New Year’s Eve Essentials

New Year’s Eve is a symbol of both the last hurrah of the holiday party season, and the start of a new and exciting year. To celebrate, we’re definitely planning on looking our best for the countdown to midnight. It’s the best excuse to bring out our least practical (but prettiest!) party dresses and dance all night!

Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to tell you why the Aerie Bare Bra is your secret weapon to help you ring in the new year!

The Aerie Bare Bra is an NYE essential.

The Bare Bra will support long past the stroke of midnight!

Why It’s a Must-Have:

The Bare Bra is the ultimate in holiday solutions. This bra goes under every top or dress you want to wear, but don’t have the right bra for. It goes under strapless, halter, one shoulder and even under backless dresses. The woman who invented this bra is brilliant!

Which One to Buy?

Aerie offers both pushup and lightly lined options – both are great staples to have, depending on your preference. In terms of color, nude goes under every single thing you will ever wear. But black is just a little prettier, so if you often wear dark tops, go black. Or buy both as investment pieces and wear them a million times each.

 What Size to Buy?

Buy these bras by cup size as you normally would. If you aren’t sure of your size, head to an Aerie store for an expert fitting.

 Quick Tips for Wearing the Bare Bra:

OK, these can be a little tricky to put on the first time around..so listen here. No deodorant, fragrance, powder, baby oil or moisturizer where the bra sits on the body. If you don’t follow these rules, the bra may not stick as well as it should…you don’t want it to end up around your waist! Take the plastic liner out of the bra cups first. Stand tall in front of a mirror and rest each breast into the cup and hoist the bra up a bit so that it fits snug against the body. If your bra has a side wing, remove the plastic from each side wing and stick it securely to your side. These side wings are amazing and give a little extra support to this backless bra.

Caring for Your Bare Bra 101:

Want to make sure your Bare Bra lasts? They require a little extra TLC than your average pushup. After you wear the bra, wash it in the sink with water and a mild soap. Leave it out to fully dry. Once dry, put the plastic liner back inside the bra and store the bra back inside the box you got it in. This keeps the shape and the adhesive lasting a long while!

A Few Last-Minute Quick Tips:

My other NYE secret weapon are Outta Sight undies! They are the best for all of those knit, jersey, or fitted holiday dresses. Undie lines are the worst and these undies are smooth as can be!

Finally, keep a few strips of Apparel Tape in your bag at all times. For any button that pops off, hem that falls, strap that slips, or other fashion emergencies, this is your best fashion friend.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! Have a Happy New Year, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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#AskJenny: What Is a Bare Bra and Why Do I Need It?

With Labor Day Weekend and back-to-school approaching, our social calendars are getting packed! But what bra to wear with our backless tops & dresses when a strapless or multi-way just won’t cut it? Jenny Altman, our Fit & Style Expert, talks about the finer points of the Bare Bra with Kerstyn, Merchandise Manager for Aerie bras. Click through to learn why it’s a must-have for your trickiest tops and dresses. You’ll be wearing this bra all year, whether it’s WeddingProm or Homecoming season!

If you take good care of your Bare Bra, you should be able to wear this bra again and again. Check out Jenny’s expert tips for washing, wearing and caring for your Bare Bra to keep it good as new.

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Wedding Season Essentials

The longest day of the year has come and gone, which means that wedding season is in full swing! We don’t know about you, but our calendars are packed with summer weddings, ranging from rustic retreat to city chic. While weddings bring their share of anxieties (the date! the dress!), one thing we won’t be stressing about is what to bring along for the big day. Our essentials will make wedding season no sweat, whether you’re a guest, a bridesmaid, or the bride!

Wedding Season Essentials

Keep these essentials close at hand for any wedding season situation!

Our Pushup Lace Bare Bra is a must-have bra for all your formal attire, and weddings are no exception. The cups provide everyday lift worthy of a very special occasion, and the beige color is perfect under white or sheer dresses. The adhesive wings also add extra security and support. Quick tip: for maximum stick, make sure you’re applying your Bare Bra to clean, dry skin and avoid applying over any powder or deodorant! For more on Bare Bra wear and care, check out our Bare Bra Quick Fix video with our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman.

Broken zipper or slipping straps? Our Apparel Tape is a lifesaver! Plus, for added bonus points, they slip perfectly into even the smallest of clutches! Jenny gives the full lowdown on using Aerie Apparel tape here.

We love Aerie Gel Petals for tops and dresses that require the least amount of coverage. We like to wear them when going braless to eliminate any perky issues and provide a little coverage.

Our Outta-Sight Thong is on heavy rotation in our undie arsenal for bodycon skirts and dresses (ok, and jeans, and shorts, and everything…). Not only are they super comfortable, but their thin, seamless fabrication lies totally flat…goodbye, panty lines!

Outta-Sight Thong

Our Outta-Sight Thong keeps panty lines from ruining your gorgeous wedding look!

Our classic Aerie fragrance is the perfect final touch to any look! We love the rollerball size to quickly pop in our bag for on-the-go spritzing.

Now, you’re all set! Get ready to hit the wedding circuit in style, and party on, Aerie girl!

Xo,

Aerie

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Jenny’s Quick Fix: Aerie’s Bare Bra

When a bandeau doesn’t quite make the cut, and going braless is not an option, our Bare Bra is the way to go. It gives you great coverage while the adhesive cup gives you the support and security you need. Plus, there is a clasp in the middle where you can join the two cups to create a little lift for subtle cleavage. A must for your spring and summer dresses and low-cut back shirts!

To learn more about the Bare Bra and how to wear, check out our new Quick Fix video below featuring our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman!

xoxo,

Aerie

 

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