#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Beach Workouts

Hey Aerie Girls,  

This time of year is the worst for being bombarded with messages about ‘beach bodies,’ ‘summer bodies’ and ‘bikini bodies.’ The thing is our bodies are beautiful and worthy of wearing whatever we want 365 days of the year and we do NOT need to change for a season.

All of these messages to make us feel like we have to look a certain way have been contrived to make us buy ‘fit tea’ or try a new slimming gadget or even buy a new belly blitzing DVD. When that’s not a reason to feel under pressure to look a certain way. If you love working out you do it for you and not because the media or society has told you you have to look a certain way to wear a bikini.

I will not be working out more or cutting calories to be ‘beach ready.’ The body I already have, I respect and value all year round and know it’s worthy to be on the beach. Being on the beach is about enjoyment, living in the moment, feeling the sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin, having fun with friends and loved ones.That’s what I want you all to be celebrating this summer– your freedom to know you are good enough just as you are.

I hope you enjoy these videos! We wanted to create something to be different from so many campaigns about ‘summer bodies’ and encourage you to have fun every day of the year in your imperfectly perfect bodies,

love iskra

x

Want to know @iskra’s #AerieREAL beach body secrets? Watch now!

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Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Denim dreams are here! Mix up or match back denim-inspired swim, tops, undies and more for all your happy blues this spring.

CROP A CLASSIC

The classic chambray shirt gets a cute cropped update! Layer it over an unlined plunge bra that matches back to your favorite lace undies.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Chambray Button Up Top | Happy Unlined Plunge Bra | Cheeky Undie

SWIM HAPPY BLUES

Swimsuit fabric doesn’t mean you can’t still get a denim look—try this one piece with a denim print, and accessorize with poms and sunnies in more of our fave shade.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Pom Floppy Hat | Aviator Sunglasses | One Piece Tassel Ties Swimsuit | Breezy Cocoon

DRESSED UP DENIM

A denim printed bikini is even more fun with embroidery and poms! When the sun goes down, you’ll want to put on (and never take off) our softest-ever lace-up chambray dress.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Cheeky Bikini Bottom + Poms  | Lace-Up Dress

 

 
 
 

 
 

 

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Spring Break Swim Style!

Ready… set… getaway! We talked to Assistant Swim Buyer Trish Scott about our newest swim fits to get you set for spring break.

ONE PIECE, LOVE & HAPPINESS!

One pieces are THE silhouette of the season.” From Super Scoop One Pieces in 10+ colors (and 2 lengths!) to extra-special crochet styles, this spring break is all about the one piece.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Victoria’s Look: One Piece Tassel Ties Swimsuit

SHOW SOME LEG

Our Super Scoop One Piece has a high leg, cheeky fit to flatter ALL booties. Trish adds: “The low cut back, sides and cheeky bottom make this suit the best piece to show off your curves!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Iskra’s Look: Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit | Striped Fray Hem Shirt

MAKE YOUR BOOTY HAPPY

Cheeky bottoms can be scary for some girls, but we promise, you will love it once you try it!” If you have a smaller booty, a cheeky fit will enhance your curves, and if you have a bigger booty, a cheeky fit will help define your shape. Check out our bikini bottoms fit guide to see fits in YOUR size.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Katty’s Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Cheeky Bikini Bottom + Poms

TRY A TRIANGLE

For less coverage and easy support, try a triangle. “Our Wanderlust Dreams Triangles have hand-made trims and come in beautiful prints. Tassels on the ties make these even more unique!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Iskra’s Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom

ROCK A CROP

Opt for extra support or cover up a sunburnt chest with a crop: “We have so many options in this silhouette! We have styles with and without pads, for added modesty if needed! Crochet, prints, solids and embellishment — we’ve got your crops covered.” 

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Katty’s Look: Real Obsessed™ Crop Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Crinkle Top

GET LOW

“We have two styles we’re loving this season: our tie-front scoop and our beaded scoop. It ties at the neck for adjustability and support, while the details add a fun fashion element to a basic favorite!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Julie’s Look: Super Scoop Fringe Bikini Top | Tiered Maxi Skirt

LOVE THE SWIM YOU’RE IN.

The easiest way to find your best fit? Love what you’re wearing! EVERY body is a perfect beach body.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Dana’s Look: Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit

 

 

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Get In On The Latest #AerieSWIM

Get ready to get away! 75+ new bikinis and one pieces are here, just in time for spring break. Read on for some of our must-have swim trends of the season. With free shipping and returns at Aerie.com, there’s nothing holding you back from trying them all!

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Swim happy with bright new styles, from sunshiny metallics to poppy corals and floral prints.

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This season is all about one piece, love & happiness! Our Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit (shown here in green) has a high leg, cheeky fit to flatter all booties. If you have a longer torso, the same style in a longer length is coming to Aerie.com within the month!

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Fun texture details come in every fit this season. Add a little texture to your swim collection with a fringe strapless one piece or a hi-neck crochet bikini top.

What’s your must-have swim trend of the season? Comment below and tell us!
 
 

 
 

 

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3 Looks For 3-Day Weekends

Coming soon: loooong weekends! Whether you’re heading out tomorrow for the Memorial Day holiday or planning a quick trip later this summer, our stylist picked 3 looks for your 3-day weekends. Get ready to get away!

DAY 1: Tan. Read. Sleep. Repeat.

Your first day should be all about that beach, and all about these beach day essentials. Fill your tote with your juiciest summer reads and extra SPF for a marathon beach day.

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Shop now: Cutout One-Piece (Similar) | Panama Hat | Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses

DAY 2: Sport white all day long.

After all of that tan time yesterday, you’ll be ready to get out and get active on day 2. Bring your A game and bright whites for a day of sporty fun in the sun.

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Shop now: Graphic Real Soft Tee | Mesh Crop Bikini | Towel Bag Tote | Hi Rise Embroidered Short

DAY 3: Let the adventure begin!

Make the most of your last day and go somewhere new! Match your adventurous spirit with a wild and pretty look. Most importantly: remember your camera to document the day!

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Shop now: Triangle Bikini | Cropped Sweater Tank | Printed Harem Pant | Textured Stripe Tote

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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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