Top 3 Bralette Trends

From tribal lace to longline fits, our new bralette designs are never ending, so who better to tell us more about these exciting, new styles than Aerie Bra Designer, Yecca? Read on to learn about her favorite bralette trends and the truth about just how many bralettes she has in her closet. Top 3 Bralette Trends The Sunnie is our absolute fave bralette this season, but we can’t forget about all of our new lace bralettes! Can you tell us a little bit about some of the new lace designs?
Absolutely in love with our mesh embroidered triangle, it did so well last season that we brought it back in a beautiful new rust color! It’s an elevated yet simple feminine staple for any outfit! I also adore our tribal lace t-back bralette with special triangle hardware at the straps and square hardware at the center front – this was inspired by a vintage style I came across!

If you had to choose, which bralette is your favorite?
Probably the mesh embroidered triangle– I love the matte texture of the yarns and the pretty back for layering!

Top 3 Bralette Trends We are obsessed with the Boho Longline Bralette! What inspiration did you draw from to design this style? 
This lace is so visual, so I really wanted to give our girl more of it by designing into an exaggerated longline. The dramatic handkerchief hem also adds coverage so that you can rock it as a top!

Top 3 Bralette Trends How would you style a bralette for Fall?
Layered under a sheer flowy low back top with faded skinny jeans and strappy sandals.

Be honest. How many bralettes do you own?
At least 60 – it’s a been a long love affair!🙂

Aerie Bra Designer, Yecca

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Real Talk with Chase

From the Bahamas to the big city, Chase has seen it all. Get to know one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!

20160124_NewArrivals-Instagram What makes you #AerieREAL?

I stay true to my personality, regardless of the situation or who I’m hanging out with.

Lover or fighter?

Both! I’ll cuddle you, but I love an argument. But I also love being a lover!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Probably oatmeal! I’d have 7 bowls a night if I could.

What are you currently listening to?

Trap radio on Pandora. No joke, that’s all I listen to.

Favorite thing about spring?

It’s funny, because the Bahamas doesn’t experience seasons so I haven’t experienced spring yet. When I do, I’ll let you know!

What makes you really laugh?

Besides myself? If I’m being sarcastic to someone and they throw shade back, that makes me burst out laughing.SP1Images_26

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I don’t see myself as such a traveler. I’m from the Bahamas, so that’s pretty amazing, and I live in New York, so it’s the best of both worlds. My mom is from Australia and I’ve been there 11 times. I’ve been to the places I’ve wanted to be.

How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

Obviously your first reaction is, Oh my gosh! And you pick out one of your “problem areas.” But then you’re ok with it and you support the idea because you believe that everyone should be confident in their own body and skin, and that’s what you represent.

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What body positive message do you want to share?

Be healthy and don’t do anything for other people. Do it for yourself. If other people are telling you that you have to look a certain way, make sure YOU want to look that way.

One thing the world needs more of?

People who give people a chance and opportunity to do something, because I believe that everyone should be given a chance to chase their dreams. We need more supportive people in this world.

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Real Talk With Julie

Give this girl a hot chocolate and an extra half hour in bed, and she’ll be ready to go. Get to know Julie, one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!Image2What makes you #AerieREAL?

I’m #AerieREAL because what you see is what you get. When I’m going out the door, I just put on my vitamin E cream, I put some salt spray in my hair, that’s it. Maybe concealer under my eyes. I like to be natural.

Lover or fighter?

Definitely lover. I hate fights and when I’m in a fight, I always like to make up after 15 minutes.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Hot chocolate with whipped cream, especially in the cold winter days. I’ve been living in LA since March, now it’s getting a little bit more chilly and I already got my two hot chocolates last week!

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What are you currently listening to?

Indie rock.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Definitely breakfast in bed. I’m a morning person. I always wake up early, I make my breakfast, then I jump back in bed. I need my blankets to give me half an hour more before I start my day.

Favorite thing about spring?

Eating outside. I’m from the Netherlands, and we’re always so happy when spring starts because we can finally eat outside.
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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

I think it’s good for other girls to see how models look in real life. Lots of people think that there’s actually more retouching on the pictures than there is. So now with the #AerieREAL campaign, they can see how we really look.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Be confident. I think that girls who are confident are the prettiest. You should be confident in your own body no matter what size you are. As soon as you are confident and you start smiling, I think the whole world will look up to you.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

It’s cliché, but I will say love. There are still a lot of bad things happening in the world. Now in Europe there are a lot of refugees, and if you see what’s going on and how many people are hating on them coming back into the European countries, I think that’s a sad thing. I hope that one day the world can be more peaceful.

