Hailey Bieber and Rihanna Wore the Jacket Trend That Will Rule in 2022

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Depending on their influence, a celebrity can single-handedly spark a trend, transforming it from nothing to something overnight. When two celebrities wear something—especially ones with clout like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber—that's a whole different ball game. So when both style icons were spotted wearing an almost identical style of jacket, we knew in an instant that it was about to become the next big thing. Their outerwear of choice? The leather bomber jacket

Last week, Rihanna was seen entering Carbone in New York City wearing head-to-toe leather, including a pair of leather-like pants from The Attico, Celine cowboy boots, and an oversize leather bomber by Prada. Then, a few days later, Bieber was photographed in Los Angeles wearing a similar leather bomber with baggy jeans and a white T-shirt. Coincidence? We think not. In fact, both have supported the dad-inspired outerwear style on a number of occasions in the last few months, with Rihanna donning a green Dries Van Noten bomber earlier this month and Bieber styling one from Balenciaga with a crop top and jeans in late December.

See how the two top-tier dressers turned bomber jackets into 2022's most covetable trend below. 

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On Hailey Bieber: Magda Butrym Oversized Bomber Jacket ($2660)

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On Rihanna: Prada Oversized Nappa Leather Bomber Jacket ($6000); The Attico Coated Rigid High-Rise Flared Jeans ($310); Celine boots

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Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.