Bomber jackets are the ultimate trans-seasonal piece. Their effortless off-duty look has made them a key component in autumnal style. In recent months, we’ve even seen many celebs and fashion icons in bomber jackets such as Hailey Bieber, Rihanna and Olivera Palmero.
The US Air Force designed the original bomber jackets during World War I as an insulated coat to keep their pilots warm. Since then, they’ve evolved and seen many iterations over the years. The end of the 20th century brought a huge comeback for the bomber jacket. Designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Raf Simons created military-inspired collections that took classic MA-1 jackets and gave them a personal twist.
This year, bomber jackets are back with a vengeance. No longer is it a simple combat coat, it has transcended into a symbol of carefree style that has many different looks. You’ll spot winter warmers that have been crafted from shearling as well as sleek suede pieces that are perfect for running errands.
Ralph Lauren Reversible Down Bomber Jacket (£549)
A black bomber jacket is an essential addition to your seasonal style. This reversible bomber from Ralph Lauren features a classic silhouette, reversible shell and insulating 700-fill-power down.
Chloé Hooded Shearling Bomber Jacket (Net-A-Porter: £3,680)
This scrumptious bomber jacket from Chloé is the ultimate winter warmer. Featuring super soft shearling, this plush layer is perfect for adding texture to your everyday attire.
AN-Y1 Formula Bomber Jacket (£650)
Get race day ready with this “it-girl” designer bomber jacket from AN-Y1. Combining moto and bomber jacket styling, this eclectic patchwork piece is key for nailing that model-off-duty look.
Palm Angels Sunset Leather Bomber Jacket (Farfetch: £1,675)
Palm Angels’ leather bomber jacket features an exaggerated silhouette that will give your style an instant edge. Think nineties grunge glamour with LA skater realness.
AN-Y1 Unisex Bomber Racing Leather Jacket (£1,050)
Layer up in leather with this unisex leather bomber jacket from AN-Y1. This sporty separate is part of their Capsule One collection and has been seen on Cat Roberts and media sensation Karolina Antoniades.
Saint Laurent Schott Varsity Jacket (£1,850)
No-fuss and nonchalant. This Saint Laurent varsity jacket is essential for uplifting your city style. Leather sleeves and beige twin tipping finish this retro piece off perfectly.
Jacquemus Le Manteau Feltro Woven Jacket (£1,600)
Experiment with your autumnal aesthetic by trying out different-length layers, like this cropped bomber from Jacquemua. Pair yours with a tonal high-waisted skirt and short crop top.
Max Mara Cropped Taffeta Bomber Jacket (£760)
If you’re looking for a quilted bomber jacket, this taffeta bomber from Max Mara may be the perfect choice. Designed with a college-style collar and a diamond quilted motif, this camel jacket will be central to your autumnal outfits.
No matter your style, there will surely be a suitably stylish bomber jacket to take your outfits to the next level.