Trend Watch: The Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is everywhere this season. Magazines have been reporting on this for the last few months and now, armed with my new ‘Light After Dark’ olive green bomber, I think it’s only appropriate to write an ode to one of my favourite jacket styles here on the blog.

Go into any high street store and you’ll see that they are literally inescapable; Topshop alone is doing 29 (yes, TWENTY NINE) different versions.

The reason I love a bomber is because they are so god damn versatile. I’ve got a thin, jaquard print navy blue beauty that is my go to summer jacket. It really is ideal for when you need a light even jacket, or better yet, when your jetting off on a summer holiday and you need something for whilst your in dreary Britain, but you also want to shove it in your bag the minute you step off the plane. The beauty of the bomber is that whilst a classic shape, it has been updated in every which way imaginable, from pink sequined to fur-lined and from thick to thin, every shop and designer worth their salt have sold both men’s and women’s versions of this versatile classic.

Secondly, they always seem  to be in style and never look dated. The navy blue one I just mentioned is like, 6 years old, and still looks just as chic as when I bought it. However, fast forward to this season and EVERYONE seems to have remembered how amazing they are.

A quick look at the Daily Mail (research purposes only I swear!) will tell you that everyone from Cara Delevigne to Naomi Cambell have recently been spotted rocking a bomber.

This popularity is evident in the shops, with every brand, from Miss Selfridge to Chloé offering their own take on the bomber, so I’ve compiled an ultimate wish list- for men as well as women- of the very best on offer.

1.
This is the bomber I have recently bought, made by Urban Outfitter‘s own Scandinavian label, Light Before Dark.  It also comes in black, navy and pink.
£59
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2.
Quilted leather Chloé bomber
£2,535chloe
3.
Tommy Hilfiger Tencel Bomber Jacket (also comes in white with striped arms).
Available from House of Fraser.
£120
tommy
4.
Jaded London Festival Sequin Bomber Jacket
available on ASOS
£100
sequin
5.
ALICE + OLIVIA Felisa Embellished Silk Jacket
available from Selfridges
£660ao
6.
Love Moschino Archive Print Satin Bomber
available via ASOS
£310moschino
7.
Two-In-One Reversible Sateen Bomber Jacket (Inside is blue and silver)
£85topshop
8.
Floral-intarsia stretch-knit bomber jacket
Alexander McQueen
Available via Net-a-porter
£1,585mcqueenjacket
9.
Padded Black Bomber
was £35.00, now £17.00misguided
10.
Dark Blue Flamingo Print Bomber Jacket
H! by Henry Holland
available from Debenhams
£40henry
Now onto menswear, where the bomber seems even more ubiquitous! (To put it into perspective, ASOS currently have 555 styles of bomber for men, compared to ‘only’ 103 for women). Here’s my top 5:
1. Hawaii Print Souvenir Jacket
£,1325valentino
It may be for men, but I want this for myself, desperately! In fact I want all of the Valentino Souvenir jackets, especially the pink one in the featured image of this blog. They are everything anyone could ever hope for in a bomber.

2.
Bryant Jacket (comes in navy/black/green)
Carhartt
was £140 now £70

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Sidenote: I got my bf this for xmas and he loves it! I- and he- would definitely recommend!

3.
Fred Perry Tramline Bomber Jacket
available via House of Fraser
£135fred

4.
Lacoste Live Bomber Jacket in Navy
available via ASOS
£170lacoste

5.
Ecru casual contrast neck bomber jacket
River Island
also comes in green/navy/black/dark green
£30-£48 depending on colourri

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