Started by a clothing retailer, National Underwear Day has been celebrated every year since 2003. And if you think this is some silly campaign to sell panties, you are absolutely correct.
In honor of this very important holiday (kidding, kind of) we picked five undies from Aerie modeled by a very lovely “gutless and glamorous” ostomate. Plus, some fun facts about Gaylyn because we love her.
What she's wearing: AERIE COTTON LACE TRIM BOYSHORT UNDIE
FUN FACT #1: Aerie posted an open call on social media in 2018 and Gaylyn responded because she thought it could be big for ostomy awareness. Big? It's EPOCHAL!
What she's wearing: AERIE SEAMLESS BOYBRIEF UNDIE
FUN FACT #2: Gaylyn was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1998. She had a temporary ileostomy in 2008 which was made permanent in 2011. Not fun, but she turned her struggles into success.
What she's wearing: AERIE REAL ME THONG UNDIE
FUN FACT #3: In 2012, she started a nonprofit organization called Gutless and Glamorous to support people living with chronic illnesses or ostomies and advocate for more awareness.
What she's wearing: AERIE COTTON BIKINI UNDIE
FUN FACT #4: Every year Gaylyn hosts a fundraising event for her charity. You should see the party pics, everyone looks SO GLAMOROUS!
What she's wearing: AERIE NO SHOW SCALLOP BOYBRIEF UNDIE
FUN FACT #5: Her motto is, "Anything that has the power to save a life can be nothing but beautiful." We couldn't agree more!
Want to know more about Gaylyn? To commemorate 10 years living with an ileostomy, she answered 50 questions in an interview you can watch on Facebook.