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

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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.

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. 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.

Alpha Industries L-2B Raglan Battlewash Flight Jacket ($80)

Alo Yoga It Girl Bomber Jacket ($198)

R13 Abu Cropped Jacket ($595)

Manning Cartell Australia Victory Lap Bomber Jacket ($198)

Sacai Oversized Grosgrain-Trimmed Shell Bomber Jacket ($845)

2. Tweed

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

BlankNYC Houndstooth Tweed Bomber Jacket ($98)

Alessandra Rich Vichy Embellished Houndstooth Tweed Bomber Jacket ($2010)

3.1 Phillip Lim Tweed Bomber Jacket - Farfetch ($425)

Balmain Hooded Checked Tweed Bomber Jacket ($4095)

Nº21 Lace Panel Tweed Bomber ($1265)

3. Luxe

The best part about a luxe 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 the evening.

Violeta Organza Bomber Jacket ($100)

Needles Satin Bomber Jacket ($573)

Mango Satin Bomber Jacket ($50)

Capulet Jeni Bomber Jacket ($105)

H&M Bomber Jacket ($60)

ASOS Super Crop Satin Bomber Jacket ($51)

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.

P.E Nation Underspin Jacket ($395)

ASOS Fleece Patched Bomber Jacket ($103)

Moon River Tan Moto Bomber Jacket ($176)

ASOS Oversized Borg Hero Bomber Jacket ($95)

En Saison Plaid Jacket ($130)

Patagonia Leisha Bomber Jacket ($169)

Noisy May Teddy Bomber Jacket ($76)

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.

ASOS Faux Leather Bomber Jacket ($72)

Nanushka Bomi Faux-Leather Jacket ($402)

Weekday Briana Faux Leather Bomber ($102)

H&M Faux Leather Jacket ($80)

Isabel Marant Étoile Leather Bomber Jacket ($1390)

Materiel Cargo Cropped Faux Leather Bomber Jacket ($460)

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.

Plan C Color-Block Bomber Jacket ($1550)

ASOS Color Block Embellished Bomber Jacket ($36)

Scotch & Soda Reversible Bomber Jacket ($159)

Givenchy Wool Intarsia Bomber Jacket ($1685)

Levi's Mixed Media Bomber Jacket ($78)

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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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