Bra problems beware…Jenny Altman, Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, is on the case! From what bra fits you best, to the occasion to wear it, Jenny is our go-to expert and lingerie guru.
As a fashion editor and stylist for InStyle, People Style Watch, and O, the Oprah Magazine, Jenny has helped dress some of the world’s most celebrated personalities, and most importantly, she helps transform countless REAL women on a daily basis with her website ILOVEAGOOD.COM.
Jenny believes intimates are (literally) the foundation of a confident look for all women and her passion is helping consumers find the right pieces for their body shape by talking about it in a REAL way.
We had the chance to sit down with Jenny and learn a bit more about her! Check out our exclusive interview with her below!
1. What was your start in the fashion industry and as an intimates expert?
My start in fashion was at WWD, the absolute best place to start a fast-paced career in fashion.
While working for Oprah, I learned everything I ever needed to know about bras, underwear and shapewear. She helped women recognize how important it was to pay attention to your underpinnings and I had to be versed in all product to help women of all sizes. I formed close relationships with top brands to learn what made each of their products special to then bring that knowledge to women across the country on my site daily.
2. What is your signature as a Style and Fit Expert that sets you apart from others?
I want women to feel great about themselves in a natural, attainable way. I strive to make sure every woman starts each day feeling confident and comfortable. Real women live real lives and I support each of their styles, sizes and budgets.
3. Who is your style icon?
My icons are stylish, confident, real women.
There are many women I have met over the years who have come to me after a life change and have bared their souls (and their bodies). They want to look and feel great, and they are open to my help. They know beauty comes from within, and that bras and undies are the first step in looking great. These women are incredibly brave!
4. What are your favorite aerie pieces?
The Soft Lace Bralette is a staple in my wardrobe, I have multiple colors! I love Aerie’s leggings and think the world should know about them! Also, the new seamless underwear is fantastic! No-show even under white jeans. OOH..and the Ella Gel bra. It’s a very natural push-up bra that helps me and my girls with much needed lift and volume.
5. What do you like most about the message behind #AerieReal?
I love that Aerie REALLY is for real girls.
I have dressed many celebrities for red-carpet events and magazine covers. The girls look great in real life, but after all of the air-brushing and lighting, they never look real. Aerie embraces the way girls are supposed to look; natural and beautiful. It’s authentic.
6. What role do you think confidence plays in fashion?
Confidence is everything! Most importantly, confidence gives you the opportunity to try new things. New trends, fits, and styles are always out there for girls who have the confidence to have fun with fashion.
7. What’s your advice to young women to help them develop their own personal style?
Be confident and explore many different styles of fashion. Be honest with yourself about what fits you best and what styles work best with your age, way of life and body type. What makes fashion fun is that it’s ALWAYS changing. Don’t be afraid to change your personal style along with it!
Jenny and Madison S., our Aerie Store Operations Correspondent!
Thank you so much for chatting with us, Jenny!
Want to learn more about Jenny? Check out Madison’s video interview here!
Want to follow Jenny and Aerie? Tweet your questions @Aerie with #AskJenny and be sure to check back on the blog for more tips and tricks from Jenny!