Nope, Bomber Jackets Aren't Dead—32 New Styles to Prove It

Typically, when a fashion trend goes viral overnight, it tends to have a pretty short life span. However, year after year, season after season, there has been one overnight trend in particular that has remained relevant: the bomber jacket.

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The seasonless topper became an off-duty-supermodel sensation around 2015. As if they planned it, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid were spotted all over New York and L.A. wearing the trendy jacket. They paired it with sneakers, leggings, and crop tops for running errands and threw it over LBDs and heels for a night out. Affordable retailers quickly caught on, and suddenly everyone was wearing one. 

Since then, the style has prevailed on the runways as designers incorporated it into varying trends each season. No longer is this piece of outerwear only appropriate for an athleisure vibe. Nope, designers at Chloé, Celine, Saint Laurent, and even Givenchy all included the jacket in their F/W 19 collections. It’s a tale of the times and fitting for seasonless, genderless fashion.

Lucky for you, now that the trend has saturated itself fully, bomber jackets are available at every price point. From casual and lightweight to fuzzy and fleece-lined, there are so many bomber jacket styles to choose from. Below, I've outlined 32 of the season's best bomber jackets broken down by micro-trend. 

1. Utility

Oversize pockets give the bomber jacket a utilitarian spin, which feels very on trend right now. These pair exceptionally well with jeans and combat boots.

2. Tweed

From houndstooth to plaid and even added fringe on some, this woven texture adds a playful touch to an otherwise sporty silhouette.

3. Daytime Shimmer

The best part about a metallic or satin bomber is that you can dress it down with a tank, jeans, and sneakers for daytime or simply swap in heels and dressier jewelry for date night.

4. Cozy Fleece

Ah, the sherpa fleece feels like a cozy blanket, but the silhouette gives it structure and makes it elevated enough for any winter outing.

5. Leather

This season is all about leather, and this take is a fresh way to wear the trend when you get sick of the moto you've had on repeat for years.

6. Mixed Media

Calling anyone who likes attention! Whether mixing prints or fabrics, this anything-but-basic version of the bomber jacket is a style statement that will make your outfit one to remember.

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