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Real Talk With Barbie

No matter what, Barbie is unapologetically herself. Get to know one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!
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What makes you #AerieREAL?
I am unapologetically myself, no matter what anyone’s opinion of me is.

Lover or fighter?

I’m definitely a lover. You would never see me fighting anyone! I’m very strong with my opinions, so I fight for what I think is right, but it’s all out of love.

What are you currently listening to?

Future, always. Older hip hop/R&B too, and I love Brazilian music.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

If anyone knows me, they know that I don’t really leave my bed when I’m home. So definitely breakfast in bed.

Favorite thing about spring?

I just love the weather. Sometimes it gets a little too hot in New York—a lot too hot! But spring is the perfect time. It’s nice and breezy, sunny, flowers are out, trees are kickin’ in. Love it!

What makes you really laugh?

My two best friends. They’re crazy! They need a reality show.
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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

Not being retouched in the images is something that is very important to me. People knowing that’s how I look like without any Photoshop, without anyone’s perception of what my body needs to look like.

In the world of modeling, how do you see yourself?

I see myself as almost an oddball in a lot of situations. It’s either I’m too small or too big for a lot of things, and when people are happy with me because I’m not changing for anyone, it’s really empowering. When I started doing “plus-size modeling,” I got put into a bit of a box. People like to change my body with padding in my boobs or in my body even. It’s different and a weird thing to see yourself not look like you, especially when you are so used to seeing things that are so raw and real. It’s really refreshing to see it happening again. I’m very excited.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Numbers don’t mean anything. There isn’t just one beauty that is allowed to wear a certain outfit, or allowed to model something, or allowed to be beautiful. You don’t have to have a six-pack to wear a swimsuit.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

Women who are so strong that they don’t care about what other people think of them. I think every girl has potential to do that, it’s just society makes it really hard.

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Real Talk With Shivani

It’s all about positive vibes with Shivani. Read on & learn more about one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!
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What makes you #AerieREAL?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to embrace my flaws and love myself for what makes me different. For example, I have scoliosis, which is a spinal condition that a lot of girls have that basically just means that my spine isn’t straight. I used to really hate it, but I’ve learned to really love it because it makes me different.

Lover or fighter?

I think you have to be a little bit of both in order to succeed in this life.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Romantic comedies.

What are you currently listening to?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Childish Gambino lately.

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Favorite thing about spring?

My favorite thing about spring is in the morning, when you wake up and the air is really, really fresh.

What makes you really laugh?

Shows like The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, John Stewart. I really like political satire and I think it’s very important to laugh at yourself.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would really love to go to Thailand, Indonesia, that sort of area that’s beautiful but also very spiritual.

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Initially the idea of no retouching was very foreign to me and made me feel very insecure. But my second thought was: finally! Finally somebody is saying that we shouldn’t be changing women’s bodies with Photoshop. We should just be taking the image and putting it up because that’s real and that’s what it is.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Not just a body positivity message but an overall life positivity message: everyone’s journey is different, and instead of competing with and comparing yourself to people, it’s better to figure out how we can all make each other better.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

The world needs more compassion, in the sense that we all need to realize that we’re all the same. Literally, biologically, we all came from the same place, so

 

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Real Talk With Jessica

Get to know the REAL Jess, a sweet-toothed freckle face & one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!

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What makes you #AerieREAL?

My sense of humor. My dad would always tell me that if I did nothing but make someone laugh, then it was a good day because I was spreading happiness.

Lover or fighter?

I fight for what I love, and then I’m pretty mellow with everything else.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Probably candy. I’m one of those people who will go to the store and come home with three bags full of candy and not-very-good-for-me food and then eat it all!

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What are you currently listening to?

Everything from Aerosmith to Skrillex. I really like old school rock.

 Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Breakfast in bed. There’s something that’s so special about doing something in bed that the bed was not meant for!

What do you read?

I am mostly one of those romance novel type people, but I started reading this book called The Art of Asking. It’s really about how this woman came to being able to ask people for things when she was so scared to ask for things and be comfortable. Life is about asking and giving.

What makes you really laugh?

Louis C.K. He is absolutely hilarious, and I love his very straightforward sense of humor. And also he grew up in Boston, so it’s Massachusetts represent!

Favorite thing about spring?

The rebirth that all of the plants go through. And then the chirping of the birds, and all the baby animals. I just love that feeling of going outside and smelling fresh air after the winter.

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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

I was actually really excited. I, of course, was nervous about being judged, but being someone who has struggled a lot with body image, I think the whole campaign is very empowering.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Your flaws are what make you unique. There’s only one of you in the world, so why try to change yourself to conform to something else?

 What’s one thing the world needs more of?

Acceptance. I think right now, a lot of people need that and can relate to that.

 

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