprised how even though everyone is really nice, young, and fun, they work super hard and all are amazing at their jobs.”
More about me: “At home I live on the lake, so I’ve also started to take up a hobby in paddleboarding! It’s super fun, relaxing, and also good exercise.”
Why we love her look: We love Ali’s glam and girly style! Her accessories add a bit of edge, but she keeps it pretty with easy, beachy waves. A light sweater also makes her look workplace appropriate. We’ll say it again – layering is key!

Name: Megan L.
Hometown: Elizabeth, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing & Supply Chain Management
What I’ve learned interning: “My favorite part of the internship is that I am encouraged to use my creativity and think outside the box. It is amazing to wake up every morning to go do something I am passionate about! The most surprising part of the internship for me is that each associate you meet really wants you to succeed. This program places success right at your fingertips, you just have to grab it!”
More about me: “I have read the book Looking for Alaska over 10 times.”
Why we love her look: Megan’s outfit is comfy, but still pulled together. This look is perfect for 9 to 5 – and beyond! Just toss on a great pair of heels and you’re ready for your post-work evening plans.

Name: Ellie S.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
College: Indiana University
Major: Marketing and Apparel Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “The Back to School season, in my opinion, is the best part of the year! It has been so exciting to see all of our hard work pay off with HUGE denim sales. It has definitely been challenging to learn every detail of each pair of jeans, from the fit to the exact wash…but now, after weeks of working with the product, it’s so fun to help my friends find the perfect pair of AE jeans!”
More about me: “I just studied abroad in Milan, Italy for five months! When I was there I learned how to make homemade pasta, gnocchi and tons of different sauces.”
Why we love her look: This cute boho style feels so fresh and fun! While it’s perfect for summertime, the pretty jewel tone colors also make it a great transition look to take you between the fall and summer seasons.

Name: Kelsey B.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: University of Notre Dame
Major: Marketing & International Business
What I’ve learned interning: “All the financial metrics and ratios that are specific to the retail industry. College accounting classes can’t prepare you for this!!”
More about me: “I once spent an entire summer living out of a tent and hiking in Oregon & Washington!”
Why we love her look: Some days when we’re running out the door, a sneaker is the only shoe that will do. Plus, this graphic fleece is the perfect solution for those days when you just need to be comfy, but still cute. Kelsey’s taking tomboy to the next level with this look!

Name: Kristin S.
Hometown: Richmond, VA
College: University Of Virginia
Major: Media Studies
What I’ve learned interning: “How much it has taught me about the working world as well as about who I am and what I like.”
More about me: “One quirky fact about me is that I am OBSESSED with astrology!”
Why we love her look: Kristen’s look is flirty, but still super office appropriate! We love the Aerie Jumpsuit paired with a fun platform heel for a little bit of a dressier look. This is a style we’d wear to work, but totally rock on the weekends, too!

Name: Natalia C.
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College: Anderson University
Major: Marketing and Spanish
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s definitely been a challenge getting familiar with all of our Aerie undies choices…there are so many! But probably my favorite part has been getting to see product before it comes out!”
More about me: “It’s my second year interning at AE!”
Why we love her look: Her style is totally sporty chic, from her jacket to her wedge sneakers! We love how her bold berry lip adds some extra color and a feminine touch to her style (plus, it matches her bralette)! Natalia’s got the laws of layering down – a pretty bralette or bandeau peeking out from under a tank can act as an amazing accessory!

Name: Taylor J.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Kent State University
Major: Fashion Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “So much planning goes into every single style, and it takes place so far in advance! Also, our opinions are valued, so it’s important to stay strong in your point of view when presenting to higher-ups!”
More about me: “My favorite things to do in my free time are practicing yoga and hanging out with my friends and family.”
Why we love her look: Who says you can’t wear your comfiest pants to work, and still look amazing? Taylor’s style is so downtown cool! We love how she dressed up her basic look with some fun heels and a statement necklace. Joggers are a great alternative to your favorite jeans when you feel like mixing it up!

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Three’s never a crowd when cute critter prints are involved! One print, so many ways to style…we heart Chelsea, Ali and Kristen’s looks!

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Work it, ladies! We love how Megan and Kristen styled the same Aerie romper to make looks that are totally unique.

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The AE Jegging, two ways. Sporty or sweet…we cant choose! Can we have both, please?

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We want to see your Aerie #OOTD! Show us on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL for the chance to be featured on our blog or Aerie.com!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Golden Summer

Golden Summer

We’re in a golden state of mind this summer! Sunkissed skin, sandy beaches, and late afternoon rays are in our future, and it’s looking pretty bright. Our Aerie team was feeling the same way and designed stunning looks that will help you shimmer from sunrise to sunset. So grab your bestie and hit the beach in style!

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Our Swing Dress is begging to dance the night away (although it’s also a great top layer over what we know will be your new go-to Aerie bikini top!) Dress it up for a beach party with a fun accessory, but keep the look casual cool with a pair of flip flops. With all that sparkle, you just might need some shades!

If you’ve got a case of shine overload, take it down a notch with a soft gray tank. A ruffled halter bikini top peeking underneath provides a welcome pop of pretty coral color!

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What goes better with a gorgeous, toned-down look than Catherine’s golden tan? (Just don’t forget the sunscreen!) Our easy, breezy Eyelet Tank is perfection over a pair of graphic shorts.

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Get ready to dazzle in our Triangle Bikini! The metallic sequins glam up a classic triangle style in a way that we guarantee will turn heads. We love pairing it with our Aerie Hipster Bottom, but it’s also gorgeous with our bikini fit in champagne. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Looking for more looks to love? Shop our lookbook and you’ll see that this summer, all that glitters might be gold. Shine on, girl!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Our Aerie Stylist’s Summer Checklist

Our Aerie Stylist’s Summer Checklist

From cute bikinis to the perfect coverup, our expert stylist has picked out all the beachy looks and pieces you’ll be living in this summer!

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Wild Daisies

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We’re excited to rock the Daisy Multiway in candy-colored hues under our tanks & strapless dresses! (Paired with our new Mini Cheeky fit in wild prints because, summer’s here! Go bold!)

Perky & Pretty

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These crochet shorts are the perfect, pretty layer to top off a tropical bikini! We love that this suit has a fun, splashy print and just the right amount of perk. Don’t forget your most important accessory – your favorite summer tunes! Our Aerie Summer Refresh Playlist will be the soundtrack to our sunny days ahead!

Jungle Cat

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Me-OW! You’ll rule the beach in this show stopping suit. While you’re getting your beach reading on, have our Woven Raglan T-shirt on hand to keep sunburns at bay.

Beachy & Boho

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This laid-back look is our go-to style for an easy, breezy summer day. Throw it over your favorite Aerie bikini and hit the pool! We’ll be using this straw bag to tote all our summertime necessities.

Fruity Cutie

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How you like them (pine)apples? We’re seeing fruity prints everywhere this summer, and the high neck design is right on trend.

Summer Necessity

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We like our swim with a little coverage, and a lot of lift! It’s a pretty poolside look, but don’t be a wallflower…this suit will stay put through any summertime activities that come your way! Beach volleyball game, anyone?

Love these looks? Check out all of Erin’s picks on Aerie.com and shop your heart out!

Xo,

Aerie

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