Bra Wear & Care Quick Tips with Jenny Altman

We’re sure we’re not the only ones who have wondered - how do I wear and care for my Aerie bras to keep them feeling like new? At Aerie HQ, we had a sneaking suspicion we weren’t doing it quite right, but weren’t sure who to ask.

Luckily, our Aerie style and fit expert, Jenny Altman, is here to clear up the confusion! Watch her quick guide below to learn when to replace a bra, quick tips for washing, storing and wearing (hint…the dryer is bra suicide!), and other insider tricks from her arsenal.

For even more on wearing and caring for your favorite Aerie bras, check out our newest, 15-second Quick Tip from Jenny on Instagram! Okay, okay, Jenny, we promise..no more putting our bras in the dryer!

Have more questions for Jenny? You can always ask your questions @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny! We’ll be answering your questions with more quick tips to come on the blog and Instagram!

Xoxo,

Aerie

 

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Real Talk Interview with Kelsey A., of Altoona, PA

Today’s Real Talk interview is with Kelsey A., of Altoona, PA, an associate from the Aerie in Lehigh Valley Mall! Learn more about Kelsey, what #AerieREAL means to her, her must-have Aerie item, and what inspires her below!

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Kelsey’s favorite “going-out” make up and hair look.

Hi, Kelsey! Thanks for chatting with us. What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

There is no normal, there is no standard. Aerie girls don’t have to try to form to a mold, or try to be something they’re not. You can just be comfortable being you, in your own skin.

What makes you #AerieREAL?

I’m not afraid to speak out for what I believe in, or to try things that others might shy away from. And I’m really outgoing and kind of outrageous and weird in my own way!

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Kelsey and her husband Seth loving the fall weather!

With festivals quickly flooding our schedules, we want to know - what is currently playing in your music library?

Florence & the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, and David Bowie.

What’s your favorite movie? 

Labyrinth, with David Bowie. I am huge David Bowie Fan…that’s my little quirk!

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Kelsey’s cat Nimbus!

What is one thing the world needs more of?

The world needs more generosity and kindness…that would definitely make the world a happier and better place!

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Kelsey getting her cake & eating it too on her wedding day!

What’s your favorite summer item from Aerie.com?

This summer, I can’t live without the Racerback Tank! It’s super cute with a bandeau underneath and comes in a bunch of fun colors!

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Kelsey and her husband visit the Rose Gardens in Allentown from the past Summer.

What’s your favorite bra? 

Jacklyn! It has the most comfortable mold to it, the wire is built in, and the wing is beautiful with lace detail. It’s the most beautiful bra and gives a little push without being too overdramatic!

What’s your must have item in your purse?

Lip gloss – I love Burt’s Bees Pomegranate balm! There are always chapsticks and lipgloss all around my store…and it is all mine!

 Thank you so much for chatting with us Kelsey!

Show us how YOU’RE Aerie Real and tag your photos with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com!

xo,

Aerie

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Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

To celebrate our recent launch of Aerie REAL we wanted to take the opportunity to feature a few fantastic women who embody #AerieREAL. Today’s Real Talk interview is with Lauren B., born and raised in Wichita, KS and loving her first 5 months working at her local Aerie store.  Learn more about Lauren, what #AerieREAL means to her, her must-have Aerie item, and what inspires her below!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren and her fellow Aerie Associates at store #2734, Amy, Katie, and Morgan in front of our spring collection. #AerieREAL

What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

To me, #AerieREAL means loving yourself just as you are- the REAL you! Since this campaign has launched, I have heard and read many comments from women that say something along the lines of “I love myself despite my imperfections” which is my goal for #AerieREAL. I want all women to look at themselves without the standards of a society bringing them down for things that make them one of a kind. It would be nice to see women love themselves by recognizing their own inner and outer beauty and rocking it daily.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren showing us her #AerieREAL!

We love that! Because imperfections, aren’t even imperfections! They make you, you! What makes you Aerie REAL?

I am Aerie REAL because of the effort I have made to improve my self-image. I used to think quite poorly of myself but now I take time to notice all my lovely characteristics. Working in a store that specializes in bras and underwear can be a delicate job because I come across many customers that struggle with their self-esteem. I try as hard as I can to help these women notice their own immense beauty.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren and her lovely boyfriend, Calton!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

In 3 years I would love to be finishing up my graduate studies in violin, playing in professional orchestras, and celebrating three and a half years at Aerie.

