For years, I was a devoted Victoria’s Secret shopper. I bought my bras there and nowhere else. And I honestly loved them! The quality was great and the bras did everything they were supposed to do- lift, lock and support. But then… a couple years ago, I noticed the quality slipping. I bought two bras and had to return them both for tearing in the fabric within weeks of my initial purchase. I just didn’t feel I was getting what I was paying for. I still love Victoria’s Secret for many other items: panties, body care, clothing and sleepwear. But I decided to shop elsewhere when I needed bras.
Luckily, I didn’t have to look long to find a shop that sold fabulous bras. Being the mother of a teenage girl, I was very familiar with both American Eagle and Aerie, a spinoff brand of American Eagle specializing in intimates and sleepwear.
At first, I felt a little odd shopping for bras at what was commonly thought of as a teen and young woman’s store. But after I experienced the quality of bras I found there, I could have cared less! Their bras were absolutely fabulous! They fit beautifully, gave the me the support I needed and were unbelievably comfortable. Shocking, I know! Best of all, they’re a lot cheaper than Victoria’s Secret and almost always have some sort of sale going on. I’ve gotten several of mine for around $20 which, as you know, is a great price for bras!
I’ve been buying Aerie bras exclusively for well over a year now and I’ve tried many styles but my absolute favorites are the “Hannah” and the “Sunnie.”
The “Hannah” is a t shirt bra, an everyday, simple cotton bra that wears and washes fabulously. This is perfect for everyday. It’s also incredibly comfortable.
The “Sunnie” is a bra that’s a touch fancier- in my opinion. It’s satin and honestly looks beautiful under clothing. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the right fit of a bra, but if you’re in the right size, this bra is wonderful. I’ve worn mine so many times and it’s still in beautiful condition.
Aerie has many different styles- and variations within each. Lace, cotton, satin, etc. Additionally, they also offer push-up and non-push up as well as strapless and sports bras.
Where’s your favorite place to shop for bras? Have you tried Aerie bras yet? I’d love to hear from you!