Aerie‘s inclusive shopping experience started with using more diverse models that were not retouched. Now, their mission continues with their new inclusive nude offerings.
According to Mic, the American Eagle company announced on Wednesday that they will incorporate five new shades of nude into their line of bras and underwear. Called the Real Me collection, Mic says the new nudes palette includes are available in five inspirationally-named shades: “Honesty, Inspiration, Strength, Energy and Confidence,” which “vary from light brown to dark brown.”
Discussing the products’ launch, Jennifer Foyle, Aerie’s global brand president, shared that the new shades aren’t the only reason to be excited.
“…Not only are we offering a beautiful palette that includes a wide range of nudes, but the amazing second-skin soft fabric of these bras lets you feel like your real self,” she said in an email to Mic. “These bras have ultimate comfort and are super lightweight, all while providing amazing support with the right amount of coverage. This is a collection truly designed to move with you, shape to you and feel like you.”
So far, Mic reports that the Real Me collection offers unlined bras, thongs, bralettes and boy briefs in the new hues.
It’s no secret that Sofia Vergara is both a funny and talented actor, but in the August issue of Women’s Health magazine, the Modern Family star is also spilling some sage words on body positivity and body love.
Featured on the cover of the magazine’s “Nude Issue,” HuffPost that Vergara finds her place on the glossy’s front to mark a shift in the media industry.
“Here’s a woman, 45, being able to show her body,” she said. “It’s not like before, when it was just young girls who would make the cover of a magazine.”
For Women’s Health editor-in-chief Amy Keller Laird, the entire issue — including Vergara’s cover — is meant to be inspiring and thought-provoking, according to HuffPost, encouraging women to simultaneously feel comfortable in their own skin and to consider nakedness in the abstract.
Vergara told Women’s Health that for her, this means being kinder to herself and accepting change.
“I’m 45,” she said, according to HuffPost. “Even if you want to, at this time in your life, you can’t be perfect. It’s not that you hate it, or that you’re upset about it, but it is our reality…We’re changing. I see it happening to me. I want to look my age, but I want to look great. I think if you are obsessed with this ‘I want to look younger’ thing, you’re going to go crazy.”
Wise words to keep in mind.
When fashion expands to include a variety of sizes, skin tones and ethnicities, it’s always revolutionary. But when brands continue to be proactive on this front, that’s straight up inclusive.
Take Christian Louboutin, for example. According to ELLE, the global brand has expanded their four-year-old Nudes Collection to include two high-heelded sandals available in seven different shades of nude. The move follows recent steps to not only increase the number of nude shades from five to seven, says ELLE, but to also add a ballerina flat to their line.
These new styles, however, take their Nude Collection to new heights — literally. ELLE says the Christeriva style is a “ballet-inspired stiletto” sandal that features a grosgrain ribbon ankle wrap, similar wraps around the toes and a nearly four-inch heel.
The Cherrysandal, however, adds a bit more stability, featuring a five-and-a-half inch block heel secured by transparent PVC straps, an ankle strap and a single strap across the toes.
So how much will these nude beauties cost? ELLE says the Christeriva style will hit you for $875, while the Cherrysandal comes in at $20 higher for $895.
Target is on a roll: first, they unveiled their new and buzzworthy #TargetSwim campaign. Now, they are making lingerie more inclusive.
According to the Huffington Post, the retailer recently announced that their lingerie brands Merona and Xhiliration will now offer a wider variety of nude bras and undergarments to match diverse skin tones.
“At Target we know that women come in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities, and our assortment needs to reflect their outfitting needs,” Michelle Wlazlo, Target’s senior vice president of apparel and accessories, said in a press release, Glamour reports. “As part of our continued commitment to inclusivity, our team did extensive research to expand our intimate offerings so guests can find the perfect shade of nude to match their skin tone.”
The new shades available — which include “cocoa, caramel, honey beige and mochaccino” — are just the first of Target’s plans to be more inclusive, Glamour says — in fact, their plans even include ” a collection of nude shoes in various shades—much like the brilliant, though not exactly accessible, Christian Louboutin “All Women” collection)—this fall.”
But for now, the new nude lingerie’s price will be pleasing to all budgets, reports HuffPost, with bras ranging between $10 and $17 and underwear priced at $5.
Way to go, Target!