The bomber jacket has come back in a major way this season. Only this time around, the utilitarian outerwear has been reimagined with feminine fabrics and patterns. We think it makes a great layering piece that will take you through Summer and right into Fall. Need further proof on why the bomber jacket is a must have? Just tune in to find out. On Allison: Tanya Taylor jacket, Everlane top, Rebecca Taylor shorts, Heather Gardener necklace.
Not just for the sporty type, bomber jackets are clearly having a moment on the fashion scene. From the runways of Phillip Lim, Carven, and Alexander Wang to the street-style scene, the newest crop of bomber jackets are sporty, sleek, and a perfect addition to your Winter artillery. To add an extrapolished touch to your look, wear it with a pair of slim-fit trousers and pumps for a look that's equally cool as it is chic. Shop our three looks in the links below, and also, don't forget to check out more budget-friendly bomber jackets right here.
Left to right: Mango Knit Bomber Jacket ($120), Topshop Seamed Skinny Trousers ($70), Alexander Wang Sabine Pumps ($485), Minimarket Bijou Bomber Jacket ($392), Tibi Tuxedo Skinny Pant ($295), Alice and Olivia Dina Suede Pump ($295), Phillip Lim Trompe L'Oeil Bomber Jacket ($1,000), Reiss Slim Tailored Pant ($170), J.Crew Sasha Cap-Toe Pumps ($258)
We spotted the bomber jacket on the Fall runways at Rodarte, Rebecca Taylor, Burberry Prorsum, and more — proving that the military-inspired staple is not only perfect for bundling up on crisp days, but also manages to look equal parts edgy and sophisticated. We're especially smitten with the styling of a varsity-chic bomber jacket with a slouchy tee and leather leggings, or a dressed-up iteration over a fancy LBD. No matter how you wear one, the bomber jacket is a cool-girl classic. Click through to shop 11 of our favorite bombers, all of which happen to clock in under $500.
We're currently smitten with bomber jackets for Winter thanks to this season's obsession with the sporty trend. Designers like Phillip Lim, Givenchy, and Alexander Wang all showed their rendition on the runways in the way of silk-sleeved bombers, varsity jackets, and sleek printed options. Thus, we're on the hunt for our very own this season. Style tip: make sure to temper this sporty, oversize silhouette with sleeker accompaniments like pencil skirts and skinny pants for chic boy-meets-girl appeal. We love how Harper's Bazaar Australia editor Christine Centenera styled her shearling-lined leather bomber with a streamlined skirt and fitted top. Click the slideshow to shop our favorite bomber jackets now.
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Yowza. Take a lookie at this Miu Miu Sequin Bomber ($3,135). It's going to take a certain attitude to carry off this colorful piece. I can see the right person (Rihanna?) strutting this snazzy jacket with a slick LBD and killer heels. Are you that special somebody?
Sophie Hulme is a designer that marches to her own drum beat. After graduating from Kingston University in 2007, Sophie wasted no time creating a Fall collection. Inspired by menswear and military pieces, her jackets, coats, bags, and hats are slightly off-trend and unique.
I love how her masculine and minimalist cuts are intertwined with feminine details such as a fabulous twisted bow on the back of a hard-edge parka (left). Look forward to seeing an added jewelry collection to her Spring 2009 collection.
To see more of Sophie Hulme's 2008 Fall collection, read more
Welcome to day 3 of our week-long look at coat trends for Fall 2006. (To read yesterday's installment, click here.) Today’s spotlight: bomber jackets. These aviator-inspired coats—characterized by fitted shoulders and banded waists—are a great option for cool but not frigid temperatures. Depending on the style, they can look both extremely casual or hip and polished, and this season, a bomber in plaid is especially cool. Here are my picks for some great bomber jackets at both designer and non-designer prices.
An Earnest Cut and Sew Didion Plaid Wool Jacket, $525, available here.
See By Chloe Cropped Herringbone Jacket, $660, available here.
96Hours Sprint Bomber in Charcoal, $356, available here.
To see five great options at more affordable prices, read more