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Why You Need To Care About Aerie Real

Why You Need To Care About Aerie Real

I have always disliked shopping and trying on clothes. When all the mannequins and models have legs the size of toothpicks, it is rather depressing when those jeans do not look as good on me as they did on plastic or someone else. Now that it is summer, the worst of all shopping experiences is upon me, bathing suit shopping. In my effort to create my positive body image, I have discovered the concept of finding clothes that make me feel good about myself and my body so with these positive thoughts in mind I ventured to the mall.

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My cousin recently went to Florida for spring break and told me that she found a lot of cute bathing suits at Aerie, I have always been a fan of Aerie’s bras and panties, so that was the store of choice. Well, another tip for clothes shopping that I neglected was to not go shopping, especially for bathing suits, right after you eat… Anyway, as I was trying on the bathing suits thinking how “big” and “cellulite ridden” my thighs were and how “bloated” my stomach was, I noticed a statement reflecting back at me from the mirror:

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The girl in the mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy. #aeriereal

Talk about an awakening.

I instantly began to feel better and more confident. And guess what?! I found not just one, but three bathing suits that I felt great in! That simple saying followed me as I left the store as it was printed on my shopping bag also, and that simple mantra turned my shopping experience into a positive body experience. I think the saying is a beautiful mantra to know, say, or think when you feel down. Put it on your mirror!

If you haven’t checked out the Aerie Real campaign, do it! I think this is a fabulous endeavor, one that I hope many other companies follow. Here are a few sites that discuss Aerie Real:

http://www.ae.com/aerie/guides/aeriereal.jsp?catId=cat6890055

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/aerie-launches-simple-revolutionary-lingerie-ads-beautiful-models-and-no-photoshop-155088

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/aerie-unretouched-ads-photos_n_4618139.html

Yours Truly, LeNae

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