That’s awesome! What’s your top favorite Aerie items right now? 

The Holly Longline Bikini Top, Aerie Silky Chiffon Boxers, and the Aerie Striped Mesh Cheeky undies- I yearn for all these things in every color!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren’s favorite hobby, soon turned career? Violin! #AerieREAL

What is one thing the world needs more of?

Fine Arts Appreciation! I know so many talented artists that haven’t pursued their passion out of fear that their work would be underappreciated or they wouldn’t be able to make a living. The funding for fine arts is cut from so many schools, even though it has been proven to improve test scores in other classes. Art is such a powerful force that can do so much good in the world.

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would you bring?

I would love to witness the beauty and majesty of Vienna. There would be so much for me to learn and enjoy from visiting this place. I would take my dear boyfriend Colton- the poor guy has never even been on a plane.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren at the beach with her friends Luis, Ricardo, Jorge, and Eugenio!

 Thank you so much for chatting with us Lauren!

Show us how YOU’RE Aerie Real and tag your photos with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com!

xo,

Aerie

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Real Talk with Hana – #AerieREAL

Real Talk with Hana – #AerieREAL

Meet Hana! The newest addition to our Aerie team. Beautiful inside and out, read on to watch and learn what makes Hana #AerieREAL.

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Hana catching up with friends while waiting for her next shot!

Hi, Hana! Thanks for sitting down with us! Where’s home to you?   

I am originally from Claremont in Southern California, but now I live in West Village in NYC.

Do you have any hobbies that you can’t get enough of? 

Yes! Yoga! I teach Yoga each week as well.

What’s your favorite yoga pose?  

When things in my life are going crazy, I like to flip upside down. Inversions are awesome! I also really love hip openers and heart openers. It reminds me to remember to stand up and tall and not slouch.

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Namaste!

That’s awesome! You’re really talented! What’s your must-have item in your purse? 

Chapstick, I’m fully addicted to any chapstick and have about 15! But, of course, I always grab my one purse that never has any chapstick in it. If I had to choose a flavor? I would say cherry!

What’s your favorite go-to item in your closet?

I do have a favorite t-shirt! It’s sheer, long, and asymmetrical. I like to tie it up at the bottom. I wear it all the time, so my friends who are reading this will totally know what I am talking about!

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Hana rocking out in her soft lace bralette and striped boxers!

What’s your all time favorite Aerie piece for Spring?

OMG. I love everything! I’m addicted to all of it. Aerie’s sweatpants are so cute and I love the little pockets. Also, I usually don’t rock a pushup, but I love the Brooke Polka Dot Pushup suit. I also love the bedtime lacy boxers!

Do you have a role model? 

To be honest, any strong, confident, female serves as a great role model to me. Lately, I have loved reading about Malala Yousafzai, “the bravest girl in the world.”  Her level of resilience is amazing and I love that she stands up for what she believes in.

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Let’s switch things up! Instead of John shooting Hana…wait, Hana that’s not what we meant!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what does “love” mean to you?

I was in a yoga class and a teacher was talking about how the Japanese don’t say, “I love you.” And, if you think about it…we say “I love you” all the time! They challenge, “how can you take such a big feeling and emotion into a single word. It’s such an incredible thing!” I really like that description of it.

While it may be hard for me to sum up I do know one thing is for sure; it makes me warm and fuzzy just talking about it, and I don’t think it’s the Miami heat! :)

Thank you so much Hana for chatting with us!

Learn more about #AerieREAL and “no retouching” here, and stay tuned for more upcoming “real talk” interviews.

xo,

Aerie

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Real Talk with Amber – #AerieREAL

Real Talk with Amber – #AerieREAL

Meet Amber! The newest addition to our Aerie team. Beautiful inside and out, click to watch what makes Amber #AerieREAL.

Have you heard about Aerie REAL? Well, we think it’s time for a change. We think it’s time we get real and think real. We want every girl to feel good about who they are and what they look like, inside out. This means no more retouching our girls and no more supermodels.

Why? Because there is no reason to retouch beauty. We think the real you is sexy.

Shop our new Bra Guide and see bras in YOUR cup size!

Tweet us at @Aerie and tag your images with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter to share the love!

xoxo,

Aerie

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