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Bomber jackets: the 12 best styles to amp up your outerwear collection

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Orin Carlin
Orin CarlinContent Writer
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We have it on good authority that a bomber jacket deserves a place in your outerwear collection – in fact, it has received the supermodel seal of approval.

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Bella Hadid Bomber Jacket© Photo: Getty Images


While Bella Hadid's love for the varsity jacket knows no bounds, she also has a major soft spot for bombers, having sported a fern green version with leather panels outside the Balenciaga SS23 show at Paris Fashion Week recently. 

Jourdan Dunn Bomber Jacket© Photo: Getty Images

The 26-year-old kept things casual by styling her bomber with a blue oversized shirt and shiny straight-leg jeans, whereas fellow supermodel Jourdan Dunn brought the drama earlier at David Koma, rocking an oversized black version alongside an electric blue pleated mini dress and thigh-high boots. Is there anything the bomber can't do? 

What exactly is a bomber jacket?

Milan Street Style Bomber Jacket© Photo: Getty Images

A bomber jacket derives from military origins, having evolved from the flight jacket style. It was intended for functional use, to be worn as a lightweight layer that would keep aircrews warm while not restricting their movement.

The design typically includes an elasticated ribbed waistband and matching cuffs, a central zip fastening and deep pockets.  

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Bomber jackets were originally made from leather in a midnight blue shade, which was later changed to sage green following its military usage – a colour that made it easier for soldiers to camouflage themselves into their surroundings.

These days, anything goes – and this season we're lusting after shiny satins by Acne Studios, cosy tweeds by Max Mara and ruffled wools by Chloé.

Hello! Fashion shares the most stylish bomber jackets to add to cart right now:


hayley menzies bomber jacket


Leopardess Cotton Merino bomber jacket, £580, Hayley Menzies

monki green bomber jacket

Light green oversized bomber jacket, £60, Monki



chloe bomber jacket


Chloé Ruffled padded wool-blend bomber jacket, £2,840, Net-A-Porter

other stories green bomber jacket

Oversized Satin Flight Jacket, £120, & Other Stories



maje bomber jacket


Oversized Rosewood bomber jacket, £399, Maje

the mannei bomber jacket

 The Mannei Le Mans leather bomber jacket, £1,653, Mytheresa



me and em bomber jacket


Leather bomber jacket, £550, ME+EM

loro piana bomber jacket

Loro Piana Shearling bomber jacket, £8,300, Mytheresa

loewe bomber jacket

Loewe Shearling-collar leather bomber jacket, £3,600, Mytheresa

the frankie shop bomber jacket

The Frankie Shop Hane croc-effect faux-leather bomber jacket, £415, Matches Fashion

miu miu bomber jacket

Miu Miu Collared shearling bomber jacket, £5,000, Matches Fashion


Raey Detachable collar leather bomber jacket, £1,495, Matches Fashion


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