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Bomber Jackets: Hot for Fall!

Originally created for pilots during World War I, bomber jackets and “pilot jackets” were designed with a higher and softer neckline and cinched cuffs to keep the wind out and are generally lined thickly to keep the pilot warm. They’ve gone through many style variations since then and pop in and out of the fashion scene every few decades or so.

In the ’90s we all wore vintage nylon bomber jackets in army green, and replicas made then in navy blue, deep burgundy, and black, and lined in bright orange. And now designers have gone and done it again, pulling street style looks from cool girls all over the world and reimagining the old classic once again.

  • Shop the look! 1 of 20
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    With loads of different styles, from high-end designer to fast-fashion affordable, here is your guide to the NEW bomber jackets for Fall!

  • Inspired by the Originals 2 of 20
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    A new take on the original nylon bomber we all couldn't get enough of in the '90s. If you're into the original faded army green color though, you may want to check your local thrift shop or Army Surplus Supply store for the real deal in affordable prices.

     

    Shop | Alpha Industries Ma1 Bomber Jacket $177.98 at ASOS

    Alpha Industries MA1 Bomber Jacket Slim Fit $249.17

     

  • Slim Fit Original 3 of 20
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    What's great about the bomber jacket is that it's already an oversized look, so you can totally shop the men's section to find the perfect style. This slim fit take on the original is totally flattering and because it's made for boys, it will fit a bit longer on your core. Love that!

     

    Shop | Black Nylon Bomber Jacket $53.39 at ASOS

  • Textured 4 of 20
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    I love the textured take on the bomber with a shorter and less bulky fit. You can really wear them with any outfit to add a bit of cool-girl style while keeping warm.

     

    Shop | Rag & Bone Aviator Bomber $595 at Shopbop

    Mango Miranda Checked Bomber Jacket $71.17 at ASOS

  • Varsity Style w/ Wool & Leather Sleeves 5 of 20
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    From the boys section again, this wool bomber with leather-like sleeves is a longer take on a women's style. TIP: Since menswear is made so narrow these days, opt for jackets in the same size you'd buy in the women's section. Chances are, it will fit the same, and simply be a bit longer in the core and sleeves (which means, extra comfy and extra warm!).

     

    Shop | ASOS Wool Bomber Jacket With Faux Leather Sleeves $97.89 at ASOS

  • Varsity-Styled Wool & Leather 6 of 20
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    If you're not ready to shop menswear (for great deals on similar looks), then there are plenty of Varsity-style bomber jackets in wool with leather or leather-like sleeves to choose from in women's wear as well. Chances are, you'll just spend more to get the same look.

     

    Shop | SMYTHE Varsity Bomber Jacket $595.00 at Shopbop

    Carmakoma PLUS Quilted Leather Look Sleeve Bomber $318.58 at ASOS

  • Silky Prints 7 of 20
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    Silky prints are all over the place, inspired by the '80s and the '90s! I found this one in perfect condition at a thrift shop for under $5!

     

    See more of this look here: Black Dress with Paisley Animal Print Bomber

  • Pretty Silky Prints 8 of 20
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    Inspired by this Alexander McQueen pretty silky printed bomber jacket, there are tons of affordable versions to get the look seen here. But why not go the eco-friendly route and check your local thrift shop first? You'll save a pretty penny and have a one-of-a-kind piece!

     

    Shop | Alexander McQueen stained glass print bomber jacket $1,995 Alexander McQueen

    Criminal Damage Croft Bomber $106.79 at ASOS

  • Impractical but Cute! 9 of 20
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    I love this take on the bomber. It's a thick mesh check that fits a little smaller and closer to the body and is so cute... but not warm at all. Wear it for style, not warmth.

     

    Shop | findersKEEPERS Santa Monica Check Bomber $133 at Shopbop

  • A New Original 10 of 20
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    I love this cute and totally affordable bi-color bomber jacket because it's a take on the original style and fit, but the black sleeves give it an updated look almost like the leather-sleeved versions.

    Shop | Pilot Jacket $34.95 at H&M

  • Cozy Bomber 11 of 20
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    Go the soft/hoodie sweatshirt route with a little more style with this cozy bomber and don't forget to check the boys' section for a longer and even more comfy version of it!

     

    Shop | Cheap Monday Bomber Jacket $80.98 at ASOS

  • Silky Smooth 12 of 20
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    They're like a cross between the faded silk jackets all the guys wore in the '90s with a bomber in a feminine style and I love them!

     

    Shop | Equipment Abbot Bomber Jacket $288 at Shopbop

    Burgundy Bomber Jacket $69.90 at Zara

  • Satin Bombers 13 of 20
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    We saw the return of the short, satin bomber a few years ago full of cargo pocket details, but these newer styles are much chicer and less Jenny from the block.

     

    Shop | Selected Sandra Bomber $75.64 at ASOS

    Adidas Bomber Jacket $78.31 at Asos

  • Quilted Leather Look 14 of 20
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    It's like a biker/bomber jacket all in one. These quilted styles are cool and warm, but can get bulky. Look for slim styles like this one from Zara.

     

    Shop | Faux Leather Quilted Bomber $99.90 at Zara

  • Short & Quilted 15 of 20
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    More quilted goodness here in faux leather shorter styles that hit right at the waist. Super cute with skinny jeans of course, but also pencil skirts and pointed pumps!

     

    Shop | Mango Quilted Zip Through Bomber Jacket $80.09

    Noisy May Faux Leather Quilted Bomber Jacket $97.89

  • Black Floral 16 of 20
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    I LOVE this floral print take on the bomber jacket. It's like sweet and saucy all in one. I imagine a leather tube skirt and ankle boots with this one.

     

    Shop | Floral Print Bomber Jacket $79.90 at Zara

  • Fowers, Dots, & Neoprene! 17 of 20
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    More floral goodness here in this dual print of florals and dots. Loving it worn around the waist!

     

    Shop | Floral Polka Dot Neoprene Bomber Jacket $79.90 at Zara

  • More Florals 18 of 20
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    I can't get enough of the cute floral bomber jackets! This one with the faux fur lined hoodie is just adorable!

     

    Shop | Bellfield Tapestry Bomber Jacket With Fur Trim Hood $115.69

    Eleven Paris Reversible Bomber Jacket in Floral Butterfly Print $117.47

  • Get Sporty 19 of 20
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    The baseball bomber has been trending for a few seasons now, but they're hotter than ever and available in so many styles. This one is my favorite for its simplicity and price... 

     

    Shop | French Connection Bomber Jacket With Faux Leather Sleeves $133.99 at ASOS

  • Baseball Extravaganza 20 of 20
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    With so many styles to choose from, the baseball bomber is a fun option for chic/casual style.

     

    Shop | Baseball Jacket $49.95 at H&M

    Band of Outsiders Bomber Jacket $1,995.00 at Shopbop

    Tibi Oversized Quilted Bomber Jacket $385.00 at Shopbop

    47 Brand New York Yankees Bomber Jacket Exclusive To ASOS $151.28 at ASOS

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