American Eagle’s Lingerie Line Features Non-Airbrushed Models

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In an industry where busty, skinny, seemingly perfect lingerie models dominate, American Eagle’s new lingerie line, “Aerie Real,” aims to do something different.

The line will kick off its spring collection by featuring its items on models who look more like the “real” women with “real” curves with absolutely no airbrushing.

In an interview with ABC News’ Juju Chang, Jenny Altman, the line’s style and fit expert, explained the thinking behind the unconventional approach.

“We left everything.  We left beauty marks, we left tattoos, what you see is really what you get with our campaign,” she said, adding that it was important to represent reality.  “It’s a selling point because our customers represent this great demographic and they don’t really get to see what girls their age really look like.”

Because the line caters to young clients, American Eagle features bra specialists who help achieve the perfect fit.

Those who prefer to shop online can now see how the bra they like would fit a model with a similar body type and bra size as their own. Being able to see the items on those models in an A cup or a D cup will help customers visualize the items on their own bodies, Altman said.

“They are still models, they’re still gorgeous, they just look a little more like the rest of us,” she said.

“We’re hoping to break the mold...we hope by embracing this that real girls everywhere will start to embrace their own beauty,” Altman added.